August 26, 2016

In line with the Family Planning Association (FPA), Brook, the Sex Education Forum and other sexual healthcare providers we believe that sex and relationships education (SRE) should be a statutory subject for children and young people of all ages at primary and secondary schools. We also want to see it taught in a deaf-friendly way.
 

Our research revealed that deaf pupils are not being given the level of information and education required by the Nation...

December 29, 2015

 

There’s a quiet revolutions going on under our noses in health centres, hospitals and clinics all over the country.  It goes by the exciting title of the “Accessible Information Standard” and, in essence, it promises that anyone who has a particular communication need will be able to get health information and advice in the best format for them, by the end of July 2016.

 

That’s right - if you need letters in braille or large print, that’s how you will get t...

August 19, 2015

We know that a visit to the doctor’s surgery can be difficult and usually it’s very personal, sometimes embarrassing.  You do get used to going through an interpreter to make appointments, discuss prescriptions and for the actual consultations – after all, they do have their own code of conduct etc – but believe me, there are times when I really don’t want another person involved!

 

For some things, I just want to talk to the doctor directly.  Not unreasonabl...

May 26, 2015

5 top tips for running sensitive workshops.

 

We run frequent tailored sessions on a wide range of topics including identity, sexual relationships, puberty, bullying, drugs and safety with deaf groups and with professionals from the education, health and social care sectors. Through these courses we have identified some tips for running sensitive workshops...

 

Context:  Detailed discussions in advance to agree expectations is vital.  It’s helpful to sh...

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