Lipreading classes in and around Manchester

Many people with a hearing loss have benefitted from attending a lipreading class. Classes often include:

  • Lipreading practice in a friendly atmosphere
  • Strategies and tactics for difficult situations
  • A chance to share problems with others with similar difficulties
  • Information about assistive devices (such as flashing door bells)
  • Information on hearing aids and how to look after them
  • Information about useful organisations (such as Hearing Link or Action on Hearing Loss)

There are several classes in and around the Manchester area including Altrincham, Ashton, Bury, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Oldham and Stretford.

We would always suggest that you contact the class tutor or centre before you go.

Here are the details of our lipreading class:

Class day and time: Wednesdays (in term time) 1 pm - 3 pm

Class address:

Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies

Mauldeth House (access via Nell Lane), 

Mauldeth Road West 



M21 7RL

Contact details


Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies

PO Box 319


M21 3DG


Phone: 0161 832 0444 (voice or Text Relay)

Mobile: 07707 696 539 (sms or text messages only)


Below are details of other classes in the Manchester area:


Thursdays 6.00 - 8.00pm, Altrincham Town Hall, Market Street, Altrincham

Cost: £30 per term including refreshments. 

Contact: email the tutor at: or phone Trafford Hard of Hearing Group on 07971 255 786 (voice calls or SMS messages)

Bury (two classes in this area)

Mondays: 10am - 12pm The Mosses Centre, Cecil Street, Bury, BL9 0SB

Cost: £5.00

Contact: email - or phone 0161 796 1621 (voice or Text Relay)

Fridays: 10am - 12pm (mixed level) Communic8te Bury (formerly Bury Deaf Society), 8 Tenterden Street, Bury, BL9 0EG

Cost: £2.50 per person, per class, plus 50p for refreshments.

Note: The classes at Communic8te Bury are usually held twice a month, please contact them for more details.

Contact: email the tutor at: or phone Communic8te Bury on 0161 763 4882 How to find Communic8te Bury (opens in another window)


Fridays: 1.30pm – 3.30pm (mixed level) Glossop Central Methodist Church, 43 Chapel St, Glossop SK13 8AT

Cost: £3 per person, per class, plus 50p for refreshments. 

Contact: email: , phone: Vicky or Jayne on 07590 839421


Mondays: 12.45pm – 2.45pm, Standish Community Centre, Moody Street, Standish, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN6 0JY. It is organised by Standish Lipreading Society.

Cost: This class is free. People are invited to pay an annual fee of £20 at the AGM in April. This fee covers the out of pocket expenses of public liability insurance and any shortfall in the rent not met by funding, etc. There is a small charge for drinks at the break at 2pm.

Contact: email the tutor at:

Stretford (two classes in this area)

Thursdays: St Matthew's Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8HF

MORNING class 10.30am - 12.30pm (mixed level)

AFTERNOON class 1 - 3pm (mixed level)

Cost: £30 per term including refreshments.

Contact: email the tutor on or phone Trafford Hard of Hearing Group on 07971 255 786 (voice calls or SMS messages)

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