British Sign Language basics course in Huntingdon. 7th August, 10am-1pm.

 

Tuesday 7th has been postponed – watch this space for future dates.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

Are you keen to learn sign language or do you deal with deaf people in your working life?

We are holding British Sign Language basics course in Huntingdon.  The cost is just £30 per person, so book soon to miss disappointment.

To book, email Sarah at sarah.evagora@cambsdeaf.org

Venue:

  • Huntingdon Saxongate Community Learning Centre, Bradbury Place, Huntingdon, PE29 3RR

Join our experienced and knowledgeable tutor for a fascinating and useful introduction to British Sign Language. The course is aimed at people thinking about doing a British Sign Language course leading to a qualification or people who work in customer facing or public service positions.

After the course, you will be able to sign:

  • In the structure of British Sign Language
  • Fingerspelling alphabet
  • Sign names
  • Greetings
  • Gesture & expression in BSL
  • Numbers
  • Basic conversations

Here’s what Lucy said about the course:

“I took the Sign Language Basics Course with my sister and it exceeded my expectations! Alongside learning practical skills such as finger spelling and basic conversation there was a comprehensive introduction to BSL which helped put into context what we were learning. I left the course feeling inspired and eager to learn more. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, thank you!” August 2017

CDA over 50’s are going to the London Shard!

The over 50’s are going to the Shard, the tallest building in the UK!

Join us on the 17th August. Tickets are only £19.95 at a discounted rate, including a tour of the Shard with a guide. Make your own way there, we will meet at 11:00 AM at the reception.

At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, it offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree views of London for up to 40 miles.

Spaces are limited so please contact Ky on 07557258230 as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

The deadline for making booking is July 28th.

 

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Job Vacancy: BSL Tutors

Have you thought about a career in teaching? | Earn up to £25 per hour.

We’re looking for positive people who can pass on their knowledge of BSL to the next generation of students.

Could you be a Tutor? Are you already a BSL Tutor?

We have courses in Cambridge, Peterborough and Huntingdon at both level 1 & 2 beginning in September and are looking to develop BSL Level 3 and 6 courses in future.

We’re also looking for tutors to deliver sign language in people’s homes as part of our BSL@home project. The project aims to help improve the BSL of deaf people and their families.

Please see following links for job descriptions and person specifications for two roles. BSL Tutors and BSL@Home Tutors

BSL Tutor

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BSL@Home Tutor
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Apply online here:

https://cambridgeshiredeafassociation.breathehr.com/v/os340Mhw7vp5T_zje3qPxg

If you would like more information please email sarah.evagora@cambsdeaf.org. If you would like to apply we will require a covering letter and CV.

Good luck!

Sammy’s Sports Club is back! Thursday evenings in Cambridge area, 6-8pm. Just £10 for 6 weeks.

Sammy’s Sports Club is for young people between the ages of 8-19. For 6 weeks we will be running a variety of sports sessions in partnership with Sport Works. Starting 7th June.

This is a great club for taking part in sports in an inclusive environment with a BSL interpreter.

The cost is £10 for 6 nights (that’s just 83 pence per hour). 

For more information or to book your place please contact Sport Works by email: eainfo@sportworsltd.co.uk or on 01638596522.

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New BSL at Home Project

CDA are starting a new project to give FREE BSL lessons in people’s homes. With grants from The Strangward Trust and The Inman Charity, we can support people to learn sign language and improve communication at home.

If you would like to receive BSL teaching at home you must be an adult or child with a severe or profound hearing loss. You might use BSL or spoken English at home but find it difficult to communicate with friends and family and feel frustrated or isolated as a result. You must live in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough.

If you would like to be considered for BSL teaching at home, please fill in the form below.
If you would like to provide the BSL teaching to people in their homes, please check our current vacancies.

BBC Cambridgeshire News in BSL out now

Here’s the latest edition of BBC Cambridgeshire News in BSL. What do you think? Let us know by clicking contact at the bottom of the screen and leaving your views. Big thank you to BBC Cambridgeshire for providing the news content.

We’re working with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to bring you the news in BSL

We’re proud to be working with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to bring the deaf community weekly news in British Sign Language.

In a 5-week trial, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire will be providing the news content and our presenters will bring you the top news each week from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough translated into British Sign Language.

Today sees the first edition which includes news about Cambridge’s new railway station, a drugs bust in Peterborough and a man from Sawtry who wants to ban cats from the village.

Andy Palmer, Managing Director of Cambridgeshire Deaf Association said: “Many people will be used to seeing the national news translated into BSL on the News Channel each morning and lunch time – but what about local news?

“I’m delighted that we’re working with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to produce weekly news in British Sign Language and thrilled that for the first time we’re able to put a programme out like this and make local news accessible to the sign language community.”

“This is trial so we will be looking to see what people think and make a decision on what happens next after a few weeks.”

The first edition was filmed at Allia Future Business Centre with the kind permission of the management there. Nationally respected BSL expert translator Daryl Jackson joined the presenting team of Tara Forkin and Sarah Evagora on location and provided expert support.

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Keep an eye on our social media and website for the edition next Saturday.

Deaf awareness day at the Argo Lounge in Peterborough! Everyone welcome to come and share Deaf Culture and awareness. Saturday 19th May 10:30am-2:30pm.

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There will be a deaf awareness day at the Argo Lounge in Peterborough on May 19th, 10:30am-2:30pm.

Everyone welcome so please come along to either share or learn Deaf Culture. The more people that come, the more impact it will have so please bring friends, family, neighbours, your postman, whoever you can!

Contact Ky for more information by text: 07557258230

We look forward to seeing you there!