When: Saturday 13th July
Time: 11am till 4pm
The Leeds Society For Deaf and Blind People
St Mary’s Street
A hearing aid is a small and sophisticated piece of equipment and like any other electrical item it can require repair, maintenance or adjustments. This should be carried out every 6 months.
Aftercare and repairs are available at the following health centres by appointment only:
|Monday||St James Hospital (1st Floor Chancellor Wing)
Wharfedale Hospital (Lower Ground Floor)
|Tuesday||St James Hospital (1st Floor Chancellor Wing)
Holt Park Medical Centre
|Wednesday||St James Hospital (1st Floor
Thorpe Park (Park Approach)
|Thursday||St James Hospital (1st Floor Chancellor Wing)
Armley Clinic (Town Street)
|Friday||St James Hospital (1st Floor Chancellor Wing)
Hunslet HC (Church St)
Wetherby HC (Hallfield Lane)
Yeadon HC (South View Rd)
Pudsey HC (Mulberry St)
If your hearing aid requires a new tube or you require new batteries you can call in to the hearing aid clinic at St James’ Hospital (1st Floor, Chancellor Wing) and the receptionist will be happy to help you.
Hearing aid batteries are available from the clinics above or can be collected from the drop-in clinics on the next page
Batteries will be provided on a 6 monthly basis
Please ensure you bring your battery card when collecting batteries.
For general enquires, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for enquires: email@example.com
Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service
The Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service volunteers provide free batteries, basic servicing and cleaning for NHS hearing aids obtained from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LGI, St James, Wharfedale).
Visit the Drop-In Clinics (closed on National Holidays):
|Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service
|Every Thursday||10am – 12:00pm
1pm – 3:00pm
|1st Tuesday of month||9am – 12:45pm|
|1st Thursday of month||1pm – 2:30pm|
|Rothwell Community Hub
|1st Thursday of Month||3pm – 4pm|
|Crossgates Good Neighbours
|1st Friday of month||9:30 – 11:30am|
|Middleton Elderly Social Centre
Middleton Park Avenue
|2nd Tuesday of month||10am – 2:00pm|
|3rd Thursday of month||9:30 – 11:30am|
|Morley Town Hall – (downstairs hall)
|4th Tuesday of month||10am – 2:30pm|
|Moor Allerton Library –
|4th Thursday of month||1:30pm – 4pm|
Date: Sat 22nd June 2019 Venue: Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW
Click here for a Metro Games Entry Form 2019
Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by Carmen Butler Charities Charitable Trust and the Roden Family Foundation.
Metro Blind Sport – Welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘43rd year!
The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.
The 2019 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages. The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.
Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate. Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers. *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.
Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.
Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.
Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 as soon as possible.
Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm
The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).
In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Metro Athletics Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.
The closing date for Entries is Saturday 01st June 2019, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2019.
Accommodation: This will be available on Friday and Saturday night (21st and 22nd) at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London. Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18. A separate form is available for accommodation requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthwatch Leeds want to find out how people with visual impairment access health and social care services. We are an independent organisation set up to ensure that people have a voice in their care.
Can you spare 10 mins to fill in @HWLeeds survey?
It’s not too late to join us for the Deaf Church Christmas dinner on Saturday 1st December for Christmas Dinner & Christingle for all Deaf people and BSL Users from Yorkshire.
SATURDAY 1 December
Meet at 1.00 pm “The Old Pavillion” Toby Carvery in Bradford
244-246 Rooley Ln, Bradford BD5 8LB
Great food from Carvery Christmas Menu
Price is 2 courses for £9.99 or 3 course for £13.49 (you can decide which you want when we get there.
Booking Esssential: to book contact Mark Smith or Tracey Raistrick. You will be asked to pay a non -returnable deposit of £5. Places go fast if we don’t book so BOOK NOW
……………………………………join us afterwards for Coffee , Carols, & Christingle Service at St John’s Church , Bowling, Wakefield Rd. Bradford. BD4 8QS
Lifts are available from Bradford Interchange to the Carvery and the Carvery to the Church. Let us know if you need a lift when you book.
If you have got his email, but did not get the previous newsletter with details of this event it means I have your email address but not your correct postal address – so you may wish to send me up to date postal details to ensure you get all information about Deaf Church events.
Click here or o to this address –
– and register to donate to charity and choose
‘The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People
This means that every purchase you make, Amazon will give money to support The Centre. This works in the same way as Amazon and every purchase you make will help our charity.
REMEMBER: go through the above address every time you shop and it will add to our account. The more you shop, the more your charity receives.
Collaborating with Blind In Business we are bringing you a day of handy hints and tips and invaluable networking, to help you in your pursuit of employment.
The day will provide information on the access to work application process, useful technology in the workplace, when and how to disclose your disability and ideas for successful CV writing.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a mock interview with some of the UK’s top employers to help provide feedback on how to approach the real thing.
Alongside all of this there will be inspirational employers and employees sharing their stories of finding employment.
To book onto the event, please click here to visit our Eventbrite page where you will be asked a couple of questions about dietary or access requirements. Or please call the connect team on 0303 1234 55 55 and they will be happy to register you onto the event.
We only have 55 places on the day, so please don’t hesitate to book.
Thank you very much for taking the time to learn about this event.
RNIB Connect community Intern
There’s something big happening right on the doorstep to our new home at Ripon House. For the first time ever, the neighbours that surround the old Quarry Hill site – sometimes known as the ‘cultural quarter’ – are joining forces to establish one of the very best places to live, work, enjoy and be entertained in Leeds.
All this is happening alongside Caddick Development’s plans to build new spaces – from luxury modern living to new bars and restaurants, as well as some of the biggest public green spaces inside the city centre. With the first new development, Moda Living, starting on site in spring 2018.
Click here to read more