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Café serves up friendship and food for Deaf community

A popular café for people with a hearing impairment is held by Wolverhampton Adult Education Service every month.

One in 7 people in the UK have some form of hearing loss and Deaf Cafés like the one which meets regularly at the Foyer Building help to combat the isolation which can result.

The café celebrates its first birthday this month, with café staff learning BSL to make their customers feel as comfortable as possible.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "Being deaf or hard of hearing shouldn't be a barrier to learning, and I'm delighted that the Adult Education Service is doing all it can to make everyone feel welcome.

"The Deaf Café is another step towards making Wolverhampton a friendly, inclusive place to live, work and study, and it's also a great opportunity for people with or without a hearing impairment to meet up with friends and enjoy a tasty snack."

The Deaf Café meets at the Foyer Café, Foyer Building, Old Hall Street, on the first Thursday of the month from 1pm to 3pm, during term time.

The Foyer Café itself is open during term time from 9am to 3.45pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 1.15pm on Fridays.

  • released: Wednesday 7 October, 2015