CACISS ( Cambridge Cochlear Implant Social Support)
We are a group of CI Users and those working towards CI implantation.
We meet over coffee to discuss all things CI and much more besides.
All brands of CI users and candidates are welcome and a friend.
Please note our emphasis is on social topics and we are not a replacement for health professionals.
Contact: Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cicada Club (NW England)
Contact: Kevin Williams.
Hon Chairman, 107 Manchester Road, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 2BX
Chairman: John Newton – email@example.com
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.
CICS , PO Box 28843, London SW13 0WY
South Region Tel: 020 8876 8605 (Tricia Kemp)
Midlands Region Tel: 07830 345023
Northern Region Tel: 0161 798 4689
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: CIHighFive@gmail.com
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/St Michaels/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.
For more information or to be notified of future social events Contact: Dave Roberts and Katherine Cooley (organisers) at firstname.lastname@example.org
CI Southern Counties
This is a social group for people in the UK and Ireland, particularly from the Southampton AIS centre area (Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Sussex)
who have a Cochlear Implant or who are in the process of finding out about Cochlear Implants.
This is NOT a brand specific site, we welcome any and all brands of Implants.
All users, candidates, parents, partners and family are welcome here.
We hold regular socials and events for members to meet in hope that friendships are formed; experiences shared and support given. Welcome!
Contact: Sandra Watson, Caroline Jefferson and Sarah Taylor
Email – email@example.com
Facebook Group – www.facebook.com/groups/cisoutherncounties
Website – www.cisoutherncounties.wordpress.com
Cornwall Cochlear Implant Group
Contact: Jane Ninnis
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,
Email: Cathy Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Counties Cochlear Implant Group (HCCIG)
An informal group for CI users, their families and people awaiting implants, based in North London though members range from as far south as West Sussex to North Hertfordshire and Essex.
Meetings take place at Central London venues.
Our aims are to:
- exchange information about how we cope with our implants and the effect they have on our lives.
- to create a social environment where we can be with other people with similar issues.
- give people awaiting an implant, or considering cochlear implantation, an idea of what it is like to have one and answer their questions.
- update members on new innovations and future developments by manufacturers and other organisations.
- encourage members to participate in surveys and research projects from hospitals and organisations promoting improvements such as Telemedicine, Caption Glasses and so on.
Some of us are profoundly deaf from birth or childhood and use British Sign Language (BSL).
Others have become deaf in later life and lip read, while others are just hearing friends, family or people with CI or waiting for a CI.
We want to give independent peer support for those awaiting or considering a CI.
We also try to alleviate the isolation and social exclusion of deaf people with CI and their families and friends
For further information, please contact:
Mrs Jenny Burdge,17a Maxim Road,Winchmore Hill,London N21 1EY
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 Amandaglasspell@gmail.com
Northern CI Social Group
We are an informal and friendly social group whre you can come along and meet other CI users and prospective candidates in a relaxed atmoshere.
Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with biscuits and have a chat with other CI users.
Family and friends are most welcome and we look forward to meeting you.
We hold meetings twice every month; one is held on the First Monday of the month at the ‘Quaker Meeting House’ just a short walk from the ancient Cathedral of Sheffield.
The other meeting is held on the last Saturday of every month in the market town of Worksop at the ‘Crossing Church and Centre’..
For more details email : Suechris@outlook.com or email@example.com
North Wales Groups
Conwy CI User Group
We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month between 10.30and 12.30
in Function room, Kinmel Park Golf Ltd, Abergele Road, Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, LL18 5SR
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.
Tel: 01745 448740 x 6061 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 at email@example.com or Marilyn Jones by mobile TEXT ONLY or 07415423121
Oxford Cochlear Implant Support Group (OCIS)
Contact: Michele Motteux
6 Desborough Close
Berkshire RG14 2RN
Norfolk CI Users Group
Contact S Hurley
Read more: http://www.norfolkci.boards.net
Sheffield Cochlear Implant Users Group (SCIUG)
Sheffield Cochlear Implant Users Group under the umbrella of Sheffield
Central Deaf Club, Victoria Hall, 2nd Floor, 41, Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1
Open Every Friday from 11am till 1pm for formal chats.
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
Enjoy a cup of tea/Coffee, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMS 07802 779414
South Wales Cochlear Implant Users Support Group (SWCISG)
Contact: Nigel Williams, SWCISG, 3 Banwell Place, Llanrumney, Cardiff, CF3 5SH Email: email@example.com
The St Thomas’ Hearing Implant Centre
Regularly run group sessions throughout the year for all adult cochlear implant users. These groups aim to offer adult cochlear implant users, their family members and friends the chance to meet up and chat over coffee. They are run by experienced professionals who will offer up-to-date information on a range of topics. These interactive groups will also involve group discussions, hands on experience, problem solving and practise.
Venue: St Thomas’ Hospital, Therapies Room, 3rd Floor Lambeth Wing
These groups are also an ideal opportunity to use your listening skills in a social situation.
Contact Caroline Bartrop by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0207 188 6245
Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service (YAIS)
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.
An audiological technician attends the Hull, Bradford and Barnsley groups and is available to check processors and issue spare and repairs as well as changing mic covers for people who need assistance with this.
We also run remember to listen conversation groups three times a year in Bradford for older adults who would like to have more conversational practice with other CI users.
We run improving communication groups, music groups and intro to using the telephone groups too but these are by invitation only.
We meet in the George Hotel Easingwold North Yorkshire, YO61 3AD.
Please contact Eunice Birch for further details at email@example.com