Key Contacts

Although we will always do our best to help you and give you whatever support you may need, there may be times that you need very specific support or there is someone who can offer the help you need more effectively. The contact information included below covers a range of situations in which you may need specific help or support. If you feel that none of these organisations meet your needs, your personal advisor will work to find the organisation who can.

Cumbrian Credit Unions:

Credit UnionWebsiteTelephone Number
Carlisle and District Credit Unionhttps://www.carlislecu.com/01228 594007
Eden and South Lakeland Credit Unionhttps://www.edensouthlakeland.com/01768 890065
Affinity ( West Cumbria)https://www.affinitycu.co.uk/01900 65723
Whitehaven and Egremont Credit Unionhttps://wedcu.co.uk/01946 66755
Barrow and Districthttps://www.barrowdistrictcu.co.uk/01229 870110

Help with understanding debt and debt management: 

Citizens Advice Bureau: Citizens Advice Bureaus provide free, confidential, impartial and independent advice for local people on their rights and responsibilities. Citizens Advice is a service you can access if you need an independent source of advice and support. Citizens Advice Bureaus are available across Cumbria in the following locations:

Credit UnionWebsiteTelephone Number
Allerdalewww.citizensadviceallerdale.org.uk01900 604735
Barrowwww.barrowcitizensadvice.org.uk03444 88 96 24
Carlisle and Edenwww.cac-e.org.uk/03300 563 037
Copelandwww.citizensadvicecopeland.org.uk01946 693321
South Lakeswww.southlakescab.org.uk03444 111444

  • DWP and Job Centre Single Point of Contacts:

OfficeContact NameContact Number
KendalAnn01539 797050
BarrowGill01229 893336
CarlisleSue
Richard (Deputy)
01228 605091
01228 605073
PenrithSue01768 242860 
WhitehavenRichard01946 854069
WorkingtonDebbie
Jacquie
01900 608834
01900 608869

Food BankContact Information
Carlislehttp://www.carlislefoodbank.org.uk/find-us/ / 07512552449
Alstonalstonfoodbank@gmail.com / 07947891102
Applebyupperedenfoodbank@gmail.com / 07596 690902
Barrowhttps://barrow.foodbank.org.uk/locations/ / 01229 343436
Millomhttps://barrow.foodbank.org.uk/locations/ / 01229 343436
Kendalhttp://www.kingsfoodbank.org.uk/contact-us/
Windermerehttps://windermeredistrict.foodbank.org.uk/ 01539 422569
Wigtonhttps://www.thefoodbank.org.uk/contact and 01900 823854 or 07502 311452
Workingtonhttps://www.thefoodbank.org.uk/contact and 01900 823854 or 07502 311452
Maryporthttps://www.thefoodbank.org.uk/contact and 01900 823854 or 07502 311452
Egremonthttps://www.thefoodbank.org.uk/contact and 01900 823854 or 07502 311452
Cockermouthhttps://www.thefoodbank.org.uk/contact and 01900 823854 or 07502 311452
Whitehavenhttps://www.thefoodbank.org.uk/contact and 01900 823854 or 07502 311452