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Deaf News: Unions and ATW campaign hit out at reported government plans to privatise Access to Work scheme

February 5, 2016


In a move that is sure to worry Deaf people who use the Access to Work scheme, which gives Deaf and disabled people support in the workplace, The Mirror has reported today that Iain Duncan Smith has spent £200,000 drawing up plans for the scheme to be privatised. Duncan Smith’s track record has been heavily criticised over the […]

Deaf Artist Olivier Jamin to showcase his work at Birmingham’s new Grand Central Shopping Centre (BSL)

February 5, 2016


Birmingham based Deaf Artist Olivier Jamin has secured the opportunity to showcase his work at the new Grand Central Shopping Centre Birmingham and on blowUP media’s giant digital screen near the Bullring Shopping Centre. Olivier, who is supported by “Grants for the Arts” through Arts Council England, is a Contemporary Artist who has been Deaf […]

Deaf News: Deaf people in Bristol begin campaign for new Deaf centre (BBC News)

February 4, 2016


Deaf people in Bristol have begun a campaign for a new Deaf centre, after their old one was closed down. A video has just been uploaded by BBC local news, with subtitles and BSL interpretation: Extract from BBC News: Deaf people in Bristol who are upset because they had to sell their social club building […]

Deaf News: Preston City Trampoline Club is first to be awarded DEAFinitely Inclusive accreditation by UK Deaf Sport

February 1, 2016


Preston City Trampoline Club has become the first community sports club in the country to be awarded DEAFinitely Inclusive accreditation status by UK Deaf Sport. The club will use their new accreditation to promote and deliver more inclusive opportunities for deaf children and adults in Preston. Over recent months, Preston City Trampoline Club has been […]

Deaf News: Sense urges government to reflect on Lords defeat for Employment Support Allowance cuts

January 29, 2016


National deafblind charity, Sense, has welcomed the news the government have been defeated in the Lords over plans to cut the benefits of people with illness and disabilities. Ministers want to cut Employment Support Allowance by £30 a week to spur some new claimants to return to work. However Sense has argued it would make […]

Deaf News: Breakthrough for #toylikeme campaign as Lego release first disabled mini figure

January 28, 2016


There’s been another breakthrough for the #toylikeme campaign, which is led by deaf journalist Rebecca Atkinson, after a disabled minifigure was spotted at several toyfairs Extract from the Guardian: The first ever Lego figure in a wheelchair has been spotted at the Nuremberg and London toy fairs, featuring a beanie-hatted character alongside a helper dog. […]

Deaf News: GCSE figures show improvement in deaf children’s results, but concerns remain

January 26, 2016


Latest government figures issued by the Department for Education show that GCSE attainment levels for deaf young people in England have improved. In 2015 41.1% of deaf young people achieved five GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grades A* to C, compared to 36.3% of deaf children in 2014. However, almost two thirds (58.9%) of deaf […]