Yearly Archive 2019

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Edinburgh Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Partnership

Looking forward to working on a full training programme with Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver a series of Deaf Awareness & Communication Tactics courses throughout the area.


RNIB Scotland will be delivering the visual impairment elements – again, looking forward to the planning, preparation and delivery.

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HMP Durham

Many thanks for the warm welcome from HMP Durham staff who attend the Get Deaf Aware/Intro to British Sign Language course.

Great day had by all – informative and fun thanks to their willingness to participate and learn.

Feedback of staff attending was really good and I personally feel we all gained a better understanding of how we interact ….

Please pass on a massive thank you to Andy for putting up with us we are not the brightest bunch!

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Deaf & BSL Awareness at AiB

Practical workshop session – learning into practice

Staff at AiB (Accountancy in Bankruptcy – Scottish Government) underwent Deaf Awareness & Communication along with an Introduction to BSL at their head office in Kilwinning.

Fabulous and positive feedback received for this course which was ran in collaboration with deafscotland.

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Revenue Scotland become Deaf & BSL Aware

Revenue Scotland is responsible for the management and collection of Scotland’s devolved taxes. They have recently published their BSL Plan and within this, actions were to be taken to have staff trained in Deaf & Deafblind awareness, Communication Tactics with Deaf & Deafblind People and BSL awareness.

Participants actively taking part in a BSL exercise.

In addition to this face-to-face training, a number of staff will have access to our unique online eLearning units ‘AWARENESSbites’

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Get Deaf Aware – Newcastle University

Many thanks to the staff of the Department of Maths, Statistics and Physics for their participation in training a training session specifically aimed at communication with people with cochlear implants.

The whole session was informative with the practical elements particularity so as well as being enjoyable.

Course run in collaboration with Signature Get Deaf Aware https://www.getdeafaware.org.uk/