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 the borough of Barnet or a local borough with no Deaf services All faiths Age...

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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 2.30pm - 10pm (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-...

  • Wednesday Club

    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 for Life 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...

Yes, you can read lips and smiles while wearing a facemask!

At JDA we have made a list of our Top 5 favourite transparent face coverings to make it easy for you.

You can find more details here.

You can find JDA's response to COVID-19 here