Stroke Association information session

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Learn about stroke and share your views.

Join the Stroke Association for a talk on Monday 11th March 2024.

12:30pm – 2:30pm at The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ

BSL interpreters and live captions will be provided.

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Talk to Healthwatch Bristol event

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On Tuesday 20th Feb, not only will we have our usual CfD coffee morning running, we will also have a representative from Bristol Healthwatch come along to gather your feedback, whether good or bad, about your experiences at hospitals, dentists, GP’s etc.

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South Gloucestershire Coffee Mornings

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New coffee morning dates for South Gloucestershire for 2024! These monthly sessions are run by deaf people living in the South Gloucestershire area who have asked us to share information about their gatherings so that more people can come.

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New Coffee Morning times: January to March 2024

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See more information about our upcoming coffee mornings in January, February, March 2024.

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New Coffee Morning times: October to December 2023

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See more information about our upcoming coffee mornings in October, November, and December 2023.

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New Coffee Morning times: July to September 2023

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See more information about our upcoming coffee mornings in July, August, and September 2023.

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Have Your Say

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Living with hearing loss in times of Covid

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* This project has now ended. Our Living with Hearing Loss Workshop will return in November/ December 2021. Watch this space for details!

FREE ZOOM WORKSHOPS on 16 & 17 March 2021!

Thanks to The Care Forum’s Bristol Join-Up fund and Disability Action’s DPO Covid-19 emergency fund we are able to start a new project to try and tackle the issues Hard of Hearing people have because of this pandemic.

We are delivering a series of 2-hour virtual workshops over two days, on the following subjects:

• What is a hearing loss?

• Hearing Aids and Hearing Loss Equipment

• Communication Techniques (lip-reading, etc)

• How hearing loss affects your emotional wellbeing

People who do not have access to the internet or digital hardware can apply to borrow a tablet. We will deliver the tablet and pick it up after the workshops. Tablets will be delivered following the latest Government guidelines. We will also have technical support via the phone should anyone be struggling to connect or use the devices.

Presenters will include staff from CfD, a local teacher of lipreading, an audiologist/hearing therapist, and HoH people willing to share their Covid-experiences.

If you or anyone that you know of who has been feeling isolated during the lockdown, and would like to book onto this course, please get in touch by emailing us at or call 0117 9398653.

Workshops and guest speakers

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Are you Hard of Hearing or Deaf and has Covid made your work harder?

We can provide workshops and guest speakers to provide support to you.

For more information, please contact us via email: or

Join us for an online coffee morning!

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We are missing the CfD coffee mornings so we thought we would try to get together by Zoom for a coffee morning and chat online.  You have to bring your own coffee and cake!

When? Every Tuesday morning at 11am.

You will need to have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer to join in. We will use an application called Zoom which is similar to Skype and lets us see each other as a group. If you have not downloaded Zoom before, then click here to download it and join the meeting.

There is a useful BSL video with information about how to use Zoom on YouTube – please click here to watch it.

If you have any problems connecting to Zoom or joining the meeting, please email David at

Hope to see as many of you as possible.