Linzi has been lipspeaking for over 9 years providing additional signed support if requested. Linzi is on a 3-year Interpreter Training Course and has recently achieved Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (TSLI) status. Previously ALS Membership Secretary (2013-2016), ALS Social Media Officer (2014-2016), ALAS Membership Secretary (2017-2020) and Social Media Officer (2017-2021). Linzi is now Chair of ALAS.
Membership Secretary & Honourable Secretary
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.
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.
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!
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.