NEWS

Keep up to date with the latest news from the FCDC and other local groups.

My Cochlear Implant

One of our young members recently wrote a speech for the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. Here are his words about his experience of being deaf and having a cochlear implant. "A cochlear implant is life changing and can help deaf people of any age. You can have a...

Does your child use the Sensory Support Service?

A big 're-design' has begun for children and young people living in Bristol, South Glos, BaNES and N Somerset. Please fill in this survey to ensure that the support which you have found useful does not get cut, and to suggest any improvements. Thank you! (Sensory...

Social Emotional Development and Friendships

Our May coffee morning included a talk from Joao Roe, head of Sensory Support Services. This was an informal talk focusing on the importance of social interaction and attachment from the very beginning to the later years. This is a brief summary of main issues...

What’s on in May and June?

Are you looking for an event to attend with your family or want a space to talk to others about your experiences?  In May and June we have a number of sessions running that might interest you. Music and the Deaf Workshop - 2nd June 11am - 3pm - £5 (including lunch for...

What emotional support do you need as a parent of a deaf child?

Here at The Family Centre we pride ourselves on listening to our members and providing the support that will really make a difference.  We currently run monthly Parent Space groups on Saturday mornings and are also considering a weekday time following requests.  We...

Another successful coffee morning and parent space

Thank you to everyone who came to our coffee morning on the 12th May.  It was a great session as we had a talk from Joao Roe, the Head of Sensory Support Services.  We discussed social emotional development and friendship, focusing on the importance of social...

Network Counselling – Affordable counselling for everyone

Network Counselling is based at Elm Park in Filton and offers: - Confidential counselling for individuals and a small number of couples - A service that is affordable to all and open to anyone aged 16 or over irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin...

Thank you to our donors and volunteers

We really appreciate the generous donations we receive as they make a real difference to the families we support. In the Easter holidays we organised a Family Day with an Easter Egg Hunt, and have plans for an outdoor adventure club for older children, including...

Volunteer with us!

We rely on the incredible generosity of our volunteers to help run activities. Experience of working with deaf children and knowledge of BSL is an advantage, but not essential. In return, we can offer: – An opportunity to work in a rewarding environment – An induction...