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Deaf News Spring 2017


FREE English
known in the UK
Deaf Community
who are in
collective shock. The
outpouring of grief
displayed on social
classes for
media is testament
to how many lives
Suzanne touched
Deaf People
Cambridge Regional For more information,
across the country.
We would like to say College is offering please contact either

to Suzannes family FREE English classes Ruth Godden at CDA.
and many close for Deaf people who Or any staff in the
friends that although use BSL and wish to Support & Advocacy
It is with deep we dont bear the improve their English. Team. To find out
sadness that we full impact of this Starting Sept 2017 one more about CRC, go to
received the news of tragedy, we feel your day a week for 1.5
the passing of our loss and are thinking hours at CRC, Kings
great friend Suzanne about you very Hedges. Until June
Foulstone. much. 2018. Every session
Suzanne had worked So many people will be supported by
for CDA as a volunteer will have their own a BSL Communicator.

befriender for 12-years precious memories
and she changed the of Suzannes humour,
lives of the people friendship, good

Race Day
she worked with for nature and smile. We
the better. She gave also remember her
up her time willingly selfless dedication
to support other and service to the On the 29th of March,
deaf people in need. deaf community. there was a great
She bought humour, Suzannes passing turn out for the race
laughter and her has left a gap night at Peterborough
positive attitude to that can never be greyhound stadium and
all the people she filled but in these it was fantastic to see
worked with. She did times of such everyone having such a
this consistently and sadness, we can good night! Here is the
reliably for many years draw some comfort winning dog along with
despite concerns about from remembering some familiar faces!
her own health. She Suzannes own
was truly loved by
her clients and will be
deeply missed.
irrepressible positive
attitude towards life. Driving Theory
She became the light Pic: Suzanne with Some Deaf people face
wherever she saw colleagues Ky, Ruth difficulties when learning
darkness. and Pic: Suzanne their theory to pass their
Suzanne was well Foulstone driving test because of
the language barrier. CDA
have got a theory test video
in BSL, Ky will be running
sessions in Peterborough to
support deaf people to pass
their theory test. There will be
full information, translation,
revision and answers to make
it easier for you to pass!
The sessions will run every
Wednesday from 1-2pm and
they start on the 10th May.
Neil Raised More A message from
money for Red Charlene Spires
Nose Day! about the BSL
Neil has been hard at work again with another
market stall on Friday 24th, this time he managed gatherings:
to raise 59.92! Well done Neil!
Hello! Im so pleased From 10.30am
to have seen how onwards.
popular BSL gathering
at the Argo Lounge Everyone is very
in Peterborough has welcome to join us
become since starting including beginners, CDA
in 2015. students and fluent BSL
We are delighted to say users. Its wonderful to
that we have new dates see students mixing with
for 2017; members of the deaf
15th April, people community. The
20th May, visible improvements in
17th June students signing skills

YOGA Classes 15th July each time is amazing!

Its great to see the

new Yoga sessions
Slimming World
The Deaf Slimming
run by Sense being
World at Dragonfly
enjoyed by lots
Hotel. Thanks to
of our members.
Gemma Crossland,
The sessions are
Zakia Bano and
held for deaf and
Leslie Mccabe for
deafblind people in
being volunteer
Peterborough with a
interpreters for the
BSL interpreter!
Deaf when they had
The sessions are
their first session
every month on the
to join. There is a
second Monday of
lot of information
the month at 2pm-
for them to take
3pm at St Peter and
in! including what is
All Souls Church,
are Free Foods, and
Fitwilliam Street,
balancing diets! It
seems to be working

though! One of the
members lost half a
stone already!

Coffee Morning
John Uren is running Regulars get one and everyone had
the Peterborough free coffee for every a good laugh. Now
coffee mornings, 4 they buy with our more and more
they will run on loyalty card. Last people are attending
the first and 3rd time, we celebrated but it is still lovely
Monday every month with Alison Frisby to see new faces
at Ricos Coffee for her birthday. The there as well so
Shop at Rivergate whole atmosphere was come along!
Shopping Centre. upbeat and friendly
Over 50s Club Coffee
The 50+ club is changing to the 3rd
Friday of the month. Please double check
the events calendar to see the change of
Julie Garner would along, meet up
like to try and with other deaf
encourage more or hearing people
In April, the club is closed due to the Easter
people to come using BSL, make
along next time friends and have a
to the Debenhams chat. Please come
19th May 11-2pm
restaurant in the to the Debenhams
at Dobbies Garden Centre
Grafton Centre. Restaurant from
Phorpres Way, Cygnet Park, Hampton
10:30-12 at Grafton
It is easy to get to Centre in Cambridge
on the Park and Ride (CB1 1PS)
23rd June 11-2pm
too. There is a car park
at Rose & Crown Hotel
for the Grafton
23-24 Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1DG
Anyone is welcome Center for drivers but
(Driver using SAT NAV PE13 1AQ)
on the 2nd the Park and Ride
Wednesday of the might be cheaper,
21st July 11-2pm
month to come especially if you have
at Scotsdates Shelford
a bus pass!
120 Cambridge Road, Great Shelford
Cambridge CB22 5JT
March and District In our Summer 2016 Newsletter, we told you
about our party celebrating the Queens 90th

Deaf club birthday. Ann Ratcliffe bought a birthday card,

asked members to sign it & sent it to the Queen.
We are very proud to have received a reply from
Buckingham Palace. (See below) Many thanks to
Anne for organizing this.

On Friday 7th October The time went very

2016, 23 people fast as we were having
enjoyed a sausage & a very enjoyable time.
mash supper. Caterers No photos as I did not
delivered the very good take my camera with
food & our ladies me.
served it. We also The Christmas Buffet,
had tea & coffee. See Raffle and Bingo was
photos. held on Friday 2nd
We played Indoor December 2016. The
Kurling on Friday 4th food was ordered from
November 2016. 24 Sainsburys supermarket.
people entered a knock- It was very good. We
out game & the winner enjoyed bingo and a
was Godfrey Palmer raffle.
with Rodney Hopkins Whist Drive and New
runner-up. Other people Year Party on Friday
not kurling played 6th January 2017.
cards and chatted. Only 13 people came
The kurling equipment because a lot of people
was borrowed from had bad colds and
Peterborough Deaf Club. numbers are usually
Our thanks to them. down in January. I
See photo. bought a few sausage
Our Christmas Dinner rolls, mince pies, cake
was at The Oliver and non-alcoholic drinks
Cromwell Hotel from Sainsburys. We
on Saturday 26th did not have a whist
November 2016. 38 drive but just talked
people came & enjoyed and played other card
very good food seated games instead. See
on 5 round tables. photo.
Afterwards we played Godfrey Palmer.
bingo and had a raffle.

On Friday February 3rd we had a Social

Evening with Games. There was a good
attendance for this. David Cook askes to play
and Uno 8 people played. David Cook won.
The Sid Follows Shove d Trophy was played
for on Friday March 3rd 16 people entered
the knock-out, and David Cook won. Rodney
Hopkins was ref and presented David with 10.00. See
left photo and Peter Smith played too but lost in the Quarter Final. He
really enjoyed. See right photo.
Chairman of Fenland Drop In
Peterborough Fenland Drop In had
a party for Christine

Deaf Club stepping and Michael retirement

and leaving party

with refreshments
afterwards. Thanks to
Christine for all your
Tom Elinger has told Tom by email: work with us over
us that he is stepping peterboroughdeaf@ the years! You will be
down as chairman in missed. The Drop In is a
the Peterborough deaf On the 13th May there huge success and thats
club in May. will be a vote for a new credit to your hard work.
If anyone is interested chairman and the AGM.
in this position to be Thanks to Tom for all Well still continue with
the new chairman, his efforts in the past Raffles, Tea and coffee
please contact year! to make themselves with

Wisbech Drop In
lunch bring their own.
People from outside the
Fenland are welcome
Wisbech Drop In to join in with the
started with very conversation and make
few people but as new friends. They often
the sessions have do too!
been running, more
people have attended
which is great. The Peterborough
whole hall at the
magnificent Rose and
Crown Hotel is ours
Drop In
to use. People have behind the building for Attendances are on
also had a trip to Disabled parking which the up again since
the History Centre is super convenient! The New Year at this very
afterwards as it is a Wisbech Drop in is on busy Drop in. Its been
convenient place to the 4th Thursday of the a busy few months
get to by bus or car! month and runs from with updates from CDA,
There is a car park 10am-12pm. information about the
USA Presidential election,

Ely Drop In and a BSL video about

Health issues. We have
had the pleasure of
The Deaf people hot drinks and the bar welcoming some new
attending Ely Drop woman likes to learn faces and becoming
In have got to know some signs from us friends.
each other really well too! Ely Drop In is open
and are now much twice a month on every
more comfortable 2rd and 4th Monday. CDA Services Presentations at Drop Ins
after introducing each Andy Palmer, Managing Director of CDA
other and sharing and Managing Advocate Ruth Godden will
the news from our be heading to all our Drop In services in April
deaf community. Two and May to give a presentation on the full
hearing people attended range of services CDA provide for the local deaf
who are learning sign community. Its also a chance to give feedback,
language it was great ask questions and give ideas about the future.
to meet them. They
were a bit shy and The dates and times are as follows:
nervous at first but with Huntingdon 20th April 12pm
all of our support with Ely 8th May 10am
their signing, they felt Fenland 11th May starting at 1pm.
great and very involved. Wisbech 25th May 10am
They serve good quality Cambridge 30th May 12pm
Employment Vacancy: Trust &
Support Grants Fundraiser
Do you want for jobs as he wants Trust and Grant
support to get back you all to achieve Fundraiser required!
Theres lots to be done in
into work? great things.
Cambridgeshire to bring
He will be coming equality to deaf peoples
Deaf professional here on the 31st lives and to help build the
Bob Marsh from May 2017 from services that todays and
a company called 12pm onwards and future generations of deaf
Clarion is coming will be held here in people will need. Flexible working (28 hours
We need a fundraiser per week)
to CDA to give a Cambridge; Choose your location,
to help us meet the
presentation on how challenge. Were looking Huntingdon or Cambridge
he overcame barriers 8 Romsey Terrace, for a person who has a Access to hundreds of
to have a successful Cambridge, track record of trust and perks, like free phone
career. CB1 9NH grant fundraising success; insurance, coffee, movies
He will give advice See you all there! who can be the fundraising and money off shopping
lead in our small team Free sign language
on how to improve courses. Interested?
and work with colleagues
your CVs and apply to create brilliant bids and Please apply with a
identify areas for potential covering letter outlining

Earlier in March, some
players from the future bids. Youll need why youre the right
Peterborough Deaf to be passionate about person for the job, to our
Football teams were equality and be ready Managing Director, Andy
Peterborough Uniteds
invited to train on the to be a key player in a Palmer andyp@cambsdeaf.
deaf youth teams won
pitch at half time during growing organisation with a org. We also welcome any
both the under 13 and
the game. Posh deaf reputation for putting Deaf clarification questions from
under 16 categories at
manager Alex Tovey led a community first. We also prospective applicants.
the National Deaf Youth
training session in front of put our employees right at The closing date for
Football Tournament in
thousands of fans while a the heart of what we do applications is Friday 12th
Northampton in March.
video of BSL football signs too: Heres some benefits May. The proposed date
The under 13 team were
was played to supporters of working for us for interview is Wednesday
unbeaten in the group
in the concourse buying 25k Salary 24th May.
stages but had to come
from behind in the final half time refreshments.
centre, scored in the final
with Finley McEwan scoring (picture alex Tovey on the
and set up three goals
the winner in extra time. pitch)
just 7-days after helping
The under 16 players had his Peterborough team win
less of an easy ride losing The Peterborough Deaf
the national tournament.
to Charlton and drawing to mens team lost in their
(picture Will Palmer scored
St Johns on their journey semi-final of the English
through the group stages. Deaf Plate to West
In the final though it was Bromwich Albion 5-0.
Ava Osker from
a different story with Peterborough were without
Peterborough Uniteds
Peterborough putting three their goalkeeper for the
under 13 team was the
quick goals past Charlton game but Will Roberts
proud mascot at Great
to settle the nerves and and Marcos Pinto bravely
Britain Ladies match
eventually lift the trophy. stepped up. Peterborough
recently. Ava who plays
This is the third time the showed flashes of potential
regular football for ICA in
Peterborough United Deaf in the match but were
Peterborough was given
Teams have won national beaten by a strong WBA
the honour of leading out
championships in the past team. (picture Cameron
the GB team on Saturday
4 years. Theyve also won Cockerill and Marcos pinto)
8th (picture Ava osker)
the Southern Regional
tournament twice too. The Peterborough Deaf
Peterborough players have footballer Will Palmer
been invited to parade helped the East Anglian
their trophies on the pitch Centre of Excellence
at the Peterborough United team lift the National
v Bristol Rovers game at Deaf Futsal trophy in
the Abax Stadium on 22nd Birmingham in April. Palmer
April. (picture under 13 who is also selected to
and under 16) join Englands Deaf Talent
Meet the Team
Ruth Godden
Managing Advocate, Total Voice
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
Cambridgeshire Deaf service (with CAB) and
Matthew Wheeler
Association have a community services.
Caseworker, Cambridgeshire
team called Support The services this team
CAB Advisor, Peterborough
& Advocacy Team. provides is funded and
It is made up of delivered in different
Kayleigh Wilson
Advocates, Caseworkers, ways.
Caseworker, Cambridgeshire
CAB Advisors and a
Trainee Advocate, Total Voice
Community Worker
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
covering Cambridgeshire
and Peterborough.
Ky Dai
They provide advocacy,
Community Worker,
support work, advisory
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Rachael Dance
Team Assistant

Total Voice is a group of advocacy providers working together to deliver advocacy services in
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough:
The lead partner of with your Advocate. Let you know the Complaints Advocacy
this group is Voice Our Advocates are choices you have (IHCA)
Ability. qualified in different Help you make Independent
The new Total Voice types of Independent important decisions Professional Advocacy
service has: Advocacy, have had Help you prepare for Independent Mental
Information online with specialist training in meetings Health Advocacy (IMHA),
self- help materials relevant law, care and Go to meetings with in partnership with
One- to- one support processes, or you or on your behalf Voice Ability
advocacy are working towards a Support you to raise
Group advocacy recognised qualification. concerns or make a Who are the
Volunteering complaint Advocates?
opportunities Your Advocate will Ruth Godden is the
support you to: Types of Advocacy we Managing Advocate
What is one-to-one Talk about your provide and Kayleigh Wilson is
Advocacy? situation There are different the Trainee Advocate
Advocacy is about Identify what you want types of face to (part time) covering
supporting you to work to happen face advocacy Cambridgeshire and
towards outcomes that Make a plan and work that we provide in Peterborough.
you choose. towards it Cambridgeshire and
Your advocate will listen Peterborough: Our Advocacy
to you, and help you Sometimes you might Independent Mental service is funded
identify what things you want us to: Capacity Advocacy by Cambridgeshire
want to happen. Explain what rights (IMCA) County Council and
This will help you both you have Independent Care Act Peterborough City
to create a plan which Find out information Advocacy (ICAA) Council.
you will work towards for you Independent Health
Support Cambs Community
Support is provided
by our Caseworkers Cambs and Pboro
to enable people who We have a Community mornings in Peterborough
are deaf to remain Worker, Ky Dai, who and Cambridge. More
independent. attends and coordinates information about these
Issues they support drop-ins and the over social events can be found
with include benefits, 50s club. The drop on the diary dates page.
bills, correspondence, ins are a nice way to
applying for jobs, meet friends and find Who is the Community
information and support if Worker?
housing issues, support
you need it. Ky provides Ky Dai is the Community
to refer for equipment,
information, sign posting Worker covering
health issues, accessing and is able to refer Cambridgeshire and
services, financial issues, you to an Advocate or Peterborough.
sign posting, emotional Caseworker if necessary. Who are the Befrienders
support and more. We also have a small and Volunteers?
Support is provided at be at each drop-in to team of Befrienders who Alison Frisby, John Uren
drop -ins, open support provide information and are able to visit isolated and Julie Garner covering
sessions, home visits support. people and support Cambridgeshire and
and in some cases at them to be involved in Peterborough.
If you live in
your meetings. community events.
Peterborough support
We have 2 volunteers We will be developing this
is provided by
Open Support Service who coordinate coffee part of our service soon!
Peterborough City

CAB Advice and

opening times: Council. We have a
Tuesdays, Wednesdays drop in session in
and Thursdays at CDA Peterborough and our

Information Service
12.00pm 4.00pm Community Worker
Thursdays at coordinates this and
Huntingdon Office,
sometimes we have an
Saxongate, Bradbury Advocate there too.
Place, Huntingdon Our support service
10.00am 4.00pm Citizens Advice Bureau Citizens Advice can
is funded by
2nd Thursday of the (CAB) and CDA work help with matters
Cambridgeshire County together to deliver an relating to:
month at Fenland Drop Council and the advice and information Benefits Work Debt
in, The Christian Centre, Peterborough drop in is service in Peterborough Consumer Housing
Upwell Rd, March, PE15 funded by Peterborough CAB for Deaf people Law & Rights
9DT 11.00am 2.00pm City Council. who use BSL. This Discrimination
Information about drop service is open every Relationships
Who are the
in times and dates Monday from 9.00am Please book in advance
Caseworkers? 4.00pm. with Citizens Advice,
can be found on the Kayleigh Wilson and CDAs Caseworker Matt Phil Dobbs dianas@
diary dates page. A Matthew Wheeler are the Wheeler is a fully trained, or
Community Worker and/ Caseworkers covering Advice and Information come along on the day.
or a Caseworker will Cambridgeshire. Officer and will be holding Please note that you may
the sessions at Citizens not be seen unless you
Advice office in St Marks pre-book an appointment.
Freedom Programme, Street Peterborough.
domestic abuse awareness,
in partnership with Womens
Aid. We now have two members
staff and one volunteer trained
Contact Us: Cambridgeshire

in delivering this course. We Deaf

also have a BSL Interpreter who is also trained
in delivering this when using staff from Womens Email:
Aid who do not sign. Information sessions in BSL Make a referral:
around local issues across Cambridgeshire and
Peterborough. support-advocacy
Thursday 27 April 10:00 Thursday 11 May 11:00 Thursday 25 May 10:00
Open Support Services - Open Support Service - Fenland Wisbech Drop In - Presentation
Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, drop-in about CDA Services (Andy &

Bradbury Place Huntingdon Ruth), Rose and Crown Hotel,
Thursday 11 May 11:00 22-24 Market Street, Wisbech,
Friday 28 April 11:00 Fenland Drop -in - Presentation PE13 1DG
Over 50s Club with Ky Dai about CDA Services, starts at

Various locations across 1pm (Andy & Ruth) March Thursday 25 May 10:00
Cambridge, Wisbech and Open Support Services -
Peterborough Thursday 11 May 10:00 Huntingdon, Saxon Gate,
Open Support Services - Bradbury Place Huntingdon
Friday 28 April 19:00 Huntingdon, Saxon Gate,
Littleport BSL Group, The Plough Bradbury Place Huntingdon Friday 26 May 13:30
and Harrow, Ely Road, Littleport Art Group Advocacy Session
Monday 17 April 10:30 Saturday 13 May 18:30 Huntingdon Methodist Chruch
Peterborough Deaf Coffee Monday 1 May 10:30 Peterborough Deaf Club
Morning Rico Coffee Shop in Peterborough Coffee Morning The Kingfisher Centre, Rightwell, Friday 26 May 11:00
Rivergate, Peterborough Rico Coffee Shop in Rivergate, Bretton, Peterborough Over 50s Club with Ky Dai
Peterborough Various locations across
Tuesday 18 April 12:00 Monday 15 May 10:30 Cambridge, Wisbech and
Open Support Services - Tuesday 2 May 12:00 Peterborough Deaf Coffee Peterborough
Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER Open Support Services - Morning Rico Coffee Shop in
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER Rivergate, Peterborough Friday 26 May 19:00
Cambridge CB1 3NH CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Littleport BSL Group, The Plough
Cambridge CB1 3NH Tuesday 16 May 12:00 and Harrow, Ely Road, Littleport
Wednesday 19 April 12:30 Open Support Services -
CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Wednesday 3 May 12:30 Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER Saturday 27 May 19:30
City College, Peterborough CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, BSL lounge, Old Bicycle Shop,
City College, Peterborough Cambridge CB1 3NH Mill Rd, Cambridge
Wednesday 19 April 12:00
Open Support Service - Wednesday 3 May 12:00 Wednesday 17 May 12:30 Tuesday 30 May 12:00
Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Open Support Service - CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Open Support Services -
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON City College, Peterborough Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER
Cambridge, CB1 3NH CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Cambridge, CB1 3NH Wednesday 17 May 12:00 Cambridge CB1 3NH
Thursday 20 April 12:30 Open Support Service -
Huntingdon Drop - In - Thursday 4 May 12:30 Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Tuesday 30 May 11:30
Presentation about CDA Services Huntingdon Drop - In CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge Lunchtime Drop in -
(Andy and Ruth) Weatherspoons, Weatherspoons, Huntingdon Cambridge, CB1 3NH Presentation about CDA Services
Huntingdon (Andy & Ruth), CDA, 8 Romsey
Thursday 4 May 10:00 Thursday 18 May 12:30 Terrace, Cambridge CB1 3NH
Thursday 20 April 10:00 Open Support Services - Huntingdon Drop - In
Open Support Services - Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, Weatherspoons, Huntingdon Wednesday 31 May 12:30
Huntingdon Saxon Gate, Bradbury Bradbury Place Huntingdon CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in
Place Huntingdon Thursday 18 May 10:00 City College, Peterborough
Friday 5 May 19:00 Open Support Services -
Friday 21 April 14:00 March Deaf Club, St Peters Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, Wednesday 31 May 12:00
Healthwatch Meeting, Huntingdon Church Hall, High Street, March Bradbury Place Huntingdon Open Support Service -
Saxongate, High Street, Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON
Huntingdon, Saturday 6 May 14:00 Saturday 20 May 19:00 CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Wisbech BSL Cafe, Rose and Cambridge Deaf Club Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Monday 24 April 10:00 Crown Hotel, 23-24 Market Place, CDA, Romsey Terrace,
Ely drop- in Wisbech, PE13 1DG Cambridge, CB1 3NH Thursday 1 June 12:30
High Flyer, Ely Huntingdon Drop - In
Monday 8 May 10:00 Saturday 20 May 10:30 Weatherspoons, Huntingdon
Tuesday 25 April 12:00 Ely Drop-in - Presentation about BSL Gathering, Argo Lounge,
Open Support Services - CDA Services (Andy & Ruth), The Peterborough City Centre Thursday 1 June 10:00
Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER High Flyer, Newnham Street, Ely Open Support Services -
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Monday 22 May 10:00 Huntingdon, Saxon Gate,
Cambridge CB1 3NH Tuesday 9 May 12:00 Ely drop- in, High Flyer, Ely Bradbury Place Huntingdon
Open Support Services -
Tuesday 25 April 11:30 Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER Tuesday 23 May 12:00 Friday 2 June 19:00
Cambridge Lunchtime Drop in CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Open Support Services - March Deaf Club, St Peters
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge CB1 3NH Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER Church Hall, High Street, March
Cambridge CB1 3NH CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Wednesday 10 May 10:30 Cambridge CB1 3NH Saturday 3 June 14:00
Wednesday 26 April 12:30 CDAs Cambridge Deaf Coffee Wisbech BSL Cafe
CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Morning, Debenhams Restaurant, Wednesday 24 May 12:30 Rose and Crown Hotel, 23-24
City College, Peterborough Grafton Centre, Cambridge CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1DG
City College, Peterborough
Wednesday 26 April 12:00 Wednesday 10 May 12:30 Monday 5 June 10:30
Open Support Service - CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Wednesday 24 May 12:00 Peterborough Coffee Morning
Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON City College, Peterborough Open Support Service - Rico Coffee Shop in Rivergare,
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Peterborough
Cambridge, CB1 3NH Wednesday 10 May 12:00 CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Open Support Service - Cambridge, CB1 3NH Tuesday 6 June 12:00
Thursday 27 April 10:00 Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Open Support Services -
Wisbech Drop In, Rose and CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER
Crown Hotel, 22-24 Market Cambridge, CB1 3NH CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Street, Wisbech, PE13 1DG Cambridge CB1 3NH
Wednesday 7 June 12:30 Wednesday 21 June 12:30 Wednesday 5 July 12:00 Wednesday 12 July 10:30
CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Open Support Service - CDAs Cambridge Deaf Coffee
City College, Peterborough City College, Peterborough Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Morning
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Debenhams Restaurant, Grafton
Wednesday 7 June 12:00 Wednesday 21 June 12:00 Cambridge, CB1 3NH Centre, Cambridge
Open Support Service - Open Support Service -
Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Wednesday 5 July 12:30 Wednesday 12 July 12:30
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in
Cambridge, CB1 3NH Cambridge, CB1 3NH City College, Peterborough City College, Peterborough

Thursday 8 June 11:00 Thursday 22 June 10:00 Wednesday 5 July 12:00 Wednesday 12 July 12:00
Open Support Service - Fenland Wisbech Drop In, Rose and Open Support Service - Open Support Service -
drop-in Crown Hotel, 22-24 Market Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON
Street, Wisbech, PE13 1DG CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Thursday 8 June 11:00 Cambridge, CB1 3NH Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Fenland Drop -in March Thursday 22 June 10:00
Open Support Services - Thursday 6 July 12:30 Wednesday 12 July 10:30
Thursday 8 June 10:00 Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, Huntingdon Drop - In CDAs Cambridge Deaf Coffee
Open Support Services - Bradbury Place Huntingdon Weatherspoons, Huntingdon Morning
Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, Debenhams Restaurant, Grafton
Bradbury Place Huntingdon Friday 23 June 11:00 Thursday 6 July 10:00 Centre, Cambridge
Over 50s Club with Ky Dai Open Support Services -
Saturday 10 June 18:30 Various locations across Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, Wednesday 12 July 12:30
Peterborough Deaf Club Cambridge, Wisbech and Bradbury Place Huntingdon CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in
The Kingfisher Centre, Rightwell, Peterborough City College, Peterborough
Bretton, Peterborough Thursday 6 July 12:30
Monday 26 June 10:00 Huntingdon Drop - In Wednesday 12 July 12:00
Monday 12 June 10:00 Ely drop- in High Flyer, Ely Weatherspoons, Huntingdon Open Support Service -
Ely Drop-in, The High Flyer, Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON
Newnham Street, Ely Tuesday 27 June 12:00 Thursday 6 July 10:00 CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Open Support Services - Open Support Services - Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Tuesday 13 June 12:00 Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER Huntingdon
Open Support Services - CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Saxon Gate, Bradbury Place Thursday 13 July 11:00
Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER Cambridge CB1 3NH Huntingdon Open Support Service - Fenland
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, drop-in
Cambridge CB1 3NH Tuesday 27 June 11:30 Friday 7 July 19:00
Cambridge Lunchtime Drop March Deaf Club, St Peters Thursday 13 July 11:00
Wednesday 14 June 10:30 in CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Church Hall, High Street, March Fenland Drop -in March
CDAs Cambridge Deaf Coffee Cambridge CB1 3NH
Morning, Debenhams Restaurant, Friday 7 July 19:00 Thursday 13 July 10:00
Grafton Centre, Cambridge Wednesday 28 June 12:30 March Deaf Club, St Peters Open Support Services -
CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Church Hall, High Street, March Huntingdon, Saxon Gate,
Wednesday 14 June 12:30 City College, Peterborough Bradbury Place Huntingdon
CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in Saturday 8 July 18:30
City College, Peterborough Wednesday 28 June 12:00 Peterborough Deaf Club. The Saturday 15 July 19:00
Open Support Service - Kingfisher Centre, Rightwell, Cambridge Deaf Club
Wednesday 14 June 12:00 Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Bretton, Peterborough CDA, Romsey Terrace,
Open Support Service - CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
Cambridge KAYLEIGH WILSON Cambridge, CB1 3NH Saturday 8 July 18:30
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, Peterborough Deaf Club Saturday 15 July 10:30
Cambridge, CB1 3NH Thursday 29 June 10:00 The Kingfisher Centre, Rightwell, BSL Gathering
Open Support Services - Bretton, Peterborough Argo Lounge, Peterborough City
Thursday 15 June 12:30 Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, Centre
Huntingdon Drop - In Bradbury Place Huntingdon Monday 10 July 10:00
Weatherspoons, Huntingdon Ely Drop-in, The High Flyer, Monday 17 July 10:30
Friday 30 June 19:00 Newnham Street, Ely Peterborough Deaf Coffee
Thursday 15 June 10:00 Littleport BSL Group The Plough Morning Rico Coffee Shop in
Open Support Services - and Harrow, Ely Road, Littleport Tuesday 11 July 12:00 Rivergate, Peterborough
Huntingdon, Saxon Gate, Open Support Services -
Bradbury Place Huntingdon Saturday 1 July 14:00 Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER
Wisbech BSL Cafe CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Saturday 17 June 19:00 Rose and Crown Hotel, 23-24 Cambridge CB1 3NH
Cambridge Deaf Club CDA, Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1DG
Romsey Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 Events overview

3NH Monday 3 July 10:30 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Peterborough Coffee Morning
Ely drop in Open Support CDA Open Support CDA Open Support CDA Over 50's Club
Saturday 17 June 10:30 Rico Coffee Shop in Rivergare, 2nd and 4th Weekly Weekly Weekly 4th
BSL Gathering, Argo Lounge, Peterborough 10.00am - 12.00pm 12.00pm - 4.00pm 12.00pm - 4.00pm 12.00pm - 4.00pm 11.00am - 2.00pm

Peterborough City Centre Pboro coffee mornings Camb drop- in Pboro drop -in Open Support Huntingdon Freedom Programme
1st and 3rd Last Tues of month Weekly Weekly TBC
Tuesday 4 July 12:00 10.30am - 12.00pm 11.30am - 2.30pm 12.30am- 2.30pm 10.00am - 4.00pm 10.30am - 12.30pm
Monday 19 June 10:30 Open Support Services - Cambs coffee mornings Hunts drop -in Group Advocacy Hunts
Peterborough Deaf Coffee Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER 2nd Weds 1st and 3rd 3 monthly
10.30am - 12.00pm 12.30pm - 2.30pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Morning Rico Coffee Shop in CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace,
Rivergate, Peterborough Cambridge CB1 3NH Fenland drop-in
11.00am - 2.00pm

Tuesday 20 June 12:00 Wednesday 5 July 12:30 Fenland Open Support March

Open Support Services - CDAs Peterborough Deaf Drop-in 2nd

11.00am - 2.00pm
Cambridge MATTHEW WHEELER City College, Peterborough
Wisbech drop-in
CDA, 8 Romsey Terrace, 4th

Cambridge CB1 3NH 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cambridgeshire Area
U s e f u l C o nt a c t s
Peterborough Area Deaf Clubs CDA Sign Language
Academy (BSL Course
Cambridgeshire Sensory Peterborough Social March Deaf and District and Deaf Awareness
Services for Equipment Care Services Deaf Club Courses) Charlene Spires
Email: sensory. Email: adultsocialcare@ St Peters Church Hall, Email: charlenes@cambs
generalduty@ March, Cambs. Meets first Text: 07917 133 170 Friday each month from
(Make sure you give Voice 01733 747 474 711pm. CDA Hope Hall Hire
your full name, date of Fax 01733 454 445 Contact Godfrey Palmer Andy Palmer,
birth, address, how you Minicom: 01733 454449 by T: 01223 246 237
communicate) Eg. BSL or Email: godfrey44@ Email: andyp@cambsdeaf.
SSE and what equipment Peterborough Social or text org
has broken or you need. Care Services Text: 07801 705 659
Text: 07717 618735 Email: adultsocialcare@ CDA Media & CDA Life Peterborough Deaf Club Andy Palmer,
Disability Service Text: 07917 133 170 Kingfisher Centre, Bretton, T: 07989 402 981
Amundsen House Peterborough. Meets Email: andyp@cambsdeaf.
Compass Point Business Peterborough Citizens second Saturday each org
Park Advice month. Dan McMillan
Stocks, Bridge Way, St Email: dianas@ Email : mcdans@ Cambridgeshire Deaf
Ives PE27 5JL Church
Phone: 0345 045 5221 Jan Smith
Fax: 01480 498 066 Peterborough and Cambridge Deaf Club T: 07596 652 077 or
Minicom: 01480 376 743 District Deaf Childrens Held at Cambridge Deaf Email: cambsdeafchurch@
Society Association. 8 Romsey
Cambridgeshire Sensory Web: Terrace. Third Saturday of Cambridge Hard of
Services Email: peterborough@ the month. Contact CDA Hearing Club. Meetings
Email: sensory. for more information. are held at the Meadows
generalduty@ Community Centre, 1 Peterborough Lead Huntingdon Deaf Club St. Catherines Road,
Text: 07765 898732 Teacher of the Deaf Cambridge CB4 3XJ.
Email: Teresa.Quail@ 07902 281668 Phone Pam on T: 01223
Cambridgeshire Social 235 547 or text Chris
Services for Deaf Social Events 07876108963
children and young Social Care Services for
people. Children (Peterborough) CDAs Peterborough Cambridgeshire Hearing
Claire Butcher, Awdry T: 01733 747 474 Coffee Morning Help
House, 110 Ramnoth John Uren: 07943 876 8a Romsey Terrace,
Road, Wisbech, PE13 2JD. Drop ins 850 Cambridge. Tel / Text
T: 0345 045 5203 01223 416141
(General enquiries) CDAs Peterborough CDAs Cambridge Deaf MonFri 9am to 2pm
Fax: 01480 376 748 Deaf Drop in Coffee Morning. Email: enquiries@
Minicom: 01480 376 743 T: Ky Dai: 07557 258 230 Julie Garner: 07902 281 cambridgeshirehearinghelp.
Email: referralcentre. Email: 668
children@cambridgeshire. CDAs Cambridge Deaf CDAs Peterborough BSL Deeping Signpost
Drop in Gathering Nigel Frisby Deeping
Hearing Support Team Contact CDA Argo Lounge, Bridge Baptist Church, 42 Bridge
T: 01223 728 310 Email: kayliegh@ Street, Peterborough Street, Deeping St James,
Email: for more Email: charlenes@cambs Peterborough, PE6 8HA. information Email: deeping_baptist@ T: 07786 424 700
uk/hearingsupport Cambridge Tea & Sign
Babbage House,Shire Hall, CDAs Ely Deaf Drop In Waterstones, 22 Sydney Addenbrookes
Castle Park, Cambridge, T: Ky Dai: 07557 258 230 Street, Cambridge Audiology/
CB3 0AT. Email: Email: Rickardanna@ Cambridge University
Providing advice and Hospitals
support for parents and CDAs Huntingdon Deaf NHS Foundation Trust
child through from the Drop in BSL Caf in Wisbech Hills Road, Cambridge,
early years until they Email: matthew.wheeler@ Octavias Cafe, Octavia CB2 0QQ
leave school. House, Wisbech Cambs, Tel: 01223 217 797
T: 07895 072 132 PE14 7DA. Fax: 01223 586 912
Cambridge and Minicom: 01223 274 494
Huntingdon Deaf CDAs Fenland Deaf Fenland Deaf Sky Email: audiology@
Childrens Society Drop in watchers Club
Email: cambridgeand T: Ky Dai: 07557 258 230 Where: Thorney Toll
huntingdon@ndcsgroup. Email: Village Hall Emmeline Implant Contact by Glide or Text Centre
Sarah Hammond 01480 CDAs Wisbech Deaf Godfrey on 07801 705659 Box: 163, Cambridge
414 089 or Justin Lewis Drop in or David on 07718 University Hospitals NHS
01223 300361 and visit Email: 489396 Foundation Trust, Hills
the website Road, Cambridge, CB2
uk/chdcs 0QQ Tel/minicom: 01223
217 589 Appointments
line: 01223 348 973
Fax: 01223 586 735