Can You Help?

Bolton Deaf Society is supported by the generous donations of our local community and we welcome your financial support. Please make a donation using our secure online donation platform:

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Alternatively, perhaps you would be interested in supporting us by becoming a volunteer?

Volunteering... Do you have signing skills?

Advocacy - We currently have 2 advocates helping us here at Bolton, but we would welcome anyone else interested in becoming an advocate to help the Deaf Community, with things such as form filling, understanding correspondence or making a telephone call. If you are interested please contact us.

Support Existing Groups – Our Deaf Asian Women’s Group runs weekly on a Wednesday morning. Do have some special skills to bring to the ladies group such as crafts or Zumba?

New Groups - Do you have any ideas or experience in setting up and running groups for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing? If you think you might have an idea we’d be interested in, please contact us.

Fundraising

Could you raise funds for us? Would you like to organise a fundraising event? If so, please get in touch with us, we will be more than happy to help where we can. Maybe our function room could be a venue you can use?

As a charity we are dependent on donations from people and organisations in and around Bolton. We accept donations made by cash or by cheques, which should be made payable to Bolton Deaf Society.

Our Aim is to support, promote, empower and protect the interests of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, with a view to enhancing the quality of their lives and independence

More than 800,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf

There are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss.

About one in ten adults in the UK have mild tinnitus and up to 1% have tinnitus that affects their quality of life.

On average it takes ten years for people to address their hearing loss.

There are approximately 356,000 people with combined visual and hearing impairment in the UK.

There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK, plus many more who experience temporary hearing loss.

There are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, or one in six of the population.

From the total 3.7 million are of working age (16 – 64) and 6.3 million are of retirement age (65+)

By 2031, it is estimated that there will be 14.5 million people with hearing loss in the UK

More than 800,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf

There are more than 45,000 deaf children in the UK, plus many more who experience temporary hearing loss

More than 70% of over 70 year-olds and 40% of over 50 year-olds have some form of hearing loss

There are approximately 356,000 people with combined visual and hearing impairment in the UK

About two million people in the UK have hearing aids, but only 1.4 million use them regularly

At least four million people who don't have hearing aids would benefit from using them

On average it takes ten years for people to address their hearing loss

About one in ten adults in the UK have mild tinnitus and up to 1% have tinnitus that affects their quality of life

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