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:
Local businesses pulled together to raise over £10,000 for young people from the Furness region by completing our unique rowing and running challenge.Find out more
A Furness construction company has generously completed important groundworks free of charge ready for our newest outdoor challenge.Find out more
A group of Barrow cyclists used their pedal power to raise funds for our work with young people in the area.Find out more
In October 2018, Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall announced three years of further support for our Cumbria wide ‘Be SAVY’ (Be Safe and Value Yourself) project.Find out more
We have been working with Siemens in Ulverston for the last 5 years to provide an induction programme for their new apprentices.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