The travelling circus – AKA the party political conferences – are back. Off I go to Liverpool on Sunday for the Liberal Democrat party conference, lobbying MP and peers on deaf children on the National Deaf Children’s Society’s behalf.
Last year was a great success and Louis, deaf young person, did a great job of helping us win our acoustics campaign. This year, I’ll be mostly talking about the Hands up for help! campaign report and trying to get lots of support for this. I’m also planning to show MPs what parents of deaf children have been saying about services for deaf children in the different regions of the country. So if you’ve got anything you want to say about your own area, have your say on NDCS’s online interactive map and an MP might end up reading it.
And then after Liverpool, I will be handing over to my colleagues to do all the lobbying for the other two conferences. For the Conservative party conference, NDCS will be joined by Megan, a young deaf person, who is an absolute superstar, and who has her own blog. Looking forward to reading about how she enjoys meetings lots of MPs.
I’ll be blogging the latest from here, where I can, and NDCS will also be tweeting merrily away as @NDCS_UK on Twitter. Bring it on!