CACISS (Cambridge Cochlear Implant Social Support)

We are a group of CI users and those who are working toward CI implantation. We meet over coffee and cake to discuss all things CI and much more.All brands of CI users and candidates are welcome plus a friend.

Please note our emphasis is on social topics and we are not a replacement for healthcare professionals.


Cicada Club (NW England)

Contact: Kevin Williams
Hon Chairman, 107 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 2BX

CICS (Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group)

The CICS Group was founded by parents whose children have cochlear implants to share first-hand experience of the issues that surround life with an implanted child and to provide a vital part of the pre and post implantation process – support for parents by parents.

PO Box 28843, London SW13 0BY
South Region Tel: 020 8876 8605 (Tricia Kemp)
Midlands Region Tel: 01623 882577
Northern Region Tel: 01904 744639
Scottish Region Tel: 0131 466 6114


CI High Five (UK) Support Group

We are building on the success of CI socials that have already taken place in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire
and now are extending to Northamptonshire and London.

We have planned CI socials in the following locations for next year with a view to two CI socials at each location below per year giving people the opportunity of attending any of the events.

Oxford, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Northampton, High//West Wycombe, Reading, St. Albans, Luton and London.

The group provides opportunities for:

  • Online chat – With other like-minded individuals who are either CI candidates or users.  It is a closed Facebook group and there are a lot of experienced members and support online to tap into.
  • Get-togethers – People can attend and meet others face to face at different locations and venues across the patch

For more information: Contact by Email:  

CI South West

CI South West is a social group made up of Cochlear Implant (CI) users and candidates in the South West of England, including those who received their CI at Southmead/BRI Hospitals in Bristol, UK.The main purpose of this group is to provide an opportunity for CI users and candidates in the South West to meet each other, ask questions and share experiences. Partners and friends are welcome too.

We plan to organise CI social events in Bristol, Exeter, and Taunton (and also elsewhere in the South West if there is demand).A secondary purpose of this group is to share information and experiences about Southmead/BRI surgical and audiology units.

We welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds — whether you are born deaf, late deafened, sign or don’t sign or a bit of both.

Contact: Dave Roberts and Katherine Cooley (organisers) at

CI Southern Counties

We are a friendly Social Group of Cochlear Implant candidates, users and parents in the south of England, covering the region served by USAIS (University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service).
We meet on a regular basis in Southampton and the surrounding counties of Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, usually on a Saturday afternoon.  Friends and partners are always most welcome.We also have a closed Facebook Group where members can chat about all things CI, and anything else that comes to mind!

The Social Group provides an opportunity to talk about experiences, concerns and share helpful information.Our members comment how reassuring and enlightening it is to be able to talk to others who have also travelled the amazing ‘CI Journey’.We welcome everybody, regardless of the type of hearing loss or brand of CI.

Contact: Sandra Watson and Caroline Jefferson at or join us on Facebook at Southern Counties (UK) CI Group.

Cornwall Cochlear Implant Group

Contact: Jane Ninnis
Hearing Therapist
Hearing Therapy Department, Hearing Resource Centre
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3LJ
Tel: 01872 253744  Fax: 01872 240892
Minicom: 01872 240892

Gloucestershire Deafened and Cochlear Implant Support Group (GDCISG)

The GDCISG offers support, information and friendship to all deafened adults, Cochlear Implant Users and prospective implantees, who live in, or around, Gloucestershire.  We hold a social meeting every month and have a quarterly newsletter.

For more information please contact –
GDCIS, 9 Gallops Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire,
GL52 5SD
Email: Cathy Hopkins

Home Counties Cochlear Implant Group (HCCIG)

An informal group for CI users, their families and people awaiting implants. The group is based in North London but members range from as far south as West Sussex to right up into North Hertfordshire and Essex. HCCIG have a newsletter, ‘Magnetise’, and a lively social programme.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Jenny Burdge,17a Maxim Road,Winchmore Hill,London N21 1EY
Tel/Fax/Minicom: 020 8360 0514
Email: or

Charity Registration No. 1099 169

Manchester Ci Social Meet up

We are a small growing group with mixer of Ci users, candidates, hearing aids as well family and friends.
If you are thinking about getting cochlear implant or wanting to chat, come along and meet us.
We will be at the Abode Lounge, 107 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2DB
It is literally 3 mins walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station, just head toward the city centre and its on the right.
For more information/ confirm your place please contact Manda at
or vist our website at

North Wales Groups

Conwy CI User Group
We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month between 10.30and 12.30 in The Tape Room which is  located behind the church, off Berthes Road, Old Colwyn LL29 9SD.
Please contact:Rosemary Claydon, Mobile: 07717253480 (text only) for further details

Liverpool CI User Group
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 1 – 3 pm at the Clinical Science Centre, University Hospital, Aintree.
For meeting room details in the venue please contact:
 Audiology Department, Elective Care Centre, University Hospital, Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL.  0151 529 0328. email-

Wrexham CI User Group
We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10.30am – 12.00pm at
the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Yorke Street, Wrexham, LL13 8LP.
Please contact: Joanne Austin/Marilyn Jones by mobile TEXT ONLY 07495447569 (Joanne) or 07415423121 (Marilyn)

Oxford Cochlear Implant Support Group (OCIS)

Contact: Michele Motteux
6 Desborough Close
Manor Park
Berkshire  RG14 2RN

Norfolk CI Users Group

Contact S Hurley
Read more:

Sheffield Cochlear Implant Users Group (SCIUG)

We are a newly formed Sheffield Cochlear Implant Users Group under the umbrella of Sheffield Central Deaf Club, Victoria Hall, 2nd Floor, 41, Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2JB.
Open Saturday once every 4 weeks. from 11am till 2pm.
We are a friendly Social and Support group for you to come along and meet other Cochlear Implant Users and prospective candidates in a relaxed atmosphere
Enjoy a cup of tea/Coffee, Biscuits, Cakes (free of charge) and chat to other CI Users about the experience.
We own the cafe in Sheffield Central Deaf Club, hot and cold snacks avalable, cheapest in Town (Food Hygiene certificate 5 stars)
Easy access by Bus, Tram, very close to the Club and 5 mins walk from Midland Train Station.

Contact: E-mail  SMS 07802 779414


South Wales Cochlear Implant Users Support Group

Contact: Nigel Williams, SWCISG
3 Banwell Place, Llanrumney, Cardiff, CF3 5SH

West of England Support Group

Contact: Ms Julie Hood
West of England Hearing Implant Programme
Level D, St Michael’s Hospital, Southwell Street, Bristol, BS2 8EG

Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service

Contact: Lynne Tapper
Speech and Language Therapist
The Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service
The Listening for Life Centre
Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ
Tel: 01274 364853  Fax: 01274 382053

Regular coffee mornings held for adult cochlear implant users and their friends and family in Bradford, Barnsley, Hull and Ilkley. Meetings are held 3-4 times a year in each location.

The Cochlears
We meet in the George Hotel Easingwold North Yorkshire, YO61 3AD.
Please contact Eunice Birch for further details at