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Carlisle West Newtown

Shadygrove Road, Carlisle, CA2 7LE View Map >
T. 01228 223417 Enicky.robley@barnardos.org.uk  W.

Carlisle West Sure Start Children's Centre offers access to a range of support for families with children age 8 & under. Offering accessible services for all parents, with more support targeted at those who need it. Services include, Play & Early Support, Childcare, Parenting Support, Individual Home Based Family Support, Health Services, Volunteering Opportunities and help for parents to find work or training.

The Centre covers Morton, Denton Holme, Belle Vue, Yewdale, Castle, Dalston and Burgh. We help parents, carers and families to promote healthy choices and lifestyles, provide safe homes and stability ,support learning, enjoyment and achievement, promote positive behaviour and participate in making their community a better place to live. We value and respect all children and their families and will work together to provide equality of opportunity in order to enable families to make their own choices.

Carlisle West Newtown used to share it's base with Carlisle West - Morton, on Wigton Road, behind Morton Community Centre. It has now opened new premises on Shady Grove Road ans is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. The majority of Children's Centre services and activities happen in local Community Centres and halls. We work closely with First Steps Nursery, Newtown, an OFSTED registered nursery offering early education, full day care, wraparound childcare and holiday care for under 5's. There is a Children's Centre sensory room in Newtown School providing one to one sensory stimulation for children & their parents. Outreach home visits are available to share further information about Children's Centre services or please contact 01228 223417 or call in at the Centre. 

Open: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm | Centre manager: Nicky Robley.

Regular Activities and Timetable
Services available on request

Please contact us for more details on other services such as:

Activities for dads and children.  

Play sessions at the women`s refuge. 

Fun days at community events e.g. National play day,  

Portage service for Children with disabilities/special needs.  

Play activities for children with diabilities/special needs e.g. sensory room & sensory suitcase. 

Information on accident and injury prevention.

Information for new parents.  

Information and events to promote healthy lifestyles.  

Cook 4 life courses and events. 

Healthy eating courses.  

Road safety awareness information. 

Baby massage.  

Community Parents programme.  

Child safety information. 

Information and contacts for parents.   

A range of courses to support parents, eg Speakeasy - empowering parents / carers with the skills and knoweldge to talk about sex and relationships with their children 

Help and advice with home safety.

Help and advice with weaning

Breast Feeding Peer Support workers - Support for parents in the initiation and maintenance of breast feeding.

Home based family support. 

The Houseproud scheme. 

A range of development courses for parents e.g. Family First Aid

Support for young parents.  

Support for parents experiencing domestic violence.  

Support for families living with the effects of substance misuse. 

Fox Cubs - a support group for families which have a child with additional needs. 

A sensory room.  

The Early Support programme for children with a disability/special needs. .

Infant massage for children with a disability/special needs.

Signposting - Benefits advice. 

Signposting - Legal advice.

Barnardo's believes in children, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Registered Charity Nos: 216250 and SC037605