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 [...]
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 [...]
On Thursday 11th March members gathered online for the first remote AGM via 'Zoom'. AGM minutes can be downloaded here.
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 26th November, members gathered to take a break from CPD and have a drink together.
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
On Thursday 13th August members joined Linzi Weatherson for an incredibly informative webinar! The focus was Legal remote working using ‘Cloud Video Platform’ (CVP) with particular attention given to considerations & coping strategies.
On Thursday 23rd July members came together for our second remote social event. Together, peers shared a safe space to catch-up and have a cheeky beverage. A huge well done to our member and Social Media Officer, Linzi Weatherson, on passing your TSLI assessment!
On Thursday 16th July members joined Kirsty Last for an incredibly informative webinar focusing on the ‘Police’ including: 🔺Police jargon 🔺Ranks & Responsibilities 🔺Police Custody 🔺Witness Interviews 🔺Suspect Interviews 🔺PACE 🔺Safety & Security
On Thursday 9th July members joined Linzi Weatherson for a second webinar that focussed on lipspeaking ‘Terms & Conditions‘. Particular attention was given to remote lipspeaking and the considerations one must make when accepting assignments.