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 up to 25yrs (with the exception of up to 30yrs for those who need additional support). We welcome Deaf, Hard of hearing 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 (6-13yrs)
  • Deaf Activity and Voluntary Experience (D.A.V.E.) (14-25yrs)
  • Deaf MEETS (11-16yrs)
  • Sign and Play (0-5yrs)
  • Residential Away
  • Day Trips and Activity Events

Manchester Deaf Centre is a safe place where children and young people can come together to have fun, meet new friends and try new things.

Times are tough for us all at the moment, communication is key and staying connected is more important than ever. Please get in touch with our Children and Young People’s Service Leaders with any questions or to get your child or young person booked in to one of our groups.

For children and young people 14+ contact: (07557121667)

For children and young people under 14 contact:

Youth Group

This is open to Deaf, Hard of hearing, Deaf/Blind and CODA’S between the ages of 6-13yrs; It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends!

Youth Group attendees can take part in varied activities such as: games, sports, arts & crafts, fun science, cookery, and a variety of themed sessions. We will be planning regular trips out too... such as swimming, bowling, crazy golf and snow sports.


Our taster session is on Saturday 12th December 2020 10:30am-12:30.

Following this session, dates will be provided for 2021.


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.


Our next session is on Monday 8th February 2021.

Then every second Monday of the Month, 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 have fun, engage and socialise with their deaf peers.


Our taster session is on Tuesday 15th December 2020, 18:00-20:00.

Following this session, dates will be provided for 2021

The Get On project

‘Get On’ includes motivational and social activities, one to one mentoring, job and career guidance, practical workshops like help with CV’s, how to prepare for an interview and work placements.

The project is currently full, but we hope further projects will grow from it.

For more details visit the Get On project page

Sign and Play Group

Details to follow 2021



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