Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing

Home loan service

British Red Cross, in partnership with our Sensory Services team, offers a free home loan service for equipment such as the following:

  • telephones with amplifiers
  • vibrating alarm clocks
  • TV listening aids
  • visual/chiming doorbells
  • tinnitus relaxers.

Items are on display at their drop-in centre in Galashiels and can be borrowed for a two week home trial basis prior to purchase. 

The centre is an approved BT try-before-you-buy centre.

Resource centre and drop-in

The Galashiels drop-in centre is open every Thursday between 10:00am-12noon.

  • 1 Wheatlands Mill, Wheatlands Road, Galashiels TD1 2HQ
  • Tel: 01896 751888
  • Email: [email protected]

If you are unable to attend on the fixed date and times, it may be possible to arrange another appointment - contact them to find out more.

Please note that equipment is not sold at the resource centre.