Community help and advice
There are a number of organisations in our community which we support that can provide help and advice:
Cumbria Advice Network
The Cumbria Advice Network provides links to a huge number of organisations which can help you get the advice you need.
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) provides free impartial advice about a number of issues.
The Cumbria Law Centre offers free legal advice to those who live and work in Cumbria. They prioritise those on the lowest incomes and we focus on civil, social welfare law in Housing, Debt, Employment and Welfare Benefit matters.
The English Law Guide provides information for people moving to live in Cumbria.
The Allerdale Disability Association can provide help and advice to those with a disability.
If you are struggling to meet your bills then there are some assistance schemes which we can provide including Discretionary Housing Payments and Council Tax Reduction Scheme. Anyone facing financial hardship should come to speak to us before getting behind on your council tax.
To reduce credit payments, the West Cumbria Credit Union may be able to help.
Grants and community support
The Cumbria Community Foundation helps groups and individuals to help them with an initiative.
There is a lot of help and advice for young people. Go to the Cumbria County Council website for more information.