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BSL GP and Scout Leader with interest in church and LGBTQ


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Hi all,

New to the forum (obviously). I'm a GP in Wales. I learnt for several years a few decades ago before education moved properly away from SSE towards BSL so I am having one to one lessons as my vocabulary is better than my language structure, and then hope to slot back into a group.

My motivations are manifold: I am a GP and want to make my practice more inclusive to Deaf people. I am a scout leader and work with another leader who is Deaf and signs (again, he is older like me so was taught SSE). We hope in time to start to run Scout events or even a group for Deaf scouts. I am part of a church and want to see more inclusivity in the church by providing more signing, and also Im part of the LGBTQ community so want to see more inclusivity there.

Particular challenges for me is unlearning English language structure (I often sign at scouts whilst talking verbally to the kids) and learning the differences between signs in Wales to England where I picked up much of my vocabulary.

Looking forward to seeing what resources I can find on here.

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