Current Campaigns

Let Sign

B - BSLS - BSLL - BSL

Support 'Let Sign Shine' to get BSL taught in schools!

Like to see British Sign Language (BSL) in our school lessons/curriculum for the children to learn BSL to improve our communication in the future for Deaf people?

To encourage the children/young adults to sign with D/deaf and deafblind people in their future jobs and outside in the community.

Please support Let Sign Shine by put your name forward on the online petition CLICK HERE

Only need 178 signatures more to reach target of 1,500!

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/letsignshine.co.uk

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 UPDATES on Access to Work - New policy change!

New policy change for Access to Work by DWP - If you need more than 30 hours of communication support you need to have ONE full time communication support worker/BSL interpreter!

See news about this Access to Work campaign from other organsations below:

Limping Chicken

British Deaf Association

To find your MP click here

To post a letter to your MP click here

To email to your friends and family to ask them to support this EDM - click here

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Hearing Induction Loop System in public places!loop system

Induction loops can make a huge difference for many hearing aid users.  They can help reduce or even cut out background noise, helping the listener to hear sounds far more clearly.  However, there are:

   * many induction loops in public places don’t work properly
   * some loops aren’t turned on
   * staff haven't been trained to use them
   * regular checks aren’t carried out

If you know a place need to improve their loop system or to install a new loop system - please let us know by contact us!

 Updated 28/8/14



Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk


Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council


See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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Upcoming events

Deaf Forum - Diabetes 30 September 2017 at 10:00am
Deaf Men's Health Forum 9 October 2017 at 1:30pm
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