Support for people who have a visual impairment and/or hearing loss or who are deaf

Who is this service for?

Anyone living in the Bradford Metropolitan District who is experiencing difficulties due to:

  • Visual Impairment 
  • Dual Sight and Hearing Loss 
  • Deafness 
  • Hearing Loss

What will we do?

  • Offer advice and information 
  • Assess need (the outcome of assessment may include the following) 
    • provide information 
    • offer advice 
    • provide support 
    • provide equipment 
    • provide mobility training 
    • support Independent Living Skills (ILS) training
  • Register Visual Impairment 
  • Demonstrate Specialist Equipment 
  • BSL Interpreting Services 
    • BSL 
    • Lip speaking 
    • support for people with both sight and hearing loss (Dual Sensory Loss) 
    • Deaf Relay Interpreting 
    • Mail Reading Service 
    • Palantypist and Note taking
  • Guide Support Service (following assessment) 
    • supporting people with both sight and hearing loss to maintain independence through a period of short term intense support followed by training and advice for others who would be involved in longer term support 
    • Awareness Training
  • Deaf Independence Project (following assessment) 
    • support for people who are Deaf with additional difficulties 
    • Independent Living Skills training 
    • Communication skills development 
    • social interaction 
    • support for families 
    • Relay interpreting (via BSL service)
  • Signposting to other organisations 
  • Awareness Training

Other schemes and activities

Self Help Groups at Morley Street Resource Centre

Accessible, in the first instance, by contact to Morley Street

Group Day/time Who it's for

Monday Drop In
User led social networking group

Monday
10:00 – 16:00

Adults with a Visual Impairment

IT Training
Tutor led – basic IT skills

Monday
(Term time/weekly)
13:30 – 15:30

Adults with a Visual Impairment

Braille Group
Tutor led training

Wednesday
Term time/weekly
09:30 – 12:00

Adults with a Visual Impairment

The Women’s Group
User led social networking group

Wednesday
(every two weeks)
13:00 – 15:00

Women with a Visual Impairment

Gardening Group
Sight loss with an interest in gardening

Wednesday
(every two weeks)
13:00 – 15:00

Adults with a Visual Impairment

CEC Drop In
(Creating Easier Communication)
User led support/social group

Thursday
(1st in every month)
13:30 – 16:30

Adults who are hard of hearing

IT Training
Tutor led – basic IT skills

Thursday
13:30 – 15:30

Adults who are deaf or hard of hearing

Macular Disease Society
User led group
Contact: The Helpline 0845 241 2041

Thursday
(3rd in every month)
14:00 – 16:00

Adults with macular disease

Living Painting Group
User led Art Group

Friday
Monthly
10.30 -12.30

Adults with a Visual Impairment

Lip Reading Tuition
Tutor led group

Thursday
16:00 – 18:00

Adults who are hard of hearing

Service Led Groups at Morley Street Resource Centre

Group Day/time Who it's for

Deaf Independence Project Communication Group
Service led.
Access via assessment of need.

Tuesday
10:00 – 12:00

Adults who are deaf with additional difficulties

Deaf Independence Social Group
Service led.
Access via assessment of need.

Thursday
14:00 – 16:00

Adults who are deaf with additional difficulties

Is there a charge?

There are varying charges dependent on which Group you join

Can I get help with the cost?

This will be determined following a financial assessment

How do I get there / access the service?

Morley Street Resource Centre
124 Morley Street
Bradford
BD7 1BB

The Free City Bus stops on Claremont opposite the Centre.

I’d like to find out more, who can I talk to?

For General Enquiries, please contact our Reception:

General telephone number: 01274 435001
General Fax: 01274 435482

Interpreting Service:

Telephone: 01274 435019
Minicom: 01274 435019
Fax: 01274 435275

We have specialists available on the following days contactable on:

01274 435001

Visual Impairment Duty:
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30

Deaf Duty: (SW)
Monday 9.30am – 12.30

Tech Duty:
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30

BSL Mail Reading:
Wednesday 9.30am – 12.30

Tech Duty:
Thursday 13.30 – 14.30

Deaf Duty: (SW)
Friday 9.30am – 12.30

Other information

Visual Impairment Duty:

Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30

Voluntary Services in Bradford

The Deaf Centre
25 Hallfield Road
Bradford
BD1 3RP
Telephone: 01274 729997
Fax: 08448 709107
Mobile: 0774 222 3600
Email: christine43uk@yahoo.co.uk

Contact details

Morley Street Resource Centre
124 Morley Street
Bradford
BD7 1BB

General enquiries : 01274 435001
Fax : 01274 435482


Interpreting Service:
Telephone: 01274 435019
Minicom: 01274 435019
Fax: 01274 435275

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