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.

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

Children & Families Event in Barrow

Cumbria Deaf Association is hosting a Children & Families event on 20th September 2018. It takes place between 3pm-5pm at…

Recent Activities for Children & Young People

On Sunday 15th July 2018 there was a pizza party in Barrow, We made our own pizzas and while they…

Parking Changes for Blue Badge Holders in Kendal

Cumbria County Council South Lakeland Local Committee has approved an Experimental Order to reduce vehicle movements within the Central Area…

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 help you demonstrate that you really care about your deaf 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 general 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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Would you like to get involved? Rather than offer financial support why not give your time and become a volunteer .

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