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The funeral of Diana Barimore


Diana Barimore’s funeral will be held at 12:00 midday on Friday 22nd September at Mortlake Crematorium, Richmond, TW9 4EN. Due to number restrictions, if you wish to attend please contact Lynne Dubin at [email protected] If communication support is required please contact [email protected] Please see below for a map and directions from Mortlake Station. There is adequate parking on site if you wish to travel by car.   In lieu of flowers for her [...]

The funeral of Diana Barimore2017-09-13T14:48:00+01:00

Tragic News


Dear Friends With great sadness I am writing to tell you that Di died yesterday evening at 8pm after a great effort to stay connected in the face of huge odds for this past month. We expect to hear more when her brother Stewart has had time to speak to the consultant and hospital staff. The beautiful book of messages from you will give comfort to Di's family. Thank you for letting her know you [...]

Tragic News2017-09-01T09:34:07+01:00

Get Well Soon Di


Dear Members, Our friend and colleague, Diana Barimore met with a dreadful accident last Sunday morning, 30th July, when taking her dog Bertie to her local park for his usual walk. Di was somehow in collision with a cyclist participating in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 2017 event. This crash has left Di with critical head injuries and in hospital, unconscious in the neuro ITU unit, where she remains. Her family have come [...]

Get Well Soon Di2017-08-04T17:28:55+01:00

NADP Conference 2017


Saturday 6th May saw NADP (National Association of Deafened People) and EFHOH (European Federation of Hard of Hearing) join forces to host the 2017 conference. ALAS and ALS (Association of Lipspeakers) were both present to represent lipspeaking. Just like Deaf Day 2017, both organisations worked together to promote the communication preference. Fiona Walker from ALAS, and Lynne Dubin from ALS were answering lots of questions and using their handy lipspeaking information cards [...]

NADP Conference 20172017-05-14T14:28:01+01:00

Deaf Day 2017


Saturday 22nd April saw City Lit host its annual Deaf Day! Our very own Fiona Walker was promoting lipspeaking with additional sign. Jay weatherson was present to display lipspeaking, and even make a new ALAS recruit!

Deaf Day 20172017-04-23T13:58:29+01:00

ALAS Launches!


More and more deaf people are requesting lipspeakers to use some sign language vocabulary to support the meaning of the speaker, when lipspeaking. There are only a handful of lipspeakers who are able to offer this service and they aren’t always easy to find. In a response to the growing demand, ALAS was established. On Monday 13th March ALAS launched! Keep your eyes peeled for introductory offers and exclusives!    

ALAS Launches!2017-03-15T11:35:39+00:00

ALAS is almost ready to be launched


Lesley Weatherson, founder of ALAS, presented the new association to NRCPD board in London 01/03/17. The board had the opportunity to ask questions, clarify aims and objectives as well as listen to Lesley's pitch! Lesley was part of a talented group of lipspeakers and deaf service users who created the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the Level 3 Certificate in Lipspeaking and would like to see a NOS created to set [...]

ALAS is almost ready to be launched2017-03-12T14:26:40+00:00