Opening And Closing Times

Monday 9:30am - 4:00pm

Tuesday 9:30am - 4:00pm

Wednesday 12:00am - 3:00pm then 5:00pm - 8:00pm
(Winter Times)
Thursday 9:30am - 4:00pm

Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

Social Event Times

Ladies Craft Group every 2nd Wednesday of every month
12:00pm - 6:00pm

Weekly social every Wednesday Afternoon
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Weekly social every Wednesday Evening
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Weekly Social (12:00pm - 3:00pm) (6pm - 9pm)

  • Refreshments
  • Tuckshop
  • Games:
    • Pool
    • Darts
    • Dominoes
    • Cards
  • Mix with other BSL users
  • Speakers coming in
  • Specialist equipment
  • Subtitle TV with a loop system and DVD player
  • Practice on computers in the IT suite with 9 computers
  • Birthday parties
  • Hot food served
  • 5 Star rating for catering

Education Assistance Recreation

  • Accredited British Sign Language classes: Level 1, 2 and 3
  • Deaf Awareness Training
  • B.T "Try Before You Buy" Service/Equipment
  • Battery Exchange/Re-tubing
  • Independent Advocacy Service
  • Signposting/Information
  • Lip-reading Class
  • Help with hearing aids
  • Tinnitus Support
  • Free Internet Access I.T. basic skills

Education

We offer a range of Sign Language courses through our accredited provider. These courses vary in cost and times. Please contact the centre for more details.

Assistance

Specialist Equipment
We provide free battery exchange and re-tubing which covers Bury and Rochdale. We offer one-to-one support to people who wear hearing aids. We can demonstrate equipment such as flashing doorbells, smoke alarms, and vibrating alarm clocks. We provide a "Try Before You Buy Service".

You can try our products at home and if you are happy with it. We will assist you with completing the purchase. Some items are listed as VAT exempt

Recreation

People who are Deaf and who suffer from Hearing loss often experience loneliness and isolation.
Communic8te Bury provides many different weekly social activities.
Come along and join us.

Fundraising

You can help us by:

  • Nominating us as your chosen charity
  • Hold an event for us
  • Volunteer as a can collector
  • Volunteer at our stall events
  • We receive no government funding so any donations you could make to us would be greatly appreciated. To donate please go to the top of the page and click on donate. Thank you.

For further details please email us at enquiries@communic8tebury.co.uk

Who we are and what we do

Communic8te Bury is a charity for people who are Deaf or have hearing loss

Today our members enjoy a variety of social, educational and life skills training services at our club. It is our sincere wish that the services we provide our members will not only enrich their lives but allow greater integration between the deaf and the hearing loss communities and to the community at large.

Work with us

We have a volunteer recruitment procedure (For more information please see our dedicated volunteering page). There are role descriptions and hours required.

Supervision is undertaken by the volunteer fundraising officer who is working alongside the volunteers.

History of Communic8te Bury

Communic8te Bury started from humble beginnings in 1932 when a group of individuals and £100 started a small organisation to serve the needs of the Deaf in Bury. In the early days of the Charity, the members worked energetically to grow the organisation.

However, the society owes its presence and success to its first Treasurer Mrs. Ada Wallwork. During WWII the organisation lost the room it operated from to the Army who required the space. The organisation decided to relocate and took up permanent residence at its current site on Tenterden Street in 1948. Since that date, Communic8te Bury has been providing services and activities to both benefit and enhance the lives of people who are Deaf and those with hearing loss.

Today our society is run by a small number of paid personnel and trustees and volunteers. Our service users enjoy a variety of educational, assistance and recreational services. It is our sincere hope that the services we provide our service users will not only enrich their lives but allow greater integration between the Deaf and people with hearing loss communities and the community at large.

The Charity supports Deaf and all people with hearing loss whatever their background and needs.

The day-to-day operations of the business of are managed by Robert Quayle, he has been involved with the Charity for over 30 years and is well known in the Bury deaf community. He brings with him an innate understanding of the needs of the deaf as well as professional qualifications in Business Management.

Our Approach and our goals

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Communic8te Bury is a charitable organization that provides a variety of services, which aim to enhance the quality of life for people who are Deaf and those with a Hearing loss both Children and Adults.

Objective: ‘The aims and objectives of the Charity shall be the welfare of the people who are deaf and those with a hearing loss of all ages (adults and children), to improve the quality of life, develop independence and to promote a positive perception of deafness by promoting inclusion, cohesion and equality and provide suitable facilities, opportunities and training to enhance the lives of the deaf and the lives of people with a hearing loss. We promote a positive perception of deafness. We are non-political and we believe social inclusion, full participation in society and individual choice are fundamental human rights.’

VALUES

These serve as guidelines for our conduct and behavior as we work towards our vision.

Quality – our focus is on the people we serve (hearing loss adults and children, their families, donors, funders and the public) and we will continually strive for excellence through evaluation and continuous improvement.

Empowerment – we seek to empower our users, staff and volunteers to achieve their potential.

Caring – we are committed to serving with empathy and compassion.

Integrity – we are committed to act in an ethical, honest manner.

Respect – we cherish diversity. We believe that all adults and children should be treated with consideration and dignity.

Responsiveness – we strive to be accessible, flexible, and transparent and to demonstrate a sense of urgency in our resolve and decision-making.

Accountability – we are committed to measuring, achieving and reporting results and to use donations wisely.

Teamwork – we are committed to effective partnerships between volunteers, staff and members.

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