Get On Project Update

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, one-to-one mentoring, job and career guidance, practical workshops including help with CVs and how to prepare for an interview, and work placements.



We have had a busy couple of months during which Get On young people have participated in:

  • online Zoom activity sessions
  • monthly one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • securing college placements and internships
  • a water sports day
  • setting up an ‘Event Management Planning Group’ for our next Get On Role Models Event, which is taking place at the end of September – we have managed to secure a small grant from Young Manchester to help fund the event!
  • producing their own photography portraits
  • exploring the viability of setting up a ‘micro business’

Generally we have focused on regaining confidence post Covid, staying connected, supporting each other, and having some fun! One of our Get On young people shared his thoughts recently during the Get On outdoor activities day:

‘Today has been awesome – I felt like ‘James Bond’ on the speed boat. I think I will come back to the water centre on my own; I’ve checked out their website and you can do that. ‘Get On’ is awesome; I’ve made so many deaf new friends, so much better than gaming on my own in my bedroom. Can’t wait for the next event: I’ve got some ideas – think I might join the Planning Group!’

Unfortunately, we do not have any places left on the ‘Get On’ project. However, we are hoping that new smaller projects will evolve from ‘Get On’, including young people who want to set up their own ‘micro business’, so watch this space!

If you would like to find out more about the Get On project or are interested in similar projects, please email Catherine at:

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