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Deaf News: One day after Bristol University’s Centre for Deaf Studies closes, letter reveals Bristol Deaf Centre will be sold

August 2, 2013

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“Dear Member,” the letter says. “We are writing to give you notice that the Board of Trustees have agreed to sell the Deaf Centre building in King Square to Elm Church.” It is with this letter that the members of Bristol Deaf Centre are finding out that the building the Deaf community has used for […]

Ian Noon: Who at DWP thought it was OK to propose that deaf people could only make a claim by telephone?

July 19, 2013

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A minor little campaign victory achieved at NDCS the other week: the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) accepted that deaf people should not be forced to use the phone to make a claim for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit. Usually, I do a little jig and get the Bucks Fizz out when a campaign […]

Deaf News: NDCS appoints Reema Patel as the charity’s youngest ever trustee

May 3, 2013

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The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has appointed an inspirational deaf young trustee to support its work breaking down barriers in education and everyday life for deaf children. Reema Patel, 25, who has previously written for Limping Chicken, will become the youngest trustee in the 69-year-long history of the leading deaf children’s charity, bringing public […]

Meet: Bethany Eason, the deaf teenager who was interviewed on Channel 4 News last night

April 4, 2013

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Meet Bethany Eason: she’s 15 years old and yesterday she appeared on Channel 4 News to tell the world in no uncertain terms why they should listen to the views of deaf young people, and how their lives will be changed when DLA for over 16s becomes PIP. The Limping Chicken’s Contributing Editor Ni Gallant caught […]

Watch: New NDCS video supporting their Stolen Futures campaign

March 22, 2013

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The National Deaf Children’s Society have released a new video to support their Stolen Futures campaign. Watch it below! Don’t forget to sign the charity’s petition to protect services for deaf children here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/34073

Deaf News: Survey says only a third of Local Authorities consider needs of deaf people

March 15, 2013

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The Charity Action on Hearing Loss is today urging Local Authorities across England to meet the needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, following new research which discovered that only one third of responding councils include deafness when assessing the need for social care services. Meanwhile, only a quarter have a strategy […]

Ian Noon: The battle’s lost on welfare cuts for deaf people

March 7, 2013

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The Department for Work and Pensions’ have succeeded in their plans to replace Disability Living Allowance with a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people over 16. The regulations were debated and voted through by Parliament around a month ago. And now many deaf people will lose out. A response from the […]