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DDUK Announcement is pleased to confirm
DDUK – 2nd Conference – 15 May 2015
Venue: Manchester Deaf Centre
Exhibition Stalls
Conference Programme details still being finalised
from Invited Speakers/Confirmation asap
Note Key Speakers confirmed from the
NHS (Diabetes) + Diabetes UK
Conference Booking available in February 2015
You can now Register your Interest for
Information on DDUK Conference + Early Bird
Booking Fee
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Stockport Deaf Health Event – Wednesday 21st May 2014

To improve awareness of local services and support available for deaf and hard of hearing people in Stockport

To involve local deaf and hard of hearing people in improving services and their communications

To engage service users on their health and social care needs

To support the deaf and hard of hearing community to take control of their own health through tailored communications and education sessions.

Where: Pinewood Lecture Theatre, Stepping Hill Hospital
Time: 2-8pm

Deaf Parenting UK will be setting up stall to promote their services, along with 20 other groups:

1. NHS Stockport CCG

2. Stepping Hill Hospital

3. Hypertension Campaign (BP checks)

4. Audiology drop-in service

5. Stockport Council Equipment Adaptation & Sensory Loss Team

6. BSL Healthy Minds

7. Interpreter Now

8. Breast Cancer stall

9. Cancer information stall

10. Walthew House

11. Healthwatch Stockport

12. Mastercall out of hours GP service

13. Library Service

14. Welfare rights Service

15. UK Council on Deafness

16. Action on Hearing Loss

17. Deaf Nest

18. FLAG

19. Deaf Parenting UK Services

20. Genie Networks

And 5 workshops:

• 2:00pm Deaf Awareness Training for GPs and Clinicians (Deaf Health Champions)

• 3:00pm Alcohol Awareness Session (Lifeline Project Ltd)

• 4:00pm Breast Awareness Session (Stepping Hill Bobby Moore Unit)

• 5:00pm Deaf Awareness Training for GPs and Clinicians (Deaf Health Champions)

• 6:00pm Cancer Awareness Session (Macmillan & Deaf Health Champions)


Hackney Deaf Parenting Support Group

 Are you a Deaf Parent/ Deaf Parent to be?

 Want to mix with other Deaf Parents & children?

 Want to receive information, support and advice?

When: 2nd Wednesday of every Month – 12.45pm – 2.45pm

14 th May 2014

11 th June 2014

9 th July 2014

10 th September 2014

8 th October 2014

12 th November 2014

Comet Children’s Centre
20 Halcomb Street
N1 5RF




Deaf Parenting UK’s Families 2nd year running Short Break: Butlin’s Bognor Regis – for Deaf Parents living in London / M25 border only.

WHEN: 11th – 15th August 2014

Butlin’s Bognor Regis Resort
Upper Bognor Road
Bognor Regis
West Sussex, PO21 1JJ

COSTS: Room only for £100 per person – (2 Years & over)

Under 2 Years – FREE

(You will sleep in ‘Room Only’ with shower available on – 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th August. Check out is 10am on 15th August)


If you wish to order food from the list of menu (Breakfast and Dinner) – you will need to complete form;

£17.50 per adult per day.

£8.75 per child age 6-14yrs

£4.50 per child age 2-5yrs

Under 2’s free.

(We are in arrangement with the company to provide BSL Interpreters for each night of the evening entertainment. Further details will be announced in due course)


 SMS: 07928 282249
Facebook: Caroline Dpuk



When: FRIDAY 9TH MAY 2014 10am – 4pm

Where: Waddington Suite & Stanley Matthews Lounge, Britannia Stadium, Stoke City Football Club, Stoke-on-Trent

Award winning charity DEAFvibe is a vibrant organisation seeking to empower Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind community of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

The Deaf-led Charity, now in its fifth year and run by volunteers, will hold its third annual See Me, Hear Me Exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is free to members of the public and professionals who wish to attend.

Last year’s event attracted 50 exhibitors from around the country and almost 500 visitors including deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind people, their carers and families and professionals working in the field of deafness.

The exhibition, informally known as the Deaf Day, promotes the wealth of services available to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind people in Staffordshire, from suppliers of assistive listening devices and national deaf organisations to local health and emergency services that are keen to make their services more accessible. In addition to the information stalls, there will be two BSL interpreted tours of Britannia Stadium, stalls selling crafts, cakes and holistic treatments and fundraising activities including a raffle with fantastic prizes (with some Stoke City FC memorabilia included).

The event is fully accessible, with all communication needs catered for, such as British Sign Language and Deafblind interpreters, Electronic Notetaker and a Lipspeaker, all of which will be available on the day.

DEAFvibe chair, Julie Hart says “The ‘See Me, Hear Me’ event is a great opportunity for all to find out about deafness, the impact it can have on your life and to get advice and information on how to continue to live an independent life after being diagnosed as deaf”.

********** Deaf Parenting UK will be setting up stall to promote their services – come along and network! ******


Book your free place at the CODA UK and Ireland 5th Conference: Are you CODA Aware?

CODA- Child of Deaf Adults

 27th April 2014


 Grand Connaught Rooms, London

All are welcome!

Places limited – for more info, please email:

During the conference we will cover the History of CODAs and the Issues they face. We will have workshops on CODAs as Interpreters and Children in Schools, Volunteer Awards and a Networking Lunch with guest speaker Professor Jemina Napier author of: Sign Language Brokering: A survey of hearing and Deaf Codas.


London Deaf Parents Support Groups run by Deaf Parenting UK

  • Deaf Parents & children’s drop in family friendly environment
  • Access to toys and activities for children under 5yrs
  • Receive information, support and advice

Camden Locality

Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm


  • Tuesday 9th October 2012
  • Tuesday 13th November 2012
  • Tuesday 11th December  2012

Where: Harmood Children Centre, 1 Forge Place, Off Ferdinand Street NW1 8DQ

Hackney Locality

Time: 12.30pm- 2.30pm


  • Monday 22nd Oct 2012
  • Monday 19th Nov 2012

Where: Comet Children Centre, 20 Halcomb Street, Hackney N1 5RF

Newham Locality

Time: 1 – 3pm


  • Friday 19th October 2012
  • Friday 23rd November 2012
  • Friday 21st December 2012

Where: Abbey Lane Children Centre, 1 Abbey Lane, Stratford E15 2SD

Hammersmith & Fulham Locality

Time: 1 – 3pm


  • Monday 15th October 2012
  • Monday 12th November 2012
  • Monday 10th December 2012

Where: Masbro Brook Green Family Centre 49 Brook Green, London, W6 7BJ

For more information or queries, please contact me.

Nicole Campbell

DPUK Families Project Coordinator

sms: 07928 842529

fax: 0871 264 3323

DPUK Day Out in London Southbanks for Deaf Parents and Families

On Saturday 18th August 2012

  • Handa’s Suprise Puppet Show at 12.15pm (children age 2-6yrs
  • Enjoy a stroll along the Southbank!
  • Visit the Jubilee Gardens and Adventure Park!
  • See amazing acts at the Southbank Festival of the World!
  • Visit Festival of the World Museum

More information can be found on the flyer here.

Deadline: 3rd August 2012

To book your place, email

London Deaf Parents Drop In Sessions / Support Groups run by Deaf Parenting UK

·Deaf Parents & children’s drop in family friendly environment

·Access to toys and activities for children under 5yrs

·Receive information, support and advice

Camden Locality

Time:10am – 12 noon


  • Friday 13thApril
  • Friday 11thMay
  • Friday 8thJune
  • Friday 13thJuly
  • Friday 10thAugust
  • Friday 14thSeptember

Where:Harmood Children Centre, 1 Forge Place, Off Ferdinand Street NW1 8DQ

Hackney Locality

Time:12.30pm- 2.30pm


·Monday 16th April

·Monday 21st May

·Monday 18th June

·Monday 16th July

·Monday 20thAugust

·Monday 17th Sept

·Monday 22nd Oct

·Monday 19th Nov

Where:Comet Children Centre, 20 Halcomb Street, Hackney N1 5RF

Newham Locality

Time:10am – 12pm


  • Friday 20th April
  • Friday 18thMay
  • Friday 22ndJune
  • Friday 20thJuly
  • Friday 24thAugust
  • Friday 21stSeptember
  • Friday 26thOctober
  • Friday 23rdNovember

Where:Abbey Lane Children Centre, 1 Abbey Lane, Stratford E15 2SD

Hammersmith & Fulham Locality ****NEW****

Time:1 – 3pm


  • Monday 23rdApril (1stsession)
  • Monday 14thMay
  • Monday 11thJune
  • Monday 9thJuly
  • Monday 13thAugust
  • Monday 10thSeptember
  • Monday 15thOctober
  • Monday 12thNovember
  • Monday 10thDecember

Where:Masbro Brook Green Family Centre49 Brook Green, London, W6 7BJ


Deaf Family related events- Updates:

Deaf Parenting UK is pleased to announce the following updates for Deaf Families living in the London Regions:



Fun & Games!

Saturday 7th April 2012, 1pm – 5pm, at St John’s Deaf Club, 258 Green Lanes, London N4 2HE (click here for flyer)






At Comet Children’s Centre, 20 Halcomb Street, Hackney, N1 5RF

Monday 16th April 2012, 12.30-2.30pm

The ‘workshop’ will cover:

Introduction to First Steps – Who Are We?

Information about basic behaviour management strategies (e.g. praise and ignoring)

What topics you as a parent would like to see covered at future sessions.


Re-decorate this spring!!!

Come and learn how to decorate Kew Palace style!

Kew Palace Botanic Gardens (flyer)

Sunday 20th May 2012, 11am – 4pm

Free experimental printing workshop for maximum 15 people – children + deaf parents (2 children /1 adult ratio)

For children age 8-12 years

BSL Interpretation

Tea/Coffee Refreshments provided

Only 15 places available on first come, first serve basis.

  • Bring your own packed lunch
  • Free unassisted time to roam around in gardens after end of workshop.

For further information and booking forms for the above – please contact DPUK Families Project Coordinator:

Nicole Campbell

DPUK Families Project Coordinator

SMS: 07928 842529

Fax: 0871 264 33233


DPUK’s upcoming Family fun days…

Deaf Parenting UK are delighted to announce an exciting programme of activities as part of Deaf Families Project, funded by Children in Need,  including:

  • 22nd October 2011 – Unicorn Theatre – Billy the Kid Captioned Show from 1.30pm-3pm (see flyer)
  • 26th November 2011 – Discover Children Story Centre, Stratford from 12-5pm (see flyer)
  • 11th December 2011 – Children’s Xmas Party at St Johns Deaf Club from 1-6pm (see flyer)
Calendar of Events for 2012 -:
  • 14th January 2012 – Children’s New Year Disco – Walthamstow
  • 23rd January 2012 – Sexual Health Workshop provided by Deafax
  • 11th February 2012 – Eddie Catz Soft Play Centre, Wimbledon
  • 17th March 2012 – Arts & Craft Session for Mothering Sunday – venue location to be advised shortly
  • 7th April 2012 – Easter Theme Fun & Games and Tea Party – venue location to be advised shortly
  • 26th May 2012 – National Family Week – DPUK Family Day out at Paradise Wildlife Park, Hertfordshire – TBA
  • 16th June 2012 – Subtitled Film at Picture House Cinema exclusively for Deaf Families in conjuction with Father’s Day – Details to be advised
  • Events for July, August & September 2012 will be sought/finalised after Christmas.

To learn more or to book your place, please email Nicole on


Deaf Parenting UK is delighted to be chosen to work in partnership with first ever UK and Ireland’s Family Information Tour organised by London Family Television. The products and services that have been chosen for the Family Information Tour are made to enable the enrichment of the lives of families, children and young people.

Asif Iqbal MBE Project Manager explained: “We are delighted with our partnership with Family Information Tour, ensuring that Deaf parents and other parents who visits the Tour are aware of Deaf Parenting UK and our services.

Family Information Tour are also FREE which provide families with information, advice, support and resources at family friendly venues. It is also fantastic opportunity for Deaf Parenting UK and other charities/ organisations toshowcase the best products, services and businesses to parents, children and young people.”

Sofia Theophilou, Director of UK and Ireland Family Tour: “Local Family TV is delighted to be partnering with Deaf Parenting UK on our UK and Ireland Family Information Tour.  It is important that not only is information and advice is important for families but that everyone should also know about Deaf Parenting UK as charity that does so much for deaf parents.  We also hope that more people will become volunteers or donate and we will continue to get the message across.”

The Family Information Tour will also showcase the following:

Products – Some of which to include books and video games that will benefit parents, children and young people with educational information;

Seminars – Q&A sessions with real-life experts;

Services: Businesses and voluntary organisations chosen by us will exhibit information and provide advice to parents, children and young people;

Presenters Casting: We have received confirmation from over 100 people who will be attending the tour for our presenter auditions.  We are looking to train local children, young people and adults to present programmes in their communities;

The Family Information Tour will cover 9 dates across the venues at Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Exeter, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh and Belfast on Saturdays from November 2011 to April 2012, therefore giving the maximum impact benefiting families, children and young people living in the UK and Ireland, as follow:

Birmingham – 26th November 2011

Venue – Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, Birmingham, B4 7SX

Manchester – 10 December 2011

Venue – Manchester Bridge Club, 30 Palatine Road, Manchester, M20 3JJ

Newcastle – 28 January 2012

Venue – Fluid Bar and Kitchen, Bealim House, 17-25 Gallowgate, NE1 4SG

Norwich – 11 February 2012

Venue – Blackfriars’ Hall, Norwich St, Andrews Hall Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU

Exeter – 18 February 2012

Venue – X Centre Commercial Road Exeter EX2 4AD

Cardiff – 10 March 2012

Venue – Whitchurch Community Centre, Old Church Road, CF14 1AD

London – 24th March 2012

Venue –Christ Church United Reformed Church, Chase Side, Enfield, EN2 6ND

Edinburgh – 31 March 2012

Venue – Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL

Belfast – 28 April 2012
Venue – Black Box, 18 – 22 Hill Street, BT1 2LA


Do you want to know more about answering your children’s question on sexual issues…?

“…Young Deaf  People feel embarrassed to ask their parents about sexual health issues…”

When:    Monday 23rd January 2012

Time:     10am – 1pm

Where:   Room 3, The Poetry School 81 Lambeth Walk London SE11 6DX

Cost: £5.00 per person

Workshop provided by Deafax’s deaf traine

Contact DPUK Families Project Coordinator for more information and booking form.


Flyer also available by clicking here so please circulate to Deaf parents who are interested.

DPUK&Bristol NHS: Free Deaf parent Mentor course



Free Deaf Parent Mentoring Course

  • Are you a parent or someone who has cared for children?
  • Would you enjoy supporting other Deaf families or
  • are you someone who is already working with Deaf families?

If yes, you may be interested in doing this free course.

St Paul’s Children Centre, Bristol

17 th  September 2011,
22 nd  October 2011,
5 th  November 2011
3 rd  December 2011
14 th  January 2012,
11 th  February 2012
10 th /11 th  March 2012

Deaf speakers / facilitators will lead the course
Free crèche is provided

Topics include having fun with families, keeping up the modern time, feelings, alcohol/smoking/drugs, sexual issues and keeping the family healthy.

Contact Hilary, DPUK Bristol Coordinator at
Or text 07766304998

Please see our poster and display them at your local Deaf club, family centres and any other places that Deaf parents goes to generate interests.

Free Deaf Parenting Support Group for all (Camden)

FREE Deaf Parenting Support Group run by Deaf Parenting UK

Are you a Deaf Parent/ Deaf Parent to be?

Want to mix with other Deaf Parents & children in a family friendly environment?

Want to receive information, support and advice on parenting?

Why not come along and find out what it is all about?

DPUK Camden Deaf Parenting Support Group – 2nd Friday of Every Month

Open to all Deaf parents/parents to be in Camden and neighbouring boroughs

Time:10am – 12 noon


Friday 9th September 2011

Friday 14th October 2011

Friday 11th November 2011

Where: Harmood Children Centre, 1 Forge Place, Off Ferdinand Street NW1 8DQ

Harrow Asian Deaf Club & Deaf Parenting UK’s joint celebration – 2nd July 2011

Deaf Parenting UK is celebrating their 10years anniversary by joining force with Harrow Deaf Club to have a fantastic family BBQ.

When:  2nd July 2011

Where: Bentley Day Centre, 94 Uxbridge Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 6DH

Time: 2pm-9pm

It’s a FAMILY DAY OUT!! EVERYONE are welcome, you can invite whoever you want to come, anyone can join the fun day out!

It includes BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Pinata, Egg and Spoon Race, Sack Race, Apple Bobbing, Art, Lucky Dip, Prizes and so so so so much more!!!

Entry Prices:
– Adults: £5
– Children (aged 7-15) : £2.50
– Family (2 adults and 2 childs) : £12
– Kids (6 or under): Free

No need to pre-book, just turn up and have lots of fun!
Please note that children are the responsibility of the parents as no crèche provided at the venue. It is fun for both parents and kids to share together.

Any Questions: Please contact the HADC team,
SMS/Text: 07907445619 Please don’t forget to add your name in the text message so we know who you are.

DPUK Family Day Trip to Thorpe Park (July 2011)

THORPE PARK is the place to get your adrenaline pumping!

Must Travel by coach, courtesy of DPUK

FREE Tickets inclusive of coach and theme park entrance:

Children under 1 metre – FREE

(Maximum ticket requests – 4 people per family)

When: Saturday 23rd July 2011

Where: Opposite London’s Dungeon at London Bridge BR Station

Time: 8.30AM SHARP

Return to London Bridge at 7.30pm

Places will be given on first come first serve basis for Deaf Families living in South West, West, North, North West, and East London Regions only

Limited TICKETS – book quickly to avoid disappointment!



Fax: 0871 264 3323

SMS:             07928 842529

The Royal Collection and the Wallace Collection:

Wednesday 29 June, 18:00 – 19:30 at The Queen’s Gallery

Saturday 2 July, 16:30 – 18:00 at the Wallace Collection

(The talk will be delivered between 16:45 and 16:00 and refreshments will be served at the beginning and end of the talk)


Outside In: Exploring depictions of Dutch Life at the Royal Collection and the Wallace Collection

This event will explore the themes of war and peace, and mood and morals in seventeenth-century Dutch paintings. A number of paintings in the Dutch Landscapes exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery will be compared with interior scenes at the Wallace Collection.

At The Queen’s Gallery the talk will be delivered in English with BSL Interpretation provided by Tracey Tyer and Lipspeaking support from Linda Croton.

At the Wallace Collection the talk will be delivered in SSE (voice and sign) by Serena Cant. Notes and a loop will be available.

Special Senses Day at Colchester Zoo

On the 2nd July Colchester Zoo will be holding its annual Special Senses Day, a great day out that has been designed to make the zoo fun and accessible for all abilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for visitors with a range of disabilities to get more involved with activities at the zoo and there will be special encounter sessions for anyone that is registered disabled and a sensory awareness zone with touch and sniff activities, live animals and crafts.

Highlights of the day will include the ‘Special Senses Show’ at the Wild about Animal’s Theatre and the assistance dog team demonstration at the Displays Arena. The ‘Special Senses Show’ will explain all about how animals use their senses for survival and the assistance dog team demonstration will give visitors an insight into the expert training that the specialist hearing dogs receive.

Families with deaf children are invited to visit the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Listening Bus, the UK’s only touring information centre for deaf children and over the course of the day there will also be British Sign Language Interpreted feeds and displays for hearing impaired visitors throughout the zoo.

Start/Finish times: 9.30am – 6.30pm (last admissions to zoo grounds at 5.30pm)

Ticket costs:
Adult rate – £16.99
Child rate – £10.50
Senior (over 60) rate – £13.99

Disabled rate – £8.50

Carers – 1 Carer may also enter at the same rate as the season appropriate Disabled rate
Please note verification of disability status will be required to qualify for the concessionary rate. e.g Blue Badge, letter etc.

Please check out the website on for more information and for enquiries, please telephone: 01206 331292

Next CODA/HMFD Workshop is planned for Sunday 26th June 2011.

These workshops are aimed at the hearing children of Deaf parents.

The morning workshops are a safe place for the children to express themselves and their feelings. Parents are not judged. The workshops are about the children feeling free to talk about their shared experiences with their peers.

We, as a group, have all agreed that what we talk about, in the workshops, stays in the workshops and is not discussed away from the workshops, with anyone!

The afternoon activities are decided by the children and are their opportunity to have fun and be carefree.

Workshop Facilitators, Angie Poole and George T. Taylor, encourage the children to take pride in their bi-culturalism and bi-lingualism. Angie and George are both adult HMFDs, fully accredited workshop facilitators and CRB checked.

CODA = Children of Deaf Adults (English)

HMFD = “hearing (me) – Mother – Father – Deaf” (BSL)

Next CODA/HMFD Workshop is planned for Sunday 26th June 2011.

10:15 – 10:30, meet at Arboretum Hall/Cafe (parents and children).

10:30 – 12:30, WORKSHOP (children age 8-16 only).

12:30 – 13:00, Lunch.

13:00 – 16:00, Afternoon activity (to be announced).

16:30, parents collect children from Arboretum Hall/Cafe.

Please e-mail, address below, to confirm you child’s attendance. This is necessary because numbers are limited.

BSL Talking Hands
Angie Poole & George T. Taylor

  • British Sign Language/English Interpreters & Translators
  • Workshop Facilitators & Trainers (CODA/HMFD & ‘Parenting Matters’)
  • Columnists
  • Consultants (Health & Safety, Technical Aids, Access to Work)
  • Advocacy (Mental Health)

DPUK Family Day Trip to LegoLand (May 2011)


LEGOLAND is a theme park with over 55 Rides and attractions, providing a fun packed day for children up to 15 years old.


Must travel by coach, courtesy of DPUK


When: Tuesday 31st May 2011


Where: Meeting point for coach pick up:

Opposite London’s Dungeon at London Bridge BR Station

What Time:  8.30AM SHARP


Return to London Bridge at 6pm


FREE Tickets inclusive of coach and theme park entrance:

Children under 3 years – FREE

(Maximum ticket requests – 4 people per family)


Places will be given on first come first serve basis for Deaf Families living in South West, West, North, North West, and East London Regions only


Limited TICKETS  – book quickly to avoid disappointment!




Fax: 0871 264 3323

Sms: 07928 842529

FREE Deaf Parenting Skills workshops – Bristol & Surrounding Areas.

Are you Deaf parents or know of Deaf Parents living in Bristol area or surrounding areas?

Want to meet other Deaf parents?

Want to boost your confidence on parenting?

Need support/ information/ advice on where to go?

Workshops are for you!

Where: St Paul’s Children Centre

Little Bishop Street

St Paul’s

Bristol BS2 9JF

When: Saturday 12th March 2011

Saturday 26th March 2011

Saturday  9th April 2011

Saturday 16th April 2011

Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm

Do come along and get to meet other parents as well as sharing your experiences and to learn from others too.

The workshops and crèche are free, please book places for yourselves and your children, if they wish to come along – booking form attached or contact Hilary for a booking form.

The suggested topics are as follows:

  • Healthy eating with the family
  • Communication with the family
  • Keeping fit with the family
  • Behaviour management
  • Budgeting with the family
  • Positive parenting tips
  • Understanding child development
  • Knowing your benefits

Do let us know if there is anything in particular that you would like to see happen during the workshop sessions.

Want to know more and to book your places, please contact Hilary Sutherland by email on or by fax 01454 324408

FREE Education session about diabetes for Deaf diabetes.

NHS Diabetes offering FREE Education session about diabetes for Deaf diabetes. Could you please put this information on your website for Deaf parents to access information + to encourage Deaf parents who may have diabetes or their child / children may have diabetes to attend. I am assisting the NHS. This is an opportunity for Deaf diabetes to attend. Priority is given to Deaf diabetes – pending on spaces available Deaf people who do not have diabetes may attend but need to let me know to put their names down quickly.

For more info can be found here

Training Opportunity for Deaf Managers:

Managers in bilingual and bicultural working environment – Facing the Challenge

A Training Course at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

16-17 May 2011

How to get the best out of Deaf staff and managers ?

How can Deaf People succeed in management?

A new course aimed at breaking down the barriers faced by Deaf people in management.

Essential lessons in management for:

•   Deaf Managers and Executives

•   Managers responsible for Deaf Staff, including Deaf Managers

•   Aspiring Deaf Managers

Run by top management experts and top BSL experts from Heriot-Watt University’s School of Management and Languages. Guest lecturers with experience in Deaf management from the UK and other countries, including Finland.

More details – webpage:

BSL video:-

International Sign video:-

To enrol:


Deaf Parenting UK is celebrating their 10 years Anniversary and to make it more special, we are organising a first-ever Deaf Parenting UK Awards Event to celebrate our 10 years anniversary, recognising people for their contribution to improve the quality of life for Deaf parents ranging from front-line service, community based and strategy levels.

The Event will take place on Fri 7th October 2011 at 10.30am -1.30pm at Central London. There are 7 awards aimed for either individual Deaf parents or professionals working with Deaf parents and service providers (including health, social services, education, community/ charitable organisations/ groups).


Nominate yourself or someone worthy of the award: Nominations are now open to individuals (including Deaf Parents, families, friends, neighbours, Samaritan) and Organisations (including Health, Social Services, Education, voluntary organisations & community groups).

To submit your nomination now, please log onto our website:, read DPUK Awards page first before making your nomination from the Nomination Page.

Deadline for nomination: 15th July 2011.


Ticket also now for Sale to our Awards event which will be on Friday 7th Oct in Central London. An event – not to be missed!

Early Bird Discount (until 15th July 2011) £10 per person
Full price (1st August – 16th September 2011) £15 per person

Deadline for buying ticket is 16th September 2011. Limited space availability so first come first served.

Please spread the word or distribute the flyer (downloadable from our website) to as many as possible to Deaf Parents, their families, friends, Samaritans, Neighbours, or to your local Deaf clubs, Deaf Associations/ Centre, workplace, heath services, social services and education eg your child’s school/ college etc and encourage them to make their nomination. Flyer available from:

To learn more about DPUK Awards 2011, please go to our website:

Sign Circle Deaf BSL Camping Festival 22-25 July 2011, Longridge Showground, Preston, Lancashire,

Sign Circle is a camping festival with many different activities, workshops, entertainment and performances for all ages to enjoy. During this weekend you and your family can take part in the programme or simply sit back, relax and switch off. The festival welcomes the whole signing community; Deaf people, families, friends and groups.

The reason why Sign Circle was set up is because mainstream festivals are often not accessible for Deaf people, and they do not have the unique elements of Deaf community and culture. At Sign Circle you and your family will have unlimited access in BSL to anything that is going on at the campsite.

The festival has been successfully running for the past four years and now celebrates its 5th anniversary. In total Sign Circle has provided entertainment for 1,200 campers and volunteers, and continues to grow. The festival is organised and run by a team of volunteers.

May 2007, 142 people at Fanwood Campsite in Yorkshire

May 2008, 250 people at Fanwood Campsite in Yorkshire

May 2009, 386 people at Longridge Campsite in Lancashire

May 2010, 417 people at Longridge Campsite in Lancashire

For more information about the festival:

– Visit

– Email

– Text 07762 142 131

– Join the Facebook event ‘Sign Circle – 5th Deaf BSL Camping Festival’

FREE BSL/SSE Tours at Dulwich Picture Gallery

We have an exciting programme of complimentary BSL/SSE tours lined up this year at the Gallery with our excellent guides, Serena Cant and Jennifer Little.

Please find the current flyer for these tours attached. The first tour in this series is, “The Marvels of the 17th-Century: The Dutch Golden Age” and will take place on Friday 11th February at 2pm.

Please reply to this email to book your places. Please state if you require a voiceover interpreter.

I look forward to receiving your bookings.

Many thanks,


Michelle Douek
Community Programmes Manager
Dulwich Picture Gallery
020 8299 8734

Footballing Fun day for Deaf Children and families

AD football Rmx (Flyer in PDF)

Action Deafness, Leicestershire FA and Leicester City Football Club have worked together to create a Deaf Football Funday to be held at the new state of the art 3G football pitches at:

Judgemeadow Community College

Marydene Drive,

Leicester LE5 6HP

Sunday, March 6th 2011

11.30am- 2pm.

Admission Free

The event is open to families with Deaf children 8-16yrs and their siblings (brothers, sisters and cousins) who have an interest in football. This will be an action packed programme for all levels of ability and the activities will be split into age groups where appropriate.

We want to encourage parents to have an understanding about deaf football in Leicestershire and the UK.

All modes of communication will be provided for on the day along with F.A qualified coaches.

So all you need is to bring your trainers, shin-pads and comfortable clothes.

Don’t miss out on this exciting event.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to attend, or find out more information on this event please don’t hesitate to contact us and book a place by emailing us on:,uk


Tel: 0844 5938443

All staff and volunteers have been assessed for safety concerns to include insurance and Criminal Bureau Checks (CRB).


There will be no transport available i.e. from home to venue. This is due to funding constraints

The Baby Show ExCeL returns on 18 – 20 February 2011!

Give your baby the best start by visiting the UK’s number one Baby Show.

In just one day you can…

  • Enjoy huge savings on 1000s of must have products from top brands
  • Try before you buy to find the right products for you
  • Learn all you need for a happy, healthy baby from experts
  • Talk with midwives and health experts to put any concerns to rest
  • Get expert product advice and demos
  • BSL interpreter(s) provided from Deaf Parenting UK Stand M28 on each day and on Stage only on Saturday.

… Plus, relax as nappy changing, feeding and play areas, shopping drop-off and collect by car services make visiting a breeze.

Tickets for The Baby Show ExCeL are now on sale or email to win some FREE tickets.

More info can be found our news section and our The Baby Show page.

We look forward to seeing you at The Show

Special Valentine Night Saturday, February 5 · 6:00pm – 9:30pm

On Saturday 5th February 2011 at:

Harrow Asian Deaf Club (Bentley Day Centre)

94 Uxbridge Road
Harrow, Middlesex, London, Ha3 6DH


We have many games, some include the following:

Blind Dates
‘Take Me Out’ (as seen on tv – ITV1 / ITV2)
Dance Competitions
Musical Chairs
Valentine Dances
And many more…

Special Valentine fruit drinks provided (non – alcoholic)
Also, Delicious finger snacks displayed

All only for:
£3 (over 16 years old)
50p (under 16 years old)

For any enquiries please contact:

Renuka Ruparelia (Chairperson) at renuka
Samir Ganthani (vice Chairperson) at

SIGNtific event at Science Museum for both deaf and hearing children

The Science Museum has an exciting programme of FREE family events led by amazing Deaf presenters (with interpreter voiceovers)!

Suitable for Deaf and hearing audiences. Our presenters will use BSL and they will be accompanied by their interpreter voiceovers.

Here’s what we have lined up on Saturday 5th February…
**Real McCoy**
Choo! Choo! Next stop America. Hop on board for this story-telling adventure and discover all about the life of Elijah McCoy, who changed the way trains work forever.
13.30, Lasts 30 minutes
Suitable for children aged 7 and under
This event takes place in the Launchpad Briefing Room (3rd floor)

**Kitchen Scientists**
You don’t have to work in a high-tech lab to have fun with experiments. Join us to make your own rockets and much more in this hands-on workshop.
15.30, lasts 45 minutes
Suitable for children aged 8 and up
This event takes place in the Things Gallery (the Basement)

You do not have to book for these events, however if you would like more information please contact
Or our website
We look forward to seeing you at the Science Museum!
Next SIGNtific Day: 21st February

HDM London talk: the DEAF space on 2nd February 2011

The February meeting of the HDM London will be on Wednesday 2nd Febraury (6.30-9pm) in the small meeting room, Friends Meeting house, Euston Road, opposite Euston station.

Mike Gulliver from the University of Bristol will present his talk called ‘the DEAF space’.

There will be further details on the topic and volunteer interpreters, to be confirmed later.

As usual, entrance fee is £5 at the door.

Tea and coffee will be served.

See you there!

The committee of volunteers;
Robert Adam
Roger Hewitt
Joanna Wootten
Martin Glover

SIGNtific @ Science Museum on 20th December 2010

Time: 12.30pm – Icy Cool Adventure (aimed for 4 years – 7 years) then we will make some badges/snowflakes.

Time: 2.30pm – Kitchen Science (aimed for 5 years and above), we will have a new experiment too.

There will be a Deaf presenter with VoiceOver so suits all Deaf and hearing children and adults.

Please spread the word, the more the merrier.

Hope to see you there!

For more info, contact Marcel on

About SIGNific at Science Museums:

The Science Museum would like to arrange some dates over the holiday period
to give shows. This is aimed for Deaf children.

If you are interested in coming over to the museum, please contact me on

It can be just your family, a group of friends, or a group of families organised by you. Time of
show can be agreed by us both. I am flexible with the times.

The first date I am looking at is Friday 30th July. If I cannot get enough
children on this date, the next date I am looking at is Monday 9th or Friday
13th August. There is no minimum number of children but naturally the more
the better!

Examples of the shows are The Real Mcoy (storytelling about steam train),
Kitchen Scientists (workshop involving experiments on some food!) The show
can be either for 4-7 years old or 6-12 years old or could arrange 2 shows
in one day. There will be a voiceover for brothers, sisters, or parents who
are hearing.

It is free admission for the museum. You can make a day trip out of it as
there are lots of hands on things for the children to try out. It will be a
fantastic day for the children and the adults too!

DeafSafe + DSV Conference on 25th November 2010 at LVSC, Holloway Road, London.

DSV means Domestic and Sexual Violence.

For more information, please click on flyer and programme to view in full: Flyer and programme of the conference .

Ticket = £7 by 14 th November 2010

(£10 after 14 th November)

This conference is organised by Deaf Advocacy – Justices 4 Deaf People. Please contact them for a Booking Form + Ticket directly on

SMS: 07980 973191 or


ESMHD Conference 2nd – 5th November 2010

Sabina Iqbal, Chair/ Founder of Deaf Parenting UK has been selected as a guest speaker for the 8th European Congress on Mental Health and Deafness will be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, United Kingdom on 2nd – 5th November 2010.

Sabina’s presentation on Deaf parenting will take place on Thursday 4th November 2010. Please check programme on Deaf Children, Young people and Families for more details:

The theme of the Congress, ‘Healthy Deaf Minds in Europe’, serves as the agenda for an exciting programme providing a forum for addressing mental health issues and developing links between all of the various professionals working in the field of deafness, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, therapists, nurses, social workers, interpreters, educationists, deaf people, carers and the community. The themes of the Congress are preventing mental ill health in the deaf community and promoting deaf mental wellbeing.

The Congress promise to be one of the biggest event, worldwide in 2010. To learn more, go to

Updated info: WFD World Congress, South Africa, 2011

More updated information on 16th WFD World Congress in South Africa, July 2011. Click on the flyer or here

Hope to see you there.


DPUK Local Network Fund Family Day Events:

Saturday 26 th  January 2008 – Arts & Crafts Activity – Greenwich

Saturday 23 rd  February 2008 – Drama workshop – Southwark

Saturday 29 th  March – Easter Theme Activity – Bromley

Saturday 26 th  April 2008 – Day Trip – TBA

Funded by Local Network Fund. Check out Deaf Media/ News section for more info.

Are you expecting a baby or have a baby age up to 12 months?

Deaf Parenting UK is running Parenting skills course  for  pregnant  mothers  and  their partners  in  South  East  London  Borough  of Southwark.

The workshops will run from February / March 2008 for 9 weeks. For more information about the Deaf Parenting Skills  workshops,  please  contact  the  DPUK Coordinator:
SMS: 07789 027186 (text message only)
Fax: 0871 2643323

DPUK   &   Parentline   Plus   Partnership Project
NEW  Parenting  Skills  Course  for  Deaf  Parents with Young Children, living in Brent Borough.

5 weeks course on Friday mornings from
11 th  January 2008

Want  to  know  more,  please  contact  DPUK Coordinator on

Greenwich Deaf Playscheme

GDPS  will  run  the  summer playscheme, available   to   all   Deaf   children,   and   hearing children who are sign language users.  Children must be aged between  8-15  years  and  living in one    of    the    boroughs:    Bexley,    Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham & Southwark.

For   applications   and   information   about   the summer  playscheme,  contact  the  Administrator giving  details  of  your  child’s/children’s  names, ages and your address details:


SMS: 07792 648382

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