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What is Healthlands: 

Heathlands is a community, led by our members to promote and enable the personal development and wellbeing of every person who attends.

We aim to support individuals to make positive decisions about their lives and overcome any issues that may hold them back. This is achieved by supporting them to engage in or access to a range of activities and opportunities. These could be educational, training and moving towards employment, personal development, creative or social. The aim is to have an impact on our members personal lives, improving such areas as self-esteem, confidence or health and wellbeing. By working with a diverse range of groups, partners and communities, one of the project’s aims is to promote social inclusion and create new opportunities. About - Heathlands

  • Heathlands - Day opportunities for Adults with disabilities and long term conditions. Heathlands website
  • Heathland’ Pathways to Adulthood - Post school/college Transition and alternative education service
  • Heathlands at Home - Online activities and virtual day service. Heathlands at Home

 Heathlands offers something for everyone 

  • A wide range of activities to choose from
  • Supported learning and chance to gain accredited qualifications 
  • Opportunities to have new experiences, take part in one off events and projects
  • Semi- rural, safe environment with outdoor spaces
  • Active engagement with the wider community
  • A vibrant, fun and creative place to grow, make friends and be part of a community.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Eleanor Farquharson
Contact Position
Business Adminstrator
01228 674950 01228 674950
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Where to go

Heathlands Farm
Harker Road ends


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We offer a free pick up service from ASDA at Kingstown for those who travel by public transport.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm


Referral Details

Heathland is open to anyone with a disability or life limiting conditions.

Heathlands hold contracts with Cumbria Council and the NHS and takes placements funded directly by both organisation

Heathlands will accept placements funded via Direct Payments, Self Funder and Individual Service Funds.

The minimum placement is a half day session (3 hours)

Heathlands is an Adult service (18yrs and above) but will work with 17+ as part of a structured transition program

Placements can be funded through Education and EHCP routes as part of a transition plan.

Please contact us to arrange to visit Heathlands:

Call: 01228 670950

Email: info@heathlandscumbria.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heathlands.Cumbria/

Other notes

Heathlands offers a wide range of supported opportunities to choose from:

  • Life skills and employability  
  • Health, sport and outdoor pursuits
  • Baking and catering
  • Arts, crafts and textiles
  • Drama and music
  • Wonders of nature
  • ICT, film making and photography
  • Maths and English

We offer nationally accredited qualifications in many of these subjects

Local Offer


Pathways to Adulthood 

Heathlands offer for Young Adults

  • A wide range of activities to choose from
  • Supported learning and chance to gain accredited qualifications 
  • New experiences in the community
  • Learn about being a more independent adult
  • Make your own choices and taking the next steps

Accredited Supported Learning and Activities

Post 18 FE Educational alternative - Heathlands Supported Learning Program  

  • Tailored learning based on individual need, designed to reinforce and build on skills gained through education
  • Additional holistic activity options to complement pathways to adulthood programme
  • Support to further education

Heathlands ethos is to start with a person’s existing abilities, skills and interests. We can support you to build on your interests and abilities, to learn new skills and to achieve qualifications. We’ll support you to achieve your ambitions and plan for your future.  Heathlands is working in partnership with Cumbria County Council’s Community Learning and Skills Team to deliver accredited Ascentis qualifications. The Ascentis customised programmes of learning are supported and assisted by our own qualified tutors and support worker team. This can be invaluable in recognising achievement, and progress learners onto further study.

Post Education Transition

Heathands experienced staff will work with prospective new members, the family/carers and the educational organisations to create a plan to facilitate the transition into Adult services. This can include:

  • Visits and Taster days to the project
  • School/college holiday placements
  • Meeting with family and carers
  • Meeting and visit the educational Establishment and staff
  • Support placement whilst still at educational establishment

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