• Welcome to Lanarkshire Deaf Club SCIO
    Local facilities for local poeple
  • East Links Farm Park
  • Magician Kids Event
  • Youth Disco 2017
  • Trip 2018


Welcome to Lanarkshire Deaf Club SCIO (LDC)

Lanarkshire Deaf Club is about local Deaf people running their own local facilities and activities.


Charitable Status

On 1st September 2018 Lanarkshire Deaf Club (SC36628) changed its charitable status and name to Lanarkshire Deaf Club SCIO (SC048560).

Our Services

BSL Scotland Act 2015

The BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 was passed in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 17th September 2015 and received Royal Assent from the Queen on 22nd October 2015.

The BSL (Scotland) Act puts a duty on Scottish Ministers to promote the use and understanding of British Sign Language (BSL) and requires Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish BSL national plans. The first national plan must be published by October 2017.

After the first National Plan has been published in October 2017, other public bodies such as local councils, health boards and other public bodies, and universities and colleges – will have to publish their “authority” plans by October 2018. These plans should follow the lead taken by the Scottish Government on the National Plan and use a similar template.

What this means for you – this means that services will need to be accessible for BSL users within the community.

  • Lanarkshire Deaf Club provides British Sign Language Training for individuals, schools and businesses.
  • Please get in contact for further information on the training courses we provide.

Drop In Service

  • To offer communication support with letters, phonecalls etc.  Service will be running from our office Monday – Friday.  Our communication support worker is qualified to Professional Development Award (SCQF 8) in British Sign Language and has qualifications in using Deafblind Manual.  She also has experience of using hands-on signing.


Deaf Social Club

  • Meet at Daisy Park Community Center
  • Saturday 7pm – 11pm
  • Hearing and Deaf children are welcome
  • Cafe
  • Bingo
  • Fun and Games
  • Children’s Activities
  • Lots of Laughs and Chat
  • Deaf, Deafblind and other Disabilities are welcome




Children and Young People

  • Our service for deaf children and young people aim to give them the best possible start in life.
  • We offer a range of support, including social skills and preparation for employment.
  • Family Group – Playgroup for families with deaf members – Every Friday 10am-1pm
  • Our Youth club runs on a regular basis and provides lots of fun activities you children age 8-17 years old


Youth Group

  • Social Skills Training
  • Activities – pool table, darts, football and  bingo
  • Recreation, Leisure, and Sporting Activities
  • Football Training
  • Befriending, Fun Games
  • School Leaver Courses

    community group

    Community Development

  • Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL)
  • North Lanarkshire Disability Forum
  • North Lanarkshire Deaf Forum
  • SCVO



  • British Sign Language
  • Improving Communication with Deaf People & Volunteering
  • Deaf Awareness Training

Approved Centre: 3023443

  • British Sign Language (SCQF 4)

Children’s Event on 29th September 2018

  *Please speak to a committee member if you need to use the fee waiver policy*


Charitable Status

On the 1st of September 2018 Lanarkshire Deaf Club changed its name, charitable status and launched its new logo. We are now known as Lanarkshire Deaf Club SCIO and our new charity number is SC048560    


15 Year Anniversary

On Saturday 8th September 2018 Lanarkshire Deaf Club Celebrated its 15 year anniversary. We would like to thank our Staff, Committee and Volunteers for their continued support of the Deaf Community over the previous 15 years.


FAMS Event 2018

On Sunday 9th September Lanarkshire Deaf Club showed their support for FAMS for the third year.  We had a fantastic turnout and a walk around the park.  All our photos from the event can be seen on our facebook page.      


Ladies Night

LDC Ladies Night – Can now PAY at the door on the night as we have extra tickets! 😁 Welcome everyone – Welcome non members and hearing people too! Who’s coming?! 😁    



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2 weeks ago

Lanarkshire Deaf Club SCIO

vimeo.com/283946965/dd7e38485cSASLI StatementI am Mags Greig, Chair of the SASLI Board and I am here to update you what is happening with SASLI. As you may already know, SASLI received a grant from the Scottish Government to review its dual role structure and provide guidance for SASLI’s future – entitled ‘Making It Work’. SASLI would like to take the opportunity now to thank the Scottish Government for the fund, and also to the three independent consultants recruited to undertake the reviews. They are doing an excellent job and their findings will help SASLI and its members to determine the organisation’s future role. I would like to remind you that the £30,000 grant is contributing towards three separate reviews within the one project:· Organisational Structure Review – to make recommendations for SASLI’s future as a registering body or membership body· Standards Review – to review SASLI’s CPD activities to make recommendations for SASLI to undertake in its future role. This also investigates the possibility of SASLI becoming an accreditation body for communication support related development activities and events· Consultation Approaches Review – to review SASLI’s Complaints Policy and Procedure, and also to identify appropriate consultation approaches and models to be used with the BSL community. We are hopeful this will help to prevent consultation fatigue with recent and current BSL Scotland (Act) 2015 activities.The Making It Work project is still ongoing, but SASLI would like to announce that the main Organisational Structure Review has been completed, and a copy of the report was provided to the Scottish Government to offer them information at an early stage of the findings. The Scottish Government have requested further analysis so an extension of the project has been agreed. This means SASLI can commission work to develop the review yet further and we have agreed that the information will be ready by end of August 2018.Whilst I am here, I regret to announce that the post of Development Manager here at SASLI, held by Carly Brownlie, expired on 31 July 2018. The post had been funded for six years by the Scottish Government until 31 March 2018 over two 3-years terms, however, that funding stream has now been drawn to a close. The SASLI Board agreed to use SASLI reserves to continue the post on a part time basis until the Scottish Government confirmed what its plans would be with our original funding application. We hoped that, on completion of the Making It Work project, there would be some funds available for the continuation of the Development Manager’s role to manage the changes. However, the Scottish Government has now said that there are no core funds available, regardless the recommendations of the reviews, until the next funding round which is not until at least 2020. Additionally, our recent application to a different funder at the Scottish Government (Support in the Right Direction) was turned down, and to date we have had no news regarding our other pending application, hence we felt it was no longer viable to retain the Development Manager’s post as of this month.SASLI, as a registering and membership body, will continue its services and functions in the meantime and as said earlier, the future will be decided by the SASLI Board and Membership based on the recommendations from the reviews.Questions and comments can be emailed to the SASLI office – mail@sasli.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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