Linda's funeral will take place on Wednesday 14th April at Bentley crematorium. There will be a Lipspeaker at the service, in addition to a Lipspeaker on Zoom. Those attending can either watch Kirsty Last in person, or connect to Lesley via mobile device. To access the service visit: https://www.obitus.com/ you will need the username: rami4278 and the password: 494899 To access Lipspeaker support for the funeral, please join this Zoom meeting [...]
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On Thursday 8th April, members joined Linzi Weatherson for a 'Back to Basics' session. Lipspeakers shared their Top Tip for working remotely, discussed environmental considerations and updated technology available for the best audio quality. We look forward to welcoming members back on Saturday 17th April for our Spring Workshop.
Our dear friend and colleague, Linda Croton, passed away on 13th March 2021. A Lipspeaker for over 20 years, Linda was a mischievous, kind, highly respected and caring woman liked by many. Linda's funeral will take place on Wednesday 14th April at Bentley crematorium. There will be a Lipspeaker at the service, in addition to a Lipspeaker on Zoom. Those attending can either watch Kirsty Last in person, or connect to [...]
The ALAS Committee met on Wednesday 3rd March via 'Zoom' to discuss a number of things. To read more please see the meeting notes below. Committee Meeting 03/03/21
On Thursday 25th February, members joined Linzi Weatherson for an informal social. Members joined in a burst of colour to share a safe space discussing hobbies, DIY and even frogs!
On Thursday 11th February members joined as Lesley Weatherson delivered a 'Tax Special'. The webinar was full of detail and signposted lipspeakers to various legislation and guidance. After briefly exploring accounting software, we will all be 'making tax digital' in no time!
On Thursday 28th January members gathered for a New Years social. Twitter, whiskey and ducks were hot topics as members shared laughter over a Thursday tipple. A huge thank you to all members for your contributions!
Technology not behaving, animals interrupting, co-workers saving the day and accents testing our skills - we certainly covered a lot in this webinar!
On Thursday 17th December a number of members got together for an ALAS Christmas Social. Members wore an array of clothing including Christmas jumpers, reindeer antlers, Christmas socks and we even had our very own elf! We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year.
On Thursday 4th December we were joined by NRCPD Registration Service Manager Kate Price. Kate covered CPD auditing and answered a number of member questions.
On Thursday 19th November, Hazel Williams delivered an incredible webinar covering the DeafBlind manual and top tips for communicating with DeafBlind people. A huge thank you to Hazel for such an informative and enjoyable webinar!
It's always important to find a work/life balance. A huge thank you to members for a fabulous social this evening! What a pleasure it was covering work, diets, dogs and gardening!
On Thursday 10th September we joined Sophie Mulligan for 'Zoom - Part 2'. A huge thank you to Sophie for a fantastic webinar this evening! How to un-mute yourself quickly, re-arranging boxes, changing views, improving audio quality - there have been a lot of great updates on Zoom!
The ALAS Committee met on Wednesday 26th August via 'Zoom' to discuss a number of things. To read more please see the meeting notes below. Committee Meeting 26/08/20
Do you know the different between Bullying & Harassment? Martin Fox-Roberts, RSLI, provided a Bullying & HArassment Workshop on 22nd February 2020. 12 ALAS members joined Martin to share experiences, both positive and negative, of being bullied themself or witnessing bullying. One member in particular was very brave and shared her emotional experience of bullying, and showed incredible resilience.
"Every choice that we make has a consequence" On Saturday 28th October ALAS members joined Sarah Haynes, RSLI for an Ethics Workshop in Bristol. Sarah helped members to: Unpick personal and professional values in a thought provoking session Introduced ethical frameworks and explained how to use them Reflected on our Code in relation to ethical values Apply the Demand Control Schema toreal situations
Tuesday 18th September saw 10 ALAS members complete a First React ‘Emergency First Aid at Work RQF Level 3 Qualification’. Trainer, Joe, taught members essential life saving first aid techniques, including CPR and AED. Members who hold this essential skill have it listed on their ALAS directory listing.
As a child, I was always an avid reader, perhaps because my general lack of coordination meant I was so terrible at sport. I read anything and everything; consuming every book in my parents house and the local library several times over before I went to secondary school. One book that made a lasting impression on me, and first got me interested in politics was the brilliant ‘Yes Minister Diaries’. I [...]