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Edinburgh hearing loss support directory: work, leisure and volunteering


Access to Work

You can get help from the government through Access to Work to pay for equipment, services such as lip speakers or electronic notetakers, or adaptations to enable you to do your job. You must be in work or about to start work to access the scheme.

Visit the Access to Work website.


All in Edinburgh

The All in Edinburgh service supports anyone with a disability or long-term health condition to find paid employment. They also support you to sustain a job and will help employers to support employees too.

Visit the All in Edinburgh website.



This service supports unemployed people with disabilities into work, by developing new skills to help you find work, helping you find a job, working with your employer and supporting you in your job.

Visit the StartScotland website.



ArtLink provides practical support so that people with disabilities can access the arts.


Access Scottish Theatre lists accessible performances happening across Scotland.


Your Local Cinema lists captioned films showing at Edinburgh cinemas.


Many theatres, cinemas and galleries have a hearing loop. Contact them directly for details.



Volunteer Edinburgh health and wellbeing team

This team supports people who face barriers to engaging in volunteering including people who have an acquired hearing loss. For more information visit the Volunteer Edinburgh website or contact Volunteer Edinburgh:

Phone: 0131 225 0630
Email the Volunteer Edinburgh health and wellbeing team


Find more information and contacts for services across Edinburgh by selecting from the options below. 

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