Finding safe, loving homes for children remains the priority for Cumbria Fostering and Adoption services

From this Saturday (April 1, 2023) the local authorities in Cumbria will look different, with two new unitary councils replacing the current county council and six district councils. The new authorities have decided it makes sense for a number of services to still be provided together across both new council areas, including fostering and adoption.… Continue reading Finding safe, loving homes for children remains the priority for Cumbria Fostering and Adoption services


Planning application gets full support from members for the #BrilliantBarrow outdoor centre

Cumbria County Council are delighted to have received full support from Barrow Borough Council for the planning application for a multi-million-pound outdoor community and environmental education centre. The move marks a milestone in the ongoing development of the centre which forms part of the #BrilliantBarrow Community Hubs project and is proposed for a site owned… Continue reading Planning application gets full support from members for the #BrilliantBarrow outdoor centre


Great Big Green Week grants available thanks to funding from Cumbria County Council

Cumbria County Council has allocated £6,000 to Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS), a climate change charity, to provide grants to community groups hosting events during Great Big Green Week, 10-18 June. The funding, from the Council’s Environment Fund, will see grants of up to £300 be made available to help community organisations arrange and host… Continue reading Great Big Green Week grants available thanks to funding from Cumbria County Council


Cumbria County Council awarded £139k in government funding to expand new digital tool

Cumbria County Council has been awarded £139,000 to support the scaling up of a digital tool which helps to identify vulnerable households during a crisis. The innovative new tool, VIPER, was created by Cumbria County Council’s Digital Team in 2022 for regional and national partners within the Cumbria Local Resilience Forum (such as Emergency Services,… Continue reading Cumbria County Council awarded £139k in government funding to expand new digital tool


Prospective foster carers encouraged to attend an event during LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2023

As part of LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2023, which returns from 6 to 11 March, Cumbria County Council’s fostering service is holding a series of face to face and online events next week. ‘1, 2, 3, or more?’ is the theme of LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2023, which is organised by New Family Social,… Continue reading Prospective foster carers encouraged to attend an event during LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2023


More than 96% of pupils in Cumbria get their first choice secondary school

More than 96% of pupils have been offered their first choice secondary school for this September, figures released today confirm – up from 94% last year. Parents and carers have been informed. Out of 5,238 applicants resident in Cumbria, who applied by the closing date, 5047 (96.4%) were offered a place at their first preference… Continue reading More than 96% of pupils in Cumbria get their first choice secondary school


117 schools in Cumbria are keeping active with the virtual Street Tag app

New data published by Active Cumbria shows that 3,400 players from 117 schools used the virtual Street Tag app to keep physically active during 2022. Collectively players using the app walked 925,000,000 steps, travelled 1,006,545 miles and collected 1,900,000 tags. Street Tag is a mobile app that turns the world around the user into a… Continue reading 117 schools in Cumbria are keeping active with the virtual Street Tag app


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