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

Walney School

Walney School is launching a new initiative to prepare their students for the world of work, with the introduction of Employability Passport.

Right from the start of Year 7 students will be encouraged to gather evidence of their experience, both within and outside school, that give them the key skills they need to thrive and prosper when they leave Walney School. Brathay and other employers are committed to supporting the strategy, by offering their expertise and resource to the teaching staff.

Siemens Subsea Apprentices

In September 2017, 30 Siemens Subsea Apprentices spent a week at Brathay Hall to consolidate the learning from their workplace training, and to build their leadership, communication and team skills.

Take a look below for some more great stories from the area:

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

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