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AGM 2021

Posted on: September 16th, 2021

Announcing the date of the AGM for 2021

Date of AGM 2021 is 14th October

New Vacancy Opportunity

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

Job Opportunities

Posted on: June 16th, 2021

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Successful Accreditations with Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus

Posted on: April 26th, 2021

Chrysalis are thrilled to announce that, after much hard work over recent weeks, we have been successful with #CyberEssentials and #CyberEssentialsplus Accreditations! @CyberSmart.UK !This work was part of the National Cyber Security Centres’ support for care providers, in collaboration with the national and local support programme; Better Security, Better Care.For Chrysalis this means that we have met a nationally recognised standard for Cyber Security, which demonstrates that our systems and equipment meet a very high standard.Our thanks go out to our expert volunteer @gary.richardson.980967 who has provided much support with the technical and, application requirements throughout the process!Our thanks also go out to @RiskCrewUK and @SystemITLtd for all their hardwork in helping Chrysalis to achieve these two accreditations. Mike Denovellis, IT Director of SystemsIT said “It has been a fantastic experience working with the team at Chrysalis Cumbria to help them achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Cyber security is an ongoing concern that all companies should take extremely seriously in the same way that Chrysalis Cumbria have done, and it’s great to see the hard work and commitment put in by the team at Chrysalis Cumbria has paid off. Congratulations to all involved.”

Cyber Essentials logo

Our Lottery. A Weekly Prize. £25,000 Jackpot. Plus this months special draw is for a Years Supply of Fruit & Veg. The best way to support our cause for £1 a week.

Posted on: March 12th, 2021

We have joined Onelottery. It only takes a minute to support us and you can win weekly prizes and a chance to win £25,000 as well as taking part in regular special drawers. All this for just £1. That’s less than the price of a cuppa from coffee shops! Being part of Onelottery means that with your support we can help to generate regular sustainable funding to help us continue to enrich the lives of adults with a wide range of support needs, specialising in adults with learning disabilities. Help us to continue and improve this much needed service. Thank you

Lettuce tell you about our next special prize draw! Whether you’re a fresh food fanatic or a fast-food fiend, you’ll love this special prize. On 17th July one lucky player will win 12 monthly fruit & veg boxes, delivered straight to their door. That’s shallot of fruit & veg! Get your tickets now – it’s easy peasy! 

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MARCH Winners

Posted on: February 26th, 2021

Congratulations to all the winners in March.

The March draw represents the last monthly draw for Chrysalis. Thank you to everyone who has taken part over the years. The Monthly Draw is now closed.

Please visit our Onelottery page for more information on how you can continue to support us in the way.



Chrysalis Spreads Some Christmas Cheer

Posted on: December 24th, 2020

Chrysalis has been spreading some Christmas cheer across the county by sending out more than 80 festive gift boxes to the people we support. 

Claire poses with the hampers
Claire with the festive gift hampers

This was made possible by a generous donation from Mr Mike McCrickard. 

Mr McCrickard presented to Claire Doherty on behalf of Chrysalis earlier this year in our Sensory Garden with a cheque for £500, where he was able to socially distantly meet a few of our members and some of The Meeting Place staff with Team Leader Vicky Hogg as well as the Trustees.

Group photo of Claire receiving a donation
Claire and Mr. Mike McCrickard; looked on by Trustees, staff and members

As we couldn’t host our regular Christmas meal and disco this year, we held an online virtual party instead on Tuesday 22nd December as part of our 12 days of Christmas events. We played games, had dances and even a little virtual singalong with thanks to Dave Camlin. 

The festive gift boxes included Christmas hats, Christmas party toys and Christmas Cake (or alternatives) as well as a little gift of compulsory Christmas socks!

hampers on display with Claire and Moira
Claire, Moira and Emma look over the hampers before being distributed by Cumbria Express

Chrysalis Chief Officer Claire Doherty said: “We wanted to do something to keep in touch with everyone and let people know we are thinking about them.

“Everybody that we support regularly, either by telephone, virtually, on-site and with our out-reach workers, has been sent a gift box and there are some items in there that they can use to celebrate Christmas or join in with our virtual Christmas party.”

Greenhill Fair 2020

Posted on: September 15th, 2020

We are sorry to announce that this years Annual Greenhill Fair will not be taking place due to the current circumstances. Thank you to everyone who has already made an enquiry about the event; we hope to see you next year if conditions allow.

If anyone would still like to make a donation please do so via The Wholefoods Shop or by contacting us directly on 016973 44751 or email us at

It’s Shop Local Week

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

Come and join us at Chrysalis Wholefoods this week.

We are open Monday to Friday 9-4 and Saturday 09.30-3

We look forward to seeing you there

Tel 016973 49559

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Posted on: March 23rd, 2020

For updated information on the coronavirus please click on the link above

This government site will have the most up to date links for you regarding Covid-19 including:

What you need to do, How to stay safe, NHS advice links, Employment and Financial support advice, How you can help, Travel and School information as well as much more.

These are unprecedented times and we wish everyone to be safe. Please use the link above which we hope you will find useful for any information you may need.