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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.

We invite applications for membership from the following groups:

  • Profoundly or Severely deaf people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough local authority areas.
  • Close relatives of profoundly or severely deaf people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough local authority areas. Close relative is child, parent, sibling or grandparent.
  • People who currently work or volunteer with deaf people in those areas and have more than one year’s service.
  • 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

Receive more in-depth information, a special insight for members

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 friends and family

Discounts on CDA Events

Access CDA events at a discounted fee.

CDA members also get discounts at various local businesses

You just need to provide your membership card at the following venues:

The Lightbox Cafe, Peterborough

15% off food and drink when you show staff your membership card

Rico's Coffee Shop

10% off everything! You can find Rico’s at the Rivergate Shopping Centre in Peterborough

Bygones Cafe Wisbech

10% off food and drink from Bygones. 4-5 Little Church Street, Wisbech

Rosamunds Cafe Huntingdon

5% off under £10 and 10% off over £10. Find Rosamunds on Huntingdon High Street

More venues coming soon!

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