North West Region
The Northwest region is split into three sub-regions: Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire. Currently we hold quarterly meetings in Manchester and Liverpool, with Lancashire joining the Manchester meetings. At these meetings we deal with discussion points from the board, then time is given to agenda items that members have raised. Agenda items are varied, from specific local issues to addressing training needs. ASLI members are welcome to attend these meetings any time, however, if you are considering becoming a member, you are welcome to attend as an observer by prior arrangement (contact the Regional Contact who will liaise with the appropriate sub-regional rep on your behalf) so that you can see the kind of things we do.
In addition to ASLI's Professional Development Programme administered nationally, we occasionally arrange for regional training more appropriate to our local needs; for example, we held an event in Manchester in which we discussed supervision and mentoring, we have also organised training linked to medical interpreting and legal interpreting.
Email: Regional Chair Debra Robins for further information.