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Coronavirus Update

Updated 6th April, 2021

Whilst Covid 19 continues to affect our everyday lives, we would like to reassure our services users that we are still open and here to support people living in Birmingham who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

From 12th April 2021, the Deaf Cultural Centre (DCC) in Birmingham will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm for face-to-face appointments.

However, appointments must be pre-booked in advance with a member of staff. We are also able to support you remotely via video call, email or telephone depending on your needs and preferences.

When carrying out face-to-face appointments, in line with government guidelines, our staff will wear PPE and risk assessments will be carried out ensuring the safety of you and our staff.

To book an appointment at the DCC or remotely, or if you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of the team using the details below.

Email access@bid.org.uk

Text, FaceTime or call

Mobile 07595 086540 / 07783 809815

Telephone 0121 450 5120


'ACCESS', an Information, Advice and Guidance Service for adults living in Birmingham who are deaf or hard of hearing with new and life changing conditions. 

For people living in Birmingham, we can provide a comprehensive range of information and advice, training courses and emotional support to help people with a hearing loss navigate their way through new or life-changing conditions.

We can support anyone over the age of 18, their family, friends and carers. Here are just some of the ways we can help:

  • Support completing benefits or welfare applications
  • Access to online workshops, training and wellbeing sessions
  • Providing self-help factsheets and leaflets
  • Introductions and referrals to specialist networks
  • How to contact Adult Social Care
  • Applying for or renewing a Blue Badge
  • Applying for an older person's bus pass
  • Arranging a social care assessment
  • Support to help you live independently
  • Supporting grant applications to help with the cost of adapting your home
  • How to access Occupational Therapy

Please  take a look at our Hard of Hearing awareness video

Factsheets & BSL videos

We have a number of self-help factsheets and BSL videos which you can find on the Resources page of this website.

Getting further information/support

Please contact us if you would like further information or support.

We are also able to offer face to face appointments. These must be booked first, please contact us to arrange a date and time.

Mobile: 07595 086540 / 07783 809815
Telephone: 0121 450 5120
Email: access@bid.org.uk