There is some good news in that some of their staff members are looking at setting up a new charity to take on some of the work that will be lost by the closure of the Ear Foundation, a charity that celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary last year.
CamTAD Hearing Support’s Resource Centre is one of the most important Resources for people with hearing loss locally. The room is stocked with a wide range of assistive equipment that is available for people to try, free of charge. Our experienced staff and volunteers are on hand to advise on the most appropriate equipment available to suit each individual.
Importantly, we do not sell any equipment. This means that we can give you impartial advice with no pressure to buy.
All of the equipment provided has been hand-picked by our dedicated team to offer the best value and most popular products and our stock is regularly updated.
Rather than send out large, heavy catalogues, we produce our own sheets allowing us to reduce the amount of wasted paper, but also to ensure that we can show you the best prices and products from a range of providers.
These are now available any time on the Equipment tab on our website, you can also pick up printed copies from our waiting area at the CamTAD Office or we can post these out to you on request.
Please click on the links below to see each current sheet:
On Tuesday 25th February, Simon went along to the Lunch ‘n’ Meet at the Lonnie Wilsoncroft Community Centre which is run by the New Zealand Community Association. We were invited to give advice and support to the attendees at the lunch club and the visit was widely promoted thorugh the group’s newsletter.
The Lunch ‘n’ Meet club is a fantastic opportunity for people locally to get a hot meal and at £2 for 3 courses is great value for money. They meet every Tuesday between 12pm and 1pm at the centre.
We were very grateful for a large donation of books, given by the New Zealand Community Association.
Our Service Manager, Simon Keeling was invited along to a local lip-reading class set up by Deaf-initely Women to talk about the range of assistive equipment that is available for people with hearing loss. The group were very keen to hear about conversation amplifiers, Tv listeners and more, which we had taken to show them. The short course was to help encourage people to train to become lip-reading tutors as there is a shortage of availability locally.
On Friday 31st January 2020 at an evening match against Stoke City, CamTAD Staff, Members, Volunteers and Committee Members, with support from the Rotary Club of Derby had a collection outside Pride Park Stadium. It was a very windy evening collecting but the fans were lovely, even Mel Morris, owner of Derby County stopped by and made a donation.
This collection was made possible by the Derby County Community Trust who also provided 20 tickets to see the match for those collecting. It was a great match which saw Derby County beat Stoke City 4-0.
We have joined up with the Rotary Club of Derby South for a raffle to raise funds for CamTAD Hearing Support. There are some amazing prizes on offer.
Tickets are £1 each or £5 for a book of 5 and are now available from the CamTAD Office at London Road Community Hospital and will be available from selected Coffee Morning Support Groups and Clinics from November.
Tickets will be available at the following CamTAD community sessions:
Allestree – St Johns Church (7th November and 5th December)
Alvaston – Handyside Court (12th November and 10th December)
Ashbourne – Chatsworth Court (19th November)
Castle Donington Surgery (28th November)
Chaddesden – Mayfield Road Church (8th November and 13th December)
Chellaston Medical Centre (14th November)
Littleover Methodist Church (20th November)
Long Eaton – Lacemaker Court (4th November and 2nd December)
Mackworth – Greenwich Gardens (11th November and 9th December)
Mickleover Library (1st November and 6th December)
Swadlincote Health Centre (12th November)
We also have a stall in the London Road Community Hospital foyer on:
Wednesday 20th November
Monday 2nd December
Wednesday 4th December
The tickets, license and all the prizes are provided by the Rotary Club of Derby South, who guarantee a return of at least 75% of all tickets sold by us to CamTAD Hearing Support. The remainder goes towards the prizes, the cost of running the raffle, the license fee and a contribution towards their own charities.
This morning CamTAD Hearing Support attended the Hardy Group Social Meeting at the Polish Club on Kedleston Road.
This fantastic local charity support people with dementia and their carers and provides a range of social activities such as the meeting this morning and coach trips around the country to local attractions.
This morning they were joined by two young ladies who demonstrated a seated dance class that they hold at DEDA (Derby Dance Centre) for members of the group. There were also a couple of young solicitors in attendance to give advice around wills.
The group had plenty of time to socialise and had a quiz and a game of bingo too.
We had a lot of interest in the equipment that we had available for carers and we also gave advice around hearing aids, even servicing a few while we were there.
If you know someone with dementia that lives in Derby City and you would like to get involved please check out their website: