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Ian Noon: Welfare and deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 26, 2015


Continuing our series of blogs on what’s changed over the past five years in relation to deaf children, this blog looks at welfare policy. From DLA to PIP One big change to affect deaf young people is the replacement of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for those over 16. Both DLA […]

Ian Noon: Audiology services for deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 25, 2015


Continuing our series of blogs on the upcoming election, this blog takes a look at the government’s record on health and audiology services in England. What’s changed? One of the big changes over the past five years has been the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It’s fair to say that this got a rocky […]

Ian Noon: Education for deaf children – a review of the past five years

April 23, 2015


Apparently, there’s a big general election coming up on the 7thMay. One of the factors that voters may be taking into account is the coalition government’s record over the past five years. But in terms of support for deaf children, what do we know about what’s changed? With this in mind, the NDCS campaign blog’s […]

Deaf News: One week left for young Deaf people to apply for NDCS dance and music competition

February 16, 2015


Former Hollyoaks star, Rachel Shenton is calling on all young deaf dancers and musicians to take the very last opportunity to showcase their performance skills via the National Deaf Children’s Society’s competition Raising the Bar. Entrants to the competition (eight to 16-year-olds) have less than a week left, until 22 February 2015, to create and […]

Deaf News: Deaf student takes legal action against government over planned cuts to support

February 4, 2015


The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), is backing 17 year old deaf student, Zanna Messenger-Jones from Ireleth, Cumbria, to initiate legal action against the Government over its failure to consult deaf students in proposals to restrict the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). Zanna, who is profoundly deaf in her right ear and severely deaf in her […]

Deaf News: Figures show only 36.3% of deaf children achieve national GCSE benchmarks

January 30, 2015


Only 36.3% of deaf children in England have left secondary school having hit national GCSE benchmarks, according to the Department of Education (DfE) figures released today. This compares with 65.3% of their hearing classmates, highlighting a disturbing widening gap. Alongside these results, a recent report issued by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) on behalf […]

Ian Noon: Legal action on Disabled Students Allowance

January 21, 2015


A member of the NDCS Young People’s Advisory Board, Zanna, has initiated legal action against the Government over proposedchanges to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). Disabled students who need support at university can apply to DSA to help cover the costs of things like note-takers or flashing fire alarms in halls of residence. For many deaf […]