The Oaklea Blog

Howzat - 15 not out for Al


Profile: Oaklea, 24th Sep, 2018

Been busy taking some snaps of Oaklea customer Alan - he’s just racked up an amazing 15 years working at Morrisons in Kendal. His success is partly down to the role of MLMC Plan(My Life My Choices) - it ensures people like Al get to live as independently as possible.

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Life’s a journey…with Oaklea fundraisers


Profile: Oaklea, 21st Sep, 2018

A crack team of volunteers are gearing up for a walk with a difference at the end of September to raise money for Oaklea Wishlist Fund. On Saturday 29 September a group of enthusiastic walkers will be marking the 80th anniversary of Wainwright’s “Pennine Journey” (PJ). The route was devised by the famous Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright as storm clouds gathered over Europe in 1938.

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Making a splash - safely


Profile: Oaklea, 17th Aug, 2018

Oaklea Trust and Riversiders Trust have been making sure people are safe when making the most of our natural water resources here in the Lake District!

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Never work with Children & Animals they said


Profile: Oaklea, 16th Aug, 2018

Oaklea Lifestyle Co-ordinator (Support worker) Ruth Amado-Taylor really getting into the groove on a shortbreaks awayday! “…just doing our jobs sir” came back the cry on the umpteenth game of ‘hide & seek’! - Oaklea Children’s Team have been busy throughout the summer providing shortbreaks for young people with physical and learning difficulties.

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Supermarket sweep for R2W


Profile: Right2Work, 16th Aug, 2018

Oaklea’s CIC Right2Work (R2W) has been pioneering Supported Internships across Cumbria - and as a mark of their success one of our latest interns has just secured full time work.

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