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Allerdale and Copeland

Blencathra House
PO Box 110
Tangier Street
Whitehaven
CA28 0BN

Tel:  01946 506211

Carlisle and Eden

East Wing
Parkhouse Building
Kingmoor Park
Carlisle
CA6 4SJ

Tel:  01228 226824

Barrow and South Lakes

Children's Services
Top Floor – Craven House
Michaelson Road
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 1FD

Tel: 01229 407403


Busher House
Busher Walk
Kendal
LA9 4RQ

Tel:  01539 713471

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Cumbria`s Local Offer

Cumbria Local Offer is a signposting service for parents/carers and their children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), to information about provision that they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people with SEND.

It should also set out information for those who do not have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

It has two key purposes:

  • To provide clear, comprehensive, accessible and up-to date information about provision and how to access it

  • To make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disabled children and those with SEND, and service providers in its development and review.

It must include provision in the local authority’s area, and any provision outside the area that the local authority expects to be used by children/young people with SEND.

We have worked with parent/carer groups and children and young people to produce the Cumbria Local Offer, and we will continue to do so in order to keep it up-to-date and relevant to the people that it is intended for. It will also help to monitor which provision and services are needed.

If you click on the link below, it will take you to the Cumbria Local Offer, and if you cannot find the information that you need please make contact and let us know, so that we can make it easier to search for or identify it as something that we need to find out more about.

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Thank you for your interest

Parents can find out more about special educational needs and acquire confidential advice and support from their local Parent Support Service, contact details for which are provided below:

Copeland & Allerdale
Phyllis Bowler 
Tel:  01946 506416
phyllis.bowler@
cumbria.gov.uk

Allerdale & Copeland
Janette Baines 
Tel:  07795 110940
janette.baines@
cumbria.gov.uk

Carlisle & Eden
Anne Mack 
Tel:  07769 935446
anne.mack@
cumbria.gov.uk

Barrow & South Lakes 
Celia Jones 
Tel:  01229 407439
celia.jones@
cumbria.gov.uk

South Lakes & Barrow
Karen Hull 
Tel:  01229 407559
karen.hull@
cumbria.gov.uk

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