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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

Inclusion project: visit to MoveUrmston sports centre in Trafford

24 July 2023

Our staff Kate and Michelle recently visited MoveUrmston in Trafford to discuss the barriers that deaf people face using leisure facilities, and to suggest changes that can be made to improve access. We were warmly welcomed by Trafford Leisure’s Health and Wellbeing Manager, Carly, and the team at

The DEN project is back

24 July 2023

We have received funding to restart our Deaf Ex-Offenders group (known as the DEN). The group is open to all people aged 18 or over who are D/deaf and: are at risk of re-offending, have had contact with the criminal justice system, or who were formerly in prison or on probation. The group

Deaf Leaders for 17–24s, meet the new staff team on 31 May 4pm to 7pm

17 May 2023

Please come along to meet the new team at MDC on Wednesday 31 May, between 4pm and 7pm. We look forward to meeting you. We will be voting on a new name for the group when the sessions have started. Deaf Leaders is designed for 17 to 24-year-olds and provides young adults with opportunities for

Domestic abuse information and awareness event at Manchester Deaf Centre on 22 May 2023

8 May 2023

Date: 22 May 2023 Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm Where: Riley’s Bar, Manchester Deaf Centre, M13 9GH Michelle and Leah, our Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation (DASA) project staff, invite you to attend this event. The aim is to share information about the support that is available to a deaf person who is

MDC Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation project

6 March 2023

Our new DASA (Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation) project is underway. Our project staff Michelle Reilly and Leah Witton are now providing the following: 1. Advice, advocacy and support to D/deaf individuals who are experiencing domestic abuse, including assistance in accessing safe accommodation.

Children and Young People’s Service

6 March 2023

We have exciting news to share regarding our Children and Young People’s Service (CYPS). We are really happy to have been awarded grant funding from the Peter Kershaw Trust to enable us to recruit 3 new part-time youth workers. We recently advertised these roles, and we are planning for our new

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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