This consultation is now closed.
Please note, the Joint BSL Plan and consultation feedback are currently being translated into BSL and will be uploaded shortly.
The Scottish Government wants to make Scotland the best place in the world for British Sign Language (BSL) users to live, learn, work and visit. This means that people whose first or preferred language is BSL will be fully involved in daily and public life in Scotland, as active, healthy citizens, and will be able to make informed choices about every part of their lives.
The BSL (Scotland) Act 2015 requires named public bodies in Scotland to publish local plans every six years, showing how they will promote and support BSL. We want to know what you think of the first Draft Joint Local British Sign Language Plan for Argyll and Bute 2018 – 2024.
The plan has been developed jointly by Argyll and Bute Council, NHS Highland Health Board (includes the services devolved to the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)) and liveArgyll (a charitable trust which delivers leisure and library services on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council), who are responsible for some of the goals listed under the Culture and Arts, and Health (including social care), Mental Health and Wellbeing sections.
Draft Joint Local BSL Plan for Argyll and Bute
We want to know what BSL users and their representatives think of the goals which we have set for the next 6 years. Please let us know if you think these are the right goals so we can make sure your concerns and issues are considered throughout our final plan, and this information can be translated into our actions.