Cumbria Family Support

Feedback from Service Users

"Support keep’s me motivated and it helps me stay on track. I benefit from the reminders I get and knowing that there is someone to talk to. I feel that my confidence has improved in my ability to parent my son. I feel like you (CFS) are genuinely interested in how we are doing, it can take a while for me to feel comfortable around people. It’s taken a while but I definitely feel able to talk openly, I will get in touch in between visits if I need to. "
"They do great work with all the families who are referred to them, and are committed to making things happen. CFS home-based support is an essential service for families and very effectively helps to prevent crisis situations from escalating. CFS are professional, caring and supportive and I would recommend them to all families who may be in need of some help at home. We have worked alongside CFS for many years, simply because they do a brilliant job supporting families. They are approachable, easy to refer to and their service is invaluable to families in our area."
"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."
"I think things have really improved, my mental health has improved a lot, both children have settled into school well and I feel more confident in social situations."
"I find it easier to talk openly and honestly to the volunteer about things than what I do my own family. Sometimes I think I might upset my family if I let them know how I feel, with the volunteer it is easy to talk I feel understood and not judged. Talking to the volunteer feels really natural.  Because I find going into the community challenging I am often accompanied by the volunteer on outings. I feel really reassured when I’m with the volunteer, over time she has got to know me and understands to help me feel less anxious."
Cumbria Family Support

Welcome to Cumbria Family Support

Our Proud History

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.

Who We Are & Current Opportunities Contact Us
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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