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  • Action for blind people:Suite 2, 2nd Floor, English Gate Plaza, Botchergate, CarlisleTelephone: 01228 595121
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  • Adult basic education:For details of help with spelling, reading, maths, etc, telephoneAppleby 017683 53350 (daytime). Alston, 01434 382536. Penrith,01768 864120.
  • Age UK CARLISLE AND EDEN20 Spencer Street, Carlisle CA1 1BG (01228 536673); FAX (01228 633330)
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  • Alcoholics AnonymousConfidential 24-hour helplineTelephone: 0845 769 7555
  • ALSTON LOCAL LINK:(Winter opening hours until 14 March) Monday 10am-5pm; Tuesday 10am-3pm; Wednesday 10am-3pm; Thursday 10am-3pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-3pm.
  • ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY, PENRITH:For help and advice, telephone 01768 899633.
  • APPLEBY LIBRARY:Monday 10am-12noon and 2pm-7pm; Tuesday 2pm-5pm; Wednesday 2pm-5pm; Thursday closed; Friday 10am-12noon and 2pm-5pm; Saturday 10am-12noon.
  • APPLEBY SPORTS CENTRE:Please contact the centre on 017683 52957 for opening times & to make a booking.
  • APPLEBY SWIMMING POOL:For details of public and special sessions, telephone 017683 51212.
  • BOLTON BOOK DROP:Open every Tuesday 2.30pm-4pm
  • CARLISLE EDEN MIND: 49 Bank Street, Carlisle, CA3 8HJ. Tel. 01228 543354. Web site
  • CITIZENS ADVICE CARLISLE & EDEN 2 Sandgate, Penrith (03300563037): Mon, Tues and Thurs, 10am to 3-30pm. Drop in or by appointment.
  • CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL:Council web site.
  • CUMBRIA TOURISM:Go Lakes web site.
  • DENTAL DIRECT:For emergency dental treatment 01228 603900; to register with an NHS dentist 0845 6862556.
  • EDEN ANIMAL RESCUE:Homing and helping animals in need, 01931 716114.
  • EDEN CARERS:Information and support for carers, 01768 890280.
  • EDEN CLIMBING WALL (Penrith Pool):Open Mon-Fri, 10am to 9-30pm; Sat-Sun, 10am to 9pm.
  • EDEN COMMUNITY ALARMS:12 St. Andrew’s Churchyard, Penrith, 01768 890657. Assistance for vulnerable people who wish to live independently. An alarm can be used to summon help.
  • EDEN COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICES:For support to voluntary and community groups in Eden and contact details for the public, telephone 01768 242138.
  • EDEN DISTRICT COUNCIL:Council web site.
  • EDEN EPILEPSY GROUP:Hold monthly meetings in Penrith/Appleby. Contact 01768 862932 or 01768 895366.
  • EDEN MENCAP:Contact office on 01768 892014 or the chairman on 017683 71064.
  • EDEN VOLUNTARY SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND:1 Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith. Open Tues, 11am to 3pm, 01768 891724                  .
  • FARMING COMMUNITY NETWORK (formerly farm crisis network) CUMBRIA:Confidential helpline 0845 367990 www.fcn.org.uk
  • HEADWAY NORTH CUMBRIA:Contact Debbie Jackson on 01228 516683.
  • HOSPICE AT HOME CARLISLE AND NORTH LAKELAND:Penrith fundraising base: 01768 210719; Carlisle nursing base: 01228 603208.
  • HIV AND AIDS:Cumbria Support Group confidential telephone help-line: 01228 591986, Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm; every evening, 7-30pm to 11pm.
  • KESWICK LIBRARY:Monday 10am-7pm; Tuesday 10am-5pm; Wednesday 10am-7pm; Thursday 10am-12.30pm; Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-12.30pm.
  • KIRKBY STEPHEN LOCAL LINK:Monday 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm; Tuesday closed; Wednesday 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-6pm; Thursday closed; Friday 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm; Saturday 10am-1pm.
  • LAZONBY CO-OP LIBRARY LINK:Monday to Friday 7.30am-8pm; Saturday 7.30am-6pm; Sunday 9am-1pm.
  • LET GO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:01768 892179.
  • MARRIAGE GUIDANCE (Relate):01642 882822.
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    MINDLINE CUMBRIA: For mental health information and support, Tel 0300 5610000. E-mail info@mindlinecumbria.org, webchat: www.midlinecumbria.org, Text MIND to 81066                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY:24-hour helpline, 01768 34254.
  • NORTH CUMBRIA COMMUNITY TRANSPORT:Monday to Friday mornings, 01768 868118. Answerphone at other times.
  • PENRITH LEISURE CENTRE:For details of public and special sessions in the pool and gymnasium, tel. 01768 863450.
  • PENRITH LIBRARY:Monday 9.30am-7pm; Tuesday 9.30am-7pm; Wednesday 9.30am-5pm; Thursday 9.30am-5pm; Friday 9.30am-5pm; Saturday 9.30am-4pm; Sunday 12noon-4pm.
  • PENRITH & DISTRICT LOCAL BRANCH OF DIABETES UK:Contact Secretary Bonita Hopkins on 07714 973074.
  • PRIDE OF CUMBRIA AIR AMBULANCE:Contact 01325 487263.
  • RESOLVE MEDIATION SERVICE:Free mediation in neighbour disputes, and for young people and their parents, 01768 864055.
  • SHAP LIBRARY:Monday 11am-2pm; Tuesday 2pm-5pm; Wednesday closed; Thursday closed; Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 10am-12noon.
  • SHELTER CUMBRIA:Eden Mind Office, Rowan House, St Andrews Place, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7AU. Telephone: 03445 151945.
  • SHOPMOBILITY:Sandgate, Penrith (01768 895438). Kirkby Stephen shop and office: Market Square (017683 72266). Alston shop: Front Street (01434 382323). Appleby: Shop, 4 Low Wiend. Shap: Shop and office: Verdun House (01931 716086).
  • SOUND ADVICE CUMBRIA:Unit 1, Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith. Thurs, 4pm to 7pm; Fri 10am to 3pm, 01768 895553.
  • SSAFA Forces Help (Eden division):01434 381113.
  • TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES:Penrith, Robinson’s School (01768 867466), Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm; Sat 10-30am to 4pm.
    Appleby, Moot Hall (017683 51177), Mon to Sat, 9-30am to 5pm; Sun, 11am to 3pm.
    Kirkby Stephen, Market Street (017683 71199), Mon 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm; Tues to Sat 10am to noon.
    Brough, One Stop Shop (017683 41260), Mon, to Sat, 8-30am to 8pm. Sun, 8-45pm to 12-30pm.
    Alston Moor, Mon to Sat, 10am to 3pm.
    Ullswater, Open daily from 9.30 to 5.30 until the end of October.
  • VISIT EDEN:Web site.
  • VOLUNTEER CENTRE EDEN:33 Sandgate, Penrith: Tuesday and Friday, 10am to 4pm, other times by arrangement. Tel. 01768 866966, e-mail: volunteer@edenvb.demon.co.uk .
  • WRVS OFFICE:01228 24508.

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