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Rebike grant supports job mentoring

Award winning social enterprise, Rebike Cumbria Ltd has been granted £9,825 in funding by Cumbria Housing Partners Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, to expand its successful job mentoring project which supports long-term unemployed into work. Based in Carlisle, Rebike refurbishes and repairs donated bicycles for sale, providing a work based training environment for trainees […]

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Gas safety checks – keeping you safe

In this short video Frankie O’Keefe, from Cumbria Action for Sustainability, explains why annual Gas Safety Checks are carried out by landlords and why they are vitally important. Gas safety checks must be carried out by your landlord once a year, it’s the law. It is important you allow the gas engineers into your home to carry out […]

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Millom Network Centre is Opening New Doors

Millom  Network Centre has been granted £9000 by Cumbria Housing Partners Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, to support a new employability project ‘Opening New Doors’. The programme aims to help people in South Copeland create better life chances by helping them open doors to new opportunities and find success in their lives. Advocate for […]

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Keeping an “Open Mind” towards good mental health

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, so we are delighted to announce another grant made from Cumbria Housing Partners Fund. Mind in West Cumbria has been granted £7,000 towards the costs of a new three year project, “Open Mind”. Mind in West Cumbria, is a registered charity which exists to promote good mental health and well-being for […]

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Inspira project funding leads to job success

In this blog, Deputy Area Manager for Inspira,  Chris Gibson, explains how  £10,000 project funding awarded by Cumbria Housing Partners has achieved positive success in supporting local people into employment; and why training more people in construction is vital to the future of Cumbria. “According to the Cumbria Observatory – construction is the fourth largest employer in Cumbria, […]

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Citizens Advice Service benefits from grant funding

Cumbria Housing Partners Fund has given £5,000 to support the vital work of the Citizens Advice (CAB) service in Allerdale and Copeland to offer a Benefits Advice project to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable residents living in properties managed by the housing associations which are part of the consortium. There is […]

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Procure Plus tops materials benchmark review for best value

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A market place benchmark review undertaken by Cumbria Housing Partners has placed Procure Plus as best value materials provider for the housing associations which form the Cumbria Housing Partners consortium. Cumbria Housing Partners is the only local procurement group for social housing landlords in Cumbria. Helping member landlords save time and money by buying materials and contractors for […]

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Bell Group Apprenticeships – apply now

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Bell Group, national painting and decorating contractor, is offering two painting and decorating apprenticeships in Cumbria starting September 2018. This is a great opportunity to earn and learn a trade at the same time. The job will require you to attend college and site-based training in Painting and Decorating or Multi Trade over a 2-3 year […]

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Youth worker over the moon with training grant

Wigton Youth Station has provided a much needed and valued safe space for the towns’ young people for over 20 years. With over 85 members in total, the charity runs activities and provides a social space for young people between 11 and 25, encouraging their aspirations and supporting their transition into adulthood through informal learning. […]

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018 #worksforus

Working with local contractors, Cumbria Housing Partners creates jobs and apprenticeships for people who live in the communities we work in across Cumbria. In National Apprentice Week 2018 we want to celebrate the apprentices we are proud to support and the businesses they work with. We know how important it is to invest in the […]

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