Ways to Welfare

Help is here

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in lots of ways, and whilst Cumbrian communities have been fantastic at supporting each other, many people are finding they need a bit of extra help and support.

These webpages give you information about support available to people in Cumbria, online and on the phone.

Don't wait for problems to get worse, there are organisations that can help, and it's better to get advice sooner rather than later.

The Ways to Welfare service are currently receiving a high volume of calls. Please be aware that you may experience delays and bear with us whilst our team do their very best to meet this increased demand.Thank you for your patience. 


Do you need urgent help?

With the cost of living on the rise, there will be people in Cumbria who are struggling, whether that's emotionally, financially or just because they need practical help to get in touch and seek support.

If you're unsure where to go for help, visit our new Cost of Living webpage.


A cost of living leaflet with all the information on this page can be downloaded in PDF format to allow for printing or sharing. Cost of living leaflet (PDF 1MB).