WAITE one stop support

 

We are delighted to be able to offer you this 'one stop' support service five days a week. Whatever your needs, please get in touch and we will either help you ourselves or point you in the right direction.

Aimed at D/deaf individuals within Greater Manchester. Our Wellbeing, Advocacy, Information, Training and Employment Service (W.A.I.T.E.) aims to increase the D/deaf community’s health and well-being, which can be severely impacted by lack of communication and service cuts.

“Since the WAITE service has been set-up, I have been able to access information, support and activities in my first language. Communication has always been a barrier for me and because of this I have been lonely and isolated. I do not know what I would have done without this service. The staff at MDC are very friendly and helpful and I would like to say a big thank you to them all for supporting me.”

Issues might include:

  • Housing
  • Benefits
  • Employment
  • Discrimination
  • Letter translation
  • Booking interpreters
  • LGBQT+ specific issues
  • Needing support from other women
  • Access and disability

 

 

We offer remote support, and face-to-face appointments at Manchester Deaf Centre, Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester. We also offer drop-in services and group activites.

Should your needs be beyond our remit, we try to ensure you will receive the support you need by signposting and keeping regular contact. If you prefer to communicate with a female or a male let us know. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, you are very welcome. To contact individual staff members see below, here is our general contact:

email: waite@manchesterdeafcentre.com
Text: 07557 095854

For more detailed information please take a look at the WAITE pages for the issues you are interested in:

Training, Employment and Enterprise page

Health and Social Care Advocacy page

Wellbeing Support Groups page

WAITE staff

To contact an individual WAITE person:

Mark Woodall - WAITE Project Manager

Working days/hours

Tuesday - Friday
09:00-17:00

Contact

Email: mark.woodall@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Mobile telephone number: 07557-095-854 (text only)

 

 

Toni Hanlon - Advocacy and Support Officer

Working days/hours

Thursday and Friday

09:00 - 17:00

Contact

Email: tonihanlon@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Contact number: 07443676549

 

 

Dipti Patel - Employment, Training and Enterprise Advisor

Working days/hours

Mondays 09:00-17:00
Tuesdays 09:00-17;00

Contact

Email: dipti@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Mobile telephone number: 07557-095-929 (text only)

 

Anna Cunnington - Employment, Training and Enterprise Advisor

Working days/hours

Tuesdays  09:00-17:00

Thursdays  09:00-17:00

Contact

Email: annacunnington@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Contact no. 07436410831

 

Tuesday - Advocate

Anita Kanji - Advocacy and Support Officer/Wellbeing Leader

Working days/hours

Monday -Trafford

Tuesday - Advocate

Wednesday - Trafford/Wellbeing

Thursday - Wellbeing

09:00 - 17:00

Contact

Email: anitak@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Mobile telephone number: 07825-346-935 (text only)

 

Steve Simons

Working days/hours

Tuesday - Thursday

Contact

Email: stevesimons@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Mobile telephone number:


Thank you to our partners


Our Opening Times

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

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

MONDAY - FRIDAY
09:00 – 17:00

CONTACT US

0161 273 3415
info@manchesterdeafcentre.com

Registered Charity Number: 1110373