PDDCS AGM 2015
PDDCS News Hello Everyone.PDDCS AGM 2015 will be at Big Sky in Peterborough on 28th May from 6-8pm. PDDCS have hired the the venue so the kids can play whilst the meeting takes place.An American Supper style evening is planned so please bring a plate of whatever food you fancy!.PDDCS will be selecting a new committee and are always looking for some new people to join the PDDCS ...
Mon, Apr 20 2015
PDDCS News Deaffest, Wolverhampton, is back and celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a range of screening and events with established deaf filmmakers and artists from across the world.Thursday 14th May to Sunday 17th May 2015.For further details go to their website [link]
Mon, Apr 13 2015
National Deaf Awareness Week 4-11 May 2015
PDDCS News National Deaf Awareness Week 4-11 May 2015NDCS - 11 tips for communicating with a deaf child1. Find out how they communicate2. Get their attention 3. Face them when you’re talking 4. Speak clearly and naturally 5. Watch your mouth6. Use visual cues, where possible 7. Make it clear what the topic of conversation is8. Stand with your face to the light9. Speak one at ...
Mon, Apr 13 2015
BSL clip - Tips on making a complaint to the NHS in England
PDDCS News It is hoped that further positive changes are taking place in the NHS as a result of the NDCS My Life My Health campaign. However if someone does need to make a complaint to the NHS in England the Parliamentary Ombudsman has created the following advice and support video. Who are the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman?
Thu, Mar 26 2015
Disability Matters - New e-learning resource
PDDCS News Disability Matters has just been launched. It is co-developed with disabled young people and parent carers. It is a free e learning resource designed to support organisations and workers to engage confidently with disabled children and young people.Deaf Communication matters is one of many e-learning modules created by disability matters for the UK workforce. The ...
Wed, Mar 25 2015
Hearing Hands - Samsung
PDDCS News Samsung Turkey created the video “Hearing Hands”, to promote their video call center for people with hearing loss. Watch Muharrem's reaction as ,strangers around him using sign language to communicate with him and make his day inclusive.
Wed, Mar 18 2015
London Marathon Helpers - NDCS
PDDCS News The National Deaf Children’s Society is looking for volunteers to come and cheer on our 70 runners at the London Marathon. You will be stationed at mile 25, just outside a pub and opposite the Houses of Parliament, right where our exhausted runners need us most to spur them onto the finish line! We will keep you motivated with lots of chocolate and water. If you...
Wed, Mar 18 2015
National Sport and Physical Activity Survey - UK deaf Sports
PDDCS News "UK Deaf Sport is committed to creating more opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people to exercise and play sport. To do this we need your help; we want to know about your views, experiences and attitudes towards sport and physical activityBy taking part in this survey you are helping to shape the future of sport and physical activity for people who are deaf o...
Tue, Mar 03 2015
New deaf girls and ladies football coming soon. New players...
PDDCS News Post by Peterborough United's deaf football teams.
Tue, Feb 03 2015
Swimming activities for individuals 14+ with a range of...
PDDCS News "Inclusive Sport Peterborough is developing a swimming pathway that will hopefully enable many people with a long term health condition, physical, sensory or learning disability to take part is some form of swimming pool activity."For further details contact Matt Taylor, Sports Development Officer, Vivacity Culture and Leisure Email: matt.taylor@vivacity-peterborough....
Sat, Jan 31 2015
Research into teaching tougues to hear
PDDCS News Colorado State University College of Engineering researchers are investigating tongue mapping as an alternative method to cochlear implants whereby the tongue 'hears'.To read more about the research : [link]
Sat, Jan 31 2015
National Deaf Children Society’s new project ‘Raising...
PDDCS News This month the National Deaf Children Society’s new project ‘Raising the Bar’! was launched. "Raising the Bar aims to raise expectations of what deaf children and young people can achieve in dancing and music. Ten lucky winners of our new competition will be invited to attend a 2 day masterclass in Birmingham in May at The Birmingham REP Theatre led by...
Mon, Jan 26 2015
Annual School Musical - Sign Supported Performance 2015
PDDCS News Jack Hunt School's annual Show week is Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th February, with a sign supported performance on Thursday 12th. Tickets are now on sale from Tuesday 27th January. Tickets - £8 each, For further details contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jack Hunt Secondary SchoolLedbury RoadPeterborough PE3 9PNTel: 01733 263526
Sat, Jan 24 2015
Hannah Beharry guest at PDDCS' Boxfit
PDDCS News Poster for Media Pack (1) Boxfit.pdf by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society The deaf friendly Boxfit sessions will run at a discounted price for PDDCS members:Friday 16th January - 20th FebruaryKids of all ages 6-7pmAdults 7-8pmLocation: Jack Hunt School PE3 9PNFor further details contact Sam email@example.com
Fri, Jan 09 2015
Research volunteers: EQ-5D questionnaire - SORD, University...
PDDCS News Repost from deaf-uk-jobsEQ-5D BSL TESTING THE RELIABILITY QUESTIONNAIRE University of Manchester are looking for volunteers to take part in a pilot study of the BSL version of the EQ-5D questionnaire. The EQ-5D questionnaire is about health and is available to fill in online. There are only five questions in the EQ-5D. You will be asked to complete two other BSL quest...
Thu, Jan 08 2015
Volunteer opportunity - Kenya
PDDCS News Looking for a volunteer opportunity.Mustard Seed project are a small UK charity working in Africa in Mgongeni, an urban slum area of Mombasa, Kenya. [link] are looking for a volunteer for 2-26 weeks. They are looking for someone who has experience, either as a teacher or a teaching assistant, of working with deaf and or other children with special needs.For further...
Mon, Jan 05 2015
Ear Foundation - Teens - Cadbury's World
PDDCS News Teens Cadbury’s World Saturday 14 February 2015 The Ear Foundation are organising the following event:"Come and join us for a day out at Cadbury’s world! An opportunity for young deaf teenagers to get together, build friendships and share experiences with other teens who understand what it is like living with deafness.Cost: £10If you would like to join u...
Fri, Jan 02 2015
Clubber signs the lyrics to dance tune for deaf friend
PDDCS News Check out this short video clip of two clubbers - one signing the lyrics to a song for her deaf friend. I assume they all started jumping about when the beat kicked in! This video has been viewed over 7 million times on Facebook.Have any of you had friends like that or sign for your friends? Via Jade Ramm Post by Gareth Emery.
Mon, Dec 22 2014
Signature - BSL Homework - Christmas
PDDCS News [link] Signature, a national charity, campaign to improve the standards of communication with deaf and deafblind people in the UK. Throughout the festive season they have reflected the festive spirit in their BSL homework resource by teaching a few signs that can be used over Christmas. A new sign will be revealed every day during advent. They welcome learners to t...
Sun, Dec 14 2014
ACTION NEEDED!! UK Sport Consultation
PDDCS News Below is a message from Lee Dolby, Director of Development, UK Deaf Sport:You may be aware that currently the UK Government does not recognise deaf sport in the same way that it does Paralympics Sport. This has meant that since lottery funding began £174,944,971 has been invested into Paralympics, but only £209,620 in Deaflympics in other words just 0.11%. Paralym...
Sat, Dec 06 2014
Local support - for Rwand Centre for Deaf Children in the...
PDDCS News Teachers of the Deaf from Suffolk have recently returned from a visit to Nyabihu District. To read about their experience click hereThere will be a concert to launch the building fund is in Bury on Dec 11th at 8 pm West Road Church.To donate following this link [link]
Wed, Dec 03 2014
Rwanda - Centre for Deaf Children in the Nyabihu District
PDDCS News Last week Channel 4's Unreported World article highlighted the experience of deaf children in Uganda. SignHealth has had a presence in Uganda for a long time, setting up the very first deaf pre-school in Kampala, training teachers and introducing sign language to the deaf community. In Rwanda there is no state provision for Deaf children The few schools for Deaf ch...
Sat, Nov 29 2014
DCAL seeking Research Participants: Deaf Mothers with...
PDDCS News Below are details relating to research project with DCAL - Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre"Babies of Deaf Mothers We are looking for deaf mothers who use BSL and either have a baby under 7 months or are currently pregnant, to participate in our research exploring early language experience; [link] BSL video available: [link] We will cover all expens...
Sat, Nov 29 2014
Deaf friendly British Cycling affiliated Go-ride cycling...
PDDCS News Thorpe Ventures Cycling Club has worked closely with the PDDCS over the last year. They have just become a British Cycling affiliated Go-ride cycling club. Their sessions are deaf friendly. To make further enquires contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thu, Nov 27 2014
Unreported World article on deafness in Uganda
PDDCS News [link] On Friday night Unreported World broadcast an article on SignHealth Interational's work with Deaf children in Uganda. There is stigma and cultural taboo surrounding deafness in Uganda, meaning Deaf people there are among the most isolated and disadvantaged groups in the developing world. This programme gives an insight into the lives of Deaf children that is ...
Mon, Nov 24 2014
Hannah Beharry to attend PDDCS Boxfit sessions
PDDCS News --- popular PDDCS Boxfit sessions, delivered by Sam Stockwell and James Chapple, will have an extra attendee, Hannah Beharry, at the three of the sessions during the 4th round of Deaf Friendly Boxfit taking place from Friday the 16th January 2015. Hannah, Athlete Mentor for Sky Sports Living for Sport, is:Two times England champion at 48 kgBritish champion at 50...
Sun, Nov 23 2014
BSLBT: Deaf climber Andre Hedger
PDDCS News Check out BSLBT - BSLzone for the fantastic clip on Deaf climber Andre Hedger [link]
Sun, Nov 23 2014
PDDCS deaf friendly swimming Round 4
PDDCS News PDDCS babies, children and young people have been enjoying the deaf-friendly swimming sessions delivered by Lisa, swimming instructor, and Vivacity. The next ten week block starts on 8th Jan at the regional pool in Peterborough each Thursday:age 0-3: 4.30-5pmage 3-5 5-5.30pmage 5-19 5.30-6pmThanks to funding support from Vivacity, the ten week course is only £30.Fo...
Tue, Nov 18 2014
Deaf ski instructor
PDDCS News NDCS produce many informative video clips.In this clip Aaron, a BSL user, explains how he followed his dreams to become a ski instructor.
Sat, Nov 15 2014
Department for Transport launches ‘All Aboard’...
PDDCS News Department for Transport launches ‘All Aboard’ Competition for students aged between 14-18 years old! Students are challenged to design audio and visual tools to improve travel for blind and deaf bus passengers Department for Transport, today launched the ‘All Aboard’ competition! The competition is part of the Government’s ‘Accessible Britain C...
Wed, Nov 12 2014
Cambridge Junction: BSL supported performances
PDDCS News Cambridge Junction are hosting the following 2 upcoming events: Two performances of Red Earth Theatre’s Hansel and Gretel next Sunday (16th November) which features integrated BSL – details here A BSL interpreted performance of their Christmas show Around the World in 80 Days on 21st December at 11am – details here If you would like any ...
Tue, Nov 11 2014
Panto and Party booking deadline 30th Nov 2014
PDDCS News It's that time of year. Book before the deadline, end of November, for your place at the PDDCS Winter Party (13th Dec) and annual Panto (3rd Jan) [link]
Mon, Nov 10 2014
Sense Mini-Magpies Group for toddlers with sensory and...
PDDCS News We got this through from Sense for your attention: See the note from Sense below Mini Magpies Leaflet Sense Children's Specialist Services run a preschool group called Mini Magpies, for children with multisensory impairment or those who are single sensory impaired and have additional disabilities. The group runs on the first Thursday of each month from 10:30 - 12:...
Fri, Nov 07 2014
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Deaf Golf Champion Paul Waring on Trans World Sport
PDDCS News DeafSportsUK have highlighted the feature of England Deaf Golf star Paul Waring on Channel 4's show Transworld SportTo access the script they have provided click here
Sat, Nov 01 2014
Get your tickets for our fabulous Winter Party and meet...
PDDCS News It's the annual PDDCS Winter Party soon and a chance for deaf children and their brothers and sisters to meet father Christmas and get a present!This year we will be having some other secret special surprise visitors that the kids will love and some more fun entertainment and party games. Its a great time for all families of deaf children in the city to come together ...
Wed, Oct 29 2014
Signature Community Spirit Award Winners
PDDCS News Congratulations to Shelia and John Cheetham. John, retired PDDCS President for many years and his wife, Shelia won the Community Spirit 2014 Signature Annual Awards this month. Below is from the Signature website [link] minutes with Shelia and John Cheetham - 2014 Signature Annual Awards Community Spirit winners How did you feel when you were announced the 2014 Co...
Wed, Oct 29 2014
Hearing Dogs Award 2014 - Life changing patnership of the...
PDDCS News Hearing Dogs Award 2014 - Life changing patnership of the year award.An inspirational video.
Tue, Oct 28 2014
NDCS Newly Identified Weekend - Norwich - March 2015
PDDCS News Norwich Newly Identified Weekend Mar 2015 by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Mon, Oct 20 2014
BL4D - Business Link 4 Deaf
PDDCS News [link] website is an online directory for individuals who use sign language to access a wider network of people"You can find anything from builders or trades people to accountants and driving instructors (plus a lot more) based in London who have employed or are looking to employ deaf people or indeed, people that can do sign language - all on this web site." BL4D ...
Sun, Oct 19 2014
Get your discount tickets for the signed Panto Jack and the...
Fri, Oct 10 2014
PDDCS Toddler Group Autumn Term 2014
PDDCS News Thursday 2nd October Thursday 16th October Thursday 30th October Thursday 13th November Thursday 27th NovemberThursday 11th December TBC Toddler Group trip Toddler Group is run by parent Kelda Chambers. The group is aimed at pre-school children and held at the Jigsaw Centre in Orton Malborne, Peterborough (click for a map)...
Wed, Oct 01 2014
PDDCS Weekly Sporting Activities
PDDCS News With support from local sporting groups and Living Sport, PDDCS continue to deliver access to range of deaf friendly sporting activities each week for children with any level of hearing loss..To check dates go to the PDDCS events page here PDDCS Sport Activity Poster by Peterborough and District Deaf Children's Society
Sat, Sep 27 2014
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2014-15 Deaf Kids football Details **New Sessions for ages...
PDDCS News Deaf Friendly Football, in association with Peterborough United, The National Deaf Youth Tournament Champions, is back for the 2014-15 season with new sessions for younger kids from ages 5-9. All sessions are led by Tash Applegate, an FA qualified coach, notable local footballer and experienced in kids football coaching.She will be assisted by William Palmer for the ...
Fri, Sep 19 2014
Disabled Contestants - Tiger Aspect (for BBC 3)
PDDCS News email@example.com: "Tiger Aspect are looking for disabled contestants for their latest BBC3 series: I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse.· Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hunted down by the ‘walking dead’?· If an apocalypse struck this could happen to you! Would you have the creativity and survival skills to pass the ultimate test? A bran...
Mon, Sep 15 2014
Project Think Stink - Feel the Force Day - 18 October 2014
PDDCS News Feel the Force Day Peterborough - Saturday 18 October 2014 from 11am until 6pm Feel the Force Day is the only Film and TV event designed for visually impaired and disabled people from infants to the elderly. If you know of anyone with a disability who you think may enjoy feel the force day - please let them know.Feel the Force are also running a Think Stink projec...
Sat, Sep 13 2014
Ear Foundation: Photography Workshop
PDDCS News Teenz (11 – 18 year olds) Photography Workshop Saturday 11 October 2014; 10am till 3pm At The Ear Foundation (83 Sherwin Road, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2FB) A practical hands-on workshop designed to give you a better understanding of how a camera works and demonstrate how some basic principals can easily improve an image. Please bring a packed lunch! ...
Thu, Sep 11 2014
Volunteer Vacancy: BSL Interpreted Pantomime Event Organiser
PDDCS News Cinderella was the Panto last year PDDCS are looking for a volunteer to help us run one of our best events of the year.Every year, PDDCS organises a trip to the Pantomime at the Key Theatre for our families and this year we need someone organised and super-cool to get the show on the road.Ideally you'll have some experience of organising small trips or events, be a h...
Tue, Sep 09 2014
Deaf Football Update: Sessions Begin 22nd September
PDDCS News Deaf Friendly football sessions with Peterborough United will resume on 22nd September. More information to follow soon.
Fri, Sep 05 2014
Deaf Children: Staying safe online
PDDCS News With a new school year starting young people may wish to know of the following resources to help them stay safe onlineFurther support and information is available through ChildLine deafzone. [link]
Tue, Sep 02 2014
Peterborough Yacht Club Family Fun Day: Sat 30th Aug
PDDCS News Reminder :) The lovely folk at Peterborough Yacht Club have nominated PDDCS as the charity to benefit from their fantastic annual charity day on 30th August.There is lots to do on the day with river trips on the impressive boats, entertainment, games, a grand raffle and delicious food. It's all within the beautiful setting of Peterborough Yacht Club in Nene Park and ...
Mon, Aug 18 2014
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