Support us & fundraising

West House is a not-for-profit organisation offering essential services and support for all people with learning difficulties.

For over 30 years, we have been Cumbria’s leading care and support provider for adults, young people and children with learning and other difficulties. By providing individual, genuine and caring support, we enable all those in our care to lead a rewarding, happy life in a homely environment.

Our vision is for children, young people and adults with learning and other difficulties in Cumbria to live a fulfilling life, in the way they want and with the support they choose. To help us achieve this, we provide a range of care and support options at every stage of life, from 24/7 residential care to occasional support, education to work-ready programmes, activity centres to our three enterprises – Grow West, The Pottery and Cafe West. From childhood all the way through to adulthood, we want to make sure we are there for the people in our community that need us to ensure they reach their full potential.

West House is one of the largest voluntary organisations and a major employer in Cumbria, with over 400 care and support staff. We support over 200 adults and over 150 children at home and in the community.

We wouldn’t be able to achieve our vision and deliver our vital care service in Cumbria without much-needed income. Your contribution as a fundraiser is very important.

Here is what your money can do:

How you support us

By raising money for us you are helping us to provide care to those that need it in our community, to ensure every person in our care receives the resources and facilities they need and to provide opportunities for training, education and development to the people within our care – to name a few.


There are 101 ways that you can raise money to help support West House. We’ve put together a handy support pack with all the information you need, along with plenty of ideas to set you on your fundraising way.

If you would like more information , or would like to chat to us about your potential fundraising idea, you can contact us by email. 

Become a West House Hero!

Corporate Giving

We are lucky enough to have had a number of businesses that support us through generous donations or, choose West House as their charity of the year.

If you have chosen us as your charity of the year, please download our handy fundraising pack for lots of fundraising ideas and links to our logos and collateral.

We are more than happy to provide collateral, buckets, collection pots, posters and more.

Make us your Charity!


Alongside our experienced staff, we work with a number of volunteers in both our enterprises and our centres to help provide the support that those in our care need.

If you have available time, would like to support West House and become a volunteer, then please contact us. Please note that you will be asked to complete an enhanced DBS check along with our induction training before you are able to volunteer.

Donate your time

Thank you

We would like to thank all of the many people, organisations, trusts and more that kindly supported us with much-needed funds, time and even equipment over the recent years.

Proud of our people

Our dedicated team of volunteers and support workers are priceless.

We take great pride in the local community that we serve and that is why all of our staff are local. They are fully trained to the highest standard so we can offer the best quality care.