Support for Women

BARROW WOMEN'S COMMUNITY MATTERSthis external link will open in a new window - This service offers help and support to women and their families via One-to-One support, courses, groups, drop-ins and organised activities.

GATEWAY FOR WOMENthis external link will open in a new window - Gateway 4 Women is a not-for-profit organisation offering support to all women in a safe, welcoming and women-only space. We support women with a range of vulnerabilities, including; mental wellbeing, homelessness and housing related difficulties, those undergoing drug and alcohol rehabilitation, those suffering domestic abuse, debt and money management, and social isolation, to name a few. We are open to all women – some may simply wish to come down for a chat and a cuppa and meet new people!

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If you have any questions or want to speak to a staff member, please get in touch : 

Gateway 4 Women, Lorne Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 5DU (01228 212090 or

Opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 9.30-4.30 and Friday 9.30-1.00

WOW - WELCOME TO WOMEN OUT WESTthis external link will open in a new window - A new women's centre in Whitehaven which covers Allerdale and Copeland Areas.  Welcome to Women out West have a range of events each month, go along and chat at one of their drop in sessions.  For further details on the events please contact 01946 550103 / Unit B4, Haig Enterprise Park, Kells, Whitehaven, CA28 9AN 

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FREEDOM PROJECT (WEST CUMBRIA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP) - They provide a confidential telephone helpline, free professional counselling and a weekly support group facilitated by qualified therapist and trainers. They help the whole family recover from the effects of domestic and sexual abuse. They support you whether you are still in an abusive relationship or have left - full emotional and practical support will be provided. 

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