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

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

120th Lottery Sweepstake Draw

Cumbria Deaf Association’s 220th lottery sweepstake draw took place on 2nd March 2019. The winning number was 54. Congratulations to…

Robin Burgess Obituary

It is with deep regret and sorrow that Cumbria Deaf Association reports the death of our President,  Robin Burgess. Robin…

218th Lottery Sweepstake Draw

Cumbria Deaf Association’s 218th lottery sweepstake draw took place on 5th January 2019. The winning number was 6. Congratulations to…

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 »
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Care & Support

Our support workers are trained to meet all care needs from regular home visits to emergency respite care. We offer a highly flexible and personalised service.

Care & Support »

Interpreting Services

CDA employs experienced and qualified interpreters, and also has access to freelance and sessional professionals.

Interpreting Services »
Specialist Information, Advice & Support Service

Specialist Information, Advice & Support Service

Helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing members of the community are able to gain the help and support necessary to meet with their communication requirements.

Specialist Information, Advice & Support Service »

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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