What's New


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

Grand Opening Night, Riley’s Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre: Wednesday 18th August 7pm to 10pm

10 August 2021

Riley’s Bar is ready! Come and join us at the grand re-opening of our bar on Wednesday 18th August. We are excited! Our staff Michelle, Kelly and David have been working really hard in recent weeks renovating the bar area, and bringing together a new team of lovely volunteers to work behind the

Deaf Accessible GMCVO Networking Event for Researchers Fri 2nd July 

23 June 2021

Are you involved in research work with the voluntary sector of Greater Manchester? You are invited to a researchers networking event organised by GMCVO. The event is called ‘Top Tips and Tools for Voluntary Sector Research’. It is taking place on: Friday 2nd July from 2pm to 4pm on Zoom. GMCVO

Deafblind Awareness Week, 27 June – 3 July 2021

23 June 2021

Our Salford Deaf Advocacy Service team – Deb, Danielle and Toni – recently completed their Deafblind Awareness Level 1 qualification and passed with flying colours. Danielle According to the deafblind charity Sense there are currently approximately 390,000 people in the UK who are deafblind.

Meet Lauren Feeney, our new ‘I Can’ Project Co-ordinator and Youth Engagement officer

23 June 2021

We are delighted to welcome Lauren back to our staff team. Lauren has previously worked as a Youth Worker with our D.A.V.E. project and play scheme. She will be heading up our new ‘I Can’ youth project. Here is Lauren telling Annie, our Operations Manager, a little bit about herself and her plans

Tony Kingswood reaches 21 years’ service for MDC

23 June 2021

Tony Kingswood is our longest serving staff member, and this year he has worked for MDC for a whopping 21 years! Tony is our cleaner and he always makes sure the Deaf Centre looks great. He works so hard and is always buzzing around the place keeping the centre spotless. He is always smiling

Interpreter Awareness' sessions  for Salford Royal Foundation Trust staff, by Zoom, 20 and 21 July 2021. Book now!

23 June 2021

Our Salford Deaf Advocacy Service is pleased to invite SRFT staff to join one of our 1-hour Zoom Interpreter Awareness sessions being held in July: Tuesday 20 July: 1pm to 2pm or 3pm to 4pm Wednesday 21 July: 9.30 to 10.30am or 11am to 12 midday Cost: Free Prior attendance on our Deaf

MDC is open again for Room Hire

23 June 2021

Do you need a large or medium sized space for your meeting or event? We are pleased to have now re-opened our James Herriott Hall space for room hire. The hall can be booked as one large space (16m x 10m) or divided into two separate halls). The hall offers plenty of room for social distancing,

Meet our new Development Worker Kelly Priestley

23 June 2021

Kelly has recently joined our team full-time and she hasn’t wasted a second in getting stuck in to her new role. Kelly is currently working with the WAITE team, providing a dedicated advocacy service for our 50+ social group every week on a Monday, and organising and leading our Thursday wellbeing

Making your online events deaf accessible – GMCVO leads the way

22 June 2021

We are pleased to share the news this month that the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) has launched its deaf accessible online events initiative. GMCVO staff have been working with us at Manchester Deaf Centre to ensure that their online events are fully accessible to

Trafford Deaf Advocacy and Wellbeing Service monthly health talks

22 June 2021

Zoom talk 25th June Come and join us on Zoom for our monthly BSL interpreted talks, which are hosted through our Trafford Deaf Advocacy and Wellbeing Service. Deaf and hard of hearing people who live in other areas of Greater Manchester are also welcome. Recently we had a talk from Bowel Cancer

Wellbeing Group activities for June

7 June 2021

You are very welcome to come and join in with the Manchester Deaf Centre Wellbeing Group activities: 3rd June: Bowling 10th June: New walk Plattfields Park 17th June: Arts & crafts 24th June: Walking in Phillips Park If you'd like to come along or find out more please email the WAITE team:

Go Purple for MDC on 9th June!

25 May 2021

Did you know there are approximately 11 million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing? There are approximately 150,000 British Sign Language users. BSL is a rich and beautiful language comprising of hand gestures, facial expressions and body movement. It was recognised as a language in

New walking group start dates

24 May 2021

Email the WAITE team about the walking group

Employment, Training and Enterprise is face-to face again

24 May 2021

At last, WEA Maths Course clients are back at the Deaf Centre face-to-face! Everyone is excited to be back. Participants will receive an accredited certificate at the end of the course. Don’t forget, the Employment Service is open and taking bookings for appointments. Please contact us if you need

Get On! Manchester Deaf Centre Prince’s Trust project update

24 May 2021

Get Moving! Get Ready! Get Ahead! Our new project Get On! has got off to a great start. 18 young people have already registered and are now active in the Get Moving! phase of the project. The project includes motivational activities with things to do at home, mentoring, job and career guidance and

Sing and Sign with Manchester Camerata

24 May 2021

Emma Arnold, Camerata in the Community Project Manager reports: “The Sing & Sign workshops with Andy from the Manchester Deaf Centre have been a joy to be a part of. Andy, myself and composer Richard Taylor worked with 10 classes from 12 schools in south and east Manchester, with whom we have

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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