The Specialist Networks
The specialist networks are shown as the ‘slices’ of the diagram, and comprise groups of third sector organisations with a common interest. The “outer wheel” gives areas of broad interest, whilst the “inner wheel” names infrastructure organisations and networks that already exist. Most, but not all, areas are currently covered.
Each specialist network selects a representative to attend meetings of the Cumbria Third Sector Executive.
You can join the various mailing lists here
Each specialist network must meet minimum standards relating to their membership and selection/support of representatives. However, beyond these minimum standards, there is wide variation between the networks. Some “networks” are in fact the membership of an organisation. Some only exist as email networks with minimal staff support; others may meet regularly.
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Please feel free to add yourselves to any/all appropriate mailings – it’s a great opportunity to review what you need and ensure that you are receiving information from the areas of most use/interest to you. As part of the process, you will need to verify your email address and confirm your chosen subscription(s) – so please do keep an eye out for these emails and confirm them as required. Thank you.
Renew your permission here: http://eepurl.com/drWESr
Email contact details for each Specialist Network are given below:
|Generic Third Sector Support||Laura Cadman
|Children and Young People
Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Reference Group
External web link: http://www.cypvsrg.org.uk
|Cath Clarke (Young People)
firstname.lastname@example.orgPam Hutton (Children)
Cumbria Local Nature Partnership
Protecting and enhancing local environment and their wildlife and providing opportunities for local people and visitors to engage, enjoy and benefit, contributing to community cohesion and local economies.External web link: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/aboutus/news/projects/cumbrialocalnaturepartnership
Cumbria Rural Forum
|Equality and Diversity (BME)
AWAZ Cumbria, OutREACH Cumbria and Cumbria Disability NetworkFostering good relations that allow challenges to inequality and discrimination, and promoting understanding among diverse communities across Cumbria.External web links: AWAZ Cumbria https://equalitycumbria.org/awaz-cumbria
|Equality and Diversity (Disability)||Currently Vacant|
|Equality and Diversity (LGBT)
OutREACH Cumbria: http://www.outreachcumbria.co.uk
Churches Together in Cumbria
Enhancing community cohesion and supporting the needs of local people through ecumenical community outreach and support.External web link: http://www.churchestogethercumbria.co.uk
|Cumbria Arts and Culture Increasing participation in community sport for the benefit of individuals and communities.
|Currently recruiting Chair|
|Sport and Physical Activity
Increasing participation in community sport for the benefit of individuals and communities.External web link: http://www.activecumbria.org
|Economy and Enterprise
Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership
Promoting and supporting the development of social enterprises for local services and increasing community sustainability. External web link: http://www.secumbria.org
Cumbria Community Transport Forum
|Health and Wellbeing Cumbria Action for Health Network inc. the Mental Health Provider Forum Improving the physical and spiritual health and providing support services including ageing, mental health, learning difficulties and substance use.||Mike Taylor (Chair of Cumbria Action for Health Network)
|Health and Wellbeing||Denise Jarman (Mental Health Provider Forum)
|Advice and Information
Cumbria Advice Network
Advice and Information – Enabling individuals and communities to secure the necessary advice and information for the support that is available with particular attention to reducing poverty, improving health, housing and employment.External web link: http://www.cumbriaadvicenetwork.org.uk/can
|Training and Learning
Increasing the capacity to provide invaluable services for the local community and increased community cohesion, together with enhancing the quality of life, health and well-being and skills of volunteers.
Cumbria Housing Partners
External web link: http://www.cumbriahousingpartners.co.uk/
| Safer Communities
Local partners and communities working together to make Cumbria safer and stronger
|Aftab Khan (Chair of Safer Future Communities Network)