Our aim is to increase the level of peer support available to people with hearing loss in Cambridgeshire.
The majority of our staff and volunteers have hearing loss, and consequently offer peer support to our service users. Peer support is proven to help people through difficult situations because peers can better relate to one another, offer practical advice and suggestions that professionals may not know about, and increase a person’s sense of belonging.
Currently we run one quarterly ‘Hear for You’ social/peer support group for people with hearing loss and their family and friends at the following location:
- The Cloisters, The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BH
- Wednesday March 28th, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The topic of the meeting will be: ‘Hearing Loss and Assistive Technology’. Our guest speaker will be Frances Dewhurst. We will be able to advise you on ways to better manage hearing loss, including use of assistive technology. Free entry and a free cup of tea/coffee.
- Wednesday 27th June, 12.30 to 2.30pm. More information to follow.
- Wednesday 26th September, 12.30 to 2.30pm. More information to follow.
- Wednesday 19th December, 12.30 to 2.30pm. More information to follow.
Other peer support/social groups in the county
Cambridge Hard of Hearing Club:
The Cambridge Hard of Hearing Club is a monthly social gathering for people with hearing loss. It meets on the last Thursday of every month, 2pm to 4pm, at the Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3X. If you are experiencing problems with hearing, needing help or feeling isolated due to related hearing issues, please do go along to a meeting or get in touch:
Cambridgeshire Cochlear Implant Social Group (CCIS):
The Cambridgeshire Cochlear Implant Social Group (CCIS) is a group of cochlear implant users and those who are working towards cohlear (CI) implant implantation. They meet quarterly over free tea/coffee and cake in Cambridge to discuss all things CI and much more. All brands of CI users and candidates are welcome plus a friend. To find out about the next meeting date and reserve you space, please contact Colin: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCIS also run a Facebook peer support group, which enables members to share their CI experiences. Click here.
Cambridgeshire Tinnitus Support Group:
The Cambridge Tinnitus Support Group meets five times a year on Saturday mornings, 10am for a 10.30am start, at The Meadows Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Rd, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ. The aim of the group is to encourage a positive outlook and coping strategies for living with tinnitus. Please visit their webpage for more information: https://www.cambstsg.com/
Cambridgeshire Deaf Association:
Cambridgeshire Deaf Association runs a number of clubs, coffee mornings, and pub meets across Cambridgeshire for those who are Deaf. Visit their website to find out more: https://cambsdeaf.org/community/
Office address: Cambridgeshire Deaf Association, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tel: 01223 246237 Text: 07879 402981 Email: email@example.com