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The Carlisle Partnership brings together stakeholders from across the district to work more effectively together, agree a shared vision for the area, and ways of delivering that vision.
We have included organisations from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. All our partners are members of the Partnership Forum which meets annually at our forum event / Annual General Meeting. At the AGM, the Partnership elects a Chair and Vice Chair and reviews the progress we are making towards our aims.
The Partnership has an Executive tasked with making sure we deliver our aims and providing direction and decision making across the wider Partnership.
Carlisle City Council is responsible for providing support to allow the Partnership to meet. The Partnership has a number of sub-groups, with each one helping to deliver the Partnership’s activities and to make sure all the important aspects of life get their share of attention. These priority area subgroups are listed below the Partnerships tab.
The Carlisle Partnership is independently chaired by Sandra Booth (Pro Vice Chancellor Enterprise, University of Cumbria and its membership includes over 80 organisations, all of which have an interest in improving the area and the quality of life of residents.
This event promises to be a friendly festival with entertainment and activities for all ages. People will be able to have basic health checks undertaken in a relaxed environment and take the opportunity to find out about practical and / or alternative ways in which they can improve lifestyles and health. Rotarians in the Carlisle area and Sustainable Carlisle, are pleased to have support from several local organisations including Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the Cumbria Community Foundation. Support for the health checks is being provided by Lloyds Pharmacy and colleagues from the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing.
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The Local Healthy Options Award scheme is an initiative that has been developed by Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and Healthy City Carlisle. It was formed to encourage local cafes, restaurants and takeaways to provide healthier food options, whilst supporting the local economy and showcasing fantastic local food.
Carlisle City Council have been working with various local companies to administer grants of £5000 to households and businesses that were affected by flooding in December 2015
Lovers’ Lane Community Garden is a community project run by volunteers in Brampton, Cumbria. Originally, under the auspices of Sustainable Brampton, the garden started in 2012 when a member of Brampton Food Network was making enquiries locally for land that could be used to grow vegetables on. The garden, once a horses field, is situated very close to the town centre It is remarkably productive being completely organic and sheltered. We have a large poly tunnel so that gardening and food production is all year round.
It has taken over from Cumbria County Council's ‘Meals on Wheels’ service and hopes to expand to the wider district if it proves to be successful.
Since 2014, funded by Nestlé Healthy Kids UK and with support from Carlisle Partnership and the Healthy City Steering group, the PhunkyFoods Programme has been working with 30 Carlisle primary schools to help educate children and their families on living a healthier lifestyle. As part of the Nestlé Healthy Kids funding, a local PhunkyFoods Engagement and Development Coordinator (EDC) has been employed in Carlisle. The EDC has been able to work closely with each school to help create a culture and ethos of healthy living by embedding the PhunkyFoods Programme throughout the school.
Sustainable Carlisle runs a community garden at the rear of the Women’s and Family Hostel in Water Street, Carlisle
The Sustainable Food Cities approach involves developing a cross-sector partnership of local public agencies, businesses and NGOs committed to working together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live.
Carlisle Youth Council allows young people to have their say on what issues really matter to them. To find out more please watch a video created Carlisle Youth Council and a local young person who studied at Carlisle College (Digital and Creative Centre).
Carlisle Youth Council is made up of Youth Councillors aged 11-18 and has an objective to represent the voices of Carlisle’s youth. They represent all young people of all backgrounds and create awareness of both local issues and local opportunities for young people - whilst engaging young people in policies and decision making that is likely to affect them.
Homelife Carlisle have offers and grants available for heating, energy efficiency measures and to help you make repairs to your home, as well as assist with jobs within the home.
Community Neighbours is a volunteer befriending project run by Carlisle City Council & covers Carlisle & District area. Our volunteers support elderly people in their own homes & local community. Volunteers are linked to an elderly person aged 55 & upwards. Older people are welcome to join the project and can also be referred by other agencies. By offering neighbourly support, we do the small things that make a big difference in helping people improve their health & quality of life.
Our volunteers can give support in a number of ways, Companionship, Transport, Accompanied Walks, Help with Correspondence, Dog Walking, Shopping & Supporting people to access social & leisure activities.
Once you have completed the application process, which includes a DBS check. We would link you to an elderly person who lives within 1.5 miles of where you live; this could be further if you live in a rural area. You can then arrange to visit that person at mutually agreed times. This flexible approach enables people to fit their volunteering into most lifestyles.
Why not give some time to an elderly person in your community?
For further information, telephone Paul Caine 01228 817125
A partnership initiative by Carlisle City Council, Carlisle College, Fair Food Carlisle, and Local Producers
Background: All authorities and agencies, including those in the Third Sector, in Cumbria have signed up to the Ageing Well programme supported by the LGA. They all recognise with a rapidly growing older people population that making Carlisle and Cumbria a good place to grow older is a key challenge.
Walking is one of the best ways to improve your fitness and maximise health benefits.