Deaf and Deafblind Community

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For Deaf and Deafblind people who mainly use British Sign Language to communicate we offer: 

  • Personalised, practical and emotional support
  • A wide range of accessible social, cultural and educational talks, activities and outings
  • A purpose-built community centre
  • A warm welcome for all.



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    Information and Advice Drop-In

    Who is it for? Deaf and Deafblind British Sign Language users Living in Borough of Barnet or a local borough with no Deaf services All faiths Age 18...

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    Computer Classes

    For all Deaf/Deafblind people Thursday evenings from 7pm - 9pm Computer training courses to suit you Computer club on the 1st Thursday evening of...

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    German Whist

    1st Sunday of every month 3 pm - 10 pm (Doors open at 2 pm) Refreshments served - please do not bring your own food. Everyone welcome! Dates and...

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    Gold and Silver 50+

    Deaf BSL user aged over 50? Want to access places of interest and learn new things? Then our popular GS 50+ Group is for you. Twice a month like-...

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    Day Centre

    Great activities and outings for older, Deaf and Deafblind BSL users every Wednesday, in North London.

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    At Your Service

    If you have a simple problem then ' At Your Service' is available on Wednesdays for older people attending JDA Day Centre. This is a quick fix...

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    One to One Support

    Support Services For the signing community we offer practical and emotional support and advocacy on a one-to-one basis, helping you to live...

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    Happy Mondays

    A chance for older Deaf and Deafblind people to get out on Mondays. Join a JDA group twice a month at Jewish Care’s Sobell Centre for Arts and Crafts...

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    Sunday Talks

    Talks and Events held at JDA or other locations. When: Usually one Sunday every 2 months. Who for: Open to all Deaf and DeafBlind BSL users. Dates...

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    Your new Tuesday meeting place run by Deaf volunteers for the Deaf Community . Our fantastic team of Deaf volunteers are working together in JDA's...

Learn to Lipread

Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy background? Do you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves? Do you misunderstand what others are saying and respond inappropriately?

If you have a hearing loss, lipreading classes can help you to become more informed, more socially active, more confident and therefore more connected to those around you. Our lipreading tutor runs lively, stimulating, interactive weekly classes every Monday. For more information visit our lipreading pages or email