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14 05, 2018

Bob Marsh – Finalist for 2018 ERSA Employability Award

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PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release

11thMay 2018 

Clarion UK’s Head of Specialist Employment Services, Bob Marsh named finalist for 2018 ERSA Employability Award.

Clarion UK’s Head of Specialist Employment Services, Bob Marsh has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ERSA Employability Awards 2018 in the Lifetime Achievement category, sponsored by Pluss.

Now in its sixth year, the ERSA Employability Awards celebrate best practice across the employment support sector and seek to demonstrate the day-to-day hard work and dedication of those working to improve the lives of jobseekers, communities and the wider work force.

Bob’s unique UK wide specialist employment services has helped over 450 Deaf people into employment since 2008 and has been nominated for the award, recognising an individual who has dedicated a significant part of their career to the employment related services sector and has made a notable impact on the wider sector.

ERSA received nearly 150 entries across ten categories demonstrating the breadth of work involved in supporting people into employment. The award entries were judged by Ashwin Kumar, Chief Economist at Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Tabitha Jay, Director of the Work and Health Unit, Gill Holmes, Senior DWP official and last year’s winner of the Adviser of the Year award, Adrian Bailey of Prisoners Abroad.

As a successful finalist, Bob will attend a special ERSA Awards Ceremony Night in London on 14thJune compered by ITV’s Lucrezia Milleriniand attended by Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Employment.

 

Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, ERSA, said:

‘This year’s award submissions demonstrate the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organisations
across the sector. The huge number of nominations ERSA received highlights the passion and commitment to supporting employability and transforming lives, communities and businesses. The awards celebrate and champion the best of the work that goes on at the frontline every day in the sector and I look forward to celebrating these achievements at the special ceremony on 14 June.’

 

Bob Marsh is currently looking for new Freelancers to join his team. If you would like to find out more or register as a Freelancer with Clarion UK you can do so here: www.clarion-uk.com/register.

19 04, 2018

Partner Bulletin 18 – Behind Closed Doors

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Are you are looking to boost your professional development, enhance your skill set or learn about different areas of your industry? If so, this suite of training is for you. All of these training courses have been developed and launched by partners who work with Clarion UK and have significant experience as BSL interpreters, Autism Specialists or Electronic Notetakers.

If you are interested in training that isn’t mentioned here, please let me know at Sarah.beaumont@clarion-uk.com.

Legal Domain

Introduction to working in the Justice Sector

Are you a RSLI or TSLI looking to specialise in Legal Interpreting in the near future? Would you like a taster of how things work within the Legal domain to enhance your general practice in another setting? Are you curious about the etiquette and processes in court?

If so, click here for more information or contact Mike Unsworth at unsworthtraining@gmail.com.

Behind Closed Doors: Working in Prisons

This one-day course covers the prisoner’s journey, how the prison system copes with Deaf people, prison vocabulary and many other interesting topics. It’s not focused on BSL so it’s suitable for any partner who may undertake an assignment in a prison, work with a prisoner or is curious to know more about this closed world.

Price: £100 per participant

Click here to find out more or contact Julia Anderson at julia.andersonbsl@gmail.com.

Education Domain

Specialist Mentor (ASD) / Specialist one-to-one study Skills Support (ASD)

Are you a Specialist one-to-one Study Skills Tutor or Specialist Mentor looking to support students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder? If so, this online training is for you.

Modules include:

  • Understanding Autism
  • Autism and Communication
  • Autism and Sensory Experience
  • Autism, Stress and Anxiety
  • Autism: Supporting Families

Price: £30 + VAT per module or £120 + VAT for all five modules.

Click here to find out more or contact The National Autistic Society at online.training@nas.org.uk.

Electronic Notetaking Training

Professional Notetakers are in high demand as Deaf students are turning to Electronic Notetakers for support at University. Note-able Notetakers Ltd’s training equips you with the skills, knowledge and confidence for this challenging and rewarding role. Our friends at Note-Able have released dates for their upcoming, three-day courses:

* Exeter 23rd – 25th May, Belmont Chapel
* Manchester 4th – 6th June, St Thomas Centre
* London 16th – 18th July, The Ideas Store, Shadwell Centre, E1

“The tutors were excellent! I am so impressed with your delivery of this course and feel confident going away to do the work…” Stephanie O’Kane is a qualified BSL Interpreter who attended the Belfast ENT course to further her skills in communication support.

Price: £950 inc VAT

Apply at: http://note-ablenotetakers.co.uk/

If you have any questions you can contact me at:

sarah.beaumont@clarion-uk.com

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20 03, 2018

Breaking News: 2018 will see a Rise in the ATW Cap!

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Access to Work, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are overjoyed to learn that Sarah Newton has announced several changes to ATW (Access To Work) funding, the main being,

“As of April 2018, the cap will not rise to £43,100 in line with 1.5 times average earnings. Instead it will rise to £57,200, double average earnings, and will be uprated annually on that basis. This means that considerably fewer British Sign Language users now remain affected by the cap.”

You can read the full published statement below or read it on the Parliament site here.

Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in making this happen, including Darren Townsend-Handscomb, Bob Birchall, Bob Marsh, Dan Sumners, David Buxton, Jim Edwards, Laura Arrowsmith, Paul Lennon, Lidia Best, Lindsey Jane Rousseau, Martin McLean,  Robert Geaney, Rowena Stobart and Sally Paull.

If you would like to find out details about the employment support that we offer, check out our website here or contact bob.marsh@clarion-uk.com.

19 03, 2018

How one man changed his life with DSA funding (Disabled Students Allowance)

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Craig Ashley Shepherd, 28, from Kent, now lives in Crawley and works as a Passenger Service Agent at Gatwick Airport. He grew up in the social services care system with undiagnosed Asperger’s. He never thought University was possible, but after applying for and receiving DSA funding he’s gradually turning his life around.

Craig experienced many traumas while growing up: 
beatings, sexual assaults and consequently mental
 health conditions developed. He’s been hospitalised 
frequently due to depression and attempted suicide, which have considerably held him back.

Eventually, with the help of DSA funding, he got a suitable support tutor and was able to progress. He has sessions with Sheila 2-3 times a week that help him focus on study content, manage his time and understand exam questions. Sheila loves the work she does.

“We’ve built up a good understanding of each other. He’s been through ups and downs but he always knows I will be here for him.”

Craig’s Asperger’s wasn’t recognised until adulthood. It means he over-analyses information, which becomes frustrating and overwhelming. For many years, college was an uphill battle, but Craig now plans to accomplish an MA and PhD after finishing his degree in Travel & Tourism at Arden University. He’s the first member of his family to attend University.

“Going to University was all about trying to develop my life… it’s given me mental strength.” Craig highly recommends other students applying for DSA.
“If the support wasn’t there, the degree wouldn’t be happening…”

You can apply for DSAs if you’re studying in England and you have a learning difficulty, mental health condition, physical disability or even a long-term health condition.

For more information on how to apply, visit: www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

Or read a breakdown on our blog post here: http://clarionukstudentsupport.com/clarion-uk-proud-help-donna-excel-uel-masters-degree/

Ends.

Supporting video – interview with Craig: https://vimeo.com/239855745 
For more information or photos please contact Ash Chalk at media@clarion-uk.com / 07808 794 697

17 03, 2018

Sky’s the Limit for Clarion UK’s Deaf Awareness Training

By |March 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Event

Here at Clarion UK we were excited to provide yet another spell-bounding half-day of Deaf Awareness Training, this time to Sky’s Broadband Tech Team at their Training Centre in Dartford last month and what a great session was had by the 13 participants! They learnt about all things Deaf related to help them better understand their Deaf colleague’s needs and requirements in the workplace.

Clarion UK’s Trainer, Jeanette, was again on top form, with positive feedback such as:

“One of the best training sessions I’ve done with Sky which should be rolled out for all new recruits”

The participants were also taught by Jeanette how to fingerspell their names  and learn some basic sign language which would be useful for when they meet Deaf customers on their rounds such as “Hello, my name is…..”

Feedback

Analysis of the feedback from the training generated some great figures to shout about:

Here are some stats about those that rated the specific training content as ‘excellent’:

  • 100% participants said that the training met their expectations
  • 100% said that the training was relevant to their jobs
  • 100% rated the Trainer as very knowledgeable on Deaf Awareness
  • 100% felt that the training was of high quality
  • 100% felt that the training would be useful for other colleagues

Finally and most importantly….

  • 100% of participants said that they had FUN!

Ben Wright, Sky’s Broadband Tech Team Lead commented…

The Deaf awareness training that my team and I experienced gave us all an eye-opening insight into the deaf community. Having a new member of the team who is profoundly deaf, the session has aided with his integration and each member of the team has a better awareness and understanding of how to communicate with him and the challenges he faces. I have had positive feedback from all of my team and some have been inspired to learn sign language. I would highly recommend the session”

 

To Learn More

If you wish to learn more about Clarion UK’s Deaf Awareness and BSL Training please contact:

 Bob Marsh – Head of Specialist Employment Services

Email: bob.marsh@clarion-uk.com

Tel: 01763 209001

Or check out the details on our website:

http://www.clarion-uk.com/deaf-awareness-training/

6 03, 2018

Terms and Conditions for Education Support Professionals

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Terms of Business Short Term Freelance Work, Jan 2018                  

Agreement between Clarion Interpreting Ltd (Clarion UK) and Freelance Support Professionals (the Freelancer)

The terms and conditions below (1-10) are designed to match Student Finance England’s payment terms. Changes to Student Finance payment terms will result in changes to our terms and conditions, and Clarion UK reserve the right to edit them in line with student finance payment terms as necessary.

The below terms apply to all professionals working in non-medical help, including specialist note-takers. They only exclude BSL interpreters who operate under separate terms and conditions.

  1. Fees

Freelancers will be paid for the exact times represented on the timesheet. (e.g. – a booking 10:00am -10:45am – will be charged at 0.75 hours.

Clarion UK cannot pay for any breaks during the working day.

Bookings over 6 hours will be subject to an assumed one-hour unpaid lunch break.

  1. Rates of pay

Hourly rates of pay will be agreed with the booking coordinator at the time of booking.

  1. Travelling expenses

We do not pay travel expenses.

Please note that as a self-employed freelancer, your accountant will be able to assist you in recovering travel costs through your annual self-assessment tax return, subject to HMRC rules.

  1. Payment

Invoices must be submitted through the online Clarion UK Supplier Portal at http://suppliers.clarion-uk.com/login.  Payment of your invoices will be made within 30 days of our approval of your invoice if they are submitted within 3 working days.

It is a mandatory requirement that all timesheets are correctly completed as per the guidance from Student Loans Company (SLC)Your invoice, together with a signed timesheet must be submitted through the portal. Payment will not be made until these documents have been received by Clarion UK.

If the booking over-runs you must inform the office immediately by emailing education@clarion-uk.com.  If we are not informed by the end of the working week, we will not be able to issue payment for the additional time worked.

You must not attend a booking unless you have been sent and emailed a booking confirmation, and Clarion reference number. Bookings attended without these will not be paid. Booking confirmations cannot be obtained retrospectively.

  1. Cancellation

Clarion UK will only pay for cancellations that occur within 24 hours of the booking commencing.

  1. Missed sessions

Where a student does not attend a booking, it is the responsibility of the freelancer to inform Clarion of the reason, by email, on the day of the missed session. This is to help us to understand if the student was unwell, and if so, if the absence was related to any disability they might have.

The reason of the missed or cancelled session will determine who we need to invoice and potentially whether we receive any payment for the missed booking.

Failure to provide this information will result in delay to your payment and could result in you forfeiting your fee.

Examples of why a session is missed could include (but are not limited to):-

–           The University cancelled the lecture

–           The lecturer was ill

–           The student was ill (related to their DSA support)

–           The student was ill (other illness)

–           The student cancelled (with reason)

–           Etc.

If arriving late for, or departing early from a booking, the Freelancer may be deemed in breach of contract and may forfeit their fee – this will be at the sole discretion of Clarion UK.

  1. Working Practice

The Freelancer will be guided by the professional codes of conduct of their relevant body.  The Freelancer should be guided by the ethical demands of the professional arena in which the assignment takes place.  The Freelancer will make every effort to arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to the assignment time. Should the client not have arrived for commencement of the assignment the Freelancer should contact Clarion for further advice. We will then endeavour to locate the client and advise the Freelancer if the booking has been cancelled – at this point, we will send a cancellation notice and a cancellation fee will become payable.

The Freelancer has the right to withdraw their services if an assignment is substantially different from that described at the time of the booking and if they feel that to continue to work would be detrimental to their own wellbeing and professional standing or if they feel that to continue working would not be in the best interest of the client.  Under such circumstances, Clarion UK will be reasonable in assessing if the Freelancer was reasonable in withdrawing their service and determining if the fee is still payable.

Freelancers have a responsibility to inform Clarion UK at the earliest opportunity if sickness will prevent them from attending a booking.  We can be contacted by text on 07970588783, by email to education@clarion-uk.com or call us on 01763 209001.  Similarly, if the Freelancer experiences any travel delays they must contact Clarion UK as early as possible so that Clarion UK may contact the customer and manage their expectations.

Clarion UK will endeavour to provide the Freelancer with written confirmation and details no more than 2 working days after verbal confirmation.

  1. General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Through our contract with Student Finance England, external partners review the personal data we hold in order to complete their audits.

The auditing partner is DSA QAQ who will use your data as outlined below:

  • Transfer/sharing of information so that the auditor can audit the organisation’s internal
  • Process for dealing with the delivery of the Education Contract
  1. Protection of Clarion UK’s contracts and interests

The work carried out under this agreement is done on behalf of Clarion UK and, whilst working on behalf of Clarion UK, you should conduct yourself appropriately and professionally at all times, and you must not act in any way to harm the reputation of Clarion UK or the relationships with our clients and customers.  It is expressly forbidden under the terms of this agreement for the Freelancer to enter or to try to enter into any private consultation or arrangement with any contractor, client or company with whom you have been asked to work on behalf of Clarion UK.

  1. Agency Workers Regulations

By accepting a booking from Clarion UK, the Freelancer confirms that they do not fall under the scope of the Agency Workers Regulations.

 

I have read and understood these conditions.

 

 

 

Name………………………………………….         Signature…………………………………….            Date………………………….

 

6 03, 2018

Terms and Conditions for BSL Interpreters

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

 

  1. Terms of Business Short Term Freelance Work, Dec 2015

Agreement between Clarion UK and Freelance Communication Professionals

  1. Fees

These are paid by the hour plus travelling expenses to and from the assignment. These will be agreed at the time of booking in writing.  Part hours are charged as full hours e.g. a booking from 10.30am until 2.00pm is equal to four full hours and is charged as such.

Standard rates: Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am and 6.00pm. There is a minimum payment of 2 or 3 hours depending on the assignment.

Occasional rates: There may be times when it is necessary to negotiate different rates of pay, e.g. to reflect the complexity of the work or distance travelled.

Out of hours rates: Out of hours work is that which takes place between the hours of 6pm and 9.00am. It also includes any work on Saturday or Sunday and Bank Holidays. Rates will be confirmed at time of booking.

Travelling expenses: Mileage is paid at the rate agreed at the time of booking if travelling by car. Other travelling expenses (fares, parking, etc) will be paid as incurred on receipt of proof (except travel cards, where a daily fee will apply). You may be requested to provide proof of petrol or parking if claims are made for car mileage.

  1. Payment

Invoices must be submitted through the online Clarion UK Supplier Portal at http://suppliers.clarion-uk.comPayment of your invoices will be made within 30 days of our approval of your invoice.  Invoices received more than 30 days after the date of the assignment will be subject to a 10% deduction of agreed fees.

If completion of a signed timesheet has been requested, this must be submitted through the portal. Payment will not be made unless the associated timesheet has been received by Clarion UK.

If the booking over-runs you must inform the office immediately by text 07885 553013, email or call us 01763 209001.  If we are not informed by the end of the working week, we will not be able to issue payment for the additional time worked.

  1. Cancellation

If a booking has been confirmed in writing, we will pay you for that cancellation. Typically for cancellation with less than 7 days’ notice the full fee will be paid. For a cancellation between 7 to 14 days’ notice 50% of the fee will be paid.  Some public sector contracts do not have cancellation payments and these will be discussed. For cancellations with more than 14 days’ notice there will be no fee. In line with NRCPD guidelines, we will attempt to offer a replacement booking, equivalent in geography and experience level. If this is turned down, the cancellation charge will not be paid, therefore please be “work ready”.

  1. Working Practice

The interpreter will be guided by NRCPD or ASLI professional codes of conduct.  The interpreter should be guided by the ethical demands of the professional arena in which the assignment takes place.  The interpreter will make every effort to arrive at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to the assignment time. Should either the hearing or deaf client not have arrived for commencement of the assignment the interpreter should wait for 20 to 30 minutes before leaving. Cancellation fees will then apply.

Interpreters arriving late for, or departing early from, a booking may be deemed in breach of contract and may forfeit their fee. The interpreter has the right to withdraw their services if an assignment is substantially different from that described at the time of the booking and if they feel that to continue to work would be detrimental to their own wellbeing and professional standing or if they feel that to continue working would not be in the best interest of the client.

Interpreters have a responsibility to inform Clarion UK at the earliest opportunity if sickness will prevent them from attending a booking.  We can be contacted by text on 07885 553013, by email to office@clarion-uk.com or call us on 01763 209001.  Likewise if the interpreter experiences any travel delays they must contact Clarion UK as early as possible so that Clarion UK may contact the customer and manage their expectations.

Clarion UK will endeavour to provide the interpreter with written confirmation and details no more than 2 working days after verbal or email confirmation.

  1. Cancellation and Failure to Attend

Neither of us will be liable to the other in any circumstances for the financial consequences of any delay in or failure to deliver if the reason of the delay is due to an act of God, fire, inclement or exceptional weather conditions, industrial action, hostilities or governmental order or intervention.

Where this does not apply, if you do not arrive at an assignment at the allotted time without a reasonable explanation and the assignment does not proceed then you agree that we have the right to make the following claim:

  1. Failing to attendwe shall be entitled to claim the entire amount of the fee from you.
  2. Cancellation of a job less than 24 hours prior: we shall be entitled to claim 50% of the fee from you.
  3. Cancellation of a job between 24-48 hours: we shall be entitled to claim 25% of the fee from you.
  4. Cancellation at longer than 48 hours: we shall be entitled to claim 10% of the fee from you.
  5. General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Through the Legal and Education Sector, external partners review the personal data we hold in order to complete their audits. This only applies to contracts governed by the Ministry of Justice and Student Finance England.

For Legal work our auditing partner is The Language Shop  who will use your data as outlined below:

  • To complete mystery shopping assessments, spot checks and in-person assessments
  • To investigate and respond to complaints
  • To provide training and learning opportunities that may improve your skills, knowledge or experience
  • To offer income generating opportunities e.g. to register with TLS as an assessor
  • To seek your views and consult with you about the services we provide and how they can be improved
  • Transfer/sharing of information so that the auditor can audit the organisation’s internal.
  • Process for dealing with the delivery of Ministry of Justice Contact

For Education work our auditing partner is DSA QAQ who will use your data as outlined below:

  • Transfer/sharing of information so that the auditor can audit the organisation’s internal
  • Process for dealing with the delivery of the Education Contract
  1. Protection of Clarion UK’s contracts and interests

It is strenuously stipulated here when undertaking any level of work for Clarion UK that respect is shown to our contractors and clients at all times. Furthermore, there should be no attempt to enter into private consultation or arrangement with such contractors or clients that would threaten, undermine or harm Clarion UK’s interests and respect that such contracts, for which your services are bought, belong solely to Clarion UK.

  1. Agency Workers Regulations

By signing these terms and conditions I confirm that I do not fall under the scope of the Agency Workers Regulations.

I have read and understood these conditions.

 

Name………………………………………….       Signature…………………………………….                  Date………………………….

How to Comment or Complain

We always like to hear what people think – good and bad. It is one of the ways that we find out if we are doing the right thing and how we can improve our service.

How do I comment?

Informal Stage

1.  The best way if you are unhappy is to discuss the problem with the person at the time.  This means that any problems can be dealt with quickly.  If you are not satisfied with this or do not want to discuss with the person directly, the next stage is:

2.  You can write to us, fill in a feedback form or send us a BSL letter by video or DVD. Or you can visit our office and speak to our CEO, Sally Chalk, please call to arrange this.

You need to state clearly what the problem is, with a date, what the booking was and what happened. If you have the names of whom you were dealing with, that is always helpful.  You can also tell us what you would like us to do to improve things.

We hope that complaints will be resolved quickly and in a calm manner, after discussions between you, the employee/freelancer and ourselves.  If you are not happy, it is time to move onto the next stage. The formal stage should only be used where all other ways of resolving a grievance have been tried.

Formal stage

Any discussions at this point should be recorded, agreed and signed by you and any staff involved.  Register your complaint in writing or by video/dvd letter to Clarion UK. We will keep a copy on file.  When we get the complaint, we will write back to you or send a video letter within a week.  We will investigate by writing to the person about whom you are complaining. The letter will be sent out within 2 weeks of getting the first complaint and we will ask for comment. We will ask the person to reply no later than within two weeks.  We will tell everyone what the outcome is within 2 weeks of receiving a response from the relevant person.  If you are still unhappy, after talking to everyone involved, the issue may be referred onto a separate, independent organisation for them to decide. Usually this will be the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD).  If the complaint is made about a the CEO or member of the SMT then it may  be forwarded to the independent organisation. It will be their responsibility  to investigate the complaint.  They have their own complaints procedure which is available on request.

Confidentiality

We will respect your confidentiality as well as that of other people involved.  We will only talk about confidential matters if you give us permission.

26 02, 2018

Partner Bulletin 16 – New Roles, Recruitment and Upcoming Training

By |February 26th, 2018|Categories: Careers, Legal, Partner Bulletin, Professional Development, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Note from Sarah, your new Partner Manager

Some of you may know me from co-ordinating bookings across the legal, health and education sectors. My new role is Partner Manager and I am excited to be involved in the ongoing development of Clarion UK and looking to expand our freelancer team to meet the growing needs of our clients. In the next few months I will be:

  • Working with yourselves, keeping you up-to-date on the company, providing support in the required compliance needed for our audits and listening and acting upon your feedback.
  • Developing training to support you in your professional development.
  • Sourcing new freelancers; interpreters, language service professionals, CECs and support workers for our students in areas of the UK where we can’t currently meet the demand.

Recruitment – Win £50!

We are offering an incentive of £50 if you refer a friend to us who we place into an assignment. If you refer a friend, ask your friend to mention your name when they submit their application. Once they complete their first booking with us, I will contact you and £50 will be processed into your account.

We are currently recruiting for freelancer roles for BSL Interpreters and Deaf Relay Interpreters and continuing to recruit for our student support roles.

Please see below links for Job Descriptions:
BSL Interpreters
http://www.clarion-uk.com/recruiting-freelance-bsl-interpreters/

Deaf Relay Interpreters
http://www.clarion-uk.com/recruiting-deaf-relay-interpreters/

Student Support Roles
http://clarionukstudentsupport.com/join-us/

Upcoming Training

Lipspeaking Training

Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies will be running a course leading to the Signature Level 3 Certificate in Lipspeaking in Manchester. It will be starting March 17th and 18th and will run for approximately 12 months. Attendance will be about 1 weekend per month and the course will involve study and practice at home as well as attendance at lipreading classes.

If you would like to have more information about this course please contact:

enquiries@manchesterdeafstudies.org

or visit:

http://manchesterdeafstudies.org/lipspeaking/lipspeaking-training/lipspeaker-training-course

Visit the Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) if you have a passion for communicating with deaf people and believe you can make a difference.

Police Interview Interpreting Workshop

A workshop designed for interpreters covering police investigative interviewing techniques.

Date: 21st March
Location: Birmingham
Price: £120

“The day, which will include inputs on both witness and suspect interviews, will finish with an interactive practical exercise covering topical issues drawn from live cases. This fully packed day will include time to network and will be facilitated by experienced police trained advanced interviewers with particular experience of working with interpreters.

Certificates for CPD will be provided following the event

Please e-mail bookings@zakon.co.uk for a booking form or for further information.

For more details at http://zakon.co.uk.

Legal Interpreting Training

Mike Unsworth is running a Legal Training taster session in June, 2018. Mike has 20 years of interpreting within the legal domain. He has worked in all areas of Legal interpreting including Police; Magistrates Courts; Crown Courts; Coroners Courts; Royal Courts of Justice; The Old Bailey; Immigration and Extradition hearings.

Date: 23rd June 2018, 10.00 – 16.30
Location: Bury Town Football Club Ram Meadow, Cotton Lane, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1XT
Price: £75 per person
Lunch, tea, coffee and snacks provided.
Spaces are limited.

Please contact mike_unsworth@hotmail.com to confirm your place or read our blog for more information.

If you have any questions, you can contact me at:
sarah.beaumont@clarion-uk.com
01763 207903

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12 02, 2018

Clarion UK is proud to help Donna excel in her UEL Masters Degree

By |February 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

“The communication barrier is one of the biggest challenges I faced as a deaf person, and it can make or break my course progression,”… Donna did not just overcome such challenges – she was one of the top three students in her group.”

We were delighted to read about Donna’s success in her Masters Degree at the University of East London and the positive influence working with our Student Support Professionals has had on her studies. Donna Morris Davidson, 50, is a mature student who graduated with a First in Health Promotion & Public Health. During her undergraduate she had support from one Interpreter. Now, thanks to UEL’s Disability & Dyslexia service, she has three.

We are very proud that Donna chose us, Clarion UK, to organise and provide the Specialist Support needed to assist her with her studies and put her on a level playing field with her peers. Donna is receiving regular support from two BSL Interpreters and one Specialist Electronic Note-taker for the Deaf.

The full article, written by Lee Pinkerton and posted on the UEL website, can be read here.

“My studies over the past four years have proved that your disability should not prevent you from studying with the right support. The availability of the Disabled Student Allowance means that it is possible to study and achieve your goals.”

If you are in education or hoping to enter and would like to apply for specialist support and DSAs (Disabled Student Allowance), here are a few details…

DSAs can help with the costs of:

  • specialist equipment, for example a computer if you need one because of your disability
  • non-medical helpers
  • extra travel because of your disability
  • other disability-related costs of studying

You may be eligible if you live in England and have a disability that affects your ability to study, such as a:

  • learning difficulty, for example dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD
  • mental health condition like anxiety or depression
  • physical disability, for example if you’re partially sighted or have to use crutches
  • long-term health condition such as cancer, chronic heart disease or HIV

You must also:

  • be an undergraduate or postgraduate student (including Open University or distance learning)
  • qualify for student finance from Student Finance England
  • be studying on a course that lasts at least a year

You can find more information on how to get assessed on the gov.uk website, here. 

Once you have been assessed, if you are eligible you can find more details on how we can provide the support you need on our website, www.clarionukstudentsupport.com.

7 02, 2018

We are Recruiting for Deaf Relay Interpreters

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Careers, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Location: Nationwide

Clarion UK are currently looking to recruit Deaf Relay Interpreters.

With over fourteen years of sustained growth and new contracts securing significant business for many years to come, we are looking to expand our freelancer team.

Clarion UK

Our vision is that every Deaf person gets the best interpreting, support and employment service in the right place, at the right time.

Deaf Relay roles will include local authority bookings, tribunals and criminal justice settings including police, Magistrates, County or Crown Court.

Skills and Requirements

  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships.
  • Proven career of working in relevant settings or in the Deaf community.

What we can offer you?

  • Accessible, friendly, trained booking team
  • Response to queries in a timely manner
  • Support in completing DBS Check
  • Staff at the end of the phone, no waiting in a queue for your call to be answered
  • Out of hours support if your job is out of hours
  • Payment in 30 days of your invoice being processed.

For more information Deaf Relay Interpreters take a look at our blog post here: http://www.clarion-uk.com/partner-bulletin-12-frequently-asked-questions-deaf-relay-interpreters/

To apply, please find out more information on our website or contact our Supply Chain Manager, Sarah at Sarah.Beaumont@clarion-uk.com.