What's New

 

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


Wednesday Walking Group

9 February 2024

Our friendly walking group meets every week on Wednesday. It’s a great time of year to be getting outdoors as the signs of spring are starting to appear. Every week we meet at Manchester Deaf Centre at 10am and finish about 2pm. We provide lunch up to the value of £5 per person. The walking group


Wellbeing activities for December

20 November 2023

The following Wellbeing Group activities are planned for December 2023: Wednesday 6 December: Coffee morning 10.30am to 2pm. Free tea, coffee, and biscuits. Thursday 7 December: Xmas Craft Activities. Meet 10am at MDC. Wednesday 13 December: Coffee morning 10.30am to 2pm. Free tea, coffee, and


Deaf football for fun

20 November 2023

Are you deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing? Are you interested in playing football together with other deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people? If so then get in touch. Sessions will be fun. There will be no pressure to be competitive. Everyone welcome, whatever your level. It will be free to


MDC shortlisted for a national diabetes award

24 October 2023

Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and Manchester Deaf Centre were shortlisted for a national award, the Desmond Awards 2023, which celebrate staff across the UK who make world-leading education and support for people with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes possible. D​ESMOND say


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


Inclusion project: visit to MoveUrmston sports centre in Trafford

24 July 2023

Our staff Kate and Michelle recently visited MoveUrmston in Trafford to discuss the barriers that deaf people face using leisure facilities, and to suggest changes that can be made to improve access. We were warmly welcomed by Trafford Leisure’s Health and Wellbeing Manager, Carly, and the team at


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


Domestic abuse information and awareness event at Manchester Deaf Centre on 22 May 2023

8 May 2023

Date: 22 May 2023 Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm Where: Riley’s Bar, Manchester Deaf Centre, M13 9GH Michelle and Leah, our Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation (DASA) project staff, invite you to attend this event. The aim is to share information about the support that is available to a deaf person who is


“What D/deaf people want” research – next steps 

6 March 2023

You may remember that in 2022 MDC joined together with Bolton Deaf Society and Walthew House in Stockport to fund a piece of research, called 'What D/deaf People Want'. The aim of the research was to check with D/deaf people across Greater Manchester about what their updated priorities were


Wellbeing Coffee Mornings move to Thursdays

6 March 2023

Our Wednesday Wellbeing Coffee Mornings have now changed to Thursday mornings. Time: 9am to 2pm Next dates: 30 March, 13 April, 27 April, 11 May, 25 May All welcome! Free tea, coffee and biscuits. 1 – For more information, email: waite@manchesterdeafcentre.com


New project to reduce domestic abuse and increase awareness and accessibility

11 December 2022

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


New social and support group in Riley’s Bar, Wednesday evenings, for people new to the deaf community

11 December 2022

Are you: Hard of hearing or recently deafened? Struggling with conversation in noisy spaces? Do you have children or a family member who is D/deaf and you would like to meet other people with experiences of deafness? Are you anxious about your deaf identity? Do you want to practice


Anita steps in for Trafford as Tawona moves on

20 October 2022

Our Trafford Support Officer, Tawona Fleming, has recently left to start a new job as a communication support worker at a college – we thank her for all her work and wish her well in her new role: we will miss her greatly. MDC’s wellbeing lead Anita Kanji is now running our Trafford service. To


MDC wins the Spirit of Manchester Award for involving service users

20 October 2022

We won! We are delighted to have won a ‘Spirit of Manchester’ 2022 award. The awards are organised by MACC – Manchester’s local voluntary and community sector support organisation. Awards are available for several different categories, and our wellbeing team were nominated in the category for


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:


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