Unique historical venue in Oxford granted bar licence – available to hire
The historic Deaf centre in St Ebbes makes an unusual venue for functions, and is now available for hire with a fully licensed bar.
Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, a Registered Charity, has hosted many gatherings over the years, but has been limited by the type of bar license it held. Now Oxford City Council have awarded a license that means more people can access this beautiful building. The Grand Hall with its beautiful parquet floor boasts a rich history and is an ideal local venue for gatherings.
Gordon Hay, Community Manager, said “this licence is great news for the local community and for deaf people. More people can enjoy the use of their local centre, knowing that all monies raised are put back into the work of the charity to support deaf and hard of hearing people locally.”
Services currently available from the Centre include sign language interpreters, sign language classes, specialist equipment, coffee mornings for hard of hearing people and deaf sign language users. The Centre is regularly used by the Hard of Hearing club, Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society, Deaf Club and Deaf Church. It is a regular participant in the Oxford Open Doors events and boasts one of the oldest preserved features from the original city wall – a stone arch doorway.
To book a function or make enquiries, contact email@example.com or ring 01905 746301.
Notes to editor:
- 1 in 6 people in the UK have a hearing loss (Action on Hearing Loss)
- Four babies are born deaf every day in the UK (National Deaf Children’s Society)
- Hearing loss has been described as a ‘ticking timebomb’ as by 2030 it will be amongst the top ten disabilities in the world – above diabetes and cataracts (World Health Organisation)
- Deafness is the biggest single disability amongst all disabilities (UK Deaf Sport)
We are your local deaf-led charity, supporting people with hearing loss. We help over 6,000 people each year across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Oxfordshire by providing:
- Communication Assistance
- Community Outreach and Support
- Social Groups
- Youth Services
- Information and Advice
In the words of one beneficiary, we make people “feel like human beings again”.
For questions or comments please contact: Gordon Hay, Community Manager, Deaf Direct firstname.lastname@example.org