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22nd, September, 2018 – ALS Mid Year Workshop – Birmingham

Presenter – Dr Jules Dickinson RSLI/FASLI – More information very soon.  Please register your interest via

Sign of The Times Poetry – May 20th 2018 – East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre

Lipspeakers will be in attendance – If anyone would like some sign to support their lipreading then please ask.  We will be very happy to accommodate. The ALS do hope that as many people as possible can make it on … Continue reading

NRCPD Practioners’ Meeting – June 12th 2018

The NRCPD Practioners’ Forum will be meeting as a group in York on June 12th 2018.

ATW Budget Cap Increased from the 1st, April, 2018

The DWP has said that the ATW budget will now be raised to 2 x the National average salary.  This means that from 1st April 2018 the cap (maximum award) to ATW budgets will be increased from £43,100 to £57,200. … Continue reading

Spring Worshop 2018 – Lipspeaking in Police settings

  ALS SPRING WORKSHOP 2018 – FULL (but still taking names for a reserve list or a repeat workshop                                           … Continue reading

Important information about NRCPD’s requirements regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Dear registrant or trainee We have received a number of queries from registered practitioners about the DBS enhanced disclosure , which NRCPD currently requires for registration. We are being advised that the DBSis now refusing to provide enhanced disclosure to … Continue reading

ALS Autumn Workshop 2017

One for the lipspeaker diary –  AGM & Workshop – 18th November 2017 etc.venues, Birmingham We  look forward to welcoming members on the day.  More details to follow soon!

13th May 2017 – RNIB, London … Was a great success. Thank you to all who gave of their free time to man the stand.

Lots of visits to the Lipspeaking Information Table at the ATLA (Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults)  conference. Many were intrigued as to how professionally trained lipspeakers worked with deaf users of English to access information in a variety of settings.

Tributes to our lipspeaker colleague Diana Leigh Barimore – 21st September 1950 ~ 31st August 2017 –

On Sunday, July 30th 2017, Diana was out walking with her beloved dachshund, Bertie, on New Kings Road of Parson Green, London. It was the weekend of Ride London, a popular and largest annual cycling event. She was involved in … Continue reading

The Evening Standard Newspaper – ‘ gracious and devoted …’ Diana Barimore

Tributes have been paid today to a “gracious and devoted” interpreter for the deaf who died in hospital a month after being hit by a competitor in the RideLondon cycling event. Diana Barimore, 67, is said to have been taking … Continue reading

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