Dates for your Diary

25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

This year our Gala Dinner, which will be sponsored by Welbeing, will take place on Friday 24 November at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.  There’ll be a delicious three course meal – leek and potato soup, roast turkey and profiteroles with chocolate sauce –  and music from The Seals (back by popular demand).  There’ll also be a raffle and auction with fantastic prizes donated by local businesses.

The combination of our 25th anniversary and the Christmas atmosphere should make this an extra special evening and we hope you’ll be able to join us.  Tickets cost £40 per head (or £350 for a table of 10) and you can buy them here or by contacting Emma Bennie on 01539 815970 or email  If you book your tickets before the end of September, we’ll enter your name into our Early Bird prize draw.

The dress code is formal – please dress to impress.

If you’re a business who would like to donate a prize, we’d love to hear from you.

Our 2016 dinner, sponsored by South Lakes Housing, raised more than £4,500 for our work with Carers.  Following a four course dinner, Kev Kendal from 1818 Auctioneers held a fundraising auction where prizes included a weekend for two in a camper van donated by E S Hartley, a champagne afternoon tea at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe and a home visit by Santa Claus.

Welbeing, our event sponsors, is one of the leading telecare companies in the UK. They offer high quality, fully integrated managed services and work closely with customers to develop innovative, cost effective solutions.  They work with Cumbria County Council to offer a telecare service to support people to live independently in their own home. Telecare is based around a pendant worn around the neck or wrist. This provides access to a 24-hour monitoring service offering an instant response at the touch of a button from anywhere in your home or garden.


We are also very grateful to the Cumberland Building Society for sponsoring the training sessions for our Young Carers entertainment at the dinner.


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You are warmly invited to our Annual General Meeting (please note amendment to time and venue):

5.30 – 6.00 pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017

At our offices – Unit 16, Shap Road Industrial Estate, Kendal, LA9 6NZ

Please join us to help celebrate our achievements over the past 12 months, to learn more about our services and to hear our plans for the future.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

RSVP by Monday 4 December to or telephone us on 01539 815970


Weekly Art Sessions with Space2Create

We’re working with Space2Create to offer a weekly art session specifically for Carers each Tuesday from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.

Research proves the benefits of being creative as part of a group. The sessions will help anyone who has found themselves isolated or excluded while caring for someone with long term physical or mental health conditions.   They provide creative opportunities such as painting, drawing, collage and craft, which are supportive, accessible and unthreatening. All S2C sessions have a very positive atmosphere and the participants are mutually supportive. The sessions help to boost confidence, self-respect and wellbeing.

All materials are provided, but a suggested donation of £3 is welcomed.

Space2Create, Studio 31 (Unit 31), The Factory, Castle Mills, Aynam Road, Kendal, LA9 7DE


Kendal Drop-In

Every Wednesday :: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Gateway Centre (located together with Captain French Surgery)
Gillinggate Centre

Grange Support Group

Every Fourth Tuesday in the Month :: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hampsfell House Hotel
Hampsfell Road
Grange Over Sands
LA11 6BG

Windermere and Ambleside Support Group

Every First Tuesday of the Month :: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Langdale Chase Hotel
LA23 1LW


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