Live streamed interview 6: 12th November 2018

Richard Jones interviews Janice Connolly and Dawn Marshall.

Live streamed programme.  Produced by BSLBT and originally streamed via Facebook Live.  Richard Jones (Manchester Deaf Centre) chats to Janice Connolly (who appears in Found at the Deaf Club) and Dawn Marshall (Becoming Visible and the British Deaf Association).  The three share what they thought of Found at the Deaf Club, and discuss why Deaf clubs are so important and what can be done to save them from dying out.

Read an English transcript of the interview here.

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  • I really enjoyed watching this. You talked about what we always touch upon in the deaf club! I agree that since mainstream education seems to be the 'go to' way, many young deaf children have a very different experience of deafness. As a result may not be aware of the deaf clubs, or even perhaps discouraged 'because that's where deaf people who sign go'. This is where the bridging needs to be. As for deaf teenagers who go to the deaf youyh club - maybe introduce darts, sports to them. Encourage them to participate in the, for example, northwest deaf sports... It's very easy to talk about it, much harder to put it in practice. Perhaps particularly for the smaller deaf clubs, as they tend to overrule such suggestions. The reason being, tge change is big, and lack of skills, belief, and trust. Any advice on changing this attitude? 
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  • Go to the school visit their after school club having Adult Deaf there one way of starting point difficult I know  Set up something for Saturday morning at school age 15/16 to bowl or any activity mayble free bus ride out of school!
     
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  • Interesting watching this.  Yes things need to change at Young people today to attend the club eg. sport is ok for some.  lack of activity like art/craft comptition should be add on  another games of Daily news activity in comptition also General Knowledge games also Quiz  activity in BSL during youth activity pottery makking more to add etc.. promote time plan table weekly programme to set up try different ways.   
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  • The programme really identifies the problem of outreach to young deaf people.  As a qualified Youth Worker at my local Deaf Club employed by the local council I face these barriers. Council manager tends to be hearing person without any awareness of Deaf Culture and they cannot sign themselves.
    We have come along way since we were threatened with closure of our Deaf Club and have begun the process of refurbishments and services to make sure that we are financially sustainabl for the future.  It has not been without challenges as some people do not like change. Gone are the days that the council pays for everything and we can just focus on the sports and social side of things.
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  • When did DLA come about? Has this extra money coming in, allowed more deaf people to go out more and spend money outside of the Deaf club. Deaf clubs tend to be seen as a cheap night out.
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  • I wish come... There not good enough info more about found deaf club.. Why not i want Dabate?.. Am deaf full and hearing both world.. I love it bsl worth it..
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  • Much better quality.  It was a refresher.  We already know most of the answers and the probelms of today.
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