What's New


New Growing Green Futures workshops from 5th January 2022

15 December 2021

The Growing Green Futures programme is for participants who are deaf/hard of hearing, unemployed, over18, and live in Greater Manchester. It aims to equip people for employment and volunteering in conservation and countryside work. Workshops for employment skills will take place at MDC, with

4 Sisters Distillery Contribute £1 to MDC for every bottle of Christmas Gin sold

8 December 2021

if you buy 4 Sisters limited edition Sugar plum Christmas Gin £1 from the sale of each bottle - costing £29 - will go to Manchester Deaf Centre. https://sis4ersdistillery.com/collections/christmas/products/christmas-limited-edition-sugar-plum-gin-bottle Remember to drink sensibly and safely,

DEN support group for D/deaf male ex-offenders: call for interest

25 November 2021

Manchester Deaf Centre has set up a mutual support group for d/Deaf male ex-offenders. This support group is being set up together with CMS and funding from the Movember Foundation. It follows a pilot mutual support group for d/Deaf ex-offenders in Lancashire. Who is it for? 18+ Males who are:

Manchester Deaf Centre needs a Chair!

10 November 2021

Do you have: Good leadership skills? Experience in chairing meetings in your professional or personal life Ability to formulate strategic plans, goals and objectives? Skills in motivating, and enthusing others, as well as promoting team working? Are you d/Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened, or a

Reclaim brings youth leadership to the MDC building

8 November 2021

Manchester Deaf Centre extends a huge warm welcome to the staff of Reclaim who have recently moved into our building. Reclaim is a really exciting youth leadership organisation. The team works with young people from working class backgrounds, empowering them to create and lead campaigns and

Level 1 BSL success for Manchester Metropolitan University students

8 November 2021

Congratulations to our first cohort of BSL Level 1 students from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). All the students passed their exams and gained their accredited Signature Level 1 qualification. The students all started learning BSL through the ‘Rise Intensive’ programme offered by MMU.

Standing up for the right to information

8 November 2021

An interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor, founder of #Where Is The Interpreter Campaign Salford Deaf Advocacy Service hosted an amazing event on Monday 18th October – an interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor. The event was held at Riley’s Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre. Many people attended in person and

Hate Crime Event

8 November 2021

The WAITE team held a 'Hate Crime' awareness event on Thursday 7 October which was a great success. There were talks from Greater Manchester Police and the deaf health charity SignHealth. Interpreters were provided so people could access the event in their own language. Approximately 20 people

Walking group: an isolation-busting boost to body and mind!

8 November 2021

The walking group project has recently been successfully completed. Earlier in 2021 the WAITE team set up a fortnightly walking group for deaf, hard of hearing and deafened people who live within the Greater Manchester area. The group started to meet after lockdown restrictions had been lifted in

Free BSL training for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing

8 November 2021

Are you deaf, deafened or hard of hearing and would like to learn BSL? We can offer you free BSL tuition through our WAITE service. There is opportunity for you to learn on your own or as part of a group. 1 - If you are interested, please email us: waite@manchesterdeafcentre.com 2 - You will

Growing Green Futures places available

8 November 2021

Are you interested in working outdoors in conservation and woodland management? Our Growing Green Futures project is underway with skills workshops having started on Wednesday afternoons. There are places still available and it’s not too late to join. Click here for more information about this

Job Club drop in

8 November 2021

The Job Club is now open every Tuesday 10am to 1pm in Meeting Room 2 at Manchester Deaf Centre. Employment Advisers Dipti and Anna are available to provide support with job searches, CVs, applications and employment questions. This is a drop in so you don’t need to book. Good news from job

Social group and BSL training for deaf oral, deafened and hard of hearing people

8 November 2021

Are you deaf oral, deafened, or hard of hearing? Would you like to meet other deaf people, but you don’t know any British Sign Language? Would you like to learn some BSL? Our Trafford service is setting up a wellbeing/social group to bring similar people together. If you are interested in joining

IPads and help with IT available in Trafford

8 November 2021

If you are deaf, deafened, deafblind, hard of hearing and live in Trafford and you need IT support get in touch with our Trafford Advocacy Worker Tawona Fleming using: Text or video chat on 07436-236-805 Or email: tawonatrafford@manchesterdeafcentre.com iPads are available for short term loans.

Riley’s Bar update and upcoming social events

8 November 2021

Riley’s Bar at MDC, which opened in August 2021, is proving popular as a meeting place. It is open every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 10pm, and at other times when there are events running. Recent events have included a Halloween Quiz, an evening with Lynn Stewart-Taylor, founder of the #Where Is

Deaf accessible theatre and arts events

8 November 2021

We are really delighted this month to be seeing an increase in mainstream arts and cultural events that are deaf accessible. Below is our pick of upcoming events that we can highly recommend. “Little Boxes” BSL-interpreted show at 53two: 17th November Our friends at 53two theatre and

MDC Market – stalls available to hire

27 August 2021

Saturday 16 th October 11am – 2pm £1 entry donation, £15 per stall hire Riley’s Bar will be open We are going to be hosting our first ever MDC Market. We are looking for vendors who are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing and would like to hire a stall. Do you make, bake, craft or create? £15 per vendor.

Deaf Transgender Awareness Workshop

27 August 2021

Saturday 11th September 2pm with Samantha Pearsall Riley’s Bar will be open Samantha Pearsall is a Trans educator, author and speaker who is passionate about sharing her experience to improve the lives of the Deaf Trans Community worldwide. The transgender workshop aims to raise awareness. It will

Welcome to Riley’s Bar 

27 August 2021

Riley’s Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre has been newly refurbished and will welcome you every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 10pm and during Saturday events. The bar can also be hired for private events. Our staff – Kelly, Michelle and David – have been working hard in recent months renovating the bar

Cookie Stall a tasty hit 

27 August 2021

A huge thank you to Keris, Emelia and Olivia for raising over £400 for Manchester Deaf Centre by holding a cookie stall in their neighbourhood. Keris is the daughter of our staff member, Kelly Priestley. To advertise the event, the girls designed flyers to hand out locally and posters to put up in

‘Answer Cancer’ Focus Group

27 August 2021

Have your say on barriers to cancer screening for D/deaf and hard of hearing people. Answer Cancer and Manchester Deaf Centre are looking for D/deaf and hard of hearing people to take part in a focus group. It’s an opportunity to discuss information on the topic of cancer screening in Greater

Wellbeing Group Courtyard Project

27 August 2021

Please come and join the Wellbeing Group any time from now to take part in our courtyard renovation project. The aim of the project is to improve the space through activities including planting flowers, growing vegetables, creating visual art, and setting up new tables and benches. Mondays 1pm to

Growing Green Futures 

27 August 2021

Our new project, Growing Green Futures, is starting soon. Are you interested in working in green outdoor areas? Would you like to learn about conservation, woodland management, and biodiversity? This project is for you. To take part you must be: 18 years or older Living in Greater Manchester

Job Club re-opening  

27 August 2021

We are pleased to announce that Job Club at Manchester Deaf Centre is re-opening weekly: Drop In: Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm, starting from Tuesday 14th September. This is a drop-in session. Employment advisers Dipti and Anna will be on hand to support you with job searches, CVs and other

New Maths and English classes starting September 

27 August 2021

Maths Our new Maths course starts on 7 th September and finishes on 24 th November. Classes are every Monday and every Wednesday 10am to 12.30pm (both days). English Our new English course starts on 7 th September and finishes on 1 st December. Classes are every Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm and every

Access To Work Training for Employers

27 August 2021

Are you involved in recruiting staff? Would you like to employ a deaf or hard of hearing person, but you feel uncertain about how this would work in practice? Maybe you are asking yourself questions, for example: How can the person do this job if they cannot use the telephone to communicate with

DAVE Project for 14–25s – Zoom cooking class

27 August 2021

Here’s our youth leader Lauren sharing some exciting news: Yvonne Cobb from the BBC TV programme See Hear will be teaching a cookery class on 7 th September 6-7pm Via Zoom For more info or to join the Zoom class please email laurenfeeney@manchesterdeafcentre.com or use the DAVE WhatsApp group

Get On project update

27 August 2021

In 2020, Manchester Deaf Centre secured funding from The Prince's Trust for an exciting FREE new project ‘Get On’. 18 amazing young people from Manchester, Bolton, Salford, and Stockport have joined the 12-month project and we are already halfway through! ‘Get On’ includes social activities,

BSL Interpreter Contract Success!

27 August 2021

We are delighted that our contracts with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport Council for the provision of BSL/English interpreters have both recently been renewed. We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality service for the Deaf community – we don’t cut costs; always providing fully

Treasurer to The Board of Trustees Trustee Vacancy

27 August 2021

Manchester Deaf Centre’s Trustee Board needs a Treasurer! Do you have an accounting qualification, professional finance experience, and IT skills? Are you dedicated, reliable and passionate about supporting Manchester Deaf Centre’s work? The Manchester Deaf Centre’s Board of Trustees is looking

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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