Annual Conferences

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Cumbria Advice Network Fourth Annual Conference - 17th January 2013

Click here (379kb PDF) to view delegate feedback from the conference. You can also read a review of the day in the Winter 2013 Conference Edition newsletter.



Cumbria Advice Network Third Annual Conference - 18th January 2012

You can view the slides used during the conference by clicking on the following links:

Domestic Violence (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 515kb)

Homelessness and Young People (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 595kb)

Keeping Cumbria Warm (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 2.1mb)

Referral and Working Together (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 1.6mb)



Cumbria Advice Network Second Annual Conference - 20 January 2011

A review of the conference is available in our Winter 2011: Conference Edition newsletter.(pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 2.58MB)

You can view the slides used during the conference by clicking on the following links:


Members' Showcase (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 2.4MB).  This includes presentations from six of our members:

Action for Blind People

Barnardo's Carlisle

North Lakes Food Bank

Debt Rescue and Money Advice (DRAMA)

Cumbria Youth Alliance

Alzheimer's Society

Referral and Working Together (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 1MB)


Discrimination (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 645kb)


Click here to see photographs of the day (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 3.3MB)



Cumbria Advice Network First Annual Conference - 20 January 2010

We are the CAN champions, together at the conference

"All of you here today, from the wide variety of organisations you represent, have a part to play to achieve better access and quality of service for people in need” - Stewart Young


The first annual conference on 20 January was to launch the project, consult and communicate with you, and to provide an opportunity for advice organisations to meet together. The cold spell ended just in time to enable a good turn out of people from a range of advice organisations from across the third sector in Cumbria and public sector to attend an enjoyable and successful day.


The event was opened by a speech by Stewart Young, the Deputy Leader of Cumbria County Council. Stewart thanked the organisations present for the work they have done over the years to help the people of Cumbria. Stewart added “Through your partnership work, you are in the process of making your services easier for people to find, easier to use, and more responsive to people’s needs. Using these combined resources efficiently and effectively will achieve a comprehensive, quality service that reaches across the county”


There were breakout sessions to discuss and consult on the referral and quality elements of the project. We are building your comments and ideas into the project planning. Also there were caseworker forums on Housing and Money Advice run by Colin Henderson and Peter Young respectively.


Barbara Bowers provided some background on the other Advice Plus projects running throughout the country, led by a range of advice organisations.


We have received very positive reaction to the event. We have also received constructive comments and suggestions on what we need to do.