East Cumbria Family Support Association

East Cumbria Family Support Association

Charity information

East Cumbria Family Support Association

ECFSA supports families experiencing stress or difficulty. We focus on early intervention, working with each family as a whole whilst encouraging each family member to recognise their role in sustaining the family unit. Our services are largely delivered by a dedicated team of 50 volunteers and a small staff team. The support we offer to families is predominantly home-based as many of the communities we work in are rurally located, isolated and hard to reach with poor services and links.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    Provide family support to disadvantaged families in a non-stigmatised, non -judgemental practical manner.
    Train and support volunteer be-friender`s working on behalf of the charity.
    Work in partnership with children, parents, carers and other agencies to improve the quality of life for families supported by the charity.
    Co-operate with other charities, voluntary organisations and statutory authorities operating in furtherance of our objectives or similar charitable purposes and to exchange information and advice to contribute to the development of the family support sector.
    Continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness or our work and ensure ourportfolio of services are adapted accordingly to meet the needs of our beneficiaries.
    Ensure that children and families in rural communities access the essential support and guidance they need.
    Help to reduce isolation and health inequalities.
    Empower children and their parents to be the best they can be

  • Aims

    East Cumbria Family Support Association aims to:

    • To relieve and offer support, to reduce isolation and health inequalities
    • Empower children and their parents to be the best that they can be
    • Help eradicate issues entrenched through generations.
    • Ensure positive changes are embedded into family life and achieve a sustainable outcome for children and their parents.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1085861

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01768593102

    Address: The Office, Mardale Road CA11 9EH

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