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Lipreading Courses

Our Lipreading Courses start in September 2017 and will run until June 2018.  Further Courses will be scheduled from September 2018.  The Courses are running at:-

  • Leamington Spa Baptist Church  – 10.30 am – 12.30 pm Monday
  • Henry Fry Centre, Coventry -10.30 – 12.30 pm on Tuesday
  • Kenilworth Community Centre  – 2.00 – 4.00 pm  Wednesday
  • Stratford Methodist Church Hall – 10.30 am – 12.30 pm Thursday

The Courses are free, but we ask for a donation of up to £25 per term from those who feel able to make a contribution. See our contact information at the foot if you would like more information.

CELST are also supporting Heartlands Hospital by providing assistance to enable Courses in Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss in Solihull.  The Courses will be held at Solihull United Reformed Church.

If you wish to enquire about attending one of our courses please provide your details by clicking on the form button directly below:-


Course Enquiry Form       


Support Group Meeting: Coffee Mornings

We have arranged speakers for our coffee mornings for the next few months and these are listed below. Please let us know if you are coming by email to .

We welcome everyone who has an interest in hearing loss.

All our events are now pre booked at the Kenilworth Centre in Abbey End North (access is from the Abbey End car park) CV8 1QJ. A £3 donation towards the cost of the room & tea/coffee provided is appreciated.


The meeting dates for Autumn 2017 are:

  • Wed 11 October 11 am – 1pm, Tim Leggatt Public Speaking  – A 45 minute talk and the rest of the time for a catch up.


  • Wed 8th November 11 am – 1pm, Sharon Smith Social Care Worker Specialist Equipment Physical Disability & Sensory Services Team. Bringing us up to date on what support is offered to those with hearing loss.


  • Wed 13th December 11 am – 1 pm, Jo Hobbs Some of you may know Jo as she owns the Thomas Oken Tearooms & previously taught Lipreading at Henry Fry Centre. Last one before Xmas 


Please let us know if you are coming by email to . 


We welcome everyone who has an interest in hearing loss.

We intend to have a Phonak system that attendees can use to ‘listen’ to the speaker at future coffee mornings which will make it more accessible. We would like to thank the Kenilworth Forum for their contribution towards the funding needed to purchase the system.

Finally the charity CELST is a voluntary (not for profit) charity whose prime objective is to raise funding to sustain lipreading classes and expand them where it is possible.

We are always on the lookout for anyone who wishes to support the charity by spreading the word of what we do, distributing our leaflets and supporting us at local events where we hope to raise our profile in the county. If you are ever able to help out whether that is ideas, time or suggesting topics or speakers for our coffee mornings please let us know. We need you J

The format of the meeting is for people to meet up in a social environment, to catch up with others who may have attended one of the Lipreading Courses either now or in the past, but who all have hearing loss.

We do hope you can join us.  If you would like to bring a partner or friend, they will be very welcome.