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The Cambridgeshire Deaf Association (CDA) was established over 100 years ago and is at the heart of the local Deaf Community.

The majority of our staff are deaf or hard of hearing. This means that we have a deep understanding of deaf people. No other organisation offers the support and expertise that we do in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.

Many important local services that are widely available to the general public are not accessible to deaf people because they are not available in British Sign Language. This could be anything from help with benefits, accessing healthcare, protection from domestic violence or combatting isolation.

This is where we come in…

Our staff and volunteers have expertise in a broad range of issues, ensuring that deaf people have equal opportunities. We work with organisations to help make their services accessible to deaf people and provide a wide range of services ourselves.

We also support clients who have additional needs such as learning difficulties or physical disabilities so CDA has a depth of knowledge about not just deafness, but many other issues deaf people face. 

CDA helps protect deaf women from domestic violence; hold hundreds of deaf drop-in events to provide support and combat isolation; provide opportunities for deaf Christians to worship and focus on the training and development of expert staff to support deaf people in a huge variety of situations.

Our services include support for day-to-day living; different sports and recreational activities and a befriending service for those most at risk in the community.