We have joined forces with The Sir John Fisher Foundation to recruit a full time youth worker to build on the success of our Barrow youth centre.

We want to hear from anyone with experience to take forward projects to help youngsters in Barrow who are at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and youth crime. The projects also support struggling youngsters to do well in school, as well as families and those leaving care.

As Scott Umpleby from Brathay explained:

“Brathay has worked with vulnerable children and young people from the Furness area for many years.

“In September 2015 we opened a youth centre and office in Abbey Road, Barrow so we could do more for local communities.

“On the back of the success of this, and our Focus on Furness appeal which has raised over £32,000 in two years, we want to do even more.

“We are delighted to have the support of the Sir John Fisher Foundation, who are funding the salary costs for this critical worker over the next three years. In their first year we hope an exceptional individual, who is totally committed to the Barrow community, will run projects directly supporting 80 vulnerable young people as well as helping 200 more youngsters” Mr Umpleby added.

The closing date for applications has now passed.