Unlimited Commission Surgeries
It was great to see so much Welsh talent at the Unlimited Commission surgeries in Cardiff this week. I hope lots of people will get their applications in by 2nd February 2015.
If you were unable to attend any of the surgeries but are interested in applying please go to http://weareunlimited.org.uk/ for all the details.
At the grand old age of 20 NWDA has finally achieved its goal of owning a permanent centre where anyone with a hearing loss, themselves or their family members, friends, carers or colleagues, can contact or call in for advice and support from any of the services provided by the association.
NWDA can support your staff, services users and members in various ways.
- Advice and Information
- Community Support Services (form filling and benefit advice)
- Communication Support (BSL, Lip-speaking, note-taking, DeafBlind Communication)
- Equipment assessments and demonstrations and advice
- Conwy & Cwysllt Family Support Group
- I.P.S Lip-reading classes (lip-reading practice, Information, Practical advice and strategies to cope with your hearing loss)
- Lipreading Support Groups
- Talks and Demonstrations
- Training (Sign Language – BSL, Deaf Awareness and Communication, Total Communication training)
- Volunteering opportunities
- Hot Desking facilities and meeting room available for hire at reasonable rates
Please can you inform all your staff members and service users of our new contact details and the services provided.
North Wales Deaf Association, 77 Conway Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 7LN
Telephone 01492 530013 Minicom 01492 524983
Fax 01492 532615 sms 07719 410355
Skype search for us using nwda.interpreting
Company Limited by Guarantee number 2959589 Charity number.1048017
Welsh author Dave Rees who lives near Cardiff, has co-written a book with his colleague, Dr Phil Friend OBE. It is entitled ‘Why are you pretending to be normal?’
The Foreword was written by Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson who has obvious Welsh connections.
The book is focused on either people with disabilities or carers of those with disabilities.
The link below shows the feedback that the book is receiving as well as a link to their website. They have also received very positive feedback from such people as the Right Honourable David Blunkett MP, Julie Fernandez (actress from ‘The Office’) and Sir Bert Massie CBE.
The self-help book for disabled people, employers and friends? “Why are you pretending to be normal?” available from