Cumbria Family Support

Feedback from Service Users

"I feel that my volunteer cares about what happens to me and I haven’t felt that from anyone else for a long time."
"We are happier and more relaxed in general. The support has been more for the children’s benefit as when I am more relaxed it has a positive effect for them."
"My son is off the Child Protection Plan. The volunteer has been here the whole time."
"When the volunteer takes my daughter out I can get on and do jobs."
Cumbria Family Support

Welcome to Cumbria Family Support

 

Coronavirus Update 13th August 2020

Family Support

Following lengthy discussions, a review of all available guidance, and conducting thorough risk assessments we are delighted that we can now move back to home visiting family support, in addition to offering telephone/ text/ video contact and socially distanced walks.

In order to do this, we will steadily work closely with families that we are already supporting to make sure we can put safe social distancing measures in place. This includes wearing of masks by any staff or volunteers visiting homes and some other venues, and at the staff member or volunteer’s discretion asking for family members to also wear masks.

For new families we will work closely with referrers and the families to make sure we can progress safely together. Please see our “Leaflets and Forms” section below for an updated Referral form and Additional Information for Referrers document.

Volunteering

We are also able to progress new volunteer enquiries, again with all the Covid-Secure measures in place to keep us safe.

Contact Centres

Unfortunately we are not quite fully able to re-open the Contact Centres in Penrith, Carlisle and Kendal. The current position is:

Kendal- this is now re-opened, and is currently being held at Castle St Community Centre in Kendal

Carlisle and Penrith- we have made significant progress with our partners who manage the premises from which we operate, to move towards re-opening. We are confident we will see provision returning for both centres by early September at the latest.

For more detailed general information about any of our work, please click on the relevant sections at the top of the website.

For contact details for individual staff, please go to “Who we are / The Team” section.

Deb Royston,

Chief Executive

13th August  2020

 

Cumbria Family Support has been supporting children and families in Cumbria since 1993!

Cumbria Family Support helps families with children in Cumbria to get through difficult times. Our staff and trained volunteers provide support to families in their own homes until their difficulties have passed.

Our charity offers support for children and families who are experiencing stress or difficulties. We help families by providing practical and emotional support to reduce isolation and health inequalities, and help them to overcome issues or challenges they may be facing.

Children are the focus of our work!
To ensure we achieve sustainable outcomes for children we work with the whole family, enabling each individual to recognise their strengths and role within the family unit. Our aim is to empower children and their parents and help them to be the best they can be.

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Cumbria Family Support
Volunteering is at the heart of our organisation!

The home-based support we provide for families across the region is is achieved through the dedication of a small staff team and an amazing network of committed volunteers.

Our remote support ensures that all children and families who seek our help, receive the support and guidance they need, for as long as they need it.

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