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We’re introducing a new membership scheme to ensure we comply with The Charity Commission Guidance on Membership Charities.

We also want to make sure our membership is truly representative of the people we aim to support; that our members are given ample opportunity to feedback their ideas and views on our service and that our work is truly accountable to a supportive membership base through our Trustees.

There are now also clear benefits to being a member including discounts on CDA Events and Sign Language Classes and two members only events per year, including one specifically for giving feedback about our services and what we should focus on in future.


  1. Profoundly or Severely deaf people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough local authourity areas
  2. Close relatives of profoundly or severely deaf people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough local authourity areas. Close relative is child, parent, sibling or grandparent.
  3. People who currently work or volunteer with deaf people in those areas and have more than one year’s service.
  4. Severely or Profoundly Deaf people who do not live in those areas but whose applications are supported by two existing members both having been a member for the last two years.

The annual cost of CDA Membership is £10. Annual members only social events may include a reasonable charge for tickets to cover costs.

Benefits of Membership

Quarterly Membership Update

Receiving more in-depth information.

Members-Only Social Event

Invitation to our annual members-only social event

Members-Only Feedback Event

Invitation to our members-only feedback event

Voting rights at AGM

Have your say at the Annual General Meeting

Family Discounts for BSL Classes

Discounted BSL classes for your friends and family

Discounts on CDA Events

Access CDA events at a discounted fee.

If you would like to apply, please fill in the online form, print off the form from the link below or see our staff at our Open Support Services or Drop-ins. Our Support and Advocacy staff can also assist you in filling in the form.

Download the CDA Membership Application form or Fill in the online application below