Services

Job Club

The job club is open each week on a Wednesday afternoon, between 2pm and 4.15pm. Our aim to is to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing into work or into voluntary roles where possible. An interpreter is on site for the afternoon and volunteers are all able to sign.

There is no need to arrange an appointment, you can just drop in.

Social

  • The Darby and Joan Social Meeting – Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm, including Bingo. New members are welcome.
  • The Sports and Social Club- meet fortnightly on a Tuesday evening from 7pm – 11pm. New members are welcome
  • The Sports and Social Club Family events run each month on a Saturday.
  • Church – Services are held on the first Tuesday of each month, in Sign Language. Services start at 12.45pm
  • Sign and Create Group - Wednesday mornings 10-12noon. New members welcome
  • Sign Inn café open Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am, all welcome

Work

  • Our Offices are open from 9am to 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Advocacy Volunteers available Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10.30 and 3.30pm, by appointment.
  • We work closely with the Local Authority in referring for specialised equipment in the home.
  • Venue Hire of Function room and Chapel
  • The Society is a Hate Crime Reporting Centre

Health

  • Audiology run a clinic on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Clinic time are 9.30 -12 noon.
  • Hearing aid batteries are available for NHS hearing aids for Bolton residents. (provision of brown book required for collection)

Volunteers

  • Advocate- Sylvia Dobinson
  • Advocate- Linda Crooke
  • Peer Advocate- Philip Bridge

Our Aim is to support, promote, empower and protect the interests of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, with a view to enhancing the quality of their lives and independence

More than 800,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf

There are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss.

About one in ten adults in the UK have mild tinnitus and up to 1% have tinnitus that affects their quality of life.

On average it takes ten years for people to address their hearing loss.

There are approximately 356,000 people with combined visual and hearing impairment in the UK.

There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK, plus many more who experience temporary hearing loss.

There are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, or one in six of the population.

From the total 3.7 million are of working age (16 – 64) and 6.3 million are of retirement age (65+)

By 2031, it is estimated that there will be 14.5 million people with hearing loss in the UK

More than 800,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf

There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK, plus many more who experience temporary hearing loss

More than 70% of over 70 year-olds and 40% of over 50 year-olds have some form of hearing loss

There are approximately 356,000 people with combined visual and hearing impairment in the UK

About two million people in the UK have hearing aids, but only 1.4 million use them regularly

At least four million people who don't have hearing aids would benefit from using them

On average it takes ten years for people to address their hearing loss

About one in ten adults in the UK have mild tinnitus and up to 1% have tinnitus that affects their quality of life

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