Our Mission Enabling and supporting people to live full and independent lives



Our Employment Service is for anybody aged 16 or over, living in Cumbria, and eligible for support under the Care Act. This service is available to people who may have a physical or learning disability, a mental health difficulty or who may be a young carer.

You will need to be referred to the service by a Social Worker and be eligible based on a Care Act Assessment. If you don’t currently have a Social Worker you can discuss your interest with your Community Mental Health Nurse or your Disability Employment Advisor usually based at your local Jobcentre Plus office.

We are also partners in Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to work Barrow and South Lakeland*

How can we help?

Experienced employment advisers focus on people’s strengths, skills, values, aspirations and opportunities. Our service is person centred and tailored to meet the needs of the person and their support requirements.

Support includes:

  • Work preparation skills
  • Help with literacy and numeracy
  • Gaining IT skills
  • CV writing
  • Job searching
  • Job applications
  • Confidence building
  • Settling into your new job
  • Ongoing in-work support
  • Reasonable adjustments in work





*I am involved in delivering the
Building Better Opportunities programme
part funded by the European Social Fund.


“Imagine has helped me celebrate a milestone of over a year of not requiring any admission”

Delivered in conjunction with Cumbria County Council


For more information on how to access our Cumbria Employment service, get in touch and email Employment Co-ordinator, Fran Lowe.