Oaklea Vision - A society where individuals are enabled to be effective citizens irrespective of age, disability or disadvantage. Our Mission - To support individuals to achieve their aspirations through care, education & development; encouraging independence and maximising capabilities; to support communities to maximise their impact upon the lives of beneficiaries and value to society.

We can help you.

Oaklea provide high standards of care and aim to enable individuals to be as independent as possible. Whatever your circumstances, if you have a need then we can help you access the right levels of support.

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We can advise you.

Our team of over 400 employees comprises highly qualified and experienced individuals who can advise and assist in every aspect of professional care. You can call us on 01539 735 025 or get in touch by email at enquiries@oakleatrust.co.uk

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You can support us.

Oaklea is a charity. Our existence and continued operation relies on external funding, the generosity of benevolent individuals and organisations. If you'd like to help support our work, then we'd love to hear from you.

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What's On Offer

For older people

Find out about our specialist Home Care services, welcome home from hospital service or our Golden Moments Companion Care

For people with learning and physical disabilities

Find out more about the support we can provide with independent living, employment, community participation, and good health and wellbeing.

For young people

Find out about the clubs and activities on offer for young people, as well as information on Wishlist.

News + Events


Departing Stramongate for pastures new

Profile: Oaklea, 07th Aug, 2019

The countdown has begun - Oaklea are about to move Head Office! We've been on Stramongate near the centre of Kendal for more than a decade but the time has come to move on.

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Ole - The Magnificent 6 - Trustee appeal resounding success

Profile: Oaklea, 22nd Jul, 2019

Earlier this month Oaklea Trust ran a brief campaign in the local media to attract new Trustees for our Cumbria based Charity. Encouraging people to join as a Trustee/Board member is an ongoing challenge for most Third Sector organisations –as people are increasingly time poor, may not feel it’s for them and do not possess the right skillset. We were therefore extremely satisfied to get the response we got – in fact the best we’ve had in nearly 30 years!

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