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dDeafLinks Staffordshire, The Ellis Centre, Wellesley Street, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4NF
Tel: 01782 219161
01782 219161 - Voice only
01782 281125 - Text/Minicom
01782 286174 - Fax only
07977 552414 - 24 hour interpreting mobile (SMS or Voice)
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dDeaflinks Staffordshire is a non-statutory Registered Charity offering services to dDeaf people throughout Staffordshire. dDeaflinks offers information and advice on a wide range of issues, we also provide training courses (many are free), Keep fit classes social groups and religious services.
dDeaflinks Staffordshire is committed to actively supporting the equal opportunities of all dDeaf people in employment, training, services, information and education. Our project work creates opportunities for volunteers, including dDeaf and hard of hearing people. This might be of particular interest to those who are registered as unemployed wishing to develop their skills, as many training programmes are available.
dDeaflinks Staffordshire will be providing a Tinnitus Support Group between 2pm - 3pm. The support group will be held at dDeaflinks Staffordshire in Shelton. Click here for more information about our Tinitus Group. Click here to view the poster (PDF)
Have you thought about volunteering for the the Number One charity supporting dDeaf people in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire. We have lots of opportunities available for everyone.
dDeaflinks will be holding a Race Night at The Ellis Centre on Friday November 12th at 7.30pm (first race 8.00pm). Tickets are now on sale for £5.00 (includes a free bowl of lobby) or £7.00, if you pay on the night.
Irene will give a shoprt talk about the early signs to look out for linked to the 4 most prevalent cancers and to encourage uptake of the screening programmes. The talk will be on Thursday November 3rd at 11am in Stacey Lounge at dDeaflinks.
From 31st July 2016, all NHS and adult social care organisations in England must comply with a new set of rules called the Accessible Information Standard.
Click on the link to vie the information http://www.signhealth.org.uk/the-accessible-information-standard-know-your-rights/
New WEA Lipreading Classes at dDeaflinks Staffordshire. Date and Times will be available shortly.
Click here to download the Lipreading Poster (PDF)
New FREE Introduction to BSL starting Monday 26th September 6:30 - 8:30pm or Tuesday 27th September 10:00am - 12:00pm. Contact us for more information.
To download the Poster (PDF) click here
Click on the image to download the information (PDF)
The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to £23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and £15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and £20,000 and £13,400 respectively for those groups elsewhere in Great Britain. They also include additional exemptions for recipients of Guardian’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Universal Credit claimants who receive payments towards carer’s costs.
For more information about the benefit cap changes please visit www.Gov.UK/benefit-cap
New BSL Courses at dDeaflinks. Click here for more information.
Click on the image above to view the BSL video about Health - Demtia Scotland
Do you live in the Newcastle-under-Lyme area? The bus pass renewal service has now moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme library. For the full information, please click on the poster above.
To mark World Cancer Day on the 4th February, the Deaf Health Charity SignHealth has launched videos on testicular cancer in British Sign Language (BSL). Watch the videos in BSL here: http://www.signhealth.org.uk/testicular-cancer/
A groundbreaking new system to ensure British Sign Language (BSL) users can easily access government services is now in operation at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The video relay service (VRS) allows users to make BSL interpreted video calls via their tablet, smartphone, computer or laptop. A professional interpreter then relays the call in English to a member of DWP staff.
Click here to read the full article
Sainsbury’s is the first food retailer in the UK to bring SignVideo to its customer service centres – revolutionising the way deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact them. Click here for more information
On 8 April 2013 the Government introduced a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). PIP replaces Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64. This video gives an overview of PIP and how to claim it - Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)