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The outcome of Common Purpose Conference

Press Release – 4 November 2016 Craig Crowley MBE, chief executive of Action Deafness, was appointed chair of the UK Council on Deafness at its AGM on 2 November. Craig succeeds Jim Edwards, who took up the position in 2010. The AGM was part of the Council’s annual conference, which this year celebrated the power […]

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30 June Parliamentary debate on deafness and hearing loss

The APPG on Deafness, chaired by Jim Fitzpatrick MP, has secured a 90 minute debate on deafness and hearing loss in Westminster Hall at 3pm on Thursday 30 June. Please tell the MPs you know about the debate, and encourage them to attend and speak. This is a great opportunity for us to make sure the government […]

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Signatories to the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss

The organisations listed below are committed to the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss. Any organisation concerned with deafness or hearing loss may join us as a signatory. Access Bedford Action Deafness Action for Deafness Action on Hearing Loss appa All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness, UK Parliament Association of Deaf Education […]

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Sector celebrates passing of BSL (Scotland) Bill

British Sign Language (BSL) has been recognised as a language in law for the first time with the passing of the BSL (Scotland) Bill. The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers to “promote, and facilitate the promotion of, the use and understanding of the language known as British Sign Language”. The Bill, introduced by Mark Griffin […]

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Cross-sector-support-statement-common-purpose

Almost 60 organisations are already supporting the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss. The list already represents the breadth of the sector. It includes organisations that work with or represent people of all ages who are Deaf, deaf, deafened, deafblind or have a hearing loss; the myriad of responses to deafness and […]

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Cross sector support for statement of common purpose

Almost 60 organisations are already supporting the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss. The list already represents the breadth of the sector. It includes organisations that work with or represent people of all ages who are Deaf, deaf, deafened, deafblind or have a hearing loss; the myriad of responses to deafness and […]

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Statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss

This statement is the basis for collective work by organisations concerned with deafness or hearing loss. The organisations listed below are committed to the vision, mission and values. Any organisation concerned with deafness or hearing loss may join us as a signatory. We use ‘deafness’ and ‘hearing loss’ to encompass people who are deaf, Deaf, […]

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Statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss

This statement is the basis for collective work by organisations concerned with deafness or hearing loss. The organisations listed below are committed to the vision, mission and values. Any organisation concerned with deafness or hearing loss may join us as a signatory. We use ‘deafness’ and ‘hearing loss’ to encompass people who are deaf, Deaf, […]

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Deaf sector pulls together ahead of general election

Organisations concerned with deafness and hearing loss will be working collectively to influence the next government following agreement of a statement of common purpose. Organisations are now from all sectors are now being asked to become founder signatories and promote the statement. A campaign will be launched after the general election to raise awareness of […]

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A vision, mission and values for the deaf sector

A vision, mission and values for the deaf sector have been defined as part of UK Council on Deafness work to find a common purpose for the sector. They are the first parts of a statement that will be the basis for collective work by organisations concerned with deafness. The next step is to decide […]

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