OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS
Alzheimers Society Carlisle Branch
Carlisle Alzheimers' Society
Tannery Rd, Harraby Green Business Pk,
Tel: 01228 819299
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Many of the 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work
Crossroads For Carers
227 Blackwell Road
Tel: 01228 547518
Fax: 01228 521279
A Crossroads service is about giving time - improving the lives of carers by giving them a break from their caring responsibilities. Their aim is to provide a reliable, tailored service, for each carer and the person they care for. They have schemes in most parts of England and Wales, which provide a range of services.
DACE (Disability Association of Carlisle and Eden)
Disablility Association of Carlisle and Eden
Kingmoor Business Park
Tel: 0845 1249300
DACE is an organisation of disabled people established in 1999 to provide services and support for other disabled people who live and work in the area of north Cumbria stretching from Wigton through Carlisle and covering Eden district. It is a large area geographically and mainly rural, with all of the problems that are normally associated with rural areas, namely isolation, lack of access, especially where public transport is concerned, inadequate service and support infrastructure, absence of locally accessible advice and information, and, of course, poor awareness of the issues facing disabled people. It is these barriers to full inclusion in society which we work to combat.
3 Chatsworth Square,
Tel: 01228 543111
CARLISLE MIND exists to promote mental health; to generate greater understanding of mental health problems; to improve voluntary and statutory mental health services and to address the concerns of service users, families, service providers and members of the public.
Age Concern Carlisle & District
Age Concern Carlisle and District
20 Spencer Street
Tel: 01228 536673
Fax: 01228 633330
Age Concern Carlisle & District seeks to promote the contributions older people make to society and to promote their interests, by working with and for older people in Carlisle & District to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
Counselling Directory UK
The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.
The Royal British Legion Website
The Royal British Legion safeguards the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces. They are one of the UKs largest membership organisations and recognised as custodians of Remembrance. They also run the annual Poppy Appeal.
The Cumbrian branch of the British Legion can be contacted at:
Royal British Legion
County Field Office
Tel: 01539 734411