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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

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