Trafford Deaf Advocacy Service

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For the deaf community

Our Trafford Deaf Advocacy Service supports deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind people within the Trafford area to access and benefit from health and social care services to reduce health inequalities and improve the quality of life. 

We provide IT support that allows service users to access services such as Sign Video and Text Relay, enabling clients to contact their bank, internet provider, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and others, independently and in their own time. One person said:

“The Trafford Advocacy Service has been extremely helpful with a variety of issues, I’ve been really pleased with the support they offer. The service has shown excellent confidentiality, they won’t share your information with anyone without your permission. I have recommended them to a number of my deaf friends” Mandeep

If you need support or information don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact details below



For professionals

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The service also raises awareness and educates health professionals to ensure their services are accessible to the deaf community. We deliver health workshops and also support social care services to make the necessary changes across front line processes with the improvement of deaf people’s access and experience in mind.

Previous health talks have covered men’s mental health, diabetes and bowel cancer, and we encourage the Trafford deaf community to tell us what talks they would like to see next.

‘I am an adult social work from Trafford council.... Tawona shared her valuable knowledge with regards to the complexities and challenges deaf people face on a day to day basis, this has led to me doing my own research with regards to legislation (Equality Act 2010 and disability) to support my practice. I have also shared my positive experience of  the MDC with my colleagues’.  Elysia

Whatever your needs, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Please contact our advocacy support officer:

Tawona Fleming

Email Tawona:

Mobile telephone number: 07436-236-805


Working hours

Thursday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. 

Face-to-face appointments are available: Thursdays 10 am to 12 pm at Stretford Public Hall; and Fridays at MDC 10am – 3pm. Due to Covid, this is currently by appointment only.

For a map and accessibility information for Stretford Public Hall click here

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