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:

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