BSL Interpreted walk around Ferry Meadows

On Friday 21 September Nene Park Trust are excited to be holding their very first British Sign Language interpreted Guided Walk with a Ranger.  
The walk starts at 10:30am at Ferry Meadows Visitor Centre.
From here Ranger, Ian Lowe, along with a BSL interpreter, will take walkers around the main lakes of Ferry Meadows, taking in Milton Ferry Bridge and other points of interest along the route providing a range of interesting Park facts before heading back to the Visitor Centre. 
We hope all participants will learn something new about Ferry Meadows and questions will be welcomed.
The walk will last around one and a half hours, covering approximately 4 miles on reasonably accessible tarmac and hard surfaced paths.
The walk is suitable for those aged 10 years and above.
There is a charge of £2 per person for this event and parking charges at Ferry Meadows apply. 
Places are limited so booking is essential and this can be done on the Nene Park Trust website
Go to Visit Us on the top menu then click on Events for the full listings where you’ll find all the walk details and terms and conditions.
For any questions or queries about this walk including details on accessibility please contact Nene Park Trust in person at Ferry Meadows Visitor Centre, by email at by calling 01733 234193.

You can buy tickets here!


New crafts sessions every 2nd Wednesday of the month at our Peterborough Drop-in. Just £1 for members!

New Deaf Craft with new logo

New crafts sessions every 2nd Wednesday of the month at our Peterborough Drop-in. Just £1 for members and £2 for non-members.

Come along to learn exciting things such as how to crochet a coaster!

The crafts are a great way of getting together with other deaf people to chat and learn new skills.

At our Peterborough Drop-in at the City College, from 12:30-14:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Befriending Service Now Open to Referrals!

Our Befriending service is now open to referrals.

If you would like a befriender to go with you to CDA events, attend community events, visit you in your own home, please make a referral and we will contact you in due course.

Referrals are now open so please fill in this form, choosing the service ‘befriending‘.

Deaf Sports in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire get £17k boost

Deaf people’s access to sport is set to be revolutionised in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

After receiving funding from Sport England, Santander Bank and the Boshier-Hinton Foundation, CDA will recruit a part-time Deaf Sports and Leisure coordinator to serve the area’s deaf population.

The new coordinator’s role will be to support the running of Peterborough United’s deaf football team and The Peterborough Raptors basketball team as well as organise a whole host of new activity.

The new activity will likely include sports for women and girls, martial arts, walking football and other ways to keep active, like group gardening and walks. The funding will also go towards the continuation of Sammy’s Sports Club. A sports and activity club aimed at younger deaf people.

Work to recruit a new sports coordinator will begin soon.

Baksetball player Vladimirs Krumins

Andrew Palmer, CDA’s Managing Director said: “Sports and physical activity are known to be good for physical and mental health and general wellbeing. It’s also a great way to meet new people and build lasting friendships.

“We’re lucky that there’s always been a healthy desire for sports in the deaf community in our area. Just look at Peterborough United’s deaf football team and our new basketball teams – both of which CDA are actively involved in – and you can see that dozens of young deaf people are enjoying sport each week.

“Sense (The charity for deafblind people) have been working with us on Basketball and Yoga but without the funding Yoga could be under threat even though its popular among smaller groups.

“So there’s lots of progress but there is so much more that can be done. There aren’t any deaf female sports teams in the area for example. There’s scope for other sports like marital arts or badminton and encouragement of other physical activity like rambling or gardening. We want to get things going across all of that.


“I’d like to thank Sport England, Santander and the Boshier-Hinton Foundation for getting this latest stage of our sport project off the ground. Without them this would not be possible.”

For more information about our work please email



Volunteer with CDA. A great way to gain new skills and change lives

Do you want to make a difference in a deaf person’s Life?

Our new volunteer Befriending Service project is the perfect chance to grow as a person, gaining new skills, all whilst improving someone else’s life.

If would like to volunteer please read the job description below and then fill in the form. If you’d like more information about the project and roles, please email our coodinator Tara Forkin on

Read the Job Description

British Sign Language basics course in Huntingdon. 7th August, 10am-1pm.


Tuesday 7th has been postponed – watch this space for future dates.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Are you keen to learn sign language or do you deal with deaf people in your working life?

We are holding British Sign Language basics course in Huntingdon.  The cost is just £30 per person, so book soon to miss disappointment.

To book, email Sarah at


  • Huntingdon Saxongate Community Learning Centre, Bradbury Place, Huntingdon, PE29 3RR

Join our experienced and knowledgeable tutor for a fascinating and useful introduction to British Sign Language. The course is aimed at people thinking about doing a British Sign Language course leading to a qualification or people who work in customer facing or public service positions.

After the course, you will be able to sign:

  • In the structure of British Sign Language
  • Fingerspelling alphabet
  • Sign names
  • Greetings
  • Gesture & expression in BSL
  • Numbers
  • Basic conversations

Here’s what Lucy said about the course:

“I took the Sign Language Basics Course with my sister and it exceeded my expectations! Alongside learning practical skills such as finger spelling and basic conversation there was a comprehensive introduction to BSL which helped put into context what we were learning. I left the course feeling inspired and eager to learn more. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, thank you!” August 2017

CDA over 50’s are going to the London Shard!

The over 50’s are going to the Shard, the tallest building in the UK!

Join us on the 17th August. Tickets are only £19.95 at a discounted rate, including a tour of the Shard with a guide. Make your own way there, we will meet at 11:00 AM at the reception.

At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, it offers visitors unparalleled 360-degree views of London for up to 40 miles.

Spaces are limited so please contact Ky on 07557258230 as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

The deadline for making booking is July 28th.


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Job Vacancy: BSL Tutors

Have you thought about a career in teaching? | Earn up to £25 per hour.

We’re looking for positive people who can pass on their knowledge of BSL to the next generation of students.

Could you be a Tutor? Are you already a BSL Tutor?

We have courses in Cambridge, Peterborough and Huntingdon at both level 1 & 2 beginning in September and are looking to develop BSL Level 3 and 6 courses in future.

We’re also looking for tutors to deliver sign language in people’s homes as part of our BSL@home project. The project aims to help improve the BSL of deaf people and their families.

Please see following links for job descriptions and person specifications for two roles. BSL Tutors and BSL@Home Tutors

BSL Tutor

BSL@Home Tutor

Apply online here:

If you would like more information please email If you would like to apply we will require a covering letter and CV.

Good luck!