CHARITY Genie Networks is offering free sign language and deaf awareness courses.

The next available session is for deaf awareness, which takes place on August 11, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

The charity is based at Oakland House, on Talbot Road.

Genie Networks received funding for the course from Trafford Council, with the aim to reduce hate crime and increase deaf awareness in the community.

Call 0161 941 4549 or email