P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:20:42       ———————————————————————————  DEAF HELPS BLIND   A deaf person has helped Eric Mallinson, a blind person, win his five-year battle to get benefit from the DSS to help with his social life. Eric had already won a case in the House of Lords last April but the DSS still refused to pay out. Then a Social Security CommiscHoner granted a deaf —frson the right to claim for help with their social life, which may have helped Eric win his case ——————————————————————————————————1/10— Connect index 680 Godlines 686-8p Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education
P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:21:00       ————————————————————————————  NEW LEGISLATION?   There are fears that the Government is planning to stop benefit ——x,osts to help people with their social lives. After a deaf person was able to claim benefit for social-type activities, a letter from DSS Minister Peter Lilley to Alf Morris became —vblic. Mr Lilley's comments have led to worries that he may try to overturn the decision by the House of Lords which supports benefit for social lives. ——————————————————————————————————2O 0— Connect 680 Godlines 686-88 Deafview is brought to you by  $fletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education
P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:21:19       ————————————————————————————  NEg LOCATION FOR NDCS Nearly 50 years after it was founded in 1944, the National Deaf Children's Society is moving to a new national headquarters on 16 December. The new address is: 15 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y. It will house the administrative, fund-raising, public affairs and policy functions. Chief executive Susan Daniels says: "By creating an improved headquarters the Society will strengthen its position." ——————————————————————————————————3/10— Connect 680 Godlines 686-88 Deafview is brought to you by  Teletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education
P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:21:39      @ ————————————————————————————  DEAF GOLD MEDALLIST WINS!   Lara Crooks from Leeds has not only won one of three BTEC gold medals but also the "Student of the Year Award" at the presentation event this week. Education Secretary Gillian Shephard said: "Our success as a nation de—fnds on people like Lara." Lara herself said: "I have always been positive about my deafness and my ambition is to try out everything I see as too good an opportunity to miss!" ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Lost friends and relations 682 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education
P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:21:58       ————————————————————————————  ANOTHER AWARD FOb DEAF BW  Playmix, the London deaf-led charity that runs playschemes for deaf children with adult deaf role models, has won another award. This time it's a commendation for Community Enterprise in the Marks and Spencer Award for Community Services. Playmix began a training programme in 1992 to help young unemployed deaf adults work with young deaf children. ——————————————————————————————————5/10— Connect 680 Godlines 686-88 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education
P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:22:17       ————————————————————————————  OCSL EXPANDS   The Open College of Sign  Language has expanded by a—pointing regional officers in the UK. Emily Mason represents the Midlands, while Rachael Levine is responsible for the North. In the South, Mike and Carol Jones havf been appointed. Rachael Levine, Registrar of OCSL says: "There have been overwhelming changes, achievements and develo—lfnts within the OCSL." ——————————————————————————————————6/10— Connect 680 Godlines 686-88 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education
P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:22:55          ————————————————————————————  BDA CLARIFY CHIEF POST    Austin Reeves of the British  Deaf Association writes: "Deafview c—ps the BDA will be appointing its chief executive this month. This is not the case. The closing date is this week "In no way can we get everything done rhis month. Most a—plicants are from outside the BDA, so we have to consider leave of notice too. "It is possible that our new chief executive will start in April." ——————————————————————————————————8/10— Connect 680 Godlines 686-88 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education
P685 Teletext 685 Dec10 22:22:36          ————————————————————————————    WORLD SQUASH NO.12   Rebecca Macree is the World Number 12 in squash at the age of 23, and is now fighting to get into the top 10. And Becky is deaf which, says The Times, brings problems as other plaqDrs sometimes think she takes advantafD or are too embarrassed to talk to her. But Becky says: "In spite of the frustrations, I love com—fting. nhen I won my first international tourl—lfnt in Japan I felt incredible." ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Connect 680 Godlines 686-88 Deafview is brought to you by Teletext Ltd and the RNID Godlines Lost Touch TV Plus Education