Advice line


Advice Line

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Advice Line The Advice Line Service is no longer running in Scotland. If you live in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian or Glasgow, we can continue to help you with some things. For example, benefits, housing, debt, talking to energy companies etc. From 1st March it will be our Community Care Assistants who will help with this. Their email ...

Booking communication support


BSL/English Interpreters

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Booking communication support To book a BSL interpreter or any other communication support, please fill out the booking form below. Request our communication services S&E I would like to book a Support required British Sign Language Interpreter Communication Support Worker Lipspeaker Notetaker Deafblind Communicator Today's date * Deaf person's name Date required * Start time * 121234567891011 : 000102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859 AMPM ...

Media Enquiries



Media Enquiries Click for BSL Video Our team can provide you with the following: • Expert opinion and comment • Real life stories and personal testimonies • High resolution images • Facts and figures   Guidelines for use of our logo If you wish to reproduce our logo please ask our permission first.   Media contacts can get in touch ...

City of Edinburgh Council information in BSL


City of Edinburgh Council information in BSL City of Edinburgh Council Coronavirus updates (British Sign Language): Financial support available for people of Edinburgh (British Sign Language): Handy guide keeps you updated on service changes (British Sign Language) Action plan drawn up for safer walking and cycling (British Sign Language): Getting help if you or someone is at risk from harm ...

NHS Inform Advice

NHS Inform Advice Information and advice surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) from NHS and Scottish Government. If you have any questions or need advice, please get in touch.

Deaf Action BSL information clips

Deaf Action, Making the Difference
Deaf Action BSL information clips Deaf Action is committed to keeping the Deaf community informed regarding the current advice surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be updating this page regularly with information about what is announced in the news, what Deaf Action are doing during the outbreak, information about the social clubs who use our building as well as advice on ...

Service updates during COVID-19 outbreak

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Service updates during COVID-19 outbreak As the nation battles the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, we are determined to be there for the Deaf community, providing access to information and  continuing to offer essential services . Please find updates to our services below by region. Aberdeenshire Hearing Support Service  Drop-Ins: Our regular drop-ins at Banchory, Banff, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Huntly, Inverurie, Peterhead & ...

For employers


Employability resources Information for employers As an employer we know you might feel a little daunted if you have not received any previous deaf awareness training. You may even wonder if your workplace offers suitable jobs for deaf people or not. So, we’ve created a handy guide with lots of resources and advice on how to ensure you can make ...

SQA Level 3 BSL (SCQF 6)


BSL Courses

SQA Level 3 BSL (SCQF 6) Click for BSL Video Wanting to advance your career? Or perhaps you have a deaf family member or friend and you would like to have meaningful conversations in BSL? Our BSL Level 3 course is ideal for those progressing on from Level 2. The course focus is on developing advanced vocabulary and context and ...

SQA Level 2 BSL (SCQF 5)

BSL Courses

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SQA Level 2 BSL (SCQF 5) Click for BSL Video Our BSL Level 2 course is ideal if you have already completed BSL Level 1, have a good knowledge of BSL and want to progress to more advanced signing. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to communicate with deaf people and feel confident in a work or ...