BSL National Plan Consultation 2017

The BSL National Plan Consultation period has begun. It will last until Wednesday 31st May.

To respond online, please use the Scottish Government’s Consultation Hub, Citizen Space https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/equality-unit/bsl-national-plan

Respond in BSL. If you want to respond in BSL you can use the following options:

Youtube or Vimeo Upload your videos and paste the website link into the Citizen Space consultation or into an email.

Facebook Post your videos on this public Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/bslnationalplan

Other people will see your responses

Email Send an email with links to videos of your responses to BSLConsult@gov.scot

Post Send your responses in English or in BSL on a DVD or USB to:Hilary Third, The Equality Unit, Area 3H-North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

There will be meetings around Scotland for deaf and deafblind BSL users.

Here are some of the dates and venues, there will be more dates added.


MARCH


Glasgow Asian Deaf Club, Pollokshields Community Centre, 15 Kenmure St. Sat 18 March, 2pm

Forth Valley Sensory Centre Wed 22 March, 12.30pm

Lanarkshire Deaf Club Sat 25 March, 1pm

Deaf Connections Thurs 30 March,11am

There is also a meeting on Wednesday 29th March for deafblind people in the Radisson Blu, Glasgow, 10-3pm, where deafblind people can be filmed telling your story about being deafblind. It will be possible to use time in the afternoon to fill in the Consultation Questionnaire with support from Ken Hallsworth and a Guide/Communicator or an Interpreter.


APRIL


Mothers & Toddlers (at St Andrew’s Parish Church), Motherwell Fri, 21 April at 12pm

Kirkcaldy Deaf Bowling Club (at Gallatown Bowling Club, Bandon Avenue, Kirkcaldy) Fri, 21 April at 7pm

Salmon Inn, Galashiels (Scottish Borders) Mon, 24 April at 6pm

St Vincent’s Centre for the Deaf, Glasgow Tues, 25 April at 7pm

Lanarkshire Deaf Club (at the Daisy Park Community Centre, Motherwell ML1 1EA) Wed, 26 April at 7pm

Coatbridge Deaf Club Friday, 28 April at 6.30pm

St Mary’s Parish, Calton (Glasgow G40 2DQ) Sunday 30th April at 6.45pm


MAY


Edinburgh BSL Coffee Meet Up, Waverley Station, Edinburgh Fri, 5 May at 7pm

Inverness & Moray (Elgin) Deaf Clubs, Spectrum Centre Inverness Sat, 6 May at 1.30pm

Deaf History Scotland, Greenock Sat, 6 May at 2pm

Live Streaming (BSL (Scotland) Act Facebook Group) Sun, 7 May at 7pm

Fife Deaf Pub, Dunfermline Sat, 13 May at 7pm

Edinburgh Deaf Club Sat, 13 May at 8.30pm

Live Streaming (BSL (Scotland) Act Facebook Group) Sun, 14 May at 7pm

Deafblind and Usher Renfield St Stephens Centre (260 Bath Street, G2 4JP) Friday 19 May 10.30am – 2.30pm

Greenock Deaf Pub (The James Watt) Fri, 19 May at 7pm

Aberdeen Deaf Club Sat, 20 May at 7pm

Open Meeting for Language Service Professionals – Saturday 20 May 2017 10.30am-1.00pm (Dewars Centre (Live Active) Glover Street, Perth PH2 0HT) Contact Derek Todd admin@deafsectorpartnership.net

Live Streaming (BSL (Scotland) Act Facebook Group) Sun, 21 May at 7pm

Deaf Action  Monday 22nd May 2017 – informal drop-in sessions 10am-12pm; 1-3pm, and 4-7pm. Contact Alison.Hendry@deafaction.org

Kilmarnock Deaf Club Wed, 24 May at 7pm

 


Themed Meetings in May:


MENTAL HEALTH – EDINBURGH

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 6.00pm-8.00pm, Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY

BSL film clip link: https://youtu.be/FYY8UYgkB8g

To book a place, please register on Eventbrite website link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsl-national-plan-consultation-on-mental-health-tickets-34027680709

 

JUSTICE – FALKIRK

Friday 12 May 2017, 6.00pm-8.00pm, Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon FK1 4DD

BSL film clip link: https://youtu.be/Vd-3ALa4Xfk

To book a place, please register on Eventbrite website link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsl-national-plan-consultation-on-justice-tickets-34027837177

 

EMPLOYMENT – EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Thursday 18 May 2017, 6.00pm-8.00pm, Woodhill Evangelical Church, 30 Wester Cleddens Road, Bishopbriggs G64 2NH

BSL film clip link: https://youtu.be/PT8fIOM1-QA

To book a place, please register on Eventbrite website link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsl-national-plan-consultation-on-employment-tickets-34027873285

 

SPORTS – GLASGOW

Friday 19 May 2017, 6.00pm-8.00pm, GCVS The Albany Learning Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DS

BSL film clip link: https://youtu.be/xXMp9ln3P9M

To book a place, please register on Eventbrite website link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsl-national-plan-consultation-on-sports-tickets-34027927447

 

HEALTH – DUNDEE

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 6.00pm-8.00pm, Deaf Links / Tayside Deaf Hub, The Old Mill, 23 Brown Street, Dundee DD1 5EF

BSL film clip link: https://youtu.be/JSBsrZigFWg

To book a place, please register on Eventbrite website link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsl-national-plan-consultation-on-health-tickets-34028074888

 

TRANSPORT – INVERNESS

Thursday 25 May 2017, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Mercure Inverness Hotel, Church Street, Inverness IV1 1DX

BSL film clip link: https://youtu.be/fFDCgEeaxlM

To book a place, please register on Eventbrite website link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsl-national-plan-consultation-on-transport-tickets-34028128047


 

It is important that as many deafblind people respond to the Consultation so that the Plan can hopefully benefit deafblind BSL users.

Let me know if you would like to attend, and if you require communication support. We can then find out what support is available for that meeting and let you know.

Ken Hallsworth, 01417775829, or Email: dsp@deafblindscotland.org.uk

Consultation Poster March V4
Consultation Poster April V4
V2 Consultation Poster May Part A
V2 Consultation Poster May Part B