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The Carlisle Partnership brings together stakeholders from across the district to work more effectively together, agree a shared vision for the area, and ways of delivering that vision.
We have included organisations from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. All our partners are members of the Partnership Forum which meets annually at our forum event / Annual General Meeting. At the AGM, the Partnership elects a Chair and Vice Chair and reviews the progress we are making towards our aims.
The Partnership has an Executive tasked with making sure we deliver our aims and providing direction and decision making across the wider Partnership.
Carlisle City Council is responsible for providing support to allow the Partnership to meet. The Partnership has a number of sub-groups, with each one helping to deliver the Partnership’s activities and to make sure all the important aspects of life get their share of attention. These priority area subgroups are listed below the Partnerships tab.
The Carlisle Partnership is independently chaired by Phil Houghton (Consultant Director, Throughstone). Its membership includes over 80 organisations, all of which have an interest in improving the area and the quality of life of residents.
FareShare believe that no good food should go to waste; and so, redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals.
In October 2018, the first Big Lunch task group meeting took place in Carlisle. A number of key partners came together to look at how we could bring The Big Lunch to Carlisle, in a BIG way. We want to help support Carlisle residents, neighbours, community groups, work places, school and more, to get together and celebrate our community with good food, friendship and fun.
The Grounds for the Garden project started in Spring 2018; it is a local campaign, working with Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw, to reduce waste and help your garden grow.
‘The Sustainable Food Cities Award is designed to recognise and celebrate the success of those places taking a joined up, holistic approach to food and that are achieving significant positive change on a range of key food health and sustainability issues.’ - SFC
A booklet designed and made by members of the Carlisle Youth Council containing useful information and guidance to help young people throughout their lives.
Primary Schools from across the Carlisle district have formed a partnership and are working alongside Carlisle City Council and Carlisle Partnership to put forward ideas, present and debate on key topics relevant locally.
Carlisle College media students have created a short educational documentary highlighting the effects of sugar, focusing on the issues in Carlisle District. This was an independant project students worked on with some support from tutors, Carlisle Partnership and Carlisle City Council.
Can any Partners help? We're looking for businesses or organisations who would like to be involved in helping to celebrate the graduation within Carlisle city centre, 22nd to 24th November 2017.
Don't miss out on our FREE Guided Summer Walks; 22nd July - 24th August 2017.
SUGAR SMART Carlisle has begun and we need you! We hope to make our city a healthier place for all by spreading awarness on Sugar. Get in touch today to be part of this community project!
On 23rd March 2017 we held the first Local Food Show. With over 40 local businesses showing off their produce, we displayed the amazing food and drink our local area has to offer.
A sensory garden for patients and family at Carleton Clinic within Hadrian Unit. Funded by Jane Anderson through Lisa’s Legacy.
This event promises to be a friendly festival with entertainment and activities for all ages. People will be able to have basic health checks undertaken in a relaxed environment and take the opportunity to find out about practical and / or alternative ways in which they can improve lifestyles and health. Rotarians in the Carlisle area and Sustainable Carlisle, are pleased to have support from several local organisations including Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and the Cumbria Community Foundation. Support for the health checks is being provided by Lloyds Pharmacy and colleagues from the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing.
Jack Runs Up The Hill is a film produced to highlight the problem of childhood obesity. The film mixes live action with animation and its aim is not about making judgements on children and their families but rather asserts the different life choices we make and their subsequent consequences. As the film progresses however we see that there are opportunities for change. It’s light hearted and aimed at being accessible for people both young and old as a piece to watch and/or to draw discussion from.
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The Local Healthy Options Award scheme is an initiative that has been developed by Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and Healthy City Carlisle. It was formed to encourage local cafes, restaurants and takeaways to provide healthier food options, whilst supporting the local economy and showcasing fantastic local food.
Carlisle City Council have been working with various local companies to administer grants of £5000 to households and businesses that were affected by flooding in December 2015
Lovers’ Lane Community Garden is a community project run by volunteers in Brampton, Cumbria. Originally, under the auspices of Sustainable Brampton, the garden started in 2012 when a member of Brampton Food Network was making enquiries locally for land that could be used to grow vegetables on. The garden, once a horses field, is situated very close to the town centre It is remarkably productive being completely organic and sheltered. We have a large poly tunnel so that gardening and food production is all year round.
It has taken over from Cumbria County Council's ‘Meals on Wheels’ service and hopes to expand to the wider district if it proves to be successful.
Since 2014, funded by Nestlé Healthy Kids UK, and rolled out locally with support from the Carlisle Partnership (Food Carlisle and the Healthy City Steering Group), the PhunkyFoods Programme has been working with 22 Carlisle primary schools to help educate children and their families on living a healthier lifestyle. As part of the Nestlé Healthy Kids funding a local PhunkyFoods Engagement and Development Coordinator (EDC) has been employed in Carlisle. The EDC has been able to work closely with each school to help create a culture and ethos of healthy living by embedding the PhunkyFoods Programme throughout the school.