Supporting Deaf people and those with acquired hearing difficulties to live independent lives

WNDA-Fundraising-Local motorcycle club raising funds for our services
WNDA-Groups-Chat club attendees wearing paper hats as part of our Christmas celebrations
WNDA-Groups-Chat club attendees tending to plants as part of a day out to the garden centre
WNDA-Children's Services - Young person receiving tennis coaching
WNDA-Groups-Coffee morning attendees enjoying a coffee and a chat
WNDA-Groups-Deaf club attendees wearing Union Jack hats for one of our themed events
WNDA-Groups-Chat club service user dancing at one of our events

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.

WNDA-Events-Service user stroking goats on a day out to a local animal sanctuary

Learn BSL with WNDA - Next courses starting October 2022 - Limited spaces so book your place now!

Social Clubs & Activities

On Now

Second Monday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club Hunstanton Flyer - What's on

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!

Fourth Monday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club King's Lynn Flyer - What's on

The Deaf Centre, 32b Railway Road, Kings Lynn

Our all-inclusive social group for those living with hearing loss is back in Lynn! And with so many exciting activities planned, we're looking forward to seeing you there!

Third Monday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club - Swaffham - 2022 - Schedule of events

*NEW location - Valentine Barker Court, Swaffham, PE37 7EZ*

Our social group for those affected by acquired hearing loss is coming to Swaffham! Conversation, refreshments, social activities & support... We can't wait to welcome you!

Coffee Morning

Tuesdays - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre

WNDA-Coffee Morning - Coffee & conversation with other people facing similar issues

Come along and join our friendly club... Meet new friends, enjoy refreshments, take part in new activities, and chat in BSL with other Deaf people. We also offer support, advice & maintenance of your hearing aids as well as our Deaf Advocacy services.

Kenny Deaf Swim School

Tuesdays - 6pm-7pm - St James Swimming Pool

Kenny Deaf swim school poster - UK's first swim school for Deaf children

The UK's FIRST dedicated swim school for Deaf children is now on!

Run by Oli Kenny, Team GB member and Deaf advocate, this swim school is suitable for children aged 5-12 with all levels of hearing loss and all abilities.

Gentle Exercise Club

Wednesdays -1pm-2pm @ Salvation Army Hall, Downham

WNDA Gentle Exercise class poster - 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

Last Thursday of the month - 10am-12pm

CHAT Club - Downham Market - Schedule of events Apr-Dec 22

Salvation Hall, Bridge Street, Downham Market

CHAT Club has returned to Downham! Conversation, Hearing Aid support, and Tea, as well as group activities and lots of laughs, all tailored to those affected by acquired hearing loss.

**NEW** Walking Club

Kings Lynn: 1st Thursday of the month -10am

Downham: Third Thursday of the month - 10am

WNDA-Walking Club - Guided walks tailored to those with hearing loss

Our NEW walking club is here!

Enjoy guided exercise around the towns & countryside of West Norfolk, and further afield. Stay active with walks suitable for all abilities and tailored to those with hearing loss.

Tinnitus Support Group

Last Friday of the month - 2pm @ The Deaf Centre

Gold Award Tinnitus Support Group certificate

Gold award-winning tinnitus support group has returned. Meet others facing the same challenges, learn new coping techniques, and talk to our specialist who can provide expert support & advice

Deaf Club - Saturday Group

Second Saturday of the month - 10am-12pm @ The Deaf Centre

WNDA-Groups-Deaf club attendee enjoying a visit from a local wildlife sanctuary - Holding a skunk!

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

Coming Soon

**NEW** Cinema Club

WNDA-Groups-Cinema Club - BSL and subtitled films at our Deaf Centre

Watch new & archive films from British and International Deaf film makers, as well as classic movies, all subtitled from the British Film Institute

**NEW** Young Deaf Group

Aneta - Host of the NEW young people deaf group

A new social group for those aged 40 & under with all levels of hearing loss. Suitable for BSL users, lipreaders, and everyone in between, this group will help you build connections with others facing similar issues, as well as providing support & guidance.

**NEW** Men's Group

WNDA-Deaf Advocacy-Oliver Kenny, one of our trustees, using BSL

Especially run by and designed for men with acquired hearing loss. Conversation, companionship, activities and refreshments in our comfortable, informal surroundings.

**NEW** Deaf Migrant Group

Deaf migrant group illustrative image - Hands doing BSL

A new group for the Deaf or those with acquired hearing loss from outside of the UK, where English &/or BSL is not a first language.

Get support, socialise and improve language skills with others in a safe, purpose-built space

Young Peoples Groups & Activities


**NEW** Swimming Club

Tuesdays - 6pm-7pm - St James Swimming Pool

Kenny Deaf Swim School poster - Details of UK's first Deaf swim school organised by WNDA

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

Story Time

WNDA-Storytime-BSL & Subtitled stories for children, available on YouTube

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

Breakout Club

16th July - Old Hunstanton beach

Breakout Club - May 2022 poster

Our next Break Out trip is on Sat 16th July! Trip to Old Hunstanton beach!

Please let us know if you can make it so can tally numbers. More details will be available soon.

Suitable for children aged 5-11 with any deafness in the family, and siblings are welcome too.

Parent Networking

WNDA-Groups-Breakout club-Young service user in a boat receiving instructions on how to water-ski

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


Fundraising Events

Motown, Ska & Mod Night

WNDA-Event-Ska, motown and mod night at Downham Market Town Hall. Tickets available by email.

Enjoy a night of live music from some of the best motown, ska & mod bands around, as well as live DJ sets playing all your favourite two-tone bands!

Tickets available for just £12 - Be quick as they're selling out fast!