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Carlisle Key

 

CARLISLE KEY - OPENING DOORS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Guildhall Chambers

29 Fisher Street

Carlisle

CA3 8RF

Telephone: 01228 595566

Fax: 01228 538153

Email:    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

ABOUT CARLISLE KEY

The aim of Carlisle Key is to help 16-25 year olds towards independent living.  We do this by providing assistance and support within our drop in service to alleviate the hardship and distress caused by homelessness, housing, financial or other difficulties.   We hope to empower young people by giving them the knowledge, support and confidence so that they can live independently and take an active role in the Community.

We are currently supported by:

The Big Lottery, Northern Rock Foundation,  Francis C Scott Charitable Trust, The Hadfield Charitable Trust, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales, the Souter Charitable Trust, Cumbria Community Foundation, Salvation Army, Garfield Weston and co-op charitable fund.

 

WHO ARE WE?

We are a registered Charity working in Carlisle & District with young people aged 16-25 years of age.

We have a board of Trustees who oversee the running of the project and the day to day running is conducted by our Project Manager.

In October 2011 the organisation went through major restructuring where the trustees re-evaluated all the services that we delivered.   The services we provided were scaled down to operate in a more focused way and concentrate on our main area, which is our drop in service.

In January 2012 we changed our name from Community Projects Carlisle to Carlisle Kay.

 

ADVICE CENTRE:

Opens Monday to Friday 12.30 to 3.30pm for drop ins.

We are an independent and impartial advice service specialising in housing, financial and other related issues.

We provide a welcoming atmosphere in which you can discuss any problems you may have.

Our dedicated staff team are available to listen and support you to find the best possible solution.

The services available in the drop in centre include:

Food Support

Homeless Advice

Money Management

Welfare Benefitsd Advice

Support with form filling

Tenancy advice

Computer access

Use of telephone

 

VOLUNTEER:

Our services are run with the support of volunteers.   All volunteers are CRB checked.   If you have some spare time and would like to volunteers, please ring the office for  more details.   Volunteer opportunities are in administration support, volunteer drop in support, and Trustees.

 

HOW TO REFER TO THIS ORGANISATION

The office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.   Please telephone 01228 595566 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The drop in sessions are from 12.30 to 3.30 Monday to Friday.

 

Areas of Advice

Debt and Money Advice; Welfare Benefits; Employment; Housing; Education; Family and Personal; Domestic and Sexual Violence; Hate Crime; Affordable Warmth; Mental Health; Drug or Alcohol related problems; Children and Young People; Health and Wellbeing

 

Type of Organisation

Support