Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'government'

Disability Scroungers

Today the BBC has as its top news item, GPs should 'not sign off long-term sick'. This is yet another in a long running line up of the BBC (and the rest of the media) attacking certain adults. Which is...

Deaf Families Featured in a Government Parenting Campaign

Two videos has been produced by and for Deaf parents in the UK as part of Everyday Adventures in Parenting; with the support of the Parent Know How programme from the Department for Children, School and Families. My Favourite Day:...

EHRC Human Rights Inquiry 2009: Launch Inaccessible

Today the EHRC launched the Human Rights Inquiry 2009. Last Friday I got an e mail from the EHRC telling me there would be a webcast this morning: The event will be broadcast live over the Internet giving you the...

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The EHRC is the body for England, Wales and Scotland that is charged with the promotion of equality. From personal experience, in terms of meeting the needs of individuals it doesn't do this well (if you represent an organisation, your...

Part 1: UK and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In the Spring 2009 the UK will ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is an important Convention, and even has specific parts relating to sign language. The potential implications are huge and it is...

DCSF Research Funding: Speech, Language & Communication Needs

The Department of Children, Schools and Families currently is open for expressions of interest for their Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Cost Effectiveness Research Programme. This is under their aim to "secure the wellbeing and health of children...

BSL Recognition: Tender Specification from the Department of Children, Schools & Families

Last week we blogged about a forthcoming tender from the Department for Children, Schools and Families in respect of a project to improve access to and demand for BSL. The tender has now been released and we've taken liberty...

Petition Against 14(4)(9) Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

For anyone who has been following the Stop Eugenics campaign will know there's been a campaign against Clause 14(4)(9) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill. A petition has now been approved on the Downing Street website, relating to clause...

BSL Recognition: Tender to Improve Access & Demand for BSL

Following the meeting with the Prime Minister in February, the Department for Children Schools and Families are planning to announce the publication of a tender for a project to improve access to and demand for BSL. The relevant DCSF...

Parliament: Health Service Funding & Provision for Deaf People

Sandra Gidley (Shadow Minister, Health; Romsey, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding was provided for support services for deaf people in each region in each of the last five years; (2) what...

Parliament: Access to Work Scheme, Marketing

John Barrett (Shadow Minister, International Development; Edinburgh West, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department is doing to publicise Access to Work. Stephen Timms (Minister of State (Employment and Welfare Reform), Department...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Dept of Innovation, Universities & Skills

Andy Reed is at it again, with his telephone questions: Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Home Office

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by her Department through call centres. Liam Byrne (Minister of State, Home Office) The Home...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Department of Works & Pensions

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Anne McGuire (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)...

Parliament: Contacting the Department of Transport

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by her Department through call centres. Jim Fitzpatrick (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport) The Department for Transport...

Parliament: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Deparmental Equality

Roger Berry (Kingswood, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what conclusions his Department has reached in fulfilment of the duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality...

Parliament: Departmental Translation Services

Recently there was a parliamentary question on the proportion of translation services contracted out to commercial providers: Roger Gale (North Thanet, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of his Department's translation and interpreting...

Photo Friday: Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets suit-types to discuss BSL

Back Row: Tim Loughton MP, (someone from the press), Francis Murphy, Gordon Brown, Jonathan Isaac, Jeff McWhinney, Andrew Adonis. Front row: Rosie Cooper MP, Malcolm Bruce MP, Susan Daniels, Tom Levitt MP Coming ASAP: More about what happened at...

Not enough light for deaf people from 2011?

There's currently an article on BBCi around low energy light bulbs and skin reactions. What caught my eye was this: The government is planning to prevent the sale of conventional bulbs by 2011 to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Okay, so...

Parliament: Signing Assistance in Schools & Educational Achievement of Deaf Children

On the 18 December (I've not had time to blog!) a question was tabled in parliament over deaf education: Mark Harper (Forest of Dean, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what guidance is...

2008 New Years Honours

The 2008 New Year's Honours List has been published. The relevant Orders of the British Empire in relation to Services with Deaf People are: Order of the British Empire Members of the Order of the British Empire Mrs Dorothy Ann...

Government response on BSL & the UN Convention of Human Rights for Disabilities

A petition was created by John Walker on ratifying British Sign Language under the UN Convention of Human Rights for People with Disabilities: On 30th March 2007, UK signed the Covention of Human Rights for People with Disabilities. This convention...

Parliament: 999 sms?

A question was tabled in the House of Commons around a national 999 sms service: Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set up a nationwide 999 text...

Number 10 website: subtitling multimedia content?

Several weeks ago I submitted this petition at the Number 10 website: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to: 'add subtitles to all multimedia content online produced by Number 10, & respective government departments' Downing Street currently has video...

Parliament: Regulation of LSPs

Yesterday a question was tabled in the House of Commons around Language Service Professionals. A more accessible page is available on They Work for You. Cheryl Gillan (Chesham & Amersham, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Education and...

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