When: Saturday 15th June
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?
This Easter Sunday the Wilberforce Trust are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children with sight loss and their siblings.
Enjoy a fun filled day with your family. Come along and find the eggs, don’t forget to bring your basket.
The event is free, though charitable donations are welcome.
For more information and to book a place please contact Samantha Scholey – email@example.com
You have the right to find out if an organisation is using or storing your personal data. This is called the right of access. You exercise this right by asking for a copy of the data, which is commonly known as making a ‘subject access request’.
You can make a subject access request to find out what data is held and how it is used. You may make a subject access request before exercising your other
You can make a subject access request verbally or in writing. If you make your request verbally, we recommend you follow it up in writing to provide a clear trail of correspondence. It will also provide clear evidence of your actions.
To exercise your right of access, follow these steps:
You might not want all the personal data that the organisation holds about you. It may respond more quickly if you explain this and identify the specific data you want.
When making a subject access request, include the following information:
For example, you may want to ask for:
[Your full address]
[Name and address of the organisation]
Dear Sir or Madam
Subject access request
[Your full name and address and any other details to help identify you and the data you want.]
Please supply the data about me that I am entitled to under data protection law relating to: [give specific details of the data you want, for example:
If you need any more data from me, or a fee, please let me know as soon as possible. It may be helpful for you to know that data protection law requires you to respond to a request for data within one calendar month.
If you do not normally deal with these requests, please pass this letter to your DataProtection Officer, or relevant staff member. If you need advice on dealing with this request, the Information Commissioner’s Office can assist you. Its website is ico.org.uk or it can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.
You can ask an organisation for access more than once. However, it may be able to refuse access if your request is, as the law says, ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’.
If you are thinking of resubmitting a request, you should think about whether:
If you are unhappy with how the organisation has handled your request, you should first make a complaint to it.
Having done so, if you remain dissatisfied you can make a complaint to the ICO.
You can also seek to enforce your rights through the courts. If you decide to do this, we strongly advise that you seek independent legal advice first.
If an organisation reasonably needs more information to help it find your data or identify you, it has to ask you for the information it needs. It can then wait until it has all the necessary information before dealing with your request.
When it responds to your request, the organisation should provide you with a copy of your data. It may do this electronically. If you need your data in another format, you must ask if this is possible.
An organisation may refuse your subject access request if your data includes information about another individual, except where:
In deciding this, the organisation will have to balance your right to access your data against the other individual’s rights regarding their own information.
The organisation can also refuse your request if it is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’.
In any case the organisation will need to tell you and justify its decision. It should also let you know about your right to complain to the ICO, or through the
An organisation has one month to respond to your request. In certain circumstances it may need extra time to consider your request and can take up to an extra two months. If it is going to do this, it should let you know within one month that it needs more time and why. For more on this, see our guidance on Time Limits.
A copy of your personal data should be provided free. An organisation may charge for additional copies. It can only charge a fee if it thinks the request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’. If so, it may ask for a reasonable fee for administrative costs associated with the request.
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