Useful Information – December 2021

Trainee counselling marketplace event

The counselling and psychotherapy team at the University of Cumbria, invite you to our marketplace event on Friday 10 December at our Lancaster campus.

This event welcomes organisations that offer Counselling as part of their service and are looking to provide placements for trainee counsellors, Clinical Supervisors who might supervise trainee counsellors, Counsellors who are interested in being added to our list of approved counsellors to work with our trainees/students, Trainee Counsellors looking for a placement(s) and or supervisor for their practice.

Please see the attached flyer for more information

 Youth Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer opportunity

Attached is information about 10 free places for those working in the most in need communities to complete Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training certification. This offer of train the trainer model can then be delivered locally by the successful VCSE organisations to benefit the children and young people they work with who have experienced the impact of the pandemic on their mental health and wellbeing. Information on how to apply is here

Winter Warmth Appeal – Supporting older people in Cumbria this winter

To launch this year’s Winter Warmth Appeal, run by Cumbria Community Foundation, some of Cumbria’s most senior figures in business swapped a warm, comfortable bed for Honister Slate Mine to highlight the ongoing struggle many elderly Cumbrians face to keep warm every night. The annual appeal makes sure that older people who may have to choose between heating and eating, can stay warm and well throughout the colder months.

Read the full story, and find out more about the appeal, here


Ørsted’s Community Benefit Funds – Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Please find attached Ørsted’s Autumn 2021 Community Benefit Funds newsletter.

For more information about Ørsted’s Community Benefit Funds please visit our website


Zero Carbon Cumbria – Community Climate Grants

The Zero Carbon Cumbria – Community Climate Grants, is a £100,000 funding pot to support local initiatives to raise awareness of climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

We are particularly keen to reach out to groups getting set up in areas of the county which haven’t previously taken action to address the climate crisis at a local level, and to offer support to groups working alongside more vulnerable individuals who will be hit hardest by climate change.

Find out more in the attached leaflet


The Phoenix Way – Next meeting

The Phoenix Way is a new £50 million partnership aimed at boosting funding and support to Black and racially minoritised charities and grassroots groups over the next five years. It aims to create a series of national and regional panels, made of leaders and decision-makers from charities and grassroots groups across England.

The Angelou Centre is currently the regional lead in the NE and Cumbria and their next meeting will take place via Zoom from 9.30 – 11.30am on Thursday 16 December.

Meeting ID: 869 5718 7384
Passcode: 796323


Free Energy Saving Advice from Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria

As energy prices hit an all-time high, there are people all across Cumbria worrying about how they are going to afford to keep their homes warm this winter. We offer FREE energy saving advice and equipment to help you make your home warmer and more comfortable.

The Cold to Cosy Homes team has already helped hundreds of households to save money on their heating bills as well as do their bit for the planet by using less energy.

Find out more in the attached flyer


Public consultation into the future of the Langdale Unit at Westmorland General Hospital

Proposals to recruit extra nurses, physios and occupational therapists to care for more people in the community and help them avoid unnecessary hospital stays have been developed by health bosses in South Lakeland.

Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) are asking local people to give their views on the proposals which would see changes to how care is given to adults who need more support than can currently be provided by GPs or district nurses at home, but don’t need to stay on an acute hospital ward.


Local Government Reorganisation in Cumbria – new website

As you’ll be aware from 1 April 2023 local government in Cumbria will change. The current six district councils and Cumbria County Council will be replaced by two new unitary authorities.

All seven local authorities, supported by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, are collaborating on the complex operation to create the two new authorities.

A new website explains the transition programme and lots of other background information.


The Flood Hub – Community Flood Resilience Week 2021

Community Flood Resilience Week runs until Sunday 5 December on social media.

The campaign will look at how communities can work together to reduce the impacts of flooding and increase their resilience to flood events. We will be looking at the multiple benefits of community flood groups and also showcasing some real-life examples of what some community groups from across the North West have done to improve their resilience to flooding.

TheFloodHub on Twitter

TheFloodHub on Facebook