Listen Hear Support Group celebrates a year of success


During Deaf Awareness Week we want to highlight some of the other services locally that can offer support if you have a hearing loss.

The Listen Hear Support Group continues to meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Resident’s Common Room of the Guinness Partnership at 1A Sidney Street from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm.

On average about 16 members attend each meeting, but the Flower Arranging Demonstration on February 14th (Valentine’s Day!) was very popular with 24 Members present and three lucky Members walking away with the 3 beautiful flower arrangements produced.

Other popular presentations / talks at the monthly meetings have included Fire Prevention, Chair based exercises, Lip Reading and Quantum Touch. In fact the Chair Based Exercises (no gym kit required!) proved to be so popular that Sarah from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue has visited twice this year and is coming again in August.

The Members also enjoyed a Christmas Fuddle / Party and mini-coach trips, including cream tea refreshments, to both Carsington Reservoir and Kedleston Hall.

Listen Hear was very lucky that they received funding from Foundation Derbyshire during the period from January 2018 to April 2019 which has greatly helped.

New Members are always welcome.

Listen Hear are also always looking out for people to give a short talk (about 30 – 60 minutes) on any interesting subjects / hobbies /past experiences etc.

Cost is £1 per meeting which includes refreshments.

For further information please contact Ansuya (07817 412918) or Francis (01332 290956)

Listed below is the meeting programme for the rest of 2019.


June 13th               Susan Bailey – Diabetes UK

July 11th                 Tina – Derbyshire Carers project

August 8th             Sarah Wigley -Chair based exercises

September 12th   David Mear (Member) – Talk on Cameras

October 10th         Group Exercises / Fun and Games

November 14th     Group Activities

December 12th     CHRISTMAS PARTY