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Yorkshire Interpreter Network (YIN)

World Café Day
SATURDAY 21st APRIL 2018
LEEDS DEAF CENTRE
£30
(though likely to be cheaper
if we have good numbers)

The idea of the day is to carousel around different facilitated groups discussing certain professional or practical interpreting dilemmas through scenarios and how one would resolve these.

We want this to be an enjoyable day, to get together, socialise, share ideas and look at different perspectives whilst considering the codes of conduct and the code of ethics in a safe, supportive environment.

Finishing off with a plenary session the day will hopefully give us more insight and reflection shaping how practice moving forward both as individuals and collectively.

The day will be worth structured 6 CPD hours – the more interpreters attend the richer the experience!

Open to all registered interpreters and regulated trainee interpreters

If you are interested, please contact email juliefletcherbsl@yahoo.co.uk

Up ’n’ Under – Deaf Cast

Up 'n Under Flyer for performance.John Godber’s award winning comedy, Up ’n’ Under, will see a cast of Deaf and hearing actors use BSL and spoken English to bring fingersmiths’ exciting visual and physical theatre style back to the stage.

The Wheatsheaf Arms rugby team, the laughing stock of Castlefords Amateur Rugby League Seven a Side tournament without winning a game. They don’t have enough players and spend more time in the pub than on the pitch.

With just 5 weeks to go, our hero coach Arthur has to improve the team to beat the mighty Cobbler’s Arms, but first he has to work out how to communicate with his players….

When:  Wednesday 21st February – Saturday 24th February.
Where:  Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Steet, Harrogate HG1 1QF.

In partnership with England Deaf Rugby Union.
£8 Ticket Offer.
Click here to book you tickets, when booking use promo code: Arthur)

 

 

Jane Eyre – Audio Described Performance

NORTHERN BALLET PRESENT JANE EYRE

Touch Tour Insight and Audio Described Performance
Saturday 10 March
Leeds Grand Theatre

Orphaned at a young age and cruelly treated by her Aunt, Jane Eyre is a plain but intelligent child who grows up knowing little kindness. Sent away to a charitable school, Jane later accepts a position as a Governess at Thornfield, a gentleman’s manor whose master is the dark and impassioned Mr Rochester.

In spite of their social differences, an unlikely bond grows between the pair but as their romance develops, it becomes clear that Mr Rochester has a hidden past that threatens to ruin them both.

With choreography by Cathy Marston and an original score by Philip Feeney, join us this Autumn as Northern Ballet’s brilliant dance actors bring this tale of romance, jealousy and dark secrets to life.

Our audio described performance access days enable visually impaired patrons to enjoy a range of activities that enhance the enjoyment and understanding of ballet.

The day consists of Touch Tour Insight, which introduces elements of the production to aide in your understanding of the show. You will hear a description of the scenery, feel the props and costumes, and discover the shapes and quality of the movement from the ballet with the aid of Company dancers.

The audio described performance, described by VocalEyes, enables patrons to enjoy the story of the ballet and the emotion and quality of movement accompanied by live music from Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Northern Ballet’s production of Jane Eyre will be performed at Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 7 March – Wednesday 14 March. The audio described performance will take place on Saturday 10 March.

The Touch Tour Insight will take place from 12.00pm – 1.15pm and is free to visually impaired patrons and your companion. The audio described performance starts at 2.30pm.

A limited number of tickets are available at £12 per person for users of the audio description service. Tickets will be priced at £50 per person thereafter. Booking fees may apply. For more information or to book tickets, please call the theatre Box Office on 0844 848 2700.

Please make sure you inform the Box Office that you are booking for an audio described performance and let them know if you wish to attend the Touch Tour Insight, as it’s useful for us to know how many people to expect and also of any access needs you may have.

For more information about Northern Ballet’s productions, audio described performances or to join our mailing list, please contact the Northern Ballet Learning department on 0113 220 8000.

Patients’ Satisfaction Study

We at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) are very keen on delivering quality service to all patients, carers and the wider public. We highly appreciate the role that the patient “voice” plays in many of our access and service improvements to date and in order to make our access and service delivery the best that it can be for all people.

This is why we are seeking the views, comments and suggestions including your valuable feedback from our deaf and hard of hearing patients of your experience of our services through this short and simple questionnaire your valuable feedback will  help improve the services we deliver in 2018 and beyond.

To participate in this survey you would be either a deaf or hard of hearing patient at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust now or in the past, 16 years and above and have visited any of the Trust Hospitals at Leeds General Infirmary, St James Hospital, Chapel Allerton, Seacroft and Wharfdale hospitals in the past 3 years.

The questionnaire is completely anonymous and all your responses will be treated as confidential. We shall arrange feedback after completion of the survey through the usual communication channels such as social media, and reports to various interest groups and forums such as Healthwatch, Forum Central, Equality Hubs, Leeds Involving People and the Leeds Deaf Forum etc.

Your responses are very important to us and we look forward to your participation and receiving your responses back by Friday 16th February 2017.

Thank you for your help and cooperation.

Regards

LTHT Patient Experience Team
leedsth-tr.dhohsurvey@nhs.net

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patient Survey

Our New Home

Map showing the location of the new centre, Click here to open Google Maps
We have finally moved into our new home at St Mary’s Street
We are open for booking medical appointments.
When we are fully open we will announce it here.
Entrance to the new Centre and an image of the entrance intercom
When you arrive either by car or on foot, please press the blue light button (See Image above) on the intercom system to ring the office to let them know you are waiting.
The office will let you in.

How to get there by Bus
16, 49, 50 & 50A,

WELCOME TO SOYO:

SOYO Logo, Click here to visit their sit
SOYO Logo, Click here to visit their sit

AN EXCITING NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD
THAT PROVIDES A HOME AND HEART FOR LEEDS’ CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL SCENE.

There’s something big happening right on the doorstep to our new home at Ripon House. For the first time ever, the neighbours that surround the old Quarry Hill site – sometimes known as the ‘cultural quarter’ – are joining forces to establish one of the very best places to live, work, enjoy and be entertained in Leeds.

All this is happening alongside Caddick Development’s plans to build new spaces – from luxury modern living to new bars and restaurants, as well as some of the biggest public green spaces inside the city centre. With the first new development, Moda Living, starting on site in spring 2018.

Click here to read more

We now have our very own Allotment!

The Leeds Society For Deaf and Blind now has its very own Allotment!

The plot was donated  by The Alwoodley Allotment Society in October 2017 and we are now looking for Volunteers to help us transform it:

from this
Allotment
Our new allotment, currently has 3 flower beds
to this,
Allotment
here is an example of what it could look like
or this.
Allotment
and here is an example of another allotment

Anyone interested?

Contact Zoe or William:
Zoe.major@leedssocietyfordeafandblind.org.uk
William.towning@leedssocietyfordeafandblind.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers in Action – Thank you!

 

On Saturday 30th September, Jason organised a group of volunteers to come to the new centre and clear out the furniture to different rooms. The group of volunteers worked extremely hard to move furniture. They gave up their Saturday afternoon to help and did an absolutely amazing job. Thank you to all that helped. We even persuaded the new manager to come down and make teas and coffees. Together we will make it amazing!

Thank you

Christine

2 volunteers posing for a photo
2 volunteers posing for a photo
2 volunteers posing for a photo
2 volunteers posing for a photo
2 volunteers posing for a photo
2 volunteers posing for a photo