07/01/2016

Hearing Loop Awareness in Swindon

Rotary, working in partnership with the national charity Hearing Link, have started a team of volunteers who include hearing aid wearers, all of whom want to make a difference in their community. This team is a Rotary Community Corps, working together to act literally as the eyes and ears to check on the availability of hearing loops in Swindon, quality of signage and whether loops are working. Let’s Loop Swindon have great pleasure in sharing their first awareness raising video to help people understand what Let’s Loop Swindon is trying to achieve and how others might want to help across the UK.

Let’s Loop Swindon has so far completed surveys of 224 premises for Hearing Loop Provision, including Pharmacies, Supermarkets, Banks and Building Societies, Department Stores, and shops in the Designer Outlet Shopping Village. The following is a list of places with good loop systems:

Supermarkets: Co-op Old Town; Co-op Hyde Road; Sainsbury’s Oxford Road.
Pharmacies: Lloyds Pharmacy throughout Swindon; Rowlands Chemist Sussex Square; Co-op Pharmacy Taw Hill; Penhill Pharmacy; Asda Chemist West Swindon Centre.
Banks & Building Societies: RBS Commercial Road; HSBC Canal Walk and Marlborough Road; Coventry BS Regent Circus; Lloyds Regent Circus, Cricklade Road and High Street; Nationwide Pipers Way.
Department Stores: House of Fraser Canal Walk; Next Mannington Retail Park; John Lewis Mannington Retail Park.
Designer Outlet Village: Costa Coffee; Marks and Spencer; Pizza Express.

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