2017 Diary - Tayside Deaf Hub & Deaf Links grow in positive ways!
- Valentines seen Tayside Deaf Hub decorated in love hearts for Dundee’s 1st inclusive Burlesque Show, where the event was interpreted by
BSL interpreters, we raised £600 on the night in aid of Signed Songs R Us. A 2nd show will take place on 9th September
- In March Tayside Deaf Hub took part in the Smalls For All campaign – we collected a staggering 754 pairs of pants and 874 Bras to be
shipped to South Africa. Signed Songs R Us – our sign language choir made the journey to Nottingham in March to compete in the 1st UK National Signing Choir Competition – were they placed
with a bronze certificate
- Deaf Awareness Week in May, seen Deaf Links working in partnership with Tayside NHS and suppling information to the public at the concourse at Ninewells hospital & information stand at
Wellgate with a performance from Signed Songs R Us (the sign Language choir)
- As part of Heart Tay Heart week, Tayside Deaf Hub launched their “Colouring Café @ No23” where people are welcome to come in and take part in relaxation and mindfulness
colouring in while enjoying the café’s delights.
- Due to the popularity of our advocacy service & identifying need of British Sign Language users, Deaf Link’s started Deaf counselling service, provided by a trained councillor who is
also as BSL user.
- The 1st British Sign Language Level 3 class passed with a 100% achievement rate, all 10 students received their certificates in June this year.
- Our 1st lip reading for employability class were hailed a success with 9 students completing the course funded by NHS Tayside community invitation fund.
- Our 2nd inclusive Evening of Spiritualism in July, seen BSL interpreters working with mediums who were channelling spirit, we also used our new hearing loop system for our Hard of Hearing patrons
and raised £300 for SAS
- Deaf Links held their 2nd charity ball in August - Tartan Glamour Ball, a huge celebration and wonderful evening.
- We raised £300 with our 2nd BSL inclusive Evening of Burlesque on 9th September for Sensory Advocacy Service!
- Tayside Deaf Forum had a consultation and presentation meeting with Dundee City Council Aging & Disability group regarding Dundee's new train station on 27th September.
- BSL Level 2 class had a 100% pass rate! Well done to all our students!
- Deaf Links team are taking part in Social Bite's "Sleep In The Park" on 9th December 2017, where the team will sleep in an open park for one night to raise money and awareness of homelessness in
Scotland. Social Bite plan is to eradicate homelessness in 5 years.
- Deaf Links team held a very successful Quiz Night on 11th October, in order to generate money for Social Bite's "Sleep In The Park", we raised £540, we have a total of £3330 to raise.
- Deaf Links have started a new monthly Lipreading group to help keep lipreading skills fresh, it will begin on 8th November.
- Woman's Healthy Living group has been a success with each week being busy and informative and all inforamtion been interpreted in to BSL and will conclude on 2nd November.
- Sensory Advocacy Service (SAS) is doing well, with more referals coming in, we currently have 2 social work students (Karen &
Andy) working along side Tricia & Michelle.
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