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Archive for March, 2012

28 MarRoger Hewitt – OfV

Roger Hewitt – Opportunities for Volunteering (OfV)

At yesterday’s UKCoD conference on the latest hearing technologies, John Brennan (Director of UKCoD) reminded everyone of the huge contribution that Roger Hewitt had made through managing the Opportunities for Volunteering scheme (OfV).  Many organisations throughout the UK that support deaf people have a lot to be grateful for, due to the knowledge and professionalism that Roger brought to his role.

Sadly UKCoD’s OfV Grant is not being renewed, so Roger will be leaving UKCoD at the end of March.  On behalf of the Trustees of UKCoD, John presented to Roger an Read more of this article

28 MarConference – The Latest Hearing Technologies

UKCoD and The Ear Foundation jointly ran a successful conference in London yesterday, and the wide range of speakers covered all aspects of the latest hearing technologies.

The first contributor was Dr Sue Archbold, Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation.  Sue was the teacher of the deaf of the first child in the UK to have a cochlear implant and she helped to establish The Ear Foundation in 1989.  With all the latest technologies that are available, her talk set the scene for the day by posing the question “The best time to be deaf?” – she gave some of the answers, but then left the subject open for our other speakers. Read more of this article

14 MarUKCoD's contribution to Fulfilling Potential

On 1 December 2011, the government announced a discussion with disabled  people to gather suggestions for a new cross-government disability strategy.

This discussion has now ended and a range of good responses has been received.  The Government’s response to the discussion will be available at the end of March and the Disability Strategy itself will be published in the Spring.

UKCoD response to ODI Consultation

13 MarDisability Employment Support: Fulfilling Potential

This is to let you know that the Government has published a command paper, Disability Employment Support:Fulfilling Potential, which sets out its strategy for specialist disability employment programmes and includes a summary of the responses to the public consultation on the Sayce review.

The Written Ministerial Statement Read more of this article