Now known as FOREST DEAF CLUB
Uplands Social Club, 2 Green Walk,
Woodford Bridge, Essex, IG8 8EF
Fortnightly commencing from
Wednesday 6th January 2016
Club dates for 2016: 6/1, 20/1, 3/2, 17/2, 2/3, 16/3, 30/3, 13/4, 27/4, 11/5, 25/5, 8/6, 22/6, 6/7, 20/7, 3/8, 17/8, 31/8 14/9, 28/9, 12/10, 26/10, 9/11, 23/11, 7/12
Forest Deaf Club exists to promote the BSL language within the local community of east london, and beyond. Our aim for this club is to ease access of communication and information for our Deaf members and broaden deaf culture awareness amongst our hearing bsl user members. We all work together to achieve these goals by:
- Trying to reduce isolation of Deaf people by socialising and working with other organisations such as age concern, rnid, bda, ndcs and rad.
- Offering bsl workshops to the hearing community, encouraging interest, communication and awareness of the culture and language of the deaf.
- All members (Deaf and hearing) supporting each other in this endeavour, irrelevant of their level of social or signing skills
To all our hearing bsl user members - please dont worry too much about the new "no talking" policy - committee members will be on hand to help you if you get stuck on a word or phrase. The policy is now in force and the fine is 20p.
After all, hearing people who come to the club are trying to learn bsl to either work with deaf people or have deaf people in their families or amongst their friends or just want to learn this brilliant and beautiful language!!! Right????!!!! So - voice off !!!
PLEASE WATCH THIS INFORMATION FILM ABOUT THE
NEW PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (P.I.P)
WHICH HAS REPLACED
DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (DLA)
FOREST DEAF CLUB OFFERS A FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE TO ALL OUR DEAF MEMBERS FOR HELP WITH APPLYING FOR THE NEW P.I.P AND ANY OTHER OFFICIAL FORMS CONCERNING YOUR BENEFITS/HOUSING /COUNCIL TAX/DISABILITY BADGES ETC.
PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT THROUGH OUR ONLINE CONTACT FORM
AND REMEMBER TO BRING ALL YOUR PAPERWORK TO THE PRIVATE SESSION