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Building Better Confidence with BBO

Building Better Confidence with BBO

A South Lakes woman who said she used to lack confidence and would not have been able to complete an online application in the past has been able to secure a permanent part-time job, thanks to help from the Building Better Opportunities project Getting Cumbria to Work. Victoria, who has had historic mental health and… Continue Reading

Did you know about the Carlisle experiment?

Did you know about the Carlisle experiment?

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, the CADAS ‘Horrible History’ elves have looked into the boozy heritage of Cumbria, from the huge number of pubs that one graced the streets of Barrow to the Whitehaven Rum Story. For example, did you know that Carlisle munitions workers used to get so drunk that in 1916 the Government… Continue Reading

Helplines active during C19 restrictions

Helplines active during C19 restrictions

It’s amazing how much support is out there at the moment – whatever you’re struggling with from problem gambling to getting urgent medical supplies during lockdown. We’ve compiled a list of just a selection of countywide and national helplines, with their hours of operation and different ways of making contact, to share with callers to… Continue Reading

Let us deliver your RSE in September – at no impact on your budget!

Let us deliver your RSE in September – at no impact on your budget!

In September, it is likely that all pupils will be back at school, don’t forget that RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) will be a mandatory subject in the curriculum. Here’s a link to the Government Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education As a teacher you might be looking ahead and realising that you have not got anything in place… Continue Reading

Paying attention to PSHE in the autumn

Paying attention to PSHE in the autumn

Now more than ever, after the trauma caused by the coronavirus pandemic, schools need to concentrate on delivering high-quality Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). The Department for Education (DfE) has made it clear that PSHE is an ‘important and necessary’ part of children’s education – indeed it will become a mandatory element of the… Continue Reading

Time to review our tech – can you help?

Time to review our tech – can you help?

Getting the most out of our technology, and doing it 100% securely, has become more important than ever now that we’re all working from home at CADAS. But of course budgets are also tighter than ever, too. So we really need to be sure we’re making the right decisions to support our clients the best… Continue Reading

Call us! We’re back to business as usual

Call us! We’re back to business as usual

We are thrilled to announce that the CADAS countywide number is now operational again and ready to answer your questions and take referrals as usual, despite the offices continuing to be closed as staff support clients from home over the telephone and internet. We’re also running two weekly countywide support groups over Zoom – one… Continue Reading

When can we leave the house? Latest advice for carers in lockdown

When can we leave the house? Latest advice for carers in lockdown

‘Exercise more than once the day outside the home is acceptable’ for carers caring for people with a significant health condition, according to the latest advice from Carers Support Cumbria. The consortium of the five charities who support carers across the county also points out that it is important to consider your own mental health… Continue Reading

John STILL running a marathon for CADAS this weekend

John STILL running a marathon for CADAS this weekend

Cumbrian businessman John Sherlock is not letting the postponement of April’s Manchester Marathon get in the way of his plans to raise money for a local charity. John, who is 55 and lives in Kendal, was due to compete in the marathon to raise cash for Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS). But when… Continue Reading

Online resources in uncertain times

Online resources in uncertain times

There are so many free online resources for looking after yourself during these strange times. Here are just a handful to get you started… A guide to looking after yourself and others Great booklet packed with practical tips on how to manage wellbeing – from coping with stress to working from home, from keeping children… Continue Reading

Helplines on hand throughout lockdown

Thanks to the hard work of so many people over the past weeks, there are many, many places to go for support at the moment – whether it’s about substances, finances, domestic violence or anything else… Please call our Helpline for a more comprehensive list if you need one. These ones have been running since… Continue Reading

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