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Howgill Family Centre

Birks Road

Cleator Moor

CA25 5HR

01946 817900

Registered Charity no. 519278.  A company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England no. 2045632

Welcome to our website, there are many interesting features included, so please enjoy a browse!

Who We Are

Howgill Family Centre are a registered Charity who have been operating in the Communities of Whitehaven and the surrounding areas of Copeland for 35 years.

We currently employ over 60 staff and 40 volunteers delivering services throughout Copeland. Our headquarters and administrative centre are located, at Birks Road Cleator Moor (next to the new Health Centre)

What We Do

Howgill Family Centre started with a group of parents who got together to provide pre-school activities for children up to age five in a building on Howgill Street.

This remains a key element of what the organisation does today, albeit on a very much larger scale.

We provide education, skills, health, and social care services for children and their families across Copeland and West Cumbria. From practical support to therapeutic intervention, Howgill is here to help.

Where we work

As the Local Authority contracted provider for the whole of the Copeland area, in addition to our outreach sessions as listed in the what’s on section, we have
permanent facilities in several locations. For details please Click Here


Howgill Family Centre maintains rigorous standards in all staff and volunteer recruitment.  All staff involved in the short-listing and interview processes are trained and qualified in Safer Recruitment techniques and procedures. Any successful applicants must be aware that not only will an enhanced DBS check be carried out but all references WILL be followed up. Please Click Here to see our Safeguarding Policy.

ADDITIONALLY, the Cumbria LSCB website contains full details on all safeguarding issues and procedures. Please Click Here to be taken there.


If you are not a UK taxpayer but would like to support us with a donation. You can do so by following the link below.

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