Supporting Deaf people and those with acquired hearing difficulties to live independent lives
Living with hearing loss can be isolating. The difficulties faced with communication can lead to feelings of loneliness and cause people to become disengaged. Hearing loss is not just about the inability to hear, it is also about the daily struggles a person experiences communicating with those around them, and the impact this has on a persons' wellbeing.
At WNDA our goal is to support the Deaf community and those with acquired hearing difficulties. We provide a broad variety of social activities, providing opportunities to engage with others facing the same challenges; this will help eliminate any feelings of isolation and help you feel part of a community.
Social Clubs & Activities
Tuesdays - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre
Come along and join our friendly club... Meet new friends and chat in BSL with other Deaf people. We can also offer support, advice & maintenance of your hearing aids
Deaf Club Coffee Morning
Tuesdays - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre
Social group for British Sign Language users. Join us for coffee, group-led activities and companionship, all tailored to your needs and in specially customised surroundings
C.H.A.T Club - Downham Market
Last Thursday of the month - 10am-12pm
*NEW location - Salvation Army Hall, Bridge Street, Downham Market*
Friendly, social group for people with acquired hearing difficulties. Social networking, group-led activities, guest speakers, and more...
C.H.A.T Club -Hunstanton
Last Monday of the month - 10am-12pm
*NEW location - Hunstanton Community Centre, Avenue Road, Hunstanton*
Conversation, Hearing Aids & Tea club returns to Hunstanton. Join us for social activities, networking, support & advice with other hearing aid wearers. We're looking forward to seeing you!
**NEW** Men's Group
First Thursday of the month - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre
Especially run by and designed for men with acquired hearing loss. Conversation, companionship, activities and refreshments in our comfortable, informal surroundings.
Deaf Club - Saturday Group
Second Saturday of the month - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre
Specifically for BSL users for social interaction, activities, information & advice. We also arrange regular trips out, guest speakers and information sessions, all suitable for British Sign Language users
C.H.A.T Club - Swaffham
Third Monday of the month - 10am-12pm
*NEW location - Swaffham Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Swaffham*
Our social group for those with acquired hearing loss is coming to Swaffham! Conversation, refreshments, social activities & support... We can't wait to see you!
Gentle Exercise Club
*NEW location - Salvation Army Hall, Downham Market*
A new gentle exercise class tailored to those with all levels of hearing loss. Come along, meet new people, and keep fit! All abilities welcome.
£1 per person
**NEW** Cinema Club
Watch new & archive films from British and International Deaf film makers, as well as classic movies, all subtitled from the British Film Institute
**NEW** Walking Club
Guided exercise enjoying the towns & countryside around West Norfolk and further afield. Stay active with walks for all abilities and tailored to those with hearing loss
Gold award-winning tinnitus support group. Meet others facing the same challenges, learn new coping techniques, and talk to our specialist who can provide support & advice
Young Peoples Groups & Activities
**NEW** Swimming Club
Join us for the First ever UK Deaf Swimming Club! Hosted by a Deaf Swimming Coach, with years of competition experience, children can learn to swim in a safe, suitable environment
Regular, online Story Time for young children. A new story every month
from our own collection, with all videos in BSL and subtitled, ensuring they can be enjoyed by all children
Social networking & activities especially created for tweens and pre-tweens. Group-led activities and socialising with their peers in a friendly, relaxed environment
Group for parents and carers of children newly diagnosed as Deaf or with hearing loss. Support, advice, information, and friendly company
from others in similar situations
Photography Exhibition - Communication
We have all experienced a separation from those we love, friends and acquaintances. Communication has been a major focus for all of us. This exhibition aims to showcase what communication means through photography.
You don't need to be a professional to take part, everyone is welcome! Submit your photos, visit the exhibition, purchase merchandise... All to support WNDA