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

https://cambsdeaf.box.com/s/d7j5pej169evgutmk7umg77r0v3luhyw

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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

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 or you might like to provide the BSL teaching, please mail sarah.evagora@cambsdeaf.org

 

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!

Register for our FREE course ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ starting June 13th 10am-12pm in Peterborough.

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We are working with CPSL Mind to deliver the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ course in BSL.

Exploring 5 ways to improve well-being; Connecting with others, Getting active, Taking notice, Learning and Giving. Learning how to manage and improve our mental wellbeing.

It is a 6 week course starting 13th June 10am – 12pm (every Wednesday).

Address:

CPSL Mind (Peterborough)
Morley Way – Rainbow room
Woodston
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7JR

To register your interest email ruth@cambsdeaf.org or message to 07902 281668, please give your:
– name
– address
– how we can contact you
– why you would like to go on the course
Ruth will then meet with you to discuss more.

A huge thank you goes to the Postcode Lottery who provided the funding for this course. It is thanks to them that we can run this course for free.Postcode Community Trust - logo

A HUGE thank you to The Evelyn Trust and the Greggs Foundation for their grants to pay for studio equipment.

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind donation. Your money has made it possible to create videos like this one for the Deaf Community, to inform them on everything from upcoming events to proper dietary advice.
We can now make videos to a higher quality and faster than ever before, saving time and money. We have a big year ahead here at CDA. We are just about to start a volunteering project that will see a huge growth in both our services and in personnel. This is important as our referrals trebled from 2016-2017. Our ability to create videos will be crucial in this period of growth to keep the deaf community updated with news and information.
Once again, thank you from the Deaf Community in Cambridgeshire and everyone here at CDA.

50+ Club Visit to Duxford Air Museum.

50+ Club will visit The Duxford Air Museum on Friday 20th July.

Come along and discover the best of aviation at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.  Stand in awe of everything from paper planes to Jet fighters at this historic airfield and museum.  Duxford has been a witness to world-changing events over the past 100 years and today houses some of the IWM‘s largest objects from world-class collections.

Climb aboard Concorde, the fastest commercial airliner ever built; experience for yourself the beauty and sound of the iconic Spitfire and stand in awe of the recently renovated American Air Museum.  With eight hangars to explore you’ll find plenty to see and do.

Meet up is at Reception at 10.30am, 20th July.

Tickets are just £12.95 each at a special discounted rate. Carers entrance is FREE!

If you need any more information please contact KY by email: ky@cambsdeaf.org    Text: (07557) 258230