Children and Young People's Service


Welcome to the Children and Young Peoples Services at Manchester Deaf Centre. We work with children and young people from the ages 6yrs to 25yrs (with the exception of up to 30yrs for those who need additional support). We welcome hard of hearing, deaf and deafblind children and young people to join in our varied groups. We also welcome children of deaf adults (CODA) and those who have deaf siblings. Groups include:

  • Youth Group
  • Deaf Activity and Voluntary Experience (D.A.V.E.)
  • Deaf MEETS
  • Play scheme (Easter/Summer)
  • Residential Away
  • Day Trips and Activity Events
  • Youth Projects such as M2M (Milan to Millennium)

Weekly Youth Group

This is open to D/deaf children between the ages of 6-13yrs; siblings and children of Deaf parents are also welcome! Children and Young People’s Youth Services Leader, Caffy, ensures that fun and interesting activities are provided through British Sign Language (BSL). It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends!

Youth Group attendees can take part in varied activities such as: games, arts & crafts, fun science, cookery, sports and a variety of themed sessions. A wide range of trips are organised, previous trips have included Gulliver’s World, Waterworld, visits to the park, Monkey World, Climbing, Jump Nation, Cinema and Bowling.


We hope to return soon and we will set up a Youth Group. We will be announcing when Youth Group starts, so please watch this space when we return and we also provide other activity such as day trips or events.


This group is aimed at 11-16yrs. In this group, we get everyone involved in the activity programme to build confidence and further social learning experience; to have fun and make new friends.


Monthly, Mondays 18:00 - 20:00.

DAVE (Deaf Active Volunteer Experience)

DAVE Project is aimed at 14-25yrs and has been designed to meet the needs of young deaf people who are approaching a transitional age in their lives. This project provides them with the knowledge and skills needed to function in a predominantly hearing society; raising their aspirations and expectations.

The DAVE Project has undoubtedly assisted in the growth, independence and development of new skills for all those involved. The success of our young people is testimony to individual growth, confidence and self-belief that has surged within them.

Involvement in the Manchester Deaf Centre’s Youth Service has equipped our young deaf people with the skills they need to secure future internships, volunteer roles and employment, whilst also providing them with a weekly opportunity to engage and socialise with their deaf peers.


Weekly, Tuesday evenings 18:00-21:00, Refreshments will be provided on the night.

Milan to Millennium (M2M)

The Milan to Millennium Youth Project has been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for twelve months. The aim of this project is to work with young deaf roots and learn about deaf history, to set up heritage workshops and a pop up museum. We have Young Deaf Curators apprentices on mini apprenticeship programmes who will be rewarded with accreditation certificates when they have been completed.

If you have any questions about any of the above services, please contact our Children and Young People’s Services Leader, Catherine Nassimi-Green.



Thank you to our partners

Our Opening Times

If you would like to know more about
any of our services, please get in touch.

Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373