A new initiative to encourage more members of the public to take up sign language as an extra language and skill is now available to local residents.
The Signs4Life scheme is to help people to communicate and engage with children and adults who may have hearing impairments.
Hana Riaz, Signs4Life Partnerships Officer, said: “There are more than nine million hearing-impaired people registered in the UK. We have already worked with social workers, housing staff, teachers, the local NHS, and Royal Mail, and wanted to open our programmes to the general public, who might also have an interest in learning sign language.
We are offering a free six-week British Sign Language programme, which you can enjoy and access from the comfort of your homes, delivered through Zoom”.
For more details on the free community programme, due to start after Easter half-term, please email Hana at [email protected] marking your email as ‘Greater Manchester’.