Support and activities for young people 0-18 years

We believe in young people.

We aim to offer support at every stage of a young person’s life. Our team seeks to promote young people’s personal & social development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole. It aims to build resilience and character and give young people the confidence and life skills they need to live, learn, work and achieve.

In essence we now offer for Eden, Furness & South Lakes:

-Family Support

-Support at School 1 to 1

-Clubs, activities & groups

Young People and their Futures (0-18 years)

We offer support to Young people at every stage of their life 0-18 years -depending on the age of your child you can access either group activities or individual support.

For full details download our new brochure here: Oaklea Young Peoples Services trifold_WEB.pdf

In essence we now offer for Eden, Furness & South Lakes:

  • Family Support
  • Support at School 1 to 1
  • Clubs, activities & groups

Family Support

  • high quality family support service
  • working with other health, education and social care professionals to offer joined up working
  • 1 to 1 (including personal care)

Support at School 1 to 1

  • we can offer support in and or outside a school setting
  • support & guidance

Clubs, activities & groups for Young People

We run activities for young people aged in South Lakeland, Furness & Eden

Below - Youth Team Leader Jack has been running regular walks for Tuesday clubs - being resourceful during Covid19 restrictions

An example of a residential weekend we ran can be found here Ormside Mill Residential

Young people in the Eden Valley: Appleby Youth Group

Easter 2021 Update: The club is now back up and running face to face for those aged 11+ every Wednesday 1900-2100 (At Appleby Hub)

You can come out now - Harriet & Molly lead our Appleby Youth Group!

If you want to join them - be a member or help shape the new look club click here and send us your thoughts OR why not follow our new Instagram OakleaYouthGroups Instagram YP

“Think Green” programme -launched 2021

Click on the Tab or go to link here Think Green - a new programme aimed at young people in South & East Cumbria

Youth Futures (Support in & around school)

A programme run by our CIC Right2Work for young people in Cumbria - find out more here Youth Futures

Activities for young people with disabilities (0-8 & 8-18 years)

Activities for those aged 0-8 and those 8-18 - will be posted on our Facebook page Oaklea Young People (please note subject to change due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions).The activity programme is designed specifically (ages 8-18) to give children and young people with disabilities a variety of supported activities to take part in.

Using local venues, we run a variety of after school term time clubs and activities. During school holidays we offer a range of full and half day sessions such as bowling and fun days. Parents and carers can have a real break whilst children can make friends, learn new skills and have fun!

We use local providers to ensure that a range of quality activities to suit all ages, abilities and interest are offered. To access these services and to directly receive information on them, please contact us for a membership & consent form or download it here OS-002 Youth Club Membership & Consent Form.docx. (Note: for these, Oaklea work in partnership with Carlisle Mencap, with funding from Cumbria County Council).

Summary of Clubs for Young people (Updated April 2021)

Download the timetable here for South Lakes, Furness & Eden Timetable for young people clubs April 2021.docx

How do I access Oaklea’s support?

Referrals to any support & activities can be made by families directly or via Health and Social Care professionals.

If you live in South Lakeland, Furness or Eden and would like to find out more about the activities & support we provide, please contact our customer advice team on 01539 735025 or

The best way of keeping up to date with what we are doing is to follow our Facebook page - this is where we put news on events and activities: Oakleayoungpeople

Would you like to find out more? We can call you back.

Simply provide us a few details and we’ll call you at a time to suit you.

When is the best time for us to call you?

Contact us.

Second Floor,
East Wing,
Station House, Station Road, Kendal
Cumbria LA9 6RY

Telephone. 01539 735 025