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BADHOGS: Bracknell Area Deaf & Hard-of-hearing Support Group

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We are a support group for people with Deaf & Hard-of-hearing disabilities.

Our regular meetings programme includes:

  • Regular guest speakers on a wide variety of subjects
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits
  • Current activities update
  • Social contact and events
  • Trips and visits afield

Our support service includes helping people who have hearing issues and want advice, guidance and assistance when considering technology aids and solutions.  This includes choices of telephones, induction loop equipment for TVs and various alarm systems. 

Find out more information:

Bracknell Area Deaf & Hard of Hearing Support Group

Who to contact

Contact Name
Geoff Hallett
Contact Position
07834 551949
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Where to go

Birch Hill Community Centre
Leppington (just off Birch Hill Road)
RG12 7LQ

When is it On/Open ?

Date & Time Information

Meets every second and fourth Monday afternoon of each month from 2pm until 4pm apart from national holidays.

Costs and Fee Information

Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Free to newcombers Afternoon session
Cost details

First-time visitors: Free entry, tea and biscuits

Full Members:  £1 per meeting (annual subscription £10)

Associates: £2 per meeting (No annual subscription)

Everyone:  £1 for tea and biscuits

Is there any help with funding
Funding Notes

Initially we were helped by Berkshire Community Foundation to get set up.  Subsequently Bracknell Forest Borough Council have supported us through appropriate funding to assist in the financing of external British Sign Languae (BSL) interpreters and certain ongoing running costs.  That source of funding is now coming to an end however.

How is the service funded

Facilities and Accessibility

Additional Information

Where possible we provide a fully qualified and registered BSL interpreter to support the profoundly Deaf.  We also make use of Induction loops to help hearing-aid wearers who use the T-switch option.

We are also working on a facility for dynamic speech-to-text for those who are virtually deaf.  We also make allowance, where possible, for tinnitus sufferers.






Accessing this service

Age Ranges
18+ or children with a parent or minder.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Anyone who is Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
  • Anyone with an interest in Deafness issues
  • Those who want to work on their BSL (British Sign Language) skills
Booking / Registration Required


Referral required

Provision For

Supporting people with
Wheelchair Accessible
Hearing impairment

Compliments, complaints and comments

Contact Name
Nigel King
How to make a compliment, complaint and comment

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Data last checked: 01/03/2019
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