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Trafford health talk on Diabetes, 1st July – with BSL interpreter

27 June 2022

Our next Trafford health information event will be on Diabetes. It is free to attend, no need to book: Friday 1st July at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Stretford, from 2pm to 3.30pm Monthly events We organise monthly health information events through the Trafford Deaf Advocacy and Wellbeing Service.


Jubilee mural project update – places still available

23 June 2022

Our Jubilee art project is underway. It’s not too late to join in with our workshops, which are taking place every Wednesday at MDC between 10am and 3pm. This project is organised through our Wellbeing Group. We are working on creating a mural (wall painting) incorporating British Sign Language, as


Wellbeing Group visit to Manchester Indian Film Festival - Thursday 30th June

23 June 2022

Come and join us on Thursday 30 th June to visit the Manchester Indian Film Festival. We are meeting at Manchester Deaf Centre at 10.30am and will go to watch the film ‘Mississippi Masala’ starring Sarita Choudhury and Denzel Washington. The film has subtitles. Please bring your own lunch with


Changes to the Advocacy Service (WAITE TEAM)

23 June 2022

The WAITE advocacy team has recently had some staff changes and some changes to days and times. One of our Advocacy Support Officers, Claire Holland, has moved into a Senior Management role at MDC. Therefore, we are now pleased to welcome Anita Kanji and Toni Hanlon into the team as new WAITE


Build a profiterole tower with Punk Chef at MDC!

24 April 2022

Note the new date of 25th June when watching video below Learn how to make a profiterole tower with Punk Chef in MDC's own Bake Off! Now free – ingredients included! For your tickets email Michelle at: rileysbar@manchesterdeafcentre.com Who is Punk Chef? For those who don’t already know


Answer Cancer Screening Workshop 26th May

24 April 2022

Thursday 26th May 2022, from 10.30am to 12.30pm At Manchester Deaf Centre, free refreshments provided The Answer Cancer Screening Workshop is an information and awareness-raising event aimed at Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deafened people of all ages. It is BSL interpreted. Topics will include important


The Thursday Walking Group is back

24 April 2022

Due to popular demand, we have restarted our Walking Group this month. We aim to walk every fortnight until the end of August. Why not come and join us to get some fresh air and exercise, visit new places and meet some new friends? Thursdays 10am–2pm meeting at MDC every 2 weeks: 5th & 19th May


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


Update on the DEN project for men who have been involved in the justice system

24 April 2022

Our DEN project is now underway. The DEN is a support group for Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing men who have previously been involved with the criminal justice system or in prison and are struggling to find work or social support networks. We have been having monthly cafe meet ups near the Deaf


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


Greater Manchester Walking Celebrates MDCs walking group

5 February 2022

GM Walking has given grants to local voluntary and community groups with the aim of getting Greater Manchester walking. They offer the grants to support a huge range of activities that encourage people who are usually less active to start or to increase the amount they walk regularly. One of the


Trafford Advocacy and Wellbeing Service update

18 January 2022

2022 brings some changes to our Trafford Deaf Advocacy and Wellbeing Service. Here is a video outlining staffing changes, events and groups planned for the coming year. BSL with captions. To contact Tawona: Email: tawonatrafford@manchesterdeafcentre.com Tel/SMS /Video chat: 07436-236-805


Wellbeing Group February Activity Programme

15 January 2022

The Wellbeing Group meets every Thursday 10am to 3pm February's activity programme is: 3rd Feb – Yoga with Sharon 10th Feb – Sign Video (learn how to use it) 17th Feb – Valentine's quiz 24th Feb – Animation workshop at the Football Museum To join in please get in touch: 1 – Email:


DEN support group for D/deaf male ex-offenders: call for interest

25 November 2021

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:


Standing up for the right to information

8 November 2021

An interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor, founder of #Where Is The Interpreter Campaign Salford Deaf Advocacy Service hosted an amazing event on Monday 18th October – an interview with Lynn Stewart-Taylor. The event was held at Riley’s Bar at Manchester Deaf Centre. Many people attended in person and


Hate Crime Event

8 November 2021

The WAITE team held a 'Hate Crime' awareness event on Thursday 7 October which was a great success. There were talks from Greater Manchester Police and the deaf health charity SignHealth. Interpreters were provided so people could access the event in their own language. Approximately 20 people


Walking group: an isolation-busting boost to body and mind!

8 November 2021

The walking group project has recently been successfully completed. Earlier in 2021 the WAITE team set up a fortnightly walking group for deaf, hard of hearing and deafened people who live within the Greater Manchester area. The group started to meet after lockdown restrictions had been lifted in


Growing Green Futures places available

8 November 2021

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


Deaf Transgender Awareness Workshop

27 August 2021

Saturday 11th September 2pm with Samantha Pearsall Riley’s Bar will be open Samantha Pearsall is a Trans educator, author and speaker who is passionate about sharing her experience to improve the lives of the Deaf Trans Community worldwide. The transgender workshop aims to raise awareness. It will


‘Answer Cancer’ Focus Group

27 August 2021

Have your say on barriers to cancer screening for D/deaf and hard of hearing people. Answer Cancer and Manchester Deaf Centre are looking for D/deaf and hard of hearing people to take part in a focus group. It’s an opportunity to discuss information on the topic of cancer screening in Greater


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


Interpreter Awareness' sessions  for Salford Royal Foundation Trust staff, by Zoom, 20 and 21 July 2021. Book now!

23 June 2021

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


Trafford Deaf Advocacy and Wellbeing Service monthly health talks

22 June 2021

Zoom talk 25th June Come and join us on Zoom for our monthly BSL interpreted talks, which are hosted through our Trafford Deaf Advocacy and Wellbeing Service. Deaf and hard of hearing people who live in other areas of Greater Manchester are also welcome. Recently we had a talk from Bowel Cancer


Wellbeing Group activities for June

7 June 2021

You are very welcome to come and join in with the Manchester Deaf Centre Wellbeing Group activities: 3rd June: Bowling 10th June: New walk Plattfields Park 17th June: Arts & crafts 24th June: Walking in Phillips Park If you'd like to come along or find out more please email the WAITE team:


New walking group start dates

24 May 2021

Email the WAITE team about the walking group


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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