What we do

We are People First

We offer a range of services and facilities each designed to help people live their lives the way they want to. These include: Advocacy, Education, Benefits Support, Direct Payments and Counselling.

We listen to those who need to be heard, we empower people to have their say, and we engage with services to increase awareness and improve support.

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Advocacy

We offer support to help if you’re finding it difficult to have your opinions and choices heard.

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Education & Inclusion

We support people with the valuable work experience needed to gain future employment, to help you to ‘live your best life’.

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Your Views Matter

We help you champion your views with the goal of making services better and to improve health and wellbeing.

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Benefits Support

We provide free, independent, and impartial support to help people living in Carlisle and Eden claim and maintain the benefits they are entitled to. 

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Counselling

High quality, free or low-cost counselling and psychotherapy that adheres to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and UKCP guidelines.

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Direct Payments

We support people using direct payments or personal health budgets through payroll, support for staff recruitment, training and management.