What is "Integration"? What does it look like in your community? How can we bring people together in our areas?
English Language Support
The Cumbria Community Integration Project aims to strengthen communities, improve access to services and empower the voices of black and minority ethnic communities in Cumbria. What better way to empower a voice than to give them a language they can communicate in?
We are looking for volunteers to provide language support for individuals from ethnic minority groups in Cumbria. It might be:
- A child struggling to keep up with the language in the classroom
- A parent struggling to communicate with the school and other parents
- An individual who feels isolated because they don’t have the confidence to speak English
Please note: We are no longer looking for volunteers in the Carlisle area to provide English language support in a "formal" way. We are, however, looking for Community Events volunteers and there will be the opportunity to provide lanugage support in a more "informal" way at events.
If you would like to get involved or know someone who would benefit from additional English language support please contact:
We are also looking for Community Events volunteers to help us in the running of events in the community. We have a series of different types of events which we host each month to bring people from diverse backgrounds together. Befriending people at community events is a fantastic opportunity to help individuals feel empowered to engage with communities around them and to build their confidence to access public services around them.
If you would like to get involved please contact:
The Cumbria Community Integration Project aims to:
- Improve community cohesion by building links with migrants and local communities.
- Promote interfaith harmony by organising visits to local mosques and other places of worship.
- Develop a Local Integration Plan for diverse communities living in Carlisle and South Lakes.
- Reduce language and employability barriers through English Language support for migrants.
Improving Access to Services
- Deliver cultural awareness workshops with local schools through CDEC (Cumbria Development Education Centre)
- Support schools with pupils learning English as an additional language (EAL)
- Work alongside families based on Early Help interventions
- Recruit volunteers through Cumbria CVS to provide language support in the community