BSL Sign Language Courses

Action Deaf Youth: This year we have a group of 12 parents of deaf children doing BSL Level 3 with us 😀🧠

We believe this is the FIRST time ever that a group of parents of deaf children have had an opportunity to do a Level 3 BSL course together in NI and possibly the first time ever in the UK! 🙌

We also have three other groups of parents doing BSL Level 1 in Dungannon, Ballymena and Belfast and a very special group of grandparents also doing BSL Level 1. 👍

Next year we hope to offer BSL Level 1 and BSL Level 2 courses again specifically for parents/grandparents/close adult family members of deaf children aged 0-8 years.

These free courses will be taught by our in-house BSL tutor, Michelle Hull, whom many of our regular families already know. Our courses are unique in that they are specially designed to equip parents/grandparents with the signing skills needed to communicate effectively immediately with young deaf children in playful ways.

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28th May – HTT Tuesday Advice Clinic

TUESDAY ADVICE CLINIC

TUESDAY 28th May

Benefits
PIP
Debt
Employment
Legal
Road Tax
Crime

BSL/ISL Interpreter present

Time:
BSL 10am – 11.30am
ISL 11.30am – 1pm

Where:
Hands That Talk (Dungiven)

To book please contact us:
Tel: 028 777 42776
Text: 07912210803
info@handsthattalk.co.uk

31st May – HTT Coffee Catch-Up

HTT Coffee Catch-Up
☕️🍪

When:
Friday 31st May

Time:
10.30am

Where:
Memory Lane Tea Room
13-14 The Diamond
KILREA
BT51 5QH

Our coffee catch-up will be held in different places in the Causeway Coast and Glen area to meet our new/old friends.
Let’s us enjoy, chats and laughs!!

All welcome!
Hope see you there!

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BDA’s Healthy Minds Workshops

The first of a series of 3 Healthy Minds Workshops will be taking place in Weavers Court, Belfast, on Friday 10th May at 7pm – please see the attached poster for more details.

It is advised to attend all 3 sessions. Please let us know if you plan to attend. Thank you!

Employment Programme celebrates success

Between 2018 and 2019, the Employment team has helped six people who are deaf or have hearing loss access full-time work and five people access part-time work.

Many people who take part in the Specialist Employment Programme have not worked for several years, and can find it difficult to get employment. Through the programme, they can benefit from one-to-one mentoring from Employment Advisors, support with job searching, interview practice, help getting work experience and accredited training.

Further read at: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/about-us/our-work-across-the-uk/northern-ireland/regional-updates/eleven-people-in-work-thanks-to-employment-programme/