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

Job Vacancy – Community Development Project Co-Ordinator

30 hours per week Salary: £23,698 per annum (pro-rata) Based in our Barrow-in-Furness Centre, we are looking for a suitably…

215th Lottery Sweepstake Draw

Cumbria Deaf Association’s 215th lottery sweepstake draw took place on 6th October 2018. The winning number was 5. Congratulations to…

Maureen Bentley deceased

Cumbria Deaf Association lost a great friend recently with the death of Maureen Bentley at the age of 97. Back…

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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