PBS in Allerdale

Based at Age UK West Cumbria, staffed between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, and is contactable by telephone on 08443 843 843 or email, nci.info@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk.

Bridge Building and Volunteer Support
West House
Bridge Building for people with learning disabilities.
Development of Bridge Building volunteers.
Volunteer support to help individuals connect and make a real contribution to their local community.

Hearing aid Drop-in Sessions
Caritas Care
Hearing aid maintenance & support.
Advice and guidance on using hearing aids.
Support to reduce isolation and improve confidence to engage socially.

Improved access for deaf people
Cumbria Deafvision
Deaf awareness training for partners to provide inclusive service access.
BSL communication / interpreter support to facilitate equality of access for deaf people to PBS activities.
Deaf community volunteering.
Befriending including lunch club and social events.

Exercise and healthy living
Fit4Life West Cumbria
 Exercise and healthy living activities and courses.
Stimulation of exercise and healthy living activities.
Healthy living workshops – exercise, nutrition, health and lifestyle assessments.

Outreach Information and advice
Allerdale Citizens Advice Bureau
Outreach information and advice sessions in rural areas.

Disability Information and Advice
Allerdale Disability Association
I & A support to people with disabilities, families and carers.
Assistance with benefits, access issues, adaptations etc.

Support people with visual impairments
West Cumbria Society for the Blind
Offer a comprehensive range of specialist equipment for the blind and partially sighted.

Home from Hospital Service
British Red Cross
Home from Hospital service can prepare the home prior to discharge, for e.g. ensuring basic necessities are in and that the heating is on. It can assist with a wide range of tasks such as light cleaning, preparing light snacks, dog walking, shopping and prescription collection.

Weekly Health and Wellbeing Sessions
Healthy Hopes
Healthy Hopes Cumbria offer free weekly Health and Wellbeing workshops in Copeland and Allerdale, supporting people to make positive changes to their lives.