Cumbria CVS

Sign your organisation up to Compass in Cumbria today!


The Compass in Cumbria Project is a joint partnership linking together Third Sector and Public Health in a new way. Third Sector organisations provide specialist knowledge and support for a huge variety of conditions. Compass in Cumbria seeks to bring those organisations together, promoting partnership working and assisting in getting the people of Cumbria the best support they need to manage their conditions and live well.

There are so many Third Sector organisation doing such vital work in the county. By signing up to Compass in Cumbria, any non-profit organisation (i.e. Third Sector and statutory services) in the county can have access to the facets of the system absolutely free – The Client Record Information System (CRIS), the Multi-Agency Referral Service (MARS), the diary and networking function Placebook, and this very e-Hub to advertise their events, bulletins, factsheets and jobs.

To register, go to either the Resource Centre or the Organisations page, click the button “Register my Organisation”, and fill in the simple form. One of the regional District Administrators – West (Allerdale and Copeland), North (Carlisle and Eden) or South (South Lakeland, Barrow and Millom) – will get in touch to act as a point of contact and guide you through the application.

To complete the application, a member of the registering organisation able to make decisions on behalf of the organisation must sign and return the Data Sharing Protocol and Data Sharing Agreement that will be sent out to you, which will be then Countersigned by the District Administrator. These agreements ensure the relevance and quality of the material all partners agree to upload to the site.

The whole result of this process is the free access to the Compass in Cumbria e-Hub – a professional resource working to streamline services for the benefit of the people of Cumbria.

Working together works for everyone.

The link to sign up:


Allerdale Health and Wellbeing Forum

Health and Wellbeing Forum in Allerdale are pleased to announce grant funding for a Wellbeing Advisor role.

Completed forms to be returned to Valerie Ayre, Public Health Locality Manager (Allerdale) at by 9am on Monday 30 October 2017.

They are also looking for a third sector representative to sit on the Forum (role description attached). With the support of Allerdale Borough Council the Third Sector Representative is responsible for representing the collective views and priorities of local third sector organisations through regular meetings with the Allerdale Health and Wellbeing Forum and at key stakeholder meetings and networking events, where representation of, and consultation with the third sector is required. Closing date for expression of interest is 20 October 17


Chair of Cumbria Action for Health Network

Mike Taylor is now officially the new Chair of Cumbria Action for Health (Cumbria CVS)

A message from Mike Taylor:

It is with great pleasure that I have taken over the role of Chair of A4H from John Brown,  in the full knowledge that he will be a hard act to follow and deserves immense thanks from all members for the tremendous work he did as Chair. Having had many years involvement with both the NHS and the Third Sector I am very clear that we are now in a very challenging time. Both the Public Sector, particularly the NHS, and the Third Sector are experiencing very tough financial challenges, exacerbated for the NHS by yet another of its many rounds of organisational restructuring, and need, therefore, to find even more imaginative ways of working together to improve the delivery of health services for the people of Cumbria. I believe that A4H can play a pivotal role in developing further the good relationships and partnerships already in place – as a full partner with the NHS. I hope that I can help to make a difference in these developments during this very challenging time. I look forward to working with all members of the Network in the future.

Mike Taylor

Public Health Alliance – 3rd Sector Representative needed – Cumbria

Received via Cumbria CVS

Please find attached details of the current vacancy for a third sector representative to sit on Cumbria’s Public Health Alliance.

The representative will join Sheila Gregory (Carlisle Mencap and Chair of the Public Health Alliance) in representing the third sector in Cumbria, through the Cumbria Third Sector Network and its various specialist networks.

–          Relevant Terms of Reference, person spec and role description

–          Application form

If you are interested, please complete the application form and email to by Friday 9 June 2017.

If more than one suitable application is received, the Cumbria Third Sector Network members (through specialist networks) will be asked to elect a representative.

PHA TSN App May 2017 (2)

Role Information PHA Third Sector Rep 2017

Releasing the Power of Citizens and Communities

The NHS North West Leadership Academy – Releasing the Power of Citizens and Communities “The Era of Social and Collaborative Leadership”

Take a look at the videos from their recent ‘Top Thinkers’ event held in March (facilitated by Julian Stodd and Cormac Russell) :

They’ve got some interesting resources available online:

Shared courtesy of Cumbria CVS