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Bridging the Gap - Caritas Care

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BRIDGING THE GAP PROJECT Supporting and enabling people with hearing loss across Cumbria and North Lancashire



Address 2 Long Lane, Carlisle, CA3 8TA
Telephone 01228 595937

Accessibility Phone or E Mail to refer
Opening Hours

Office - telephone enquiries can be made between 9-5 Monday to Friday 01228 595937

HEAR Centre, 2 Long Lane, Carlisle. Open Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am - 12.30pm and Thursday 10.00am - 3.00pm 01228 595937


Free support and advice for people with acquired hearing loss.


Monthly drop in sessions throughout Cumbria and N Lancs.


Home visits by appointment for those unable to access drop-in sessions. For more details of drop-in locations and times please visit:

Demonstration of specialist equipment and advice on equipment suppliers

We work with Audiology departments and other voluntary and statutory agencies. We are part of the Cumbria Hearing Alliance.


Caritas Care offers a befriending scheme to offer help and support to those who have found that they have become isolated due to hearing loss.  The befriending scheme aims to get people back out there enjoying their favourite hobbies and activities as they used to.
We are currently recruiting befriending volunteers.

To talk about the befriending scheme or to express an interest in becoming a befriending volunteer please contact Rebecca Colpus on 01228 595937.


We are currently looking for volunteers in Cumbria to help is in whichever way they can, whether it be helping at the drop in sessions, at the Hear Centre or even carrying out some local home visits.

If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering for us, please contact our office on 01228 595937.


How do I refer to this organisation?

Call 01228 595937 for Carlisle, West Cumbria, Eden and Central Lakes

01229 870349 for Barrow area

01772 561323 for Preston area

For the HEAR Centre (Carlisle) call 01228 595937

For more information Email -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01228 595937