What's New


Landmark walk

20 November 2023

A huge thank you to Karen Slinger and Michelle Reilly who raised over £250 for Manchester Deaf Centre by their sponsored walk which took place on 23 September. The walk was 15 miles long. It started from Manchester Deaf Centre and did a huge loop around the city centre via several famous

Wellbeing activities for December

20 November 2023

The following Wellbeing Group activities are planned for December 2023: Wednesday 6 December: Coffee morning 10.30am to 2pm. Free tea, coffee, and biscuits. Thursday 7 December: Xmas Craft Activities. Meet 10am at MDC. Wednesday 13 December: Coffee morning 10.30am to 2pm. Free tea, coffee, and

Deaf football for fun

20 November 2023

Are you deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing? Are you interested in playing football together with other deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people? If so then get in touch. Sessions will be fun. There will be no pressure to be competitive. Everyone welcome, whatever your level. It will be free to

BSL courses open for applications

20 November 2023

Why not start the new year by learning a new skill? There are still places left on several of our BSL courses, which will be starting in January. F​ree BSL courses We are working together with Manchester Adult Education Service to offer a free programme of BSL courses. Places are available for

Northwest train stations improving access for BSL users

20 November 2023

MDC has been delivering Deaf Awareness and Introduction to BSL courses for Network Rail staff based at Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street station. The staff have been learning basic signs for customer service, giving times, numbers, directions and basic station-related vocabulary, to

Changing society to benefit the d/Deaf community

20 November 2023

The past 18 months has seen an increase in the amount of work that MDC is doing to influence change in mainstream society. External organisations are asking us more regularly to inform them about the experiences of the deaf community and the barriers faced. We are passionate about raising awareness

Scarily good MDC Halloween party

20 November 2023

The Manchester Deaf Social Club certainly knows how to throw a good party. These were the scenes at their Halloween party at the end of October. The atmosphere was fantastic. Many people wore fabulous costumes, the room was decorated to the nines, there were Halloween activities and lots of good

Christmas parties for Children, Young People and their families

20 November 2023

Manchester Deaf Centre's Children and Young People’s Service will be holding two Christmas parties: Sign and Play Group party - change of date: Now Friday 15 th December, 10am to 12pm at Manchester Deaf Centre. (Please note it is no longer taking place on the Wednesday) Kids Club and Youth

MDC welcomes a new Senior Manager

20 November 2023

We are very excited to announce that Claire Baldwin will be joining the Manchester Deaf Centre staff team in the role of Senior Manager from mid December. Claire is known to many already as she previously served on MDC’s trustee board for three years and was a huge asset to our organisation in this

Become a Manchester Deaf Centre trustee

20 November 2023

We have some exciting news from Manchester Deaf Centre’s board of trustees We are looking for new people to join our trustee board. We are keen to have more deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deafened people to join the board. We feel that it is important to have a deaf-led team. We require

Manchester Deaf Ball weekend of activities

15 November 2023

A big thank you to the organisers who are raising money for MDC through these events: Friday 24th November Quiz night with a deaf quiz master and Cheese & Wine, followed by Deaf pub till late. Where: Riley’s Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre. Time: Doors open 5pm Cost: £3 per person - or £10 for

January's introduction to BSL courses now booking

14 November 2023

This is the perfect option if you would like a taster of BSL before committing to a full BSL Level 1 course. There are plenty of BSL courses out there, but how many of them are taught in real time by a qualified, experienced teacher? The refreshing thing about our courses is that they are

BSL level 3, and free introductory courses now booking

8 November 2023

F​ree introductory BSL courses! M​DC are pleased to be able to offer free introductory British Sign Language courses fo those who meet the criteria. This is a great opportunity to begin learning BSL. To find out more about free BSL courses and apply see:

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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