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

February 16, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

NDCS responds to outcry over news that deaf children with additional complex needs will no longer be offered some events by charity

December 5, 2014

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The NDCS has issued a statement following an outcry on social media to the news that the charity will no longer offer tailored one-day and residential youth events for  deaf children with additional complex needs. A letter was sent out to parents last week, which stated that the charity’s youth events would now be targeted “at […]

Ian Noon: Making health information accessible to deaf children and young people

November 6, 2014

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Earlier this year, the My life, my health campaign, set up by the amazing National Deaf Children’s Society Young Person’s Advisory Board, published a report setting out the views of deaf young people on what needed to change to ensure they could access health services. One of the key themes that came out of their […]

Dave Weeds: Why I’m running marathons on 7 continents (including the Antarctic) for the NDCS

October 19, 2014

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In 2008, shortly after turning 31 I wanted to do something ‘life defining’ that I could look back on in years to come and say “I achieved that”. I decided that I would try to take up running and set myself the challenge to run the 2009 London Marathon. A big motivating factor for me […]