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British Deaf Association conference 2024

22 May 2024

M​ay 2024 Manchester Deaf Centre staff were very proud to attend the 2024 British Deaf Association conference at the Hilton in Manchester this April. The conference title was “Early Years: the benefits of introducing Sign Language to deaf children” and MDC staff from both the Children and

BSL Fest 2024, Manchester

21 May 2024

M​ay 2024 April was a very exciting month for us. The British Sign Language festival took place in Manchester between the 22nd and 28th of April. It was timed to coincide with the annual British Deaf Association (BDA) conference, which was held in Manchester this year. The festival had

Children and Young People’s Service update

20 May 2024

M​ay 2024 The Children and Young People's Service (CYPS) offers a range of events and activities for d/Deaf children and their families both at Manchester Deaf Centre and at venues around Greater Manchester. We help our members to have fun, make friends and develop essential life skills along the

Update on our free BSL courses

20 May 2024

M​ay 2024 This year MDC worked with Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) to deliver a programme of free Introduction to BSL courses. Aimed at beginner level, the courses have improved access to BSL lessons for people who have a connection to deafness themselves, for example hearing people

New children and young people group times

9 February 2024

In response to feedback, we have made some changes to the times for our groups for children and young people. Our groups will now take place as follows (from February 2024): Sign and Play Group (0–5 yrs and family members) Saturdays every two weeks 10am to 12 midday Upcoming dates: 17 February, 2

Free Football Taster Day for 12–16-year-olds, 21st February 2024 

9 February 2024

Exciting news! We have organised a free football taster day for the youth group for 12–16’s. Skills will be taught by a professional coach from Manchester Football Association. It will be outdoors on an Astroturf pitch. It’s going to be a lot of fun and there will definitely be some competition

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

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

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Crawford House,
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M13 9GH

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0161 273 3415

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