Support groups

The following support groups can provide assistance and social enrichment for the deaf community in the North Somerset area.

Friday Group

Fourth Friday of the month, noon to 3pm.

Mainly for BSL and bilingual users, this social group share a meal in various North Somerset venues, invite speakers and sometimes go on trips. The group worker is hearing and fluent in BSL so can interpret for any hearing speakers.

New members always welcome. This group is supported by the local deaf community and North Somerset Council.

Venue varies so please contact us for details.

Text or telephone: 07917 265 576 or 01275 882 826

Communication Café

Third Thursday of the month, 10am to noon.

SASS bar/café, 16 – 18 South Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1JN

This sociable group is open to both deaf and hearing people. It appeals to all ages and is popular with both younger and older deaf people. Health professionals, charities and organisations also drop in to consult and get feedback.

This group is supported by the local deaf community, Citizens Advice and North Somerset Council.

Hard of Hearing Group

First Monday of the month, 2pm to 4pm.

Vision North Somerset, 3 Neva Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1YD.

This popular social group is mainly for older people who have lost their hearing later in life. It features regular speakers and is supported by Weston Audiology and North Somerset Council.

Deaf Church and Social Group

Second Sunday of the month, 3pm.

Emmanuel Church, Oxford Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1TN.

This Church of England service is held in both BSL and English. A social tea afterwards starts at about 4.30pm and everyone is welcome.

Deaf Pub at The Old Colonial (new venue for 2022)

Third Friday of the month, 7pm onwards.

The Old Colonial, 30 Knightstone Rd, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2AW.

The Deaf pub group meet for a social evening for both Deaf and hearing people communicating in BSL.

Very friendly and sociable, people travel from all over Somerset, Bristol and Bath to meet up with old friends and to make new ones. This group is supported by the local deaf community.