Consultation outcome

Communications for people who are deaf or have hearing loss: communications support work

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The government published its response to this consultation on Thursday 20 July 2017.

Read the government’s response.

Original consultation

Summary

This call for evidence seeks to clarify the role of communications support workers in supporting people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

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Consultation description

DWP is leading a review of the market for British Sign Language (BSL) and communication support for people who are deaf, deafblind or have a hearing loss. We are working in collaboration with other government departments, support organisations and the communications and language profession.

This call for evidence seeks to improve our understanding of the role communications support workers have in supporting people who are deaf, deafbind or have hearing loss. Community support workers could include:

  • interpreters for deafblind people
  • lip speakers
  • note takers
  • sign language interpreters
  • sign language translators
  • speech to text reporters

Watch a BSL video of the consultation

Communications for people who are deaf or have hearing loss: communications support work

Watch a BSL summary of the consultation

Communications for people who are deaf or have hearing loss: communications support work: summary

We have also published a call for evidence to review the market for communication provision for people who are deaf, deafblind or have hearing loss in the UK. That call for evidence closes on 4 March 2016.

Documents

Published 12 February 2016
Last updated 20 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added the government's response. A list of respondents and a BSL response will be added soon.
  2. First published.