Foyle Sign Language Centre

Having been established in 2005 the Foyle Sign Language Centre (FSLC) has been focused on the  promotion of respect, understanding and tolerance of the deaf community while also focusing on  giving the community a voice and a platform to be heard. FSLC successfully completed a number of partnership projects with various groups, implementing an all inclusive policy where FSLC members participated alongside their hearing peers.

Such partnerships included: Brandywell Health Forum where we focused on health information and working with the Social Prescribing Project, Action on Hearing Loss Employment programme facilitating training in essential Math skills, preparing for work and CV preparation, Gasyard Development Trust where we hosted deaf awareness training and sign language classes. We have also provided communication support for the Gasyard Development Trust’s Peace Museum project for the deaf community to take part in and tell their story and how the development of the peace process affected their lives. We also partner with the Western Health and Social Services Trust which allow our members to have an active voice in the Trusts health plans. Since the end of this programme FSLC continues to run weekly sessions through the use of volunteers.

These weekly sessions include Connecting Now, a group supporting people who have acquired deafness. The Family Hub session was used as a group for families with pre-school children who are deaf, looking at developing language skills. Our volunteers also facilitate a Social Club on Fridays and numerous coffee mornings each one focusing on different essential information for the deaf community.  We also work very closely with all the neighbourhood renewal partners in the city facilitating sign language and awareness session in various community facilities in the community.

BT48 6NP
TEL/FAX: 02871262812 EXT 229
MOBILE: 07597497714