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May 2024

UKCoD Annual Conference

At BT Tower, London on 20th November Early Bird Rate available now!   Powered by Eventbrite

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BSL Costings Inquiry Group – Statement

Recent work with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness (APPGD), by members of UKCoD, regarding an Inquiry into the cost of BSL recognition stalled due to lack of resources and change of government following the election in 2017. A group, supported by UKCoD has agreed to scope a study on the ‘Delphi’ principles, as […]

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UKCoD Thank Efforts of Employment Group Members

The UKCoD Board would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the UKCoD Access to Work/Employment Group for their valued contribution and commitment in the build up to our persuasive and successful campaign with DWP regarding the Access to Work cap. They are as follows: Darren Townsend-Handscomb – DeafATW (Chair) Martin McLean – National […]

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Press Release

We are pleased to see that the Department of Work and Pensions has decided to significantly raise the Access to Work cap. This will help deaf people whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL) to access the communication support so vital to enabling them to thrive and succeed in the workplace. The increase in […]

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Jim Fitzpatrick MP new chair of APPG on Deafness

Jim Fitzpatrick MP was today elected char of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness at an extraordinary general meeting. The vote became necessary after the previous chair, Lilian Greenwood MP, was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Transport. One of Jim’s first aims as chair is to secure a Westminster Hall debate on NHS […]

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