The south western corner of Cumbria is dominated by Barrow in Furness, with market towns including Ulverston and Dalton along the peninsula.

Established and hi-tech firms along the peninsula contrast with the rurality of the southern Lake District and Morecambe Bay.

The population of 100,000 are supported by employment including industry, dominated by BAE Systems, with GlaxoSmithKline and Kimberley Clark amongst the biggest firms.

Brathay enhances the wellbeing of children, young people and families. We aim to work in an integrated way with other services and organisations within Furness. We receive support from organisations and individuals who care about Furness and seek to invest in the community and its future wellbeing.

Our Impact

Explore some of the great stories from the area:

Our Barrow Base

Our Furness-based office is situated in Barrow, within The Hub on Cavendish Street. Discover more about some of current projects we're working on in the area.Find out more

Walney School

Walney School is launching a new initiative to prepare their students for the world of work, with the introduction of Employability Passport. Brathay are committed to supporting this strategy, by offering our expertise and resource to the teaching staff.Find out more

RowRunner – sponsored by BAE Systems

8 teams from around the country completed the RowRunner Challenge in September 17, sponsored by Furness based BAE Systems.Find out more

Youth worker appointed for Barrow

We have recruited a new youth worker for our Barrow base. Natalia is already making an impact, meeting young people and working with other organisations to plan projects to help local youngsters.Find out more

Alysha Bayliss - ALP Participant

Alysha Bayliss is a student on the Aspiring Leaders Programme and has lived in Barrow-in-Furness for the majority of her life.Find out more

GlaxoSmithKline – National Apprentice Team of the Year

Furness based GlaxoSmithKline Ulverston were crowned 2017 National Apprentice Team of the Year after winning the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.Find out more

Paul & Trudi Dewar

Paul and Trudi are landlords of the Stan Laurel pub in Ulverston and have raised over £36,000 for us.Find out more

Lawn Reclamation

Harry Barker Properties, of Askam-in-Furness, gave us corporate support by reclaiming some of the lawn at our Ambleside centre and turning it into usable outdoor space.Find out more

Jack Todd - community leader

Jack graduated from our Aspiring Leaders Programme in 2017 and is actively building his own community based project in the Furness area.Find out more

Aly Knowles

Aly Knowles has worked for Brathay for 20 years and lives in Ulverston. Aly raised £8,500 for us by taking part in our 10in10 challenge, and now supports others to complete this epic feat of running endurance, as Operations Manager for the event.Find out more