WSDCS/SMDCS Summer Trips 2018

26 June 2018

SUMMER TRIPS 2018!

It's time for our annual Summer Trips!!!
Another year has passed and it's time again for us all to get together and have some fun! This year we will be going to Blair Drummond Safari Park (17th July 2018), Craigtoun Country Park (24th July 2018) and M&Ds Theme Park (31st July 2018). Booking forms have been sent by email; posted on our Facebook page; or are available on request so please read it carefully, complete it and return it to us by 8th July 2018.

Please note the times for coaches:
Blair Drummond - Coach departs from Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow - 10am; Coach departs Park - 3:30pm
Craigtoun Country Park - Coach departs Glasgow - 9:30am; Coach departs Park - 3:00pm
M&Ds - Coach departs Glasgow - 10am; Coach departs M&Ds - 3:30pm.

Should you need more information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0141 243 2958 or by emailing or on our Facebook page. We do hope you'll be able to attend and look forward to hearing from you!

Our Summer trips are supported with funding from the Big Lottery

Mini Saturday Club

01 May 2018

We are very excited to announce the next Mini Saturday Club dates for our 0-5 year old kids!

All parents and carers are welcome!

The club will be ran by Iain Campbell.

When: Saturday 5th May 2018

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Where: Parkhead Library and Learning Centre

64 Tollcross Road

Glasgow

G31 4XA

There are fun games, arts & crafts, storytelling and singing songs

And so much more!

We ask for a small donation of £2 per family to go towards our play-fund which helps us purchase new resources/toys/games for the group

Football Festival for Deaf Young People

01 May 2018

The Scottish Football Association (SFA) along with Ayrshire Hearing Impairment Service are organising a fun football festival for deaf primary children (P1-P7), on Wednesday 23rd May at Ayr United Football Club, Somerset Park, Tryfield Place, Ayr KA8 9NB. The "Kick off" for the event will be at 10.30am and the "final whistle" will be at 1.30pm.
The event will consist of fun coaching and small sided games.

The aim of this event is to provide deaf children with an opportunity to meet up with each other from across the West of Scotland and to have fun playing football. It is being led by coaches from The Scottish Football Association. This is a fantastic opportunity to be coached by professional SFA coaches in the football stadium at Somerset Park, Ayr United FC. Everyone should bring a packed lunch and wear appropriate clothing and footwear, including a waterproof jacket. Finally, it doesn't matter if children are keen on football or not, the main aim of the day is to have fun and make new friends! If you are interested,please contact Kenny Fraser via e-mail: by Wednesday 18th May 2018 with the number of children you would like to bring along to the Primary Football Festival. Kenny Fraser, Teacher of Deaf, Ayrshire Hearing Impairment Service Co-ordinator: Fiona Smith

Saturday Sign Activity Club Programme

01 May 2018

Saturday Sign Activity Club Programme 2018

Saturday, 5th May 2018: No Club - Holiday weekend

Saturday, 12th May 2018: Tour of the Riverside Museum & Clay Modelling workshop (Details to follow)

Saturday, 19th May 2018: Crafts with Louise @ the Adelphi

Saturday, 26th May 2018: No Club - Holiday weekend

Saturday, 2nd June 2018: Graduation Celebration

Saturday, 9th June 2018: Summer Outing - Details to follow

Saturday, 25th August 2018: Saturday Club returns to the Adelphi

Times remain at 10am to 12pm in Room 2 at the Adelphi unless otherwise stated. The Saturday Club is open to all deaf, primary school aged children. If you would like to join us or require any further information, please contact Morag on 07590530943 or at the office on 0141 243 2958; or email us at

We look forward to seeing you all there, Morag, Carol, Rachel, Stewart, Abbie, Jac, Lewis & Rachel

The Saturday Club is funded by the Better Breaks - Short Break Fund

NDCS Deaf Friendly Watersports Day

07 March 2018

Deaf-Friendly Watersports Day

In partnership with Scottish Disability Sport NDCS are holding a Deaf Friendly Swimming, Come Try Day for watersports and cycling! Deaf young people have the chance to try: canoeing, sailing, kayaking, power boating, bell boating & cycling. Come and experience different sports in a safe, fun and supportive environment with help from fully qualified deaf-aware instructors.

When and Where Castle Semple Country Park, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA; Saturday 19 May from 11am - 3:30pm.

FREE. Age 10+. Communication support will be provided and siblings are welcome.
To book online or for FAQ's please see eventbrite page - https://deaf-friendlywatersportday.eventbrite.co.uk or further information please contact: Eleanor Connelly, Swimming Development Officer: or 0141 354 7860

Glasgow Science Centre - Deaf Science Club

05 March 2018

Deaf Science Club

Due to popular demand, Glasgow Science Centre are running a second Deaf Science Club starting on Saturday 21st of April.
In partnership with Dr Audrey Cameron, Glasgow Science Centre brings you Deaf Science Club - a fortnightly science club created for Deaf, BSL users and hearing impaired young people. Budding scientists aged between 5 - 14 years old can explore the Universe in the Planetarium, see live science shows full of spectacular demonstrations and get hands on in workshops. Club membership costs £36 per person which includes entry to 6 sessions. The block of six sessions takes place on a Saturday starting on 21st of April.

Date: 21st April 2018; Workshop - Electric Detective; Time: 5 - 8 year olds 1300 - 1400; 8 plus 1500 - 1600
Date: 5th May 2018; Workshop - WaterWorks; Time: 5 - 8 year olds 1300-1400; 8 plus 1500 - 1600
Date: 19th May 2018; Workshop - dissections; Time: 5 - 8 year olds 1300-1400; 8 plus 1500 - 1600
Date: 2nd June 2018; Planetarium Show; All age groups 1300 - 1400
Date: 16th June 2018; Workshop- Car-azy Construction. Time: 5 - 8 year olds 1300-1400; 8 plus 1500 - 1600
Date: 30th June 2018; Live Science Show - Secret World of Gases; All age groups 1300 - 1400

A BSL interpreter and note taker will be provided. Parents and carers can wait in GSC's Taste Cafe during sessions. Club membership costs £36 and includes all six sessions. Sessions cannot be purchased individually Please note: Parking will be charged at £1

How to book To take part in the sessions, please contact the Glasgow Science Centre 0141 420 5000 or email and let them know the name, number of places, age of participants and they will arrange your booking and take payment over the phone (if you email, please provide a contact telephone number - then they can call you back!).

NDCS Youth Activities for 2018

05 March 2018

NDCS have some exciting activities in 2018:

What: Big Scottish Sleepover (age 8 -13)
When: 19 - 20 May 2018
Where: Compass Centre, Perthshire

What: Summer Holiday Scotland (age 8 - 18)
When: 16 - 20 July 2018
Where: Ardroy Outdoor Education Centre, Argyll and Bute

What: Adventure Weekend (age 14 - 18)
When: 12 - 14 October 2018
Where: Abernethy, Ardeonaig, Perthshire

For more information, an application form,or to book a place, please visit the NDCS website or contact: Siobhan Murray, Service Manager (Youth Activities), The National Deaf Children's Society, 2nd Floor, Empire House, 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RX, T: 0141 354 7850 (DDI: 0141 354 7863) M: 0748 403 9997;

NDCS Young Campaigners Group

05 September 2017

NDCS’s Young Campaigners

NDCS Scotland are looking to recruit young members aged 13–18 to join their Young Campaigners Group

Do you want to make a difference for deaf children and young people in Scotland?

Then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for young people to join our young campaigners group.

Get involved to: • learn new skills • have fun • make a difference for deaf young people.

To find out more contact Anne-Marie. Email: Text: 07860 595 57

Signing Families Celebration Day

05 September 2017

Signing Families Celebration Day

When: Sunday 17th September 2017

Families with deaf child/ren 8-21years are welcome!

1pm

People’s Palace Winter Garden

Meet at winder Garden

BSL Guided tour Art Activities (Younger ones)

2:30pm

Freewheel North Glasgow Green

Choose between

Weird and Wonderful Bikes

Or Go Karts

3:30- 5:30 pm

Calton Heritage and Learning Centre

Consultation Café

Storytelling workshops

Open stage Storytelling

Prizes for different ages

Refreshments Provided

Contact for more information (Jo Bowie): Email: Phone/Facetime: 07710116985

NDCS ‘Make A Splash’ Event

04 September 2017

Join NDCS for the launch of their new swimming project and tell them what you think matters to deaf children and young people in Scotland.
Where: Tollcross International Swimming Centre, 350 Wellshot Road, Glasgow G32 7QP
Share your ideas and help decide what they do in Scotland;
Be creative with graffiti-inspired artwork;
Have fun at their pool party (swimming activity optional);
Explore the latest technology on board the Roadshow.

Free! For deaf children and young people age 8 to 18 and their families 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 23 September 2017. All activities including lunch and swimming are FREE to deaf children and their immediate family.

To book your place visit: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/whats_on or contact them by: Text: 07568 128 773 Phone: 0141 354 7850 or Email:

NDCS Get Creative Day

26 July 2017

The NDCS Get Creative Day is taking place on Saturday, 14 October 2017 in Motherwell and is being delivered in partnership with Music and The Deaf as well as Reeltime Music. It is open to young people aged 8-15. During the day the young people will have the opportunity to try out signed songs, play some brass instruments and write their own music using an iPad. The event is free and lunch is provided.
The closing date for the Get Creative Day is the 6th August. If you would like to attend, or need further information, please contact Siobhan Murray at NDCS on 0141 354 7850.

Technology Open Day

16 May 2017

Technology Open Day

Bringing to you an event that is happening this Saturday!

Technology Open Day is hosted by the NHS Audiology Greater Glasgow and Clyde!

Come along and find out more about the latest technology that can be used with your hearing aids.

When: Saturday 20th May

Time: 10am – 1pm

Where: Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow G51 4TF, Clinic 6 Audiology in Outpatients.

Places are limited, so please register early!!

Email:

Text your name and ‘teach day’ to 07815 701 101

**Remember to bring your hearing aids with you and any phone, tablets computers etc. that you wish to use**

Hope you have a good day!

New CBBC TV Game Show

16 May 2017

CBBC TV Game Show

Fancy being involved with a brand new CBBC TV show?! Do you want to challenge yourself? Fancy tackling a series of physical and mental games? Are you aged 9-13?

On Tuesday, the BBC Scotland and met with the Children's team. They are developing a new thrilling fantasy adventure gameshow for 9-13 year olds. They need young people of all abilities to apply and take part!

Applicants will be expected to immerse themselves in a world that adopts traditional values, so be prepared to have your bravery, teamwork and problem solving skills put to the test.

If you think you can do it, then get your application going!

The closing date for applications is THIS week: 19th May at Midnight (I know it's not a lot of time!) with auditions at the end of the month in Glasgow.

Send your application via email:

Or post to: CBBC Fantasy Game Show, Zone 4.34,BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DA

Please see attached information. More information on how to apply found at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/be-on-a-cbbc-fantasy-game-show

Good Luck!

New outreach in Shettleston for families!

08 May 2017

Where: St. Paul’s Church Hall, 1651 Shettleston Road, G32 9AR

When: It will start on Sunday 28th May.

Every 4th Sunday and will carry on through the holidays.

Time: 1pm – 3pm

This is an opportunity for deaf children and their families to meet up with other families, in a nice relaxing atmosphere, where they can share experiences and build friendships for the future.

All are welcome!

BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 National Plan Consultation Event

04 April 2017

British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 - National Plan Consultation

As a result of the new law, the Scottish Government are now writing their first ever BSL National Plan for Scotland, and at the start of March this was published publicly for views, comments and discussion. The consultation period is happening between March and May 2017. This plan is going to cover early years, education, post-school options, employment, health, leisure etc. - lots of relevant topics for families.
The Scottish Government are keen that ALL parents of deaf children get a chance to take part in this discussion. They want to know directly from parents what their experiences have been with BSL - and what they think is needed to promote the language. Even if parents aren’t using BSL, their views are still equally important.
There will be opportunities to comment via Facebook, email and post. However, we think face to face discussions with parents will be really valuable. On that note, we have organised a consultation event for parents alongside the Saturday Club and would like to invite everyone (all ages) to attend and have their say!!! NDCS will be carrying out the consultation on behalf of the Deaf Sector Partnership and will report back to the Scottish Government. The children will be cared for by WSDCS staff & entertained by Freddy Whizz while their parents chat to NDCS.

When: Saturday, April 22nd 2017 from 10am to 12pm

Where: Adelphi Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow G5 0PQ

DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE NATIONAL PLAN!

TO BOOK PLACES PLEASE CONTACT: ; or book a place via our event on Facebook; or telephone 0141 243 2958.

WSDCS Youth Group Snowboarding at Braehead

20 February 2017

Hello!
There is a Youth Group outing on the 17th March from 7pm-9pm.
The outing will be snowboarding at Braehead!
If you would like to come, please contact the WSDCS offices or WSDCS Facebook page with the name of the outing and we will put your name down.
But please remember, the deadline for the snowboarding list is 28th February so if you want to go, get your name down quickly!

Thank you and hope to see you there!

WSDCS Youth Group outing to Sky Academy

20 February 2017

Hello
There is a new event for the WSDCS Youth Group

A Sky Academy activity outing on Wednesday 5th April for the WSDCS Youth Group.

It will be a very educational and fun experience with looking at the different studios and how the news are presented!

There are some names on the list already but there are a few spaces left so make sure you get your names down quickly before all the spaces are taken!
Please contact the WSDCS office or WSDCS Facebook page if you would like to get your name down on the list.
Thank you and hope to see you there!

BDA ‘Taste Your Future’ Careers Event

15 February 2017

The British Deaf Association Scotland Deaf Roots and Pride Project is hosting a Taste Your Future careers event at Glasgow University Union Dining Room, 32 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8LX on Wednesday 1st March 2017 from 10am - 2pm for Deaf young people of secondary school age across central Scotland. The Deaf young people who attend will have the opportunity to meet Deaf adults who work in a wide range of different fields throughout the day.
There will be workshops in the morning and afternoon, as well as talks from the BDA about the Deaf Roots and Pride project and other current projects and also a presentation from a Deaf professional.
Pupils will also have free time to chat to the professionals about their careers. Skills Development Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss, Solar Bear (Deaf youth theatre company), Deaf Action, West of Scotland Deaf Children's Society and Motherwell College will also be represented to give advice to pupils.

Tea, coffee and juice will be provided. Pupils and attendees are kindly requested to bring their own packed lunches or there are several cafes and a shop within the Union building.

If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Charlene Dolan at: Text/SMS: 07795822102; Email: ooVoo: charlenedolan

BSL video at https://www.bda.org.uk/Event/taste-your-future-scotland

Deaf Sector Partnership - Information Day

23 January 2017

Are you still not clear about what the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 is?

Deaf Sector Partnership (DSP) would like to invite YOU to an event which is being held at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 4th February, and it will be from 11am to 1pm. The focus of the event will look at the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 and its importance for individuals whose first or preferred language is BSL. There will be opportunities to ask questions about the BSL (Scotland) Act 2015, and also find out what will be happening in the months to come. Sessions will be delivered, which will be split into separate sessions for adults and young people. BSL interpreters will be present on the day.
Free lunch will be provided and in the afternoon there will be an opportunity to have a look around the museum. The event is open to anyone whose first or preferred language is BSL - adults, parents of deaf children and young people from 10 years old upwards.

If you have any questions then please get in touch with Alison Hendry, Youth Participation Officer by email on ; Mobile (SMS only): 07891 173627; Skype: AlisonHendry16

NDCS Raising the Bar!

23 January 2017

Are YOU a performer? Do you dance, play music, do signed song or act? Are you deaf and age 8 - 18 years old? Enter the NDCS Raising the Bar competition today to win a place on their exciting masterclass!

We are delighted to announce the launch of, for the third year running, the NDCS Raising the Bar 2017 competition. The competition is open until 12 February 2017. This is a competition to search for talented young deaf musicians, dancers, actors and signed singers between 8 - 18yrs, from anywhere in the UK and invite them to apply for a place at the Raising the Bar masterclass taking place this year at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre in Birmingham: http://ruddockpac.co.uk/ on 22 - 23 April 2017. NDCS intend to Raise the Bar of expectations of what young deaf people can achieve in performing arts.
The masterclass will be led by current successful professional deaf artists, from Music and the Deaf, Deafinitely Theatre and Deaf Man Dancing and BRAND NEW for 2017, a signed song workshop. There are a whopping 32 places on offer!

Accommodation for the child and one parent, and food for the child during the workshops will be provided. The NDCS Inclusion Grant, which is for families where costs are a barrier for their deaf child to attend events and activities, such as travel costs can be requested via an application form to NDCS.

Please see http://www.buzz.org.uk/raisingthebar to enter or http://www.ndcs.org.uk/raisingthebar for more information and terms and conditions. The competition is open until midnight on 12 February 2017. If you need any further information, please contact NDCS.

Sky Academy Skills Studios

18 January 2017

Have you ever wanted to create your very own TV report based on a subject you were interested in?


Good news!
There is a fantastic event coming up soon from Sky Academy Skills Studios!


This is for those in high school and upwards. From this young students can work with the team of experts, latest cutting edge technology, green screens, bespoke touch screen edit tables and broadcast quality cameras.


We hope to inspire young people with this Sky Academy experience and enrich their learning about the Studios.


The day and time of this event will be on the 5th of April from 1:30p to 4pm.


However, there are limited places for this outing!
It will be on during the Easter break.


As a coach will pick us up and bring us back, the charge for the coach is non-refundable and there will be a BSL interpreter available.

If you are interested in going to this event, please let Morag know by Thursday 31st of January by email, Facebook or contact the office.
To find out more information about Sky Academy: https://www.skyacademy.com/ Or Sky Academy Skills Studios: https://www.skyacademy.com/whats-sky-academy/…

Thank you.

WSDCS/SMDCS Fun Day 2017

11 January 2017

FUN DAY!

The Scotish Minority Deaf Children's Society (SMDCS) and West Scotland Deaf Children's Society (WSDCS) are hosting a Family Fun Day for deaf children and their siblings, accompanied by a parent/carer (maximum of 2 adults per family).

When: 28th January 2017 from 12pm - 4pm

Where: Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaw Rd, G43 1NE

What's On?
12pm - 1pm Freddie Whizz: Children's Entertainer
1pm - 2pm Mark Walbank: Magician
2pm - 2.45pm: Buffet
2.30pm - 4pm: 'Animal Man' Mini Zoo & special visit from a Dinosaur!

Open to all of our families with a Hearing Impaired child, aged up to and including 18yrs.

If you would like to attend, we need you to book a place as soon as possible! Places will be allocated on a first come - first served basis. So, don't miss out on this fantastic day and book your place now, either by emailing us at or by telephone on 0141 243 2958.

This event is funded by Awards for All Scotland

NDCS Young Campaigners Day 2017

09 January 2017

NDCS Young Campaigners Day

Are you aged 14 -18 years old?
Do you want to campaign for the rights of deaf children and young people in Scotland?
Join NDCS for a special one day event so you can meet the retiring group of Young Campaigners.You can ask them about their experience.

Being a Young Campaigner will help you: Know your rights; Understand how decisions are made in the Scottish Parliament; Find out how campaigning influences decision makers; Learn new skills to be a young campaigner; Build your confidence and make new friends; Make the most of campaign opportunities over the next year; We will all have lunch afterwards, provided by NDCS.

This event is FREE! But places are limited so book now.

When: 12.30pm - 3.30pm Saturday 21 January 2017

Where: Meet at NDCS offices, Empire House, 131 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RX

Contact: Email Jo at or text/call on 07860 595 570

Action On Hearing Loss - Events

14 December 2016

Action on Hearing Loss have a couple of events planned for January & February for young deaf people aged 16-25.

On 31st January, Emcare are delivering a certificated REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene, which is a great course for any young people considering a career in the hospitality industry. This one day couse will cover how bacteria spreads, personal hygiene, kitchen hygiene and how to prevent food poisoning. At the end the attendees will receive a recognised certificate.

On Wednesday 15th February 2017 Action on Hearing Loss are having Money Skills by Barclays Bank which involves how to budget and manage your money. This will be led by volunteer staff who work for Barclays.

On Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Emcare is delivering a certificated Emergency in Work First Aid which will be a great course to have for your CV. This is a one day course designed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to deliver First Aid within the workplace, assessing and dealing with emergencies, CPR, choking, bleeding and shock and minor injuries. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate that will be valid for 3 years.

Communication support will be provided at all events. Action on Hearing Loss will refund travel. Events will take place in Glasgow.

If you are interested in attending please get in touch with Action On Hearing Loss: By Tel/Text: 0141 341 5350; Mobile 07436 267402; or Email: for the Food Hygiene Course or for the events in February please contact: Julie-Anne Leggate, Employment Adviser, on T: 18002 0141 341 5350 (I am deaf, please use the prefix number); M: 07436 836121 (Text Only);

NDCS Event - Raising a deaf child

14 December 2016

NDCS Event - Raising a Deaf Child

Workshops for parents and carers with a deaf child 0-8 years

Our Raising a Deaf Child workshops explore common challenges that lots of families face.

Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Saturday 28th January 2017
Learn to recognise the causes of challenging behaviour and develop the skills and strategies to promote positive behaviour.

Promoting Independence Skills - Saturday 25th February 2017
Help your child to develop their self-care and independence skills for home and school.

Time: 10 - 1pm
Dates : Saturday 28th January and February 25th 2017
Venue: Novotel, Edinburgh Park 15 Lochside Avenue Edinburgh, EH11 4DG

Refreshments and FREE onsite childcare provided

Contact NDCS: Call Joanne on 0141 880 7044 or Text Joanne on 07837 056 267

NDCS Event - Raising a deaf child

14 December 2016

NDCS Event - Raising a deaf child

Workshops for parents and carers with a deaf child 0-8 years

Our Raising a Deaf Child workshops explore common challenges that lots of families face.

Understanding Deafness and Communication - Saturday 25th March 2017
Learn more about deafness, ask questions and develop strategies to improve day-to-day communication.

Developing Self Esteem and Resilience - Saturday 22nd April 2017
Explore approaches to build and maintain your child's esteem and resilience.

Time: 10am - 1pm
Dates: 25th March 2017 & 22nd April 2017
Venue: The Golden Lion Hotel, 10 King street, Stirling, FK8 1BD

Refreshments and FREE onsite childcare provided!
Contact NDCS: Call Joanne on 0141 880 7044 or Text Joanne on 07837 056 267

NDCS Event - Family Pool Party

14 December 2016


NDCS Event - Family Pool Party
Come and join the fun at Cumbernauld pool with floats, toys and fun swimming races!
You will also have the chance to meet deaf role models.
This is an exciting opportunity for families and deaf swimmers to meet, share, have fun and get information on swimming in your area.
Tryst Sports Centre, Cumbernauld, G67 1EW
Sunday 15th January 2017
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Parents/carers must be in the water with under 8's and present throughout with 8+

FREE!!


All families with deaf children are welcome.
North Lanarkshire Leisure pool admission ratios apply:
Under 4 years - 1 adult per child
4-7 years - 1 adult per 2 children
8+ years - 1 adult on site
To find out more or to book your family in, please contact:
Eleanor Connelly, Swimming Development Officer 0141 354 7850 or

NDCS Get Creative - Drama Day

28 November 2016

Drama Day, Scotland 4th February 2017

NDCS are having a Drama Day:
Where? Glasgow
When? 4th February 2017
Who? Deaf children aged 8 -15
Cost? Free!

Take part in exciting drama workshops; Meet other deaf children; Learn from deaf students studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Speak, sign or both - it's all OK with us. We are sure you will have a great day!

BOOK NOW! Web: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/events or Email: or Call: NDCS on 0141 354 7850

Western Night Fundraiser!

22 November 2016

Yee ha! WSDCS held a fundraiser on Friday night with the fantastic 'Deep River'>

Thank you to everyone who came along to the fundraiser on Friday night and enjoyed a wonderful evening of entertainment with Siobhan McTaggart and the fantastic 'Deep River' who very kindly performed to raise funds in aid of WSDCS.
It was a fantastic night and raised the incredible sum of £1037.00 (so far!). Huge thanks to Siobhan & the band and also to Hillhead Sports Club who provided the venue free of charge and to everyone who supported the event by handing in raffle prizes and, or, bought tickets. We appreciate it very much.

NDCS Event: signed Burns Supper and Ceilidh

09 November 2016


NDCS Event happening soon!
Signed Burns Supper and Ceilidh
When: 28th January 2017 Time: 7pm onwards Where: 11 Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow G2 4AD Donation: £50 per person
Your £50 will include a glass of Prosecco drinks reception, three course meal of Haggis Starter, Chicken main course and Crannachan Dessert all the Burns supper traditions accompanied by Sign Langue and a fantastic ceilidh band!
To book a place please contact Varshali Swadi on 07966 341021 or email
Hope that you will come!

Partners In Policymaking 2016 - 2017

01 June 2016

Partners in Policymaking is an Internationally recognised Leadership Development Programme for parents of disabled children (up to the age of 18) & disabled adults, including people with learning difficulties, mental health issues, autism, sensory impairments & physical impairments.
This programme is a chance for participants to gain the knowledge, skills & confidence they need to campaign & advocate for better treatment & social justice for disabled people within our society.

Programme is free to particpants and consists of 8 sessions starting Friday, 30th September 16 & Saturday 1 October 16 and will meet once a month until May 17. 40 places are available.

For more information and an application form contact:
June Dunlop, In Control Scotland, c/o Neighbourhood Networks, Pavilion 5A, Moorpark Court, 25 Dava Street, Glasgow G51 2JE. Tel: 0141 440 5250 or email

BSL Classes at Deaf Network Cultural Centre

16 May 2016

Deaf Network Cultural Centre is a new charity, in the heart of Glasgow's East End and has been established for the benefit of D/deaf people. Members will be able to come together in a safe environment to share life experiences, offer support to others, learn new skills and socialise through the medium of British Sign Language (BSL)
They are offering short Introduction to BSL for those who would like to learn the basics of the language without committing to a full course. Why not go along and learn a new and exciting language? Learn how to say your name and introduce yourself to a Deaf BSL user. Find out about the History and Culture of the Deaf Community. Join in with other learners and discover just how visual and rich British Sign Language is.
A new 6-week BSL Taster course starting soon. The cost is ONLY £80.

If you are interested and for more information about BSL Tasters or Deaf Awareness Sessions: Contact Elizabeth via email:

BSL Network Ltd - BSL Club

19 January 2016

BSL NETWORK LTD - FRIDAY EVENING BSL CLUB

BSL Network Ltd is pleased to announce that they have organised a monthly VOICES OFF Friday Evening BSL Club:-

Friday Dates:

When: 29th January; 26th February; 18th March; 22nd April; 20th May; 24th June; 26th August; 30th September; 28th October; 24th November; 16th December. From 7 pm till 10 pm

For: All Levels are Welcome - Beginner to Interpreter.

Cost: Entry £3 including Tea/Coffee

Where: Deaf Network Cultural Centre, 39 Kirkpatrick St, Glasgow G40 3RZ

Contact: Elizabeth (Text) 07735337609 or Network

Getting to Know GIRFEC BSL Film Series

04 November 2015

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) Getting To Know GIRFEC Project in partnership with Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD), Solar Bear Limited, Facilat-46 (Fac46) and Scottish Government last week launched a unique five part film series which aims to explain Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and what it means for children and young people in Scotland.

Using British Sign Language (BSL) as the primary language with speech overlay and subtitles, this project aims to be accessible to as many children, young people and their families / carers as possible throughout Scotland.

The five parts are:

1. Overview of GIRFEC

2. Wellbeing as defined by the Scottish Government in the Children and Young People Act 2014

3. The Named Person

4. The Lead Professional

5. The Child's Plan

It is accessible on The ALLIANCE's GIRFEC page, see link below:

http://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/getting-to-know-girfec-film-series/

Or on DVD, should anyone like a copy / copies, please visit us at SCoD to collect them or get in touch with Derek Todd by email: .

BSL National Plan Consultation