BAB Partner Events

This section is dedicated to promote BAB partner events such as Partnership Meetings and Workshops. There is lots going on in Bristol, please refer to our partners WellAware and Linkage to find out about more activities in your area.

 

Hearing loss training for Delivery Partners (Session 2)

Location: The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol, BS16 2QQ
Time: 12.30pm - 4pm

We want all of our delivery partners to feel confident in reaching and including everyone within the community. To support you with this, we will be offering training on sight and dual sensory loss, hearing loss and substance misuse – three of the groups identified by BAB as being particularly at risk of loneliness and isolation.

Course details and descriptions can be found below. Please note, each session will run twice – you do not need to attend both dates.

If you would like to book onto a training session, please email bab@ageukbristol.org.uk. Places will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Please note that this training is only available for staff and volunteers working on BAB funded projects. 

Please also let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing People – present but unheard and uninvolved? What we can do together to create a more inclusive community

Delivered by: Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Course description

Deafness affects around 70% of older people. Deafness has a profound effect on people's communication, on their social lives and on their emotional wellbeing. Many Deaf and Hard of Hearing People feel excluded from activities and become socially isolated. They end up being labelled ‘hard to reach’. But with the right information and tools Deaf and Hard of Hearing People can still continue to be a valuable asset and enjoy participating in their community. On this workshop you will learn about the barriers that Deaf and Hard of Hearing people face, discover what you already do that is inclusive and how you can support deaf people in all your work.

The session will include:

  • Communication with deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Technological solutions (hearing aids, induction loops etc.)
  • How to support deaf and hard of hearing people on a limited budget.

 

The workshop will be delivered by David Melling CEO of the Bristol Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. David is deaf himself and will bring the workshop to life with real stories from the local deaf and hard of hearing community.


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