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
WNDA Does Strictly Come Dancing!
8th January 2022 - 5th March 2022, 1:30-2:30pm @ Greyfrairs Academy, Kings Lynn
Do you want to follow in the footsteps of Rose & Giovanni? Come and join us for our FIRST EVER dance competition specifically for those people affected by hearing loss.
Taking place over 9 weeks, you and your partner can show off your moves and be in with a chance to win the glitterball!
This event is open to all, and all abilities are welcome. Or if dancing is not for you come along and show your support, and cheer on your favourite couple.
And if you don't have a partner don't let that put you off; Get in touch and we'll see what we can do.
Kenny Deaf Swim School
Tuesdays - 6pm-7pm - St James Swimming Pool
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.
C.H.A.T Club - Hunstanton
Second Monday of the month - 10am-12pm
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!
C.H.A.T Club - Kings Lynn
Fourth Monday of the month - 10am-12pm
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!
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
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 - 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 - The George Hotel, Swaffham, PE37 7LJ*
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!
C.H.A.T Club - Downham Market
Last Thursday of the month - 10am-12pm
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.
Tinnitus Support Group
Last Thursday of the month - 2pm
The Deaf Centre, King's Lynn
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
**NEW** Walking Club
Kings Lynn: 1st Thursday of the month -10am
Downham: Third Thursday of the month - 10am
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.
**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** Young 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
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
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
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
Second Saturday of the month @ The Deaf Centre
Breakout Club is back!
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
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE