HIVE Directory: Sensory Impairment

Lip Reading Classes

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

Lipreading classes every Thursday, from beginner level upwards.

United Kingdom
02392 295811

Lipspeaker UK

COVID-19 Update: Internet and/or Telephone Based is a unique lipspeaker booking company run by qualified and experienced lipspeakers. They cover national and international work. Bookable by text, email and an on-line booking form.

02392 988845

Loosing My Sight

Sight Loss Holds No Barriers

South Coast based Charity focusing on helping Visually Impaired and Blind Adults to live with sight loss

07462 242143

Macular Disease Society Local Group

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

Monthly Meetings

United Kingdom
030 0303 0111

Portsmouth Area Talking News

The Portsmouth Area Talking News (PATN) was started in 1973 when the Government of the time decided that there was a need for visually impaired people to be able to access local news reported in the papers. PATN became a Charity enabling it to reach a wider audience beyond the confines of Portsmouth.

United Kingdom
07770 088388

Portsmouth Deaf Centre

Due to the change in Government guidelines on the maximum number of persons in any one bubble now being restricted to 6 from 30 as well as imposing escalating fines for ignoring Government guidelines as well as possible curfews on top of existing and current health and safety considerations, the PDA Committee have decided that the Portsmouth Deaf Centre will remain closed to all groups exceeding 6 people which includes Portsmouth Deaf Centre Club, Portsmouth Deaf Friendly Club and PDCC- Bar until further notice.

Please remember the simple rules like basic hygiene (ie washing your hands for at least 20 seconds) as well as appropriate social distancing of at least 2 metres.

​Your co-operation in upholding this request will be much appreciated. Thank you.

The Portsmouth Deaf Centre was set up to provide a place where Deaf people can meet on both a social and educational basis. Other members of the local community are encouraged to participate in the facilities that are offered by the Centre. The centre also hosts a monthly carers support group for people caring for a family member or friend who has dementia.

279 Arundel Street
United Kingdom
07540 842408

Red Sauce Theatre

I am delivering a service to care-homes and community groups, in the form of performances and wonder boxes!

Performances on Zoom and a box delivered to the group. I am also delivering some well-being and Drama Therapy Training.

The Red Sauce Theatre's mission is to engage with people and to enable creativity and expression using any creative form. To give everyone the skills to create performance and deliver shows with confidence regardless of age, gender or disability.

07591 961234

RNID (Action on Hearing Loss)

We are working hard to continue to help and support everyone who needs us during the coronavirus outbreak. The health and wellbeing of the people we support, our volunteers and our staff remains our priority.

We are also committed to making sure the government understands and responds to the needs of people who are deaf or have hearing loss in their response to the pandemic. Find out more about our influencing work.

If you have any questions or need more information, get in touch with our friendly Information Line:

Chat to us now
0808 808 0123
Text message
0780 000 0360
Relay UK
18001 then 0808 808 0123
0808 808 9000

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Support for the deaf or those that are hard of hearing. We're the UK’s leading charity supporting people with hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus.

0808 8080 123


Lip Reading and Managing hearing loss
If you have some hearing loss or are feeling isolated due to failing hearing, lipreading can help to build your confidence

Anson Road
United Kingdom

The Elizabeth Foundation

COVID-19 Update: All Nurseries are back open , however please read the COVID-19 Statement here before attending:

The Elizabeth Foundation is a charity supporting infants and preschool children with hearing loss and their families.

Southwick Hill Road
United Kingdom
02392 372735