What's On

Here you will find all the information about our upcoming training courses, announcements and events... Don't forget to check out our community projects page as well!
To see our past events and projects, click here

UPDATE;
Due to Coronavirus (covid-19) we have decided to postpone our face to face sessions, fitness classes, groups and all training until further notice. 
This reduces the risk to many of our most vulnerable service users and volunteers over a certain age or with pre-existing health conditions.

 

Team leads will be in contact with clients to give details for telephone or online support options, which we will maintain throughout. Training and bookings will be rearranged to follow official guidelines to minimise the risks to yourselves and others. This is a precautionary measure, simply to be on the safe side.

 

*PROVISIONS CURRENTLY AFFECTED...
Weight loss classes
Herbalife
Fitness and exercise classes
Sign language classes
BSL 102 & 103 Exams
Silent Footprints baby loss support
LGBTQ+ provisions
Alpaca's Trip
CONNECT Mental health drop ins
W.C Eating Disorder parent support
Tinnitus group
Compass open day
Meetings
Coping skills sessions
Alternative & Complimentary Therapy sessions
Work experience
Deaf Haven (Mirehouse cafe)
Defence Lab Self-defence classes
The Wellbeing Forum
Group sessions and one-to-one's

GCS Medical and Training; Safeguarding Training (April 24th)

GCS Medical and Training; First Aid Training (May 22nd)

 

* PROVISIONS RUNNING AS USUAL.....

Although we cannot guarantee it, currently, the services below, and provisions from May onward HAVE NOT been cancelled, keep checking our website or Facebook page for further details on these as government guidelines progress.

 

Suicide awareness Training (April 29th)

Coping Skills sessions (May/June)

 

Please note; While the building is closed. Groups, courses, fitness classes and training are postponed, for now.The plan moving forward is to continue support but in a slightly different way. We will be providing online, message and telephone support options (see below)

 

* For our LGBTQ+ PROVISIONS for those 8-24 yrs living in Copeland and Allerdale, contact us. We will be providing online, message, email and telephone options.

 

* For our CONNECT mental health group we now have 1-2-1 message support set up or search for CONNECT on our Facebook groups. If you're a client in that provision, or of you wish to join now its online, simply send a request through Always Another Way, Facebook groups.

 

* For our Deaf community support, search for "Deaf Haven" on Facebook and request to join.

 

* For our Silent Footprints baby loss support group, now has 1-2-1 telephone and message support and there is now a private group Facebook page in our groups section. Contact Gail on 07825152936.

 

* For our W.C Eating Disorder parents support group. 1-2-1 telephone and message support has been set up and a private Facebook group for members. Again, simply look in our "groups" section and send us a request to join, or Contact Kerry on 07807977268.

 

In the meantime... we are still taking referrals 😊

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We are recruiting a Part Time Manager (20 hours/wk) covering provisions in Copeland and Allerdale, with a Whitehaven base ... and the deadline is now extended to April 20th 2020.

 

Email info@alwaysanotherway.co.uk for the full job description and application form

The Wellbeing Forum meets monthly with us at Hensingham. Keep an eye out for dates on the "Whats on Guide" or Find them on Facebook for more info...

 

 

 

 

Struggling to cope?

There IS HELP OUT THERE.

 

We've been working with Suicide Safer Communities to bring you crisis numbers, just in case you need them, or they help someone you know

 

 

 

 

The Tinnitus Support meets monthly for all those suffering from Tinnitus. Join us at Hensingham 10.30am-12.00 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month

 

 

 

 

Our mental Health Drop-in session has a NEW TIME AND VENUE!

Join us every Friday at Hensingham starting January 24th 11am-2pm for tea, coffee and cakes.

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Everyone's welcome!

 

 

 

Do you run a not-for-profit organisation, charity, support group or social club?

 

And do you want more people to know you are there?

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-COMPASS IN CUMBRIA is a FREE online site to allow your services and groups to be access by anyone. Join us March 26th to sign up your organisation or group- or email info@alwaysanotherway.co.uk to discuss alternative arrangements if you can't make it!

 

 

 

 

 

With thanks to Together we can fundraising we're organising a fundraising skydive during the Summer...

 

 

If you're interested in joining us, Email; julieanne@togetherwecanfundraising.co.uk

 

 

We are now taking bookings for our Basic Introduction to sign language class starting Thurs April 9th 2020 (7-9pm) at Hensingham.

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Places are £50 per person for the 6 wk course and £25 deposit required. 

 

 

 

With thanks to GCS Medical we are now taking bookings for Accredited SAFEGUARDING TRAINING (LEV 2) with GCS Medical, April 24th 2020

9am-5pm. £60 per person

 

 

 

We are now taking bookings for our Accredited BSL 1 course (30 weeks inc. 3 Assessments) at Hensingham. Starting Sunday 19th April 1-3pm.

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Places are £450 per person for the 30 wk course and £100 deposit required. 

 

 

 

With thanks to Pet Encounters Cumbria, We now have places available for our Animal Pet Therapy  day... Mon Aug 10th.

 

Email info@alwaysanotherway.co.uk to book YOUR places

 

 

 

 

With thanks to GCS Medical we are now taking bookings for Accredited Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work August 21st 2020

9am-5pm. £45 per person

 

 

 

With thanks to GCS Medical we are now taking bookings for Accredited Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work May 22nd 2020

9am-5pm. £45 per person

 

 

 

We're pleased to announce our FREE family sign days for the Summer Holidays at Hensingham; Join us-

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Tuesday Aug 11th 2020 (11am-2pm)

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Email info@alwaysanotherway.co.uk to book YOUR places

 

 

 

 

With thanks to Pet Encounters Cumbria, We now have places available for our Animal Pet Therapy day... Wed August 26th.

 

Email info@alwaysanotherway.co.uk to book YOUR places

 

 

 

 

We're pleased to announce our FREE family sign days for the Summer Holidays at Hensingham; Join us-

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Saturday Aug 29th 2020 (11am-2pm)

 

Email info@alwaysanotherway.co.uk to book YOUR places

 

 

 

 

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to two of our Team Leads who are now provisional ASSIST Trainers... keep an eye out for course date being released soon!

 

 

 

 

CRISIS PROVISIONS; COVID-19

Due to the current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, we are not currently taking on new volunteers. We have offered the venue to store PPE and have volunteers collecting and redistributing these items to those in need as soon as they come in. Can we take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity (including those pictured here), and remind you to register on the Support Cumbria website and NHS website should you wish to volunteer helping to collect PPE,prescriptions, food items etc for those staying home.

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If however, you run a garage, nail salon, nursery, staff kitchen, tattoo parlour,  building supply company- or any other business using PPE... PLEASE DON'T LOCK IT INSIDE, SHOULD YOU CLOSE. Email info@alwaysanotherway.co.uk to arrange collection and redistribution, or simply drop them off at your nearest funeral home, ambulance base, hospital, hostels, care homes, GP surgeries, food banks etc

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...and if you're good with the sewing machine- we will happily pay your postage if you could make us a few masks for those in need- everyone from palliative care nurses to food preparation teams are in need

Whitehaven Carnival

Due to ever increasing needs, limited resources, community projects and workstreams we have been unable to rebuild Whitehaven Carnival and are looking for interested parties to take over the project- bringing the life and soul of the carnival back for future generations. We are more than happy to provide volunteers for road closures, set up and clean up, provide the face painting and help on the day, but we are unable to piece together the event to the best of our abilities... Can we take this opportunity to thank ALL of our volunteers; our community provisions, support and training options can only be provided due to their amazing work in the community.

 

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