Cumbria Action for Social Support

Support for the homeless and offenders to achieve

Positive Change


WE are

Concerned with the Welfare of Others

Cumbria Action for Social Support is part of a humanitarian tradition of independent voluntary organisations that are concerned with the welfare of others and dedicated to improving the lives of those who receive their services. CASS development and success is not just based on what we do but also how we do it and why.


We need


Learn how you or your project fits with our local and regional strategies, and help us reduce homelessness.


I met with my CASS worker as often as I needed and for as long as I needed. Someone from CASS was always available to talk if I was feeling low.
— Jimmy
CASS has been very beneficial to me, providing me with a property and helping me
get my benefits back on track, which was something I really needed. I’ve now started to
do a lot more and I feel like myself again.
CASS provided me with the roof over my head that I needed to get
my life together. They have helped
the most with preparing me to move on. I now have more motivation and CASS has
inspired me.
— Peter
The support from CASS is excellent. The support workers are very hands on with their
work and I felt like the workers I had would do anything they could to help resolve a
— Maxine


WE BELIEVE IN positive change

We have a key focus of preventing homelessness among offenders and other vulnerable groups and provide temporary supported accommodation with the aim of supporting people to live more independently in the future.


we Aim to reduce homelessness by

  • Improving the accommodation situation of people referred to the project.  

  • Enabling homeless people to have a period of stability. 

  • Reducing the type of behaviour which in the past has led to people offending or losing their accommodation. 

  • Improving people’s ability to manage their own accommodation. 

  • Working  collaboratively with other agencies to promote the interests of homeless people, those who have offended and those with problems with alcohol and / or other drugs.

See our strategic aims and objectives

We provide help

Our Accommodation Advice & Support service helps people who are homeless to find accommodation and set up a home.

Our Finance and Debt Advice & Support service helps people to manage their money and maximise their income.

We provide our services to people in Carlisle, Eden and West Cumbria with the help of our partners: Cumbria & Lancs Community Rehabilitation Company; National Probation Service;  through The Connect Project, Carlisle & Eden Mind, Carlisle & Eden Citizens Advice Bureau and Cumbria Law Centre.

See OUR services and projects