BME Information Day - Edinburgh

Scottish Minority Deaf Children’s Society (SMDCS) is organising a BME Information Day for families in the Edinburgh and Lothian’s area in partnership with the NDCS. The event will be held on the 17th of March.

The event is aimed at the BME families from the area and will host guest speakers. We have confirmed , an audiologist and a teacher of deaf who will be speaking to the parents on the day and also two young deaf role models from Ingrid’s ‘Who Am I’ project.

There will also be a parents panel , who will talk about their experiences of having a deaf child. There will be language interpreters as required so that families can access information in a language they understand.

Please return the forms to The National Deaf Children’s Society, 131 West Nile Street, 2nd Floor, Empire House, Glasgow, G1 2RX by 20th of February 2012.

Please find the details of the event over here

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BME New Year Party

On the 28th of January SMDCS is organising the New Year Party for children from BME families. There will be magic tricks and other fun activities available for children.

Everyone os welcome!

Please get in touch with Tasneem Jameel - 07879573010 if you need more information.

Venue: Deaf Connection 100 Norfolk Street Glasgow G5 9EJ Scotland

The event has been funded by Scottish Community Foundation 

Deaf Community Cycle Coop (DEAFinitely Cycling)

Folks – (cyclists or soon to be interested in cycling)

This Sunday’s event – please try come because:

·         We are giving free buffs (with map of Glasgow printed on them) and reflector bands (can be on legs or arms) and some maps of cycle paths in and around Glasgow

·         Got a bike?    then bring it as cycle leaders/mechanics can check it out for you if safe and also to go for a cycle with those others  who also bring bikes for an hour or two!!!


·         If no bike then can try one of our own bikes – at the moment we have 7 bikes and awaiting delivery of three children’s bikes ( hopefully will come before Sunday!!)

 ·         Learn how to replace or repair flat tubes

·         Learn how to keep bikes clean and well oiled especially autumn and winter coming!!!

·         Know names and parts of bikes

·         Know how to use road safety by good proper signalling and good cycling skills



Also know more about climate change and reduce carbon dioxide (C02), improve your carbon footprint – see Paul for more information – cycling/biking is a great way to reduce C02!!  But get fitter and healthier too!!  Know how to recycle like glass, plastics and papers, reduce waste of electricity, gas and water

Hopefully see you there at Deaf Connections on Sunday from 12 noon !!


Paul McCusker

Development worker

Deaf Connections

SMS - 07707959297

Tel/tText - 0141 420 2822

SoS - 0141 280 0351

Fax - 0141 429 6860

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