Lesley is an experienced Lipspeaker and BSL Interpreter providing lipspeaking with sign support if requested. Previous ALS Chair (2013-2016), vice chair (2012-2013), treasurer (2011-2012), Lesley provides lipspeakers with up to date information regarding news related to deaf people and our profession.
Social Media Officer & Committee Member
Linzi has been lipspeaking for over 8 years providing additional signed support if requested. Linzi has recently achieved British Sign Language Level 6 and is now on a 3-year Interpreter Training Course. Previously ALS Membership Secretary (2013-2016) and Social Media Officer (2014-2016), Linzi is now Social Media Officer for ALAS.
Laura has been working as a Lipspeaker for 8 years and with d/Deaf people for over 10 years. Previously ALS Honourable Secretary (2013-2015), Laura is now Honourable Secretary for ALAS. Laura has a wealth of experience working in various settings.
Hazel has worked as PA to a Deafblind entrepreneur for 20+ years. Alongside this role, Hazel worked as a CSW for d/Deaf children at their unit in school for 11 years. Hazel is a fully qualified Lipspeaker and has recently achieved Level 6 British Sign Language. Facilitating good communication between people is her passion!
Membership Secretary & Committee Member
I am a Level 3 Lipspeaker and qualified at Level 2 BSL. I was in the Police Service for 22 years, with the majority of my service working as a Detective in CID and Serious and Organised Crime. I started to learn BSL first in 2012 after I had my daughter. I qualified as a Lipspeaker in October 2019 and I now work full time as a freelance lipspeaker. It is a fabulous and rewarding career being able to support people who are deaf or hard of hearing with communication in whatever setting they require.
Sophie recently qualified as a Level 3 Lipspeaker after successfully completing her Lipspeaking course with Lipspeaker UK & Sign 4 Thoughts. Sophie is currently working part-time as a freelance Lipspeaker.