Drop In Centre
Our Drop-in centre provides access to the Deaf Community of Lanarkshire. This access, consists of making phone calls to Doctors, Hospitals Social Work Dept and any other public service provider. The Drop in Centre also provides a service which will translate day to day letters into BSL (British Sign Language) for the local Deaf Community. We do not charge for this part of our service.
Please note this service is provided free to the Deaf Community of Lanarkshire ONLY.
DECEMBER 25TH - 6TH January 2020
Phone and email still accessible if you are needing interpreters
Our Agency is registered with SASLI and will only use SASLI registered Qualified and Trainee interpreters for any bookings. Our Interpreters have many years experience of working within the Deaf Community. We recognise the right of choice to a preferred Interpreter and will be happy to book the Deaf person’s choice of Interpreter providing they are registered with a national body such as SASLI or NRCPD. Whilst we charge for our Sign Language Interpreting service we continue to provide a free Interpreting service for Funerals; Weddings: & Christenings for the Lanarkshire Deaf Community.
We support a number of Deaf Groups;
- Craft Group
- Women's Group
- Men's Domino Group
- Coatbridge Deaf Club
We regularly run deaf awareness seminars for businesses in and around Lanarkshire.
We also provide bespoke Deaf Awareness sessions on request.
The aim of a Deaf Awareness session is to provide you with a better understanding, of barriers and issues faced by Deaf people in their daily lives. Deaf Services Lanarkshire recommend that people who wish to learn British Sign Language attend a Deaf Awareness session first.
Contact us to find out how we could support you/ your team.
Hard of Hearing Support
We provide support to facilitators to run lipreading classes in Rutherglen, Hamilton and Cumbernauld. We will have an open day on Saturday 31st August to find out what more we can do for Hard of Hearing people to reduce isolation and how to cope with communication difficulties.