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MDC on TrueTube

14 August 2022

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


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


Young Leaders Project Update

8 August 2022

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


Family Fun Day for the Queen’s Jubilee - report and photos

23 June 2022

The family fun day took place at MDC on Saturday 28 th May. The event was enjoyed by all. The weather was glorious, lots of people came dressed up to enjoy socialising together both in our outside courtyard and our indoor halls. Fun activities included a bouncy castle. There were also stalls, a


I Can Youth Club for 11-16 year-olds

18 January 2022

The free I Can Youth Club for 11–16 year-olds who are deaf or hard of hearing, and CODA (children of deaf adults) starts in February 2022 at Manchester Deaf Centre. The Youth Club will meet once a month on the third Thursday of each month 6-8pm: Thursday February 17th – Pizza party with fun and


Children and Young People Service update

18 January 2022

As we emerge from what we hope was the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic, MDC are taking time to refresh and deepen our understanding of the most pressing issues, needs and priorities for hard of hearing, D/deaf and deafened children and young people – and for children of Deaf adults and siblings –


Dinosaur BSL theatre for kids in February

15 January 2022

A BSL and English theatre show for children at Z-Arts, Hulme, on: 10 th , 11 th and 12 th Feb 1 – To book tickets to see Stan at Z-Arts, Hulme, please visit the Z-Arts website: https://www.z-arts.org/events/stan/ If you have children aged 7+, don’t forget to book your tickets to see Stan! Stan


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


Reclaim brings youth leadership to the MDC building

8 November 2021

Manchester Deaf Centre extends a huge warm welcome to the staff of Reclaim who have recently moved into our building. Reclaim is a really exciting youth leadership organisation. The team works with young people from working class backgrounds, empowering them to create and lead campaigns and


Level 1 BSL success for Manchester Metropolitan University students

8 November 2021

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.


Cookie Stall a tasty hit 

27 August 2021

A huge thank you to Keris, Emelia and Olivia for raising over £400 for Manchester Deaf Centre by holding a cookie stall in their neighbourhood. Keris is the daughter of our staff member, Kelly Priestley. To advertise the event, the girls designed flyers to hand out locally and posters to put up in


DAVE Project for 14–25s – Zoom cooking class

27 August 2021

Here’s our youth leader Lauren sharing some exciting news: Yvonne Cobb from the BBC TV programme See Hear will be teaching a cookery class on 7 th September 6-7pm Via Zoom For more info or to join the Zoom class please email laurenfeeney@manchesterdeafcentre.com or use the DAVE WhatsApp group


Get On project update

27 August 2021

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,


Meet Lauren Feeney, our new ‘I Can’ Project Co-ordinator and Youth Engagement officer

23 June 2021

We are delighted to welcome Lauren back to our staff team. Lauren has previously worked as a Youth Worker with our D.A.V.E. project and play scheme. She will be heading up our new ‘I Can’ youth project. Here is Lauren telling Annie, our Operations Manager, a little bit about herself and her plans


Get On! Manchester Deaf Centre Prince’s Trust project update

24 May 2021

Get Moving! Get Ready! Get Ahead! Our new project Get On! has got off to a great start. 18 young people have already registered and are now active in the Get Moving! phase of the project. The project includes motivational activities with things to do at home, mentoring, job and career guidance and


Sing and Sign with Manchester Camerata

24 May 2021

Emma Arnold, Camerata in the Community Project Manager reports: “The Sing & Sign workshops with Andy from the Manchester Deaf Centre have been a joy to be a part of. Andy, myself and composer Richard Taylor worked with 10 classes from 12 schools in south and east Manchester, with whom we have


Job vacancy – BSL Befriender

24 May 2021

This job vacancy is advertised on behalf of Tina Kirwin-McGinley from the Manchester Sensory Support Service. Tina explains the job details below. If you are interested in this position but need help applying or if you do not currently have a DBS certificate, please contact our WAITE team. Our


Ava, 14, wins the popular vote at the Harris Open exhibition 2021

21 May 2021

14-year-old digital artist Ava Jolliffe has smashed it to come out Popular Vote Winner at the Harris Art Gallery Open Competition 2021, winning from 250 artists, with 1700 votes being cast from as far afield as New Zealand! Ava is a member of Manchester Deaf Centre’s DAVE group (Deaf Active


Easter holidays: Zoom activities for teens and under 12s

18 March 2021

For Deaf/Hard of Hearing children and Children of Deaf Adults Activities for Teens Tuesday 6th April 2-3pm Dance Workshop Part 1 Monday 12th April 2- 3:30pm Cookery Class/Bake-a-thon Tuesday 13th April 2-3pm Dance Workshop Part 2 Teens To book your place Contact


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