What's New

 

Deaf-accessible maths class update

9 February 2024

Our deaf-accessible maths classes started again in January. The classes take place every week on Fridays from 9.30am to 12.30pm at Manchester Deaf Centre. So far everyone has been enjoying the sessions. These classes are run in partnership with the WEA and everyone’s communication needs are met.


Manchester British Sign Language Fest, 22 to 28 April 2024

9 February 2024

Manchester Deaf Centre has been working with BSL Celebration to create the third annual BSL Fest: a fantastic week of events and entertainment in Manchester. The festival will run alongside the annual British Deaf Association (BDA) conference, which is taking place in Manchester this year. This


Free BSL for beginners now booking

1 February 2024

Y​ou may be eligible for a free introductory course in British Sign Language! T​o find out more and apply see: https://www.manchesterdeafcentre.com/services/bsl-courses/learn-bsl-for-free/ Upcoming Courses 5-hour Introduction to BSL (online, Monday mornings) Start date: Monday 15 April


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


New BSL-accessible English and maths courses, starting in September at MDC

24 July 2023

English and maths courses are back! We will be partnering with the WEA again to run English and maths courses based at Manchester Deaf Centre. The new classes will start in September. If you are interested, there are 2 things you need to do: Please email waite@manchesterdeafcentre.com to register


Move and Smile taster sessions

24 July 2023

Come and try a fun, accessible, fitness session called ‘Move and Smile’. We have two upcoming taster sessions at Manchester Deaf Centre: Monday 31 July 11am Thursday 3 August 1pm The aim of the sessions is to get your body moving and your heart smiling! What will happen during the session? Lucia


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


Wellbeing Group news

17 May 2023

Check out what our Wellbeing Group has been up to recently. Over the past month: We visited Sugden Sports Centre to play badminton . Everyone thoroughly enjoyed playing the sport and we are considering planning another visit for later in the year. We had a celebration for the King’s coronation


Manchester Deaf Social Group Coronation Party

17 May 2023

Our Deaf Social Group hosted a huge party at MDC on 15 May to celebrate the King’s coronation. The hall and Riley’s bar were both decorated and there was a feast of food for everyone to enjoy. Party activities included coronation-themed arts and crafts, bingo, a raffle and lucky balls (a bit like a


The Young Leaders Programme update

20 October 2022

The young people taking part in the Young Leaders Programme enjoyed a 2-day residential Leadership Skills event at Brathay Trust in the Lake District in early October. They took part in teamwork challenges and ghyll scrambling near Ambleside. Everyone enjoyed the trip. One of the young


‘Fright Night’ at Riley’s Bar – Friday 28th October

20 October 2022

Join us if you dare! Come and haunt the fancy dress, Halloween-themed fundraiser in Riley’s Bar: When: Friday 28 October Where: Riley’s Bar Time: 6pm onwards until late Cost: £5 booked in advance – includes quiz, snacks and a free drink (shot) £6 on the door. Note: on the door tickets


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


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


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


New Growing Green Futures workshops from 5th January 2022

15 December 2021

The Growing Green Futures programme is for participants who are deaf/hard of hearing, unemployed, over 18, and who live in Greater Manchester. It aims to equip people for employment and volunteering in conservation and countryside work. Workshops for employment skills will take place at MDC, with


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


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


50+ social group is back meeting in person!

24 May 2021

Regular Monday meetings will start again on Monday 21 June at 10am at Manchester Deaf Centre (Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9GH). Each meeting runs from 10am until 3pm. All Deaf and deafened adults aged 50 plus and resident in Manchester or surrounding areas will be welcome to


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