Whether you are a young person looking for support, someone looking for volunteering oppourtunities, an orgniastion seeking some guidance or you just want to find out more about what we do, Cumbria Youth Alliance would love to hear from you!
Please click here if you are a young person within Cumbria aged 14-24 and would like to access a full range of e-learning modules including Managing Stress & Anxiety, First Aid, Career Ahead and many more.Learn More
Please click here if you are a volunteer within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access a full range of e-learning modules including Safeguarding, Developing Mental Strength, Diet and Nutrition and many more.Learn More
Please click here if you are a staff member within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access a full range of e-learning modules including Data Protection, Becoming a Wellbeing Champion, Covid-19 Infection Control and many more.Learn More
Please click here if you are a staff member within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access the Tackling Gaming Addiction Course. You can also access this course if you are a young person 16+ in Cumbria who may have or has a gaming addiction.Learn More
Please click here if you are a staff member within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access the Tackling Underage Gambling course. This course is designed to inform you of online gaming gambling in young people.Learn More
Please click here if you are a school or youth group in Allerdale, Copeland or Carlisle who have young people that you think might be addicted to gaming. This is a peer led course to give young people the knowledge and understanding of gaming addiction.Learn More
Thank you for your help. Without the help of staff at Cumbria Youth Alliance and the small group sessions I wouldn't have had the confidence to go out and look for a job. I am much more confident now; I am talking to everyone at work without being nervous or panicking. So thank you very muchChelsea: Choices
During subsequent conversations with lead workers and CEO (Cath Clarke). I came to understand just how successful this programme was with 40 of 42 participants recording a positive outcome in relation to employment, further education and/or training - a truly extraordinary ‘hit rate’ given the background and learning difficulties of many participants. I have no hesitation in commending this programme, and organisation.Chris Battan retired CEO at Francis C Scott Charitable Trust: About First Steps to Employment
Mitie Security is thrilled and excited to join Cumbria Youth Alliance as a partner and supporter. Having seen the great things the organisation does to support the young people of Cumbria, we are elated to be an active partner, promoter, and supporter of such an amazing team. We look forward to working together to bring about positive accomplishment to Cumbria Youth Alliance’s amazing projects. Backing their mission and values to ensure success now and in the future.Mitie - Sellafield: David McGrath | Head of Operations. CGF
The Emotional Resilience Project was a collaboration of strategic bodies and a wide variety of third sector providers working together to build confidence and self-esteem in young people aged 14 - 25 around the coastal communities of Cumbria. The overall goal of the project was to reduce the number of CAMHS referral's as well as improve partnership working with both young people and the community.
A huge thank you to the Big Lottery Collaboration Fund for the funding of this project led by Cumbria Youth Alliance and other funders.
It has been a very successful project and many third sector organisations have been commissioned to delivery services at a locality level informed by the needs and aspirations of the young people who have worked with us.
Over the last 3 years, 7,454 young people have engaged and been supported on this project.
The capacity building elements of the project have allowed Cumbria Youth Alliance to cascade Youth Mental Health First Aid training and Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Training. We have also been able to support many of our partners and providers to embed to 'Outcomes Star' as a tool so we a can all use similar methodologies to measure the impact of our work on the lives of young people. Being able to measure impact has been a key element of the project.
Below you can find all reports from 2019 - 2021
In the link below, you can see the impact that the Emotional Resilience Project has had on many young people within Cumbria. Featured in the background music is a song performed by our very own young people with support from You Bring The Band.
There is also a video by Chris Salt and his team at Edgeways, who ran a series of workshops in West Cumbria based on the themes of bullying, masculinity, emotional resilience, and abuse. Here you can see what our young people say about what it has been like growing up in Cumbria.
JOB TITLE: In Care Project Lead. REPORTS TO: Executive Officer. LOCATION: Based in Workington with Home working. CONTRACT: minimum 1-year fixed term contract. HOURS: FT – 37hrs. SALARY: £26,500 pro rata with stakeholder pension + mileage allowance.Learn More
JOB TITLE: Choices Administrator (Part-time, 18.5 hours per week) REPORTS TO: Partnership Led by Groundwork/ Youth Manager Cumbria Youth Alliance LOCATION: Workington CONTRACT: fixed term until March 2023 HOURS: 18.5 hours per week Salary £19.500 pro rataLearn More
This is an exciting opportunity for 10 - 15 young people aged 14 - 24 to receive training and support to become part of a team of Young Inspectors. The Young Inspectors would take part in a number of online training sessions delivered by Youth Focus North West (YFNW). YFNW have developed this training as part of the National Young Inspectors Pilot Scheme. Once they have completed the training the Young Inspectors, with support from YFNW would undertake online inspections and assessments of organisations that have delivered programmes as part of the Year 2 and then Year 3 Emotional Resilience Project hosted by CYA. As well as undertaking inspections of ERP projects Young Inspectors would become part of the National Young Inspectors Network and may be involved in other inspections within Cumbria or other areas. If you are interested in this opportunity please click here for more information.Learn More