Do you ever leave a job and wonder if you could have made a different decision? Do you sometimes take work home with you and wonder why you are getting short tempered with family or friends? Or do you wish you had somewhere to go to talk through your work? Professional supervision is a safe, supportive and confidential space to discuss your practice and reflect on any dilemmas, issues and emotional responses you may have to the work you do. Labyrinth Supervision has a list of interpreters who are qualified supervisors and 360 Supervision has useful information on how to find a supervisor and what you can expect from supervision.
This is a blog run by and for deaf people. Edited by Charlie Swinbourne, who writes for the BBC, it contains a range of stories that give insight into the deaf world, and why communication is so important.
Association of Lipspeakers. This is the main body that represents lipspeakers. They aim to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service
The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind people. This organisation registers BSL interpreters as well as Lipspeakers, Deafblind interpreters and other language professionals working with the Deaf community.
The Association of Lipspeakers with Additional Sign was established in 2016 as a membership led professional body to encourage and develop good practice and to support fellow lipspeakers with news, information and training. We represent the views of lipspeakers in professional discussions to uphold and promote high standards of lipspeaking.
British Deaf Association. The BDA is the largest deaf membership organisation in the uk. Since the BDA was founded in 1890, its primary purpose has been the status and recognition of the Deaf Community and British Sign Language (BSL) in the United Kingdom.
RBSLI The Regulatory Body for Sign Language Interpreters and Translators (RBSLI) is an independent, voluntary regulator established in 2015. All members on the Register have satisfied RBSLI entry criteria. All registrants adhere to the RBSLI Code of Ethics.