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MDC on TrueTube

14 August 2022

MDC is on TrueTube! What’s TrueTube? It’s a website for schools that provides short films and other resources to help teachers plan their lessons. TrueTube organised a group of young trainee filmmakers to make a film about people who are deaf or hard of hearing. MDC agreed to be part of the


New IT skills course starts 13th September

14 August 2022

Are you a beginner or looking to build your confidence and skills using digital devices such as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop? The WEA is running this course at Manchester Deaf Centre. It will be supported throughout by BSL interpreters. There will be two sessions per week for 10 weeks starting


Job Club: join the Body Shop At Home Team

14 August 2022

Would you like to earn money from selling Body Shop products? How about joining the Body Shop At Home team, which allows you to work flexibly and sell the products in whatever ways suit you best. Interested in finding out more? Local sales consultant, Scott Wooding, who is himself Deaf and works


EFSLI international interpreter gathering

14 August 2022

We have some exciting news to share: in September, Manchester will be hosting a big gathering of interpreters from all over Europe. It is the annual conference of EFSLI, which stands for the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters. The event, which is organised by EFSLI, will be taking place


Manchester Deaf Social Event raises money for MDC

14 August 2022

The Manchester Deaf Weekend Social Event, which was held from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July, was a great success. The event provided opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people to meet and socialise together at various bars and event venues across Manchester. On the Saturday afternoon, Riley’s


Update on The DEN Project

8 August 2022

The DEN group will now be open to all people over the age of 18 who are d/Deaf and are at risk of offending, have had contact with the criminal justice system, or who were formerly in prison or on probation. Please note: the group is no longer only for men. We currently have a social meet up


Young Leaders Project Update

8 August 2022

By Catherine McManus, Young Leaders staff team. The first event of the Young Leaders programme, a 1-day Leadership Skills session, was held at Brathay Trust in the Lake District at the end of July. The day included a fun team-working challenge, followed by lunch in Brathay Hall. In the afternoon we


MDC's annual general meeting and information event

8 August 2022

If you are interested in the future of Manchester Deaf Centre, please come and join us for our information event and annual general meeting (AGM). Everybody is welcome and there will be free tea and coffee. Thursday 25th August 4.30pm to 5.30pm The event will be led by John Wareham, the chair of


Free Maths course for learners who need a BSL interpreter, starts 12th September 2022

31 July 2022

Would you like to learn basic everyday maths skills and build your maths confidence? When: Every Monday from 12th September 2022 Time: From 10am to 1pm Where: Manchester Deaf Centre Cost: Free This course is run by the WEA (Workers Education Authority), and you will be supported throughout by


Free English course for learners who need a BSL interpreter, starts 14th September 2022

31 July 2022

Would you like to improve your confidence and skills in reading and writing in English? When: Every Wednesday from 14th September 2022 Time: From 10am to 1pm Where: Manchester Deaf Centre Cost: Free This course is run by the WEA (Workers Education Authority), and you will be supported


Trafford health talk on Diabetes, 1st July – with BSL interpreter

27 June 2022

Our next Trafford health information event will be on Diabetes. It is free to attend; no need to book: Friday 1st July at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Stretford, from 2pm to 3.30pm Monthly events We organise monthly health information events through the Trafford Deaf Advocacy and Wellbeing Service.


Jubilee mural project update – places still available

23 June 2022

Our Jubilee art project is underway. It’s not too late to join in with our workshops, which are taking place every Wednesday at MDC between 10am and 3pm. This project is organised through our Wellbeing Group. We are working on creating a mural (wall painting) incorporating British Sign Language, as


Wellbeing Group visit to Manchester Indian Film Festival - Thursday 30th June

23 June 2022

Come and join us on Thursday 30 th June to visit the Manchester Indian Film Festival. We are meeting at Manchester Deaf Centre at 10.30am and will go to watch the film ‘Mississippi Masala’ starring Sarita Choudhury and Denzel Washington. The film has subtitles. Please bring your own lunch with


Changes to the Advocacy Service (WAITE TEAM)

23 June 2022

The WAITE advocacy team has recently had some staff changes and some changes to days and times. One of our Advocacy Support Officers, Claire Holland, has moved into a Senior Management role at MDC. Therefore, we are now pleased to welcome Anita Kanji and Toni Hanlon into the team as new WAITE


Salford Deaf Advocacy Service closed for now

23 June 2022

Sadly, the Salford Service has ended from 31 May 2022 due to current funding uncertainties. We very much hope that this is a temporary pause. We continue to discuss funding options with our friends at Salford CCG and remain hopeful that we will be able to reopen in the future. Please watch our


The Step into Digital course with BSL interpreters starts 28 June 

23 June 2022

It’s not too late to join! Are you a beginner or looking to build your confidence and skills using digital devices such as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop? The WEA is running this course at Manchester Deaf Centre. There will be two sessions per week for 10 weeks starting 28th June 2022. Tuesdays


Family Fun Day for the Queen’s Jubilee - report and photos

23 June 2022

The family fun day took place at MDC on Saturday 28 th May. The event was enjoyed by all. The weather was glorious, lots of people came dressed up to enjoy socialising together both in our outside courtyard and our indoor halls. Fun activities included a bouncy castle. There were also stalls, a


Upcoming Social Events at MDC and beyond

23 June 2022

Bingo at Riley’s Bar, MDC on Saturday 9 th July Doors and bar open from 2pm to 8pm. Eyes down at 3.30pm. £2 admission. No need to book a place. Just turn up on the day. 1 – For more information please email rileysbar@manchesterdeafcentre.com Pub Quiz at Riley’s Bar, MDC on Thursday 14 th July


MDC shortlisted for award for involving service users

23 June 2022

BSL video to follow We are excited that MDC has been shortlisted for a ‘Spirit of Manchester 2022’ award. The awards are organised by MACC – Manchester’s local voluntary and community sector support organisation. Awards are available for several different categories, and we have been nominated in


MDC’s new Senior Managers and a farewell to John Hesketh

24 April 2022

A warm welcome goes out to Manchester Deaf Centre’s new Senior Managers, Mark Woodall and Claire Holland, who have taken over from John Hesketh. John recently left MDC to take up new job with Bolton Deaf Society. Mark and Claire are two of our existing staff members and are job-sharing the role.


Build a profiterole tower with Punk Chef at MDC!

24 April 2022

Note the new date of 25th June when watching video below Learn how to make a profiterole tower with Punk Chef in MDC's own Bake Off! Now free – ingredients included! For your tickets email Michelle at: rileysbar@manchesterdeafcentre.com Who is Punk Chef? For those who don’t already know


New Step into Digital Course with BSL Interpreters starts 24 May

24 April 2022

Are you a beginner or looking to build your confidence and skills using digital devices such as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop? The WEA is running this course at Manchester Deaf Centre. There will be two sessions per week for 10 weeks starting 24th May 2022. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am to 3pm.


Answer Cancer Screening Workshop 26th May

24 April 2022

Thursday 26th May 2022, from 10.30am to 12.30pm At Manchester Deaf Centre, free refreshments provided The Answer Cancer Screening Workshop is an information and awareness-raising event aimed at Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deafened people of all ages. It is BSL interpreted. Topics will include important


The Thursday Walking Group is back

24 April 2022

Due to popular demand, we have restarted our Walking Group this month. We aim to walk every fortnight until the end of August. Why not come and join us to get some fresh air and exercise, visit new places and meet some new friends? Thursdays 10am–2pm meeting at MDC every 2 weeks: 5th & 19th May


May the coffee be with you – free Star Wars morning party on May 4th

24 April 2022

Our successful series of 12 winter coffee mornings is going out with a big bang! The events have been aimed at encouraging Deaf people out of their homes by providing a warm, social environment during the winter months. We are finishing the project with a big Star Wars themed party. Why not come


Update on the DEN project for men who have been involved in the justice system

24 April 2022

Our DEN project is now underway. The DEN is a support group for Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing men who have previously been involved with the criminal justice system or in prison and are struggling to find work or social support networks. We have been having monthly cafe meet ups near the Deaf


Exciting new Mural Project for the Queen’s Jubilee by the Wellbeing Group from 11th May

24 April 2022

This year marks the Queen’s 70th year of service, and we are delighted to have secured funding to mark the Jubilee celebration in our own way at MDC. The funding will enable our Wellbeing Group to create a visual mural (wall painting) of the Queen’s Jubilee incorporating British Sign Language. Led


Volunteer awards for Gemma, Andrea, Nicola, Nicola, Lucy, Ellie, and Xanthe

24 April 2022

We’d like to give a big shout-out and thanks to 7 of our lovely volunteers who have recently received certificates and silver star pin badges for 6 months of service: Gemma, Andrea, Nicola, Nicola, Lucy, Ellie, and Xanthe. Gemma Andrea Nicola Here is a quote about volunteering for MDC


Greater Manchester Walking Celebrates MDCs walking group

5 February 2022

GM Walking has given grants to local voluntary and community groups with the aim of getting Greater Manchester walking. They offer the grants to support a huge range of activities that encourage people who are usually less active to start or to increase the amount they walk regularly. One of the


I Can Youth Club for 11-16 year-olds

18 January 2022

The free I Can Youth Club for 11–16 year-olds who are deaf or hard of hearing, and CODA (children of deaf adults) starts in February 2022 at Manchester Deaf Centre. The Youth Club will meet once a month on the third Thursday of each month 6-8pm: Thursday February 17th – Pizza party with fun and


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