We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

We're making a difference

Integrating Deaf & hearing

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Hands That Talk is a Deaf-led, cross-community charity established in 2000 to improve the quality of life for the Deaf community and those with hearing loss living in the North West of Northern Ireland.

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Would you like to be a Sign Language Teacher

?Hands That Talk will be applying for some funding to train some new Sign Language Teachers.
We would like to know if anyone in the Deaf community would be interested in becoming a Sign Language Teacher.
If we are successful with our funding application, we would like to train some new Sign Language Teachers so that we can continue to offer Sign Language Classes at Hands That Talk.
Please contact us at Hands That Talk, if you are interested.

email: info@handsthattalk.co.uk
Mobile (text) 07912210803



Our British Sign Language (BSL) and Irish Sign Language (ISL) customers can now contact the Northern Ireland Housing Executive through a new communication method called Video Relay Service (VRS). This Relay Service is being provided by  SignLive  . Using this service customers will be able to communicate directly with our staff via a Sign Language interpreter who will sign the staff member's words verbatim to the customer and vice versa. All calls coming through to the Housing Executive will be managed by SignLive and details of how BSL & ISL customers can access the Video Relay Service are available on the Housing Executive's  website . Please note that this is a pilot scheme that is currently in place for 12 months. It is also hoped that VRS will improve communication options during the Covid-19 pandemic.

email: info@handsthattalk.co.uk
Tel: 02877742776


Census 2021 is due in March.

BSL and ISL video explaining what the census is.

Website - census.gov.uk/ni.  

Click on 'Get Involved'.  Then 'Resources - Helping everyone take part in Census 2021'.  

The scroll down to the videos.

They want as many people as possible to complete the survey on-line. 

Closer to the time, they will add new videos explaining how to complete the survey.  

Please contact:

Remote Sign Language Interpreting Service for Health and Social Care Northern Ireland: INTERPRETER NOW

This is a reminder about the remote interpreting service. It is available to make sure you can access your health and social care appointments.  

You can access the service by downloading the Interpreter Now app on your mobile phone.  You need to register. You can then access a remote interpreter at any time, free of charge.  Use this service to contact the NHS111 Northern Ireland COVID19 Helpline, NI COVID19 Community Helpline, GP surgeries, hospitals, dentists, social care services etc.

The Interpreter Now app is available in the app store and looks like this:

If you need help downloading it you can contact Robin robin@interpreternow.co.uk and he will help you get set up. 

Alternatively, you can contact your Sensory Support Team:

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust    
028 9504 0200

Northern Health & Social Care Trust  
028 2586 3800

South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust 028 9260 7746

Southern Health & Social Care Trust  
028 3756 4444

Western Health & Social Care Trust   
028 6632 4400

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