We have recently received a certificate from Signature, celebrating our 3-year milestone in successfully delivering Signature-accredited British Sign Language (BSL) courses Levels 1–3. Signature is a national charity and the leading awarding body and provider of BSL and other Deaf and Deafblind
Are you still looking for a good Christmas present idea? Or do you know someone who would like to learn BSL? Courses make perfect gifts. Why not give a gift of BSL this year 🎅. Book a place on one of our Introduction to BSL courses as a gift, and you will receive a printable e-voucher with all of
We have recently received funding from Manchester City Council’s Homelessness Department, which will enable us to improve services for Deaf people who are experiencing domestic abuse. The funding will enable us to: Visit Domestic Abuse services, Homelessness and Safe Accommodation providers in
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
Big congratulations go to Imran and Bryan who have been attending our deaf-accessible Maths and English courses and have recently achieved their City & Guilds Level 2 Maths qualifications. These courses are run at MDC as part of our successful ongoing partnership with the Workers Education
Our WAITE employment team would like to celebrate the achievements of our client, Glen Palin. Glen is an artist. He has become known for his fascinating work, which incorporates the Manchester Bee image into pieces which are inspired by his experiences of being in our city. Glen has been supported
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Our advocacy staff have been working hard to complete their City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Independent Advocacy. Congratulations to Deb, Toni and Danielle from our Salford team, Claire, Anna, Kelly and Tawona from our WAITE and Trafford services. Here are Deb, Kelly and Claire with their
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
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:
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 2 - You will
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
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: email@example.com iPads are available for short term loans.
Our new project, Growing Green Futures, is starting soon. Are you interested in working in green outdoor areas? Would you like to learn about conservation, woodland management, and biodiversity? This project is for you. To take part you must be: 18 years or older Living in Greater Manchester
Maths Our new Maths course starts on 7 th September and finishes on 24 th November. Classes are every Monday and every Wednesday 10am to 12.30pm (both days). English Our new English course starts on 7 th September and finishes on 1 st December. Classes are every Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm and every
Are you involved in recruiting staff? Would you like to employ a deaf or hard of hearing person, but you feel uncertain about how this would work in practice? Maybe you are asking yourself questions, for example: How can the person do this job if they cannot use the telephone to communicate with
In 2020, Manchester Deaf Centre secured funding from The Prince's Trust for an exciting FREE new project ‘Get On’. 18 amazing young people from Manchester, Bolton, Salford, and Stockport have joined the 12-month project and we are already halfway through! ‘Get On’ includes social activities,
Are you involved in research work with the voluntary sector of Greater Manchester? You are invited to a researchers networking event organised by GMCVO. The event is called ‘Top Tips and Tools for Voluntary Sector Research’. It is taking place on: Friday 2nd July from 2pm to 4pm on Zoom. GMCVO
Our Salford Deaf Advocacy Service team – Deb, Danielle and Toni – recently completed their Deafblind Awareness Level 1 qualification and passed with flying colours. Danielle According to the deafblind charity Sense there are currently approximately 390,000 people in the UK who are deafblind.
Our Salford Deaf Advocacy Service is pleased to invite SRFT staff to join one of our 1-hour Zoom Interpreter Awareness sessions being held in July: Tuesday 20 July: 1pm to 2pm or 3pm to 4pm Wednesday 21 July: 9.30 to 10.30am or 11am to 12 midday Cost: Free Prior attendance on our Deaf
We are pleased to share the news this month that the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) has launched its deaf accessible online events initiative. GMCVO staff have been working with us at Manchester Deaf Centre to ensure that their online events are fully accessible to
We are really excited to have provided BSL classes this month for staff at 53two performance arts theatre and bar. 53two want to make their venue welcoming and accessible to D/deaf and hard of hearing communities, and they contacted MDC to organise BSL lessons initially for 8 of their staff, so
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