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Carlisle Key to open Penrith drop-in service

Carlisle Key are opening a drop-in service in Penrith on a trial basis on Wednesday the 6th of March 2019. Carlisle Key works with young people 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

They provide assistance and support within their drop-in service to alleviate the hardship and distress caused by homelessness, housing, financial and other related difficulties. They empower young people by giving them the knowledge, support, and confidence they need so that they can live independently and take an active role in the local community.

The Drop-in will be held at Citizens Advice, 2 Sandgate, Penrith CA11 7TP on a Wednesday 12:30pm-3:30pm.

Anyone who is 16-25 and is having problems with housing can come and get support from Carlisle Key. There is no need to make an appointment young people can just drop in any time between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on a Wednesday.


Homeless Advice, Housing Advice (housing searches, choice based lettings etc), Money Management, Welfare Benefits Advice, Support with Form Filling, Tenancy Advice and Advocacy, Counselling Support, Employability Advice and Guidance, Referrals to other Agencies and Practical Support.

Carlisle Key CEO Clare Warwick said: “We are excited to start working in the Penrith area, we feel there is a need for our service in Penrith and we hope that young people utilise the service during the 3 month trial so that we can continue to provide this frontline support. We are very grateful for everyone who has helped us start this project especially Eden Council, Eden Housing Association and Citizens Advice.”

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