CUMBRIA Deaf Association (CDA) is launching a series of programmes after funding from the Freida Scott Charitable Trust and Yorkshire Building Society. 

On Tuesday, January 24 the programme launches with 'Talking Tuesdays.' Lucy Belton, the programme coordinator, said: "This space is to bring together people with hearing loss, who can often be more profoundly affected by isolation.  The centre in Kendal will be our warm space, and we are inviting people to come together to share some good conversation over a brew and cake, with people who understand hearing loss.”

In March, the deaf association will launch Walks for Wellbeing, which will be a series of 'gentle walks' led by Claire Wickham from Kendal Mountain Festival. She will be sharing her experience, practical tips, and help people to get to know the local area better. 

The walks will start at the CDA Castle Street centre in Kendal. Most sessions will be supported by a British Sign Language interpreter.