I had the pleasure of meeting up with Dave Thomson, the manager at Age UK South Lakeland in Kendal to discuss the Alliance becoming a partner in their excellent initiative at the Gateway Centre in Kendal.
Located together with the new Captain French Surgery in Gillinggate, Kendal different charities are working together at the centre to provide information and advice, practical support, and social opportunities.
It’s open Monday to Friday, 10am–4pm (reception 01539 792019), and you can be assured of a warm welcome. At a time when public money is so tight, this is a first-class development.
The project has been funded by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, as one of a number of similar projects across Cumbria. These include Eden Community Hub, Keswick Health and Wellbeing Hub and Carlisle Centre for the Third Age. The aim of the projects is to ensure that people get the best possible support and are signposted to local services and social activities.
You can read more at http://www.ageuk.org.uk/southlakeland/our-services/kendal-gateway-centre/