Author Archives: David Melling

Make new friends at Deaf Night Out

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Would you like to make some new friends and enjoy a good night out? Deaf Night Out is a new social group for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bristol, which meets for a regular gathering at accessible venues around the city centre. The group are currently working on a plan for the next […]

Arnolfini exhibition tour with BSL interpretation – event CANCELLED

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We have been working in partnership with the Arnolfini to arrange a BSL interpreted tour of their current exhibitions. The event we had arranged for this Saturday 21 March has now been cancelled due to the situation with the Coronavirus. Please see the Arnolfini website for their closure announcement. Everything is changing very fast at […]

Dementia and the Deaf community

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We are working with the Deaf Studies Trust to host a further information event about dementia and the Deaf community. Please join us: between 6 – 8pm, Tuesday 11 February at the Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2QQ Staff from the Carers Support Centre will be there to share information about their service […]

Coffee mornings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

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We run a regular coffee morning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Bristol area on the first and third Tuesday of the month. We usually meet between 10.30am and 12.30pm at the Watershed on Bristol’s harbourside. Unfortunately because of concern about the Coronavirus, we are cancelling our coffee mornings for the time […]

Office opening hours over Christmas and New Year

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Season’s greetings from all of us on the team at CfD. Please note our office and equipment resource room will be closed for the holidays between 24th December and 2nd January. We look forward to working with you again when we re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Our equipment drop-in sessions at the We Care […]

Election manifestos in BSL

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Thinking about which party to vote for in the General Election on Thursday? There’s a summary about the policies on this website: https://www.theguardian.com/…/who-should-i-vote-for-the-uk-… and here are links to BSL versions of each party’s manifesto: GREEN PARTY: https://www.youtube.com/watch… CONSERVATIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch… SNP: https://www.youtube.com/playlist… LIBERAL DEMOCRATS: https://www.libdems.org.uk/plan-bsl… LABOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch… PLAID CYMRU: https://www.partyof.wales/bsl_manifesto BREXIT PARTY: No BSL here but […]

New equipment drop-in sessions at We Care showroom

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Our equipment team is offering a new drop-in session every Wednesday morning at the We Care showroom in central Bristol. One of our equipment officers will be available between 10am and 1pm every Wednesday to demonstrate our range of listening aid devices and answer your questions. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, our […]

Dementia and the Deaf Community

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We are working with the Deaf Studies Trust to host an information event about dementia and the Deaf community. Please join us: 6 – 8pm, Tuesday 26th November David Baker Room, Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2QQ Staff from the Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service will be there to share information about their service, […]

Share your views on the redesign of the Sensory Support Service

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Bristol City Council is asking for your views on the support provided by the SEND Sensory Support Service and how it can be improved. Please join us at our event to discuss the proposals for the redesign of the service. We have had to change the date of the event and it now takes place […]

Get involved: become a Trustee at CfD

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The Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (CfD) has a rich history going back over 140 years in Bristol. We moved to a new location in Fishponds in 2015 and we are now looking for more Trustees to join our Board as we go through an exciting time of growth and redevelopment. Our […]