Latest news and blogs

John Walker announced as new Signature Chair

26th Jan 2022

Signature are delighted to announce that John Walker is to become our new Chair from March. John has been on the Signature Board of Trustees for the last 7 years and Vice-Chair for the last 6 years. John is a Lecturer at University of Sussex and is convening an undergraduate programme in British Sign Language …

Paul Keen to step down as Signature Chair

25th Jan 2022

In December Paul Keen, decided the time was right for him to step down as Signature Chair after 10 years. Paul has been a member of our Board of Trustees for 10 years, serving the last 5 as chair. Paul has overseen arguably the biggest challenge to face Signature over the last 40 years with …

BSL Bill provides an opportunity for sign language to finally achieve legal status in the UK

25th Jan 2022

On Friday 28 January 2022, Labour MP Rosie Cooper will bring forward – through a Private Member’s Bill – her British Sign Language (BSL) Bill for its second reading in Parliament. If the Bill passes into law, a BSL Act would secure the legal status and increase public awareness of BSL. Government Departments and public …

BSL Bill Rally

24th Jan 2022

On Friday 28th January, MPs will debate the BSL Bill proposed by Rosie Cooper MP. Organisations from across the sector are united in calling for a BSL Act to achieve legal status for British Language as the primary language of the Deaf community in the United Kingdom. As part of the campaign, there will be …

Signature are supporting the BSL Bill

20th Jan 2022

Signature is proud to be supporting the BSL Bill, led by the British Deaf Association (BDA), who is working with several other Deaf charities and organisations whose purpose is to support the Deaf community. The group are The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID), Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), Signature, Institute of British …

Signature announce 40th Celebration event

07th Jan 2022

Signature are excited to announce a special 40th Celebration event to take place in November 2022.   As part of our 40th year celebrations, we want to acknowledge all those people and organisations that have played a part in helping us to become who we are today.  Getting to where we are today hasn’t always been …

Celebrating 40 years of CACDP (now Signature) as an independent organisation

04th Jan 2022

On 1st January 1982, the Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) became an independent organisation. Charitable status had already been applied for and would be formally granted later that month. CACDP was formed in November 1980 from a Communication Skills Project financed by the Department of Health and Social Security and …

Welcome back

04th Jan 2022

Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely Christmas, spent with those that are important to you. We hope you feel recharged, refreshed, and ready for the New Year. We have learnt over the last 22 months it’s essential to focus on what is important to each of us and here at Signature we are …

Signature Christmas Message 2021

07th Dec 2021

I would like to start today by reflecting on the last year for Signature and for our centres. We started the year by going into lockdown, challenging us all once again. But you, our centres and learners stepped up again using innovation and determination to support each other and continued to deliver and pass our …

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