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Welcome to Cumbria Deaf Association

Cumbria Deaf Association is an independent local charity that helps deaf people and their families living in Cumbria to achieve educational, physical, social and spiritual well-being. We provide a wide range of specialist services and our dedicated staff and volunteers provide the highest standards of professional care and support. We believe in equality for deaf people and promote understanding and respect within the community.

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Fast Facts About CDA

In the UK 1 in 6 people suffer from hearing loss
We provide around 200 hours of interpreting each month
CDA has been established for 125 years
We've trained over 150 organisations to become deaf aware

Latest News

CDA presenting thank you plaque to LDNPA

Thanks to LDNPA

When the River Kent swept uninvited into Cumbria Deaf Association’s Kendal Centre in December 2015, locally based staff members were…

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Lottery Sweepstake Draw

Cumbria Deaf Association’s 194th lottery sweepstake draw took place on Saturday, 6th January 2017. ┬áThe winning number was 38. ┬áCongratulations…

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New CDA website launched

Cumbria Deaf Association is proud to launch its new website. Featuring information about the services we offer in both signed…

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How We Can Help

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Learn Sign Language

Broaden your knowledge of communicating with Deaf people or work towards professional level skills and a career as a communication professional.

Learn Sign Language
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Deaf Awareness Training

Is your business or organisation deaf aware? Our deaf awareness training course will demonstrate that you really care about your customers.

Deaf Awareness Training
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Children & Young People

Cumbria Deaf Association offers a range of help and support for children, young people and families. From information and advice to peer support.

Children & Young People

Get Involved

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Become A Member

You can become a member of Cumbria Deaf Association and be involved in the decision making of the organisation.

Become A Member
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Donations & Fundraising

We rely on your donations to fulfil our aim of supporting deaf people in Cumbria. There are many ways that you can donate.

Donations & Fundraising
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Volunteer

Many people feel that rather than offer financial support they would like to volunteer and support us in that way.

Volunteer