Bolton Job Fair 2002 with Bolton Deaf Society


Bolton Council joint with Bolton Digital Emplyoment + Skills are working with Bolton Deaf Society to make the Job Fair Event accessible to people with hearing loss.

Bolton Job Fair 2002 is taking place on Thurday 26th May 10-1pm at The Albert Halls. There wil be a BSL/English interpreter avaiable for those who are BSL users for the duartion of the event. 

The Bolton Deaf Society offer a range of support: 

BSL sessions
 British Sign Language sessions run for 10 weeks and will introduce you to the basics. Tutor Erika is a deaf BSL user with a strong connection to the deaf community. We are also able to offer bespoke sessions for organisations that would like their client facing roles to become deaf accessible, such as theatres, shops, employment advice.

Independent advocacy service
Our 1-1 advocacy service is available Tuesday and Wednesdays 10am – 1pm, and can offer support on a number of issues such as:

  • Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Housing
  • Letter translations
  • Phone calls
  • Support to access medical appointments
  • Discrimination
  • Covid information
  • Sign posting
  • Complaints
  • General information

All support available in BSL and will remain confidential.

BSL video translations
Bolton Deaf Society is pleased to offer BSL video translations. These are completed by both our deaf staff and our own trainee interpreters.

Making the most of your hearing
This free half day course allows those with mild to moderate hearing loss, people with deteriorating hearing, carers and family members of people with hearing, and anyone who works with people with hearing loss. The course covers tips for making the most of your residual hearing, information on assistive technology – hearing aids, loop systems, amplified phones, text relay services and other devices to aid communication, and introduction to both lip-reading and sign language.

Sign Choir
The Handmade Sign Choir recently returned to Bolton Deaf Society, after a break during Covid. This group is open to those both hearing and deaf who share a passion for music.

Audiology Drop-in with Royal Bolton Hospital

This service allows the deaf and hard of hearing community to attend Bolton Deaf Society to receive support with hearing aids and implants. We also have a store of batteries for those who might need them.

Social spaces

Here at BDS we have a number of rooms available to rent. We currently have a number of groups that make use of the spaces offered, including Darby and Joan GroupSports and Social Club, and the Sign Inn Café / Crafts Group, and soon hope to reengage our Deaf Asian Ladies Group. We have a bar located on the 1st floor and boast a newly refurbished multifaith space on the ground floor.

For any further information please contact 01204 521219 or 07593 619 728.

Published: 17th May 2022