Action for blind people:Suite 2, 2nd Floor, English Gate Plaza, Botchergate, CarlisleTelephone: 01228 595121
Adult basic education:For details of help with spelling, reading, maths, etc, telephoneAppleby 017683 53350 (daytime). Alston, 01434 382536. Penrith,01768 864120.
Age UK CARLISLE AND EDEN20 Spencer Street, Carlisle CA1 1BG (01228 536673); FAX (01228 633330)
Alcoholics AnonymousConfidential 24-hour helplineTelephone: 0845 769 7555
ALSTON LOCAL LINK:(Winter opening hours until 14 March) Monday 10am-5pm; Tuesday 10am-3pm; Wednesday 10am-3pm; Thursday 10am-3pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-3pm.
ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY, PENRITH:For help and advice, telephone 01768 899633.
APPLEBY LIBRARY:Monday 10am-12noon and 2pm-7pm; Tuesday 2pm-5pm; Wednesday 2pm-5pm; Thursday closed; Friday 10am-12noon and 2pm-5pm; Saturday 10am-12noon.
APPLEBY SPORTS CENTRE:Please contact the centre on 017683 52957 for opening times & to make a booking.
APPLEBY SWIMMING POOL:For details of public and special sessions, telephone 017683 51212.
BOLTON BOOK DROP:Open every Tuesday 2.30pm-4pm
CITIZENS’ ADVICE BUREAU2 Sandgate, Penrith (01768 863564): Mon, Tues and Thurs, 10am to 3-30pm. Appleby: Health Centre, Wed, 1pm to 4pm; Alston, Town Hall, Mondays 12 noon to 3pm. Drop in or by appointment, tourist information centre, 01434 382473.
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE:07071 78076.
CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL:Council web site. CUMBRIA TOURISM:Go Lakes web site.
DENTAL DIRECT:For emergency dental treatment 01228 603900; to register with an NHS dentist 0845 6862556.
EDEN ANIMAL RESCUE:Homing and helping animals in need, 01931 716114.
EDEN CARERS:Information and support for carers, 01768 890280.
EDEN CLIMBING WALL (Penrith Pool):Open Mon-Fri, 10am to 9-30pm; Sat-Sun, 10am to 9pm.
EDEN COMMUNITY ALARMS:12 St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Penrith, 01768 890657. Assistance for vulnerable people who wish to live independently. An alarm can be used to summon help.
EDEN COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICES:For support to voluntary and community groups in Eden and contact details for the public, telephone 01768 242138.
EDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL:Council web site.
EDEN EPILEPSY GROUP:Hold monthly meetings in Penrith/Appleby. Contact 01768 862932 or 01768 895366.
EDEN MENCAP:Contact office on 01768 892014 or the chairman on 017683 71064.
EDEN MIND:St. Andrew's Place, Penrith. Drop-ins at St. Andrew's Place, Tues 11am to 2pm and Fri 11am to 2pm. Tel. 01768 899002 Web site.
EDEN VOLUNTARY SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND:1 Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith. Open Tues, 11am to 3pm, 01768 891724.
FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK (formerly farm crisis network) CUMBRIA:Confidential helpline 0845 367990 www.fcn.org.uk
HEADWAY NORTH CUMBRIA:Contact Debbie Jackson on 01228 516683.
HOSPICE AT HOME CARLISLE AND NORTH LAKELAND:Penrith fundraising base: 01768 210719; Carlisle nursing base: 01228 603208.
HIV AND AIDS:Cumbria Support Group confidential telephone help-line: 01228 591986, Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm; every evening, 7-30pm to 11pm.
KESWICK LIBRARY:Monday 10am-7pm; Tuesday 10am-5pm; Wednesday 10am-7pm; Thursday 10am-12.30pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-12.30pm.
KIRKBY STEPHEN LOCAL LINK:Monday 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm; Tuesday closed; Wednesday 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-6pm; Thursday closed; Friday 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm.
LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY:Web site.
LAZONBY CO-OP LIBRARY LINK:Monday to Friday 7.30am-8pm; Saturday 7.30am-6pm; Sunday 9am-1pm.
LET GO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:01768 892179.
MARRIAGE GUIDANCE (Relate):01642 882822.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY:24-hour helpline, 01768 34254.
NORTH CUMBRIA COMMUNITY TRANSPORT:Monday to Friday mornings, 01768 868118. Answerphone at other times.
NORTH CUMBRIA DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION:01228 560097.
PARKINSON’S UK, EDEN SUPPORT GROUP:01768 865743.
PENRITH LEISURE CENTRE:For details of public and special sessions in the pool and gymnasium, tel. 01768 863450.
PENRITH LIBRARY:Monday 9.30am-7pm; Tuesday 9.30am-7pm; Wednesday 9.30am-5pm; Thursday 9.30am-5pm; Friday 9.30am-5pm; Saturday 9.30am-4pm; Sunday 12noon-4pm.
PENRITH & DISTRICT LOCAL BRANCH OF DIABETES UK:Contact Secretary Bonita Hopkins on 07714 973074.
PRIDE OF CUMBRIA AIR AMBULANCE:Contact 01325 487263.
RESOLVE MEDIATION SERVICE:Free mediation in neighbour disputes, and for young people and their parents, 01768 864055.
SHAP LIBRARY:Monday 11am-2pm; Tuesday 2pm-5pm; Wednesday closed; Thursday closed; Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 10am-12noon.
SHELTER CUMBRIA:Eden Mind Office, Rowan House, St Andrews Place, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7AU. Telephone: 03445 151945.
SHOPMOBILITY:Sandgate, Penrith (01768 895438). Kirkby Stephen shop and office: Market Square (017683 72266). Alston shop: Front Street (01434 382323). Appleby: Shop, 4 Low Wiend. Shap: Shop and office: Verdun House (01931 716086).
SOUND ADVICE CUMBRIA:Unit 1, Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith. Thurs, 4pm to 7pm; Fri 10am to 3pm, 01768 895553.
SSAFA Forces Help (Eden division):01434 381113.
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES:Penrith, Robinson’s School (01768 867466), Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm; Sat 10-30am to 4pm.
Appleby, Moot Hall (017683 51177), Mon to Sat, 9-30am to 5pm; Sun, 11am to 3pm.
Kirkby Stephen, Market Street (017683 71199), Mon 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm; Tues to Sat 10am to noon.
Brough, One Stop Shop (017683 41260), Mon, to Sat, 8-30am to 8pm. Sun, 8-45pm to 12-30pm.
Alston Moor, Mon to Sat, 10am to 3pm.
Ullswater, Open daily from 9.30 to 5.30 until the end of October.
VOLUNTEER CENTRE EDEN:33 Sandgate, Penrith: Tuesday and Friday, 10am to 4pm, other times by arrangement. Tel. 01768 866966, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
WRVS OFFICE:01228 24508.