Sunday, 24 November 2019

We were there...

We Were There ... We Are Here from Telling Stories Through Cinema on Vimeo.

Seven Countries, Many Stories.

A Documentary by Sign Hub: preserving, researching and fostering the linguistic, historical and cultural heritage of European Deaf signing communities

All the films were shot by deaf film crews and the interviews conducted by deaf interviewers.

A documentary with the collaboration between seven Countries: France. Germany, Israel, Italy, Turkey, Spain (Catalonia),

New speech training Unit.

Youngsters from Thomasson Memorial School, Bolton, show their delight at receiving a £600 Speech Training Unit plus a selection of new library books from the Bolton branch of the National Deaf Children Society. Pictured testing the unit is six-year-

Youngsters from Thomasson Memorial School, Bolton, show their delight at receiving a £600 Speech Training Unit plus a selection of new library books from the Bolton branch of the National Deaf Children Society. Pictured testing the unit is six-year-old Michelle Aspden with fellow pupils and members of the society in 199.

DSN gets good ratings.


Deaf aid
[Now can we get the CQC to sort out the BDA?]

A NORTHWICH charity service that supports people with hearing loss has been given a glowing report from the national health watchdog. The Deafness Support Network, which is run by Cheshire Deaf Society on London Road, received an overall grade of ‘good’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 


The service was rated ‘good’ for safety, effectiveness, caring and leadership and was found to be ‘outstanding’ in terms of responsiveness. In their report the inspector said service users experienced exceptional individualised care, tailored to their needs. Care was also described as safe, with systems in place to ensure people were well prepared for new experiences to reduce anxiety. Staff were described as competent and well trained and treated people with kindness and respect. 

The report added: “The registered manager and staff were clear about the responsibilities of their roles. There was an open and transparent culture with emphasis on capturing learning and partnership working, in order to continuously improve the service wherever possible.”