The National Deaf Children’s Society’s (NDCS) Sign Up! campaign is taking a new direction, they need your help.
Last autumn, lots of you wrote to your MP and signed the petition to gain fair access to British Sign Language (BSL) classes. Although MPs and Ministers recognised this as an important issue, little has yet been done about it.
NDCS is encouraging families who need to learn sign language to consider taking legal action against their local authority. We think that taking legal action will set a precedent, and will help many more families throughout the UK.
In order to take legal action, families will need to be eligible for legal aid. To claim legal aid, you must either receive income support or employment and support allowance or earn less than £2,657 and your assets are less than £8,000. Gaining legal aid will mean that taking legal action won’t cost you anything, even if your case is not successful.
If you are interested in this, or would like to find out more information, please contact the Campaigns Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 014 1119.
If you know of someone who has had problems accessing sign language courses, please tell them to contact the campaigns team.