Equality Links

Find out about key help and support available to children, young people and adults in Cumbria:

Find details of help and support available to adults with care and support needs. This includes day services and activities, care services, transport for older people, mental health and dementia, money advice and benefits.

Health and Social Care

Adult Social Care along with local carers organisations work together to provide support to carers.  

Young Carers 
Find contact details for support for Young Carers

Our key services include adoption and fostering, and how we support children in our care.

Children and Families

Fawcett Society 
Fawcett campaigns for gender equality in the UK, looking at women's rights in issues such as equal pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics.

Gingerbread 
National Charity which provides advice and practical support for single parents.

The Rights of Women
Rights of Women works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights.

A range of support services are provided by local organisations including:

Beaumont Society 
Provide help and support for the transgender community.

The Gender Trust 
The Gender Trust is a UK organisation supporting transsexuals and others suffering from Gender Identity Disorder by promoting public education about transgender issues and providing information to those affected.

Gires 
Gires is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

LGBThq (opeated by Sticky Bits CIC) is an umbrella term for the centre and the individual charities, groups, projects and other organisations it houses. These include PiNC LGBT and Youth (Pride in North Cumbria), Cumbria LGBT Pride, free counselling, a third party Hate Crime Reporting Centre, Anti-Bullying Campaign, social and support groups, LGBT and outreach and consultation and fundraising events.

Outreach Cumbria help develop links between Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender people.

Stonewall a national organisation that advocates for the rights of those in the LGBT community.

CivilPartnershipInfo.co.uk
Free guide for gay and lesbian couples in the UK considering a Civil Partnership.

Directgov
Information on getting married or forming a civil partnership, legal obligations, overseas marriages, forced marriages, cohabitation and civil partnerships : your rights

Cumbria Registration Service (Cumbria County Council)
The Cumbria Registration Services manages process of registering births and deaths, and the legal preliminaries and conducting of ceremonies for civil marriages and civil partnership. 

Adults with disabilities:

There are a range of travel options and support available to help people live independent lives. Find out about blue badges and travel discounts - Adult Social Care - getting out and about.

The Government has a web page dedicated to setting out disability rights in relation to employment, education and the police

Children and Young People with disabilities: 

Cumbria's Local Offer is the door to finding information and support available for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their families. 

Our Children's Centres offer a range of support for families with children and young people. 

Search the Nationwide Disabled Access Register for accessible venues across Cumbria. 

Directgov
Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace.

Local community development organisations provide support services for black and minority ethnic people of all backgrounds

Awaz
Organisation which develops links between black and minority ethnic people of all backgrounds, and engages with faith groups.

The Runnymede Trust

The UK's leading independent race equality thinktank which generates intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.

The Inter Faith Network
Founded in 1987 to promote good relations between people of different faiths in the UK.

British Humanist Association
The national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.