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.
Explore some of the great stories from the area:
Our Furness based office is situated at Barrow inside the Cookes Building on Abbey Road. Here our youth worker, Natalia, is making strides in the community.Find out more
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
8 teams from around the country completed the RowRunner Challenge in September 17, sponsored by Furness based BAE Systems.Find out more
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 is a student on the Aspiring Leaders Programme and has lived in Barrow-in-Furness for the majority of her life.Find out more
Furness based GlaxoSmithKline Ulverston were crowned 2017 National Apprentice Team of the Year after winning the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.Find out more
Paul and Trudi are landlords of the Stan Laurel pub in Ulverston and have raised over £36,000 for us.Find out more
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 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 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