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90th Celebrations- Free Art Workshops

As part of Deafness Resource Centre’s 90th birthday celebrations, we are working in partnership with Heart of Glass to provide fully accessible Art workshops with artists Katie and Alex.

Workshops are FREE, will be held at DRC and will take place on the following:

Monday 6th August 9.30am – 12pm- This session was a huge success, please see photo gallery below 🙂 Thank you Katie, Alex and the Deaf Community!!!

Wednesday 15th August 1.30pm – 4pm

Wednesday 22nd August 10am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 29th August 1.30pm – 4pm

*Discuss and share ideas* Create art* Learn to express your ideas* Tea, coffee and snacks provided

For more information please contact: alison.wallace@deafnessresourcecentre.org

 

 

 

 

 

Toughmudder Challenge

Our Outreach Worker Amie will be bravely taking on ToughMudder to raise funds for Deafness Resource Centre on Saturday 11th August!

5k, 10 epic obstacles, please sponsor her HERE

 

For more info in ToughMudder, click HERE, if you would like to take on a challenge or fund raise in aid of Deafness Resource Centre, Please contact amie.Johnson@deafnessresourcecentre.org

New Partnerships!!

The Deafness Resource Centre in partnership with Vision Support, have been awarded a three year contract to provide sensory services in the Halton Borough. The contract with Halton Borough Council will commence on 1st July 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity for the two partners, supported by Halton Council, to develop a fully integrated sensory service geared to meeting the diverse needs of people with sensory loss. Staff from Vision Support and the Deafness Resource Centre will be joined by Rehabilitation Officers currently working within the council, to form one sensory team who will be co-located in accessible premises within the Borough. Work is currently taking place to secure suitable premises, hopefully we will be able to share the good news soon.

The integrated service will be known as Halton Sensory Services and will provide the following:

  • Streamlined access to support, information and advice on all aspects of sensory loss in one place, one contact number, mail and website
  • Specialist 1:1 support and assessment of need
  • Drop in facilities
  • Specialist training – Sensory Awareness, British Sign Language, IT, Braille
  • Outreach Mobile Unit to reach more isolated residents

We will post new developments as they happen, in the meantime any comments, ideas or suggestions are welcome.

Contact Helen Fitzgerald on 01744 23887 or email: Helen.fitzgerald@deafnessresourcecentre.org

 

Deaf Awareness Week 2018

Deaf Awareness Week ran from Monday 14th May to Sunday 20th May 2018, this is a national campaign set up by the UK Council on Deafness to raise the profile of deaf issues, sign language and increase awareness within the wider community. The Deafness Resource Centre hosted a range of sessions and drop-ins during the week to raise awareness.

During the week we sold raffle tickets and held various competitions, winning numbers for the raffle will be posted on our social media sites and winners will be contacted. The proceeds from raffle tickets and donations during the events will go towards the continuing development and expansion of our services across St Helens and Halton.

We have been incredibly lucky to receive prizes from generous organisations both in Merseyside and the wider area.

We would like to say a massive thank you to our sponsors and thank you to everyone who got involved in our events.

 

With special thanks to…

 

Blue Planet Aquarium

https://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/

Go Ape

https://goape.co.uk/

Manx Deaf Society

https://www.facebook.com/manxdeafsociety/

Experience Days

https://www.experiencedays.co.uk/

Excitim Sensory Toys

https://www.special-needs-toys.co.uk/

Norton Priory

http://nortonpriory.org/

NGF Europe

http://www.ngfeurope.com/

Knowsley Safari Park

https://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/

Gulliver’s World

https://www.gulliversfun.co.uk/gullivers-world-warrington

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

https://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/

St Helens Rotary Club

https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=320

Morrison’s Widnes

https://groceries.morrisons.com/webshop/startWebshop.do

Michael Humphreys

BSL Pride- Sign Language Week 12-18 March 2018

Next week is Sign Language Week!!! We are joining the British Deaf Association’s social media campaign #prideinbsl. We are asking people who know/use BSL to film a short clip (up to 2 minutes) explaining why they sign or why they are proud to know BSL.
If you are interested in joining the campaign please film your video and send it via email to alison.wallace@deafnessresourcecentre.org or tag us using the hashatag 

For more information about the BDA’s campaign please follow this link:

Let’s celebrate Sign Language Week 2018

 

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