Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 07.03.16

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
Are you in receipt of a Social Welfare payment? On Wednesday March 2nd technical difficulties meant that The Department of Social Welfare was unable to make payments to over 73,000 people.

If you were affected by this technical problem, the advice is to contact your bank.

AIB and the Bank of Ireland customers had their accounts credited later in the day. Ulster Bank was helping customers through its emergency in-branch service. Permanent TSB clients were advised to contact their local branch.

For more information please visit:
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/technical-difficulties-means-social-welfa
re-recipients-left-out-of-pocket-today-723364.html

DEPT. OF SOCIAL PROTECTION (DSP) – IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE (ISL)
The Dept. of Social Protection has updated its website recently with
information in Irish Sign Language (ISL). To view the new page go to:
http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Video-guide-to-the-website.aspx

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING ACCESS WITH DSP.
The Dept. of Social Protection also has information on its website about
Irish Sign Language (ISL) Interpreting access for customers meeting with
staff. To view this information, go to:
http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Translation–Interpretive-and-Sign-Language%C
2%A0Services.aspx

These new developments are part of the DSP’s Customer Charter Action Plan
2013-2015.

The plan covers
·125 Social Welfare local and branch offices
·84 former FÁS Offices
·Community Welfare Services Offices
·The General Register Office (GRO)
·The Social Welfare Appeals Office
·The Pensions Board
·The Office of the Pensions Ombudsman
·The Social Welfare Tribunal

A number of statutory agencies operate under the aegis of the Department
including:
·Citizen’s Information Board
·MABS- Money Advice Budgeting Service
·The National Advocacy Service

CORK DEAF ASSOCIATION – ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Cork Deaf Association is celebrating its 50th Anniversary by participating
in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and would love to get people
involved.

They will be signing to members of the public as they walk in the parade and
will be holding large cardboard hands depicting Sign Language letters.

If anyone wishes to join them in the Cork Parade as they promote Sign
Language awareness, please let Catherine know by email catherine@corkdeaf.ie

Further information about this event can be found at:
http://www.corkdeaf.ie/st-patricks-day-parade/#lightbox/0/

WORLD HEARING DAY 2016.
Did you know World Hearing Day was on March 3rd? This year’s theme was
‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how?’

The day aimed to raise awareness about public health strategies to reduce
the prevalence and impact of hearing loss. It was supported by CBM who
advocate for equal rights of persons with disabilities in society. CBM also
seek to support healthcare, educational, rehabilitative and income
generation services designed to maximise deaf children’s and their family’s
quality of life.

Amongst the range of supports, the website shows Fatmeh during sign language
classes in the classroom. It also shows 6 year old Sarah who was born
deaf-blind, and now attends the DRC School for the Deaf.

Information in international sign can be viewed at
http://www.cbm.org/video/CBM-in-International-Sign-360234.php and further
information is also available at
http://www.cbm.org/World-Hearing-Day-2016-503230.php

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND
V92 Y409

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national & international issues of equality, access and
rights.

Charity Number CHY20854
To donate, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/kerrydeafresource

Text: (+353) 87 633 4687
Tel: (+353) 66 712 0399
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net
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