Lucy Riding

Finance Support Officer

I attended Birkdale School for the Deaf – I am deaf but I am fortunate to be able to communicate with both deaf and hearing people. After leaving school, I did several accounts jobs before joining the Civil Service in Preston and transferred to the Foreign Office in London. After 6 years, I achieved my dream job as a Detector dog handler at Heathrow Airport. In 2015, I moved back up north and began to volunteer at Manchester Deaf Centre, before securing this job.

Over 30 years, I have been on several deaf committees, organising balls, events and admin. I am currently the Secretary for the North West Deaf Sports Council and am on the Board of Trustees for the Birkdale Trust.


Mobile telephone number: 07909 900 399

Thank you to our partners

Our Opening Times

If you would like to know more about
any of our services, please get in touch.

Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373