Claire Holland

WAITE Advocacy Support Officer/Deaf Ex-Offenders Project Support Worker

I am Deaf and communicate in British Sign Language. I am also bi-lingual and am able to communicate via speech/Sign Supported English. In my career I have worked in various organisations such as the Royal Deaf Association (RAD) and National Deaf CAMHS as team secretary. I also worked at UCLAN for the International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies team.

I was thrilled to be offered the position of Advocate and Support Officer, for the WAITE programme, at Manchester Deaf Centre in June 2020.

It is exciting and rewarding to empower and assist people to secure their rights.

In my spare time, I enjoy setting up major events, running and socialising.

Working days/hours

Mondays and Wednesdays



Contact number: 07443 682018 (text only)

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

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373