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Young Cumbria

Young Cumbria is an umbrella organisation that provides guidance, information and development support services to youth clubs/projects/groups based in Cumbria as well as direct delivery of youth work within the most disadvantaged communities in the county.

Our Vision:
Our vision is to create positive and lasting change in the lives of young people in Cumbria and particularly to make a significant difference in outcomes for those young people most disadvantaged.

To be the major youth and community work provider in Cumbria by delivering high quality, sustainable support services and direct delivery of youth work which are: engaging to young people and other stakeholders, responsive to need, negotiated collaboratively, delivered locally, within budget and meet all agreed targets, including 98% young people's satisfaction.

Core Values:
The corporate values governing Young Cumbria's development will include the following:

  • We value non-judgemental relationships with young people
  • We value openness to personal and social education
  • We value diversity
  • We believe that people working together can achieve prositive and lasting change
  • We value partnership based on honesty and respect
  • We value innovation and creativity generated by shared endeavour

Who to contact


We are contactable on the following numbers:

Lynsey Crosthwaite - Director of Services: 0782 3412 096
Vicky Simonds - Project Manager: 0782 3412 095
Referrals and General Enquiries: 0782 3412 098
Sue Starkey - Finance & Isthmus Cottage: 0782 3412 093

Where to go

Unit 4 & 5, Moss Bay House
Peart Road
Derwent Howe
CA14 3YT
Last updated: 24/05/2021
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