Try Before You Buy Locator

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Birmingham - BID Services
Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road, Birmingham, B16 8SZ
Contact by: Referral Only
Opening hours:
Tel: 0121 246 6100
Coventry - Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind
33 Earlsdon Avenue South, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6TH
Visits without appointment are allowed
Contact by: Direct
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm. We are happy for people to drop in but if possible please phone first so that we can make sure someone is available to assist you.
Tel: 02476717522
Textphone: 02476717522
Hereford - Deaf Direct
36 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR4 9EP
Visits without appointment are allowed
Home visits offered
Contact by: Direct
Opening hours:
10.00 to 1.00pm on Wednesday Mornings only. Thursdays and Fridays by appointment only.
Tel: 07725244128
Textphone: 01905746301
Access to a range of try before you buy phones, information about Deaf Direct, Coffee morning on the first Wednesday of each month.
Newcastle Under Lyme - Newcastle City Council
DEAFvibe, Bradwell Lodge Community Centre, Bradwell Lane, Porthill, Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 8PS
Home visits offered
Contact by: Direct
Opening hours:
10am - 3pm. The DEAFvibe HUB is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at Bradwell Lodge Community Centre, The HUB is open from 10am- 3pm and no appointment is needed however there may be waiting times.
Tel: 07923 489800
The HUB has a range of equipment on display where individuals can try before they buy, to help them to stay independent and improve their quality of life. Individuals will receive one to one support from advisors who will explain how the equipment works, how it may help them and where they can buy from. HUB advisors can also support individuals in coping with their hearing loss, support family members, offer advice on how to get the best use from their hearing aids and how to look after them. Individuals can rest assured they will receive a warm welcome. The HUB is run by advisors who are deaf themselves and understand what it is like to be deaf. Our Motto is "Enter as a Stranger, Leave as a Friend!"

Visit the HUB to find out more information about DEAFvibe activities and other services available.

If individuals require an assessment of need under the Care Act 2014, details can be taken and an appointment arranged for them to have a full assessment via Social Care & Health.

We will also refer individuals to Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service for Home Fire Risk Assessments.
Telford - Telford and Wrekin Council/Citizens Advice
40 Tan Bank, Wellington, Telford, TF1 1HW
Visits without appointment are allowed
Contact by: Referall Only
Opening hours:
Sessions held weekly on Wednesdays from 10am - 2pm at Citizens Advice in Wellington
Tel: 01952 381250
Independence At Home - Try Before You Buy" Telford and Wrekin Council working together with Citizens Advice Wide variety of low level gadgets and pieces of equipment for you to try before you buy. Sessions run by Trusted assessors and volunteers who actually use the devices.
Worcester - Deaf Direct
Vesta Tilley House, Lowesmoor, Worcester, WR1 2RS
Home visits offered
Contact by: Referral Only
Opening hours:
Mon - Friday 9.30-2.30pm For other times please make an appointment. Phone no. 01905 746301
Tel: 01905 746301
Fax: 01905 746302
Textphone: 01905 746300
We Provide: Drop in service for information only
Hard of Hearing support group
Information, advice and fact sheets on all aspects of deafness/hearing loss
British Sign Language/English Interpreters
British Sign Language courses at levels 1,2,3 and 6
Deaf Awareness and Communication Tactics courses
Volunteering/Befriending Service
Outreach Services Enabling Independence
Room Hire