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Coronavirus update

Last updated on 19th April 2021

Our Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service can now offer appointments for face-to-face support as well as operating remotely. Gallery House office is open three days a week for people to access the equipment rooms as well as Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service.

Hearing Aid Drop In Clinics
We are planning on opening our Hearing Aid Community Services in May/June. People who are having difficulty with their hearing aids can contact us in the normal way and we will do our best to help.

We will continue to offer a postal service for people who need batteries and tubes. However, if you or a family member are unable to re-tube your hearing aid we will be able to provide you support to do this.

Equipment Service
We are aware that your specialist equipment and technology is important to you and if it stops working for any reason this could affect your life significantly. We will continue to offer support and advice in this area. Opening Gallery House on a Tuesday and Thursday, for face-to-face appointments, please contact us to book an appointment. If you are unable to come to Gallery House we can visit you in your own home or offer remote support.

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)
You can continue to access our IAG service from the comfort of your own home. We will provide support over the phone, FaceTime, text, or WhatsApp. If you would prefer a face-to-face appointment at our office, Gallery House, please contact us.

Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO)
If you are concerned about your sight loss and need someone to talk to our ECLO worker is available within working hours to provide advice, emotional support, and information about other services available to you.

Face-to-face Support
We will provide support face-to-face. Appointments will take place in line with government guidelines to ensure the safety of you and our staff. PPE will be worn and we will check in with you before your appointment to ensure you and those you live with do not have any symptoms of Covid 19 and are not self-isolating.

Gallery House in Leeds is now open, but there is limited staff on site for safety reasons and can only be accessed via an appointment system with an agreed date and time slot for appointments.

Youth Club
We run a weekly Youth Club for young people aged between 8 – 18 years old. Currently we are holding zoom and face-to-face activities. If you would like to know more about the Youth Club please contact us.

Live Well Leeds (LWL)
Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service in partnership with Live Well Leeds is providing a Mental Health Support Service. Working with adults aged 18+ who have mild to moderate mental health support need and have a sensory impairment. Types of support available includes one to one support, group support and peer support. If you would like to know more about this service or access support, please contact us on the number below.

All our services are still here to help and support you, please do get in touch:

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Accessible Covid 19 Information

To help you stay up to date with the latest Covid information, news and guidelines, we are continually sharing important information in accessible formats and supporting clients through our local services. Find out more here:

Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Support Service

BID Services provide a comprehensive range of specialist support services for Leeds residents aged 16+ who are deaf, hard of hearing, sight impaired, severely sight impaired or deafblind.

The following services are currently provided:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Assessment support and planning
  • Communicator Guides
  • Equipment and assistive technology
  • Employment advice and support
  • Hearing aid repair service
  • Social work for deaf adults
  • Hospital based Eye Clinic Liaison Service
  • Access to locally based social groups

The service is open 52 weeks of the year excluding bank holidays, with services provided on a flexible basis within normal working hours on:

Monday - Thursday from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm

Further information

Telephone 0113 288 5750
Textphone 0113 288 5758
Mobile 07702 940888
Email leedsinfo@bid.org.uk

The Leeds Hearing & Sight Loss Service is delivered by BID Services in partnership with Feel Good Factor, Age UK Leeds & Association of Blind Asians, on behalf of Leeds City Council.

As part of our Leeds Hearing and Sight Loss Service, we also deliver mental health support services for people with sensory impairments as part of the Live Well Leeds partnership.

How you can help
BID Services is constantly seeking to improve its service and we welcome your feedback. You can give us your feedback by making a compliment, comment or complaint. Your feedback is important to us as it will help us to improve our service to you.