Press Release – 4 November 2016
Craig Crowley MBE, chief executive of Action Deafness, was appointed chair of the UK Council on Deafness at its AGM on 2 November. Craig succeeds Jim Edwards, who took up the position in 2010.
The AGM was part of the Council’s annual conference, which this year celebrated the power of collaboration. Groups of presenters explained how their cooperation had brought about benefits for people who are deaf or have a hearing loss.
Jim Edwards said: “I am delighted to announce Craig is the new chair of the Council. His appointment comes at an exciting time, with the sector working more collaboratively than ever before. His involvement with the initiative to define a common purpose means he is well placed to take up the reins.”
Craig said: “Jim’s six year stewardship of the Council is much appreciated. In particular, he made sure we kept challenging ourselves. The Board and I look forward to continuing what he worked so hard to begin.”
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Prevention and Early Intervention
Schools, businesses and organisations from every industry in the UK will be recognising Deaf Awareness Week between the 2nd and 8th of May this year.
In previous years, Deaf Awareness Week has taken on many themes, such as ‘Connect and Communicate’ in 2015. This year will be highlighting ‘Common Purpose’ within the deaf community and beyond, with the aim of “celebrating the work the sector has done to define a common purpose and highlighting the work of the mission groups”.
Here at Age UK Group in partnership with UK Hearing Care, we have created an in-depth resource guide of websites and downloads for both the hard of hearing and able to become more confident when approaching certain situations and breaking boundaries when it comes to deaf awareness.
RAD will be at the British Museum
Sat 7 May Under the Sea Family Discovery Day
Further details here!
Great events happening during Deaf Awareness Week!
Publicity materials are available throughout the week and do take time to read about Common Purpose !
Thanks to our sponsors for our Deaf Awareness Week website 2016!