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Inspira scoops ‘Futures and Employability’ award at Golden Apples

Inspira’s success working with young people and adults – providing high quality career management and personal development programmes for all ages – has been awarded with the prestigious ‘Futures and Employability’ award at this year’s Golden Apple Awards, organised by CN Media and held at the Carlisle race course on Friday 7th of October. Sarah Harrington, Director […]

Teens experience stress about future choices

A Lancashire teenager offers advice for stressed out teens as pressure around future decisions mounts. A new study from National Citizen Service (NCS), the youth empowerment programme, reveals a rise in children as young as 12 who are suffering from stress-related illnesses. As the new study reveals 9 in 10 young people are expected to experience […]

Glad you’re on board, Oli

Teenager stars in National Citizen Service billboard campaign shot by celebrity photographer Rankin   Take a look at the billboard showing a line-up of young people on Carlisle’s Currock Street and you may spot a familiar face.   The image features 17-year-old Nelson Thomlinson sixth-former Oli Coulson, fifth from the left. It was taken by […]

Local teen features in national campaign for National Citizen Service celebrating their work in local community

A local teenager from Wigton has been selected as one of just 22 young people to take part in the national campaign for National Citizen Service (NCS), the country’s flagship youth programme delivered by Inspira in Cumbria and Lancashire.  Inspira have been a lead organisation in the development of the programme, and they are proud […]

Over 1000 people attend the National Citizen Service Graduations

Over 500 young people from Cumbria graduated from the National Citizen Service summer programme on Saturday 18th October. Attended by a total of over 1000 people, six graduation ceremonies were held across three locations in the county.   Managed and delivered by Inspira in Cumbria and Lancashire, NCS is part of a government-backed scheme to […]

Inspira retains National Citizen Service Contract

Inspira has been confirmed as one of only ten Regional Delivery Partners in England and Northern Ireland taking the National Citizen Service forward for the next four years. Based in Cumbria, Inspira is a leading career guidance and personal development organisation, which helps young people and adults build skills for life and work.   Mark […]

Youngsters to be proud of are set for a bright future

Hundreds of teenagers from across the Fylde coast are celebrating after being hailed as the best crop of youngsters to pass through the  popular scheme – National Citizen Service, managed by Inspira in Cumbria and North Lancashire. The 16 and 17-year-olds helped raise thousands of pounds for good causes during the programme aimed at giving […]

Teens tell how voluntary work boosted their skills

Sixteen-year-olds from across Furness and Millom have completed three weeks on the National Citizen Service programme and they have been carrying out 30 hours of social action. The teenagers have been working with charities and at community events, such as assisting with programme sales and traffic management at the North Lonsdale Agricultural Show and stewarding […]

Pop group perform to NCS participants on Cumbrian fellside

Carlisle singer songwriter Mikey Bromfield was back in the county and joined by fellow members of Only the Young to surprise some of the 15, 16 and 17-year-olds taking part in the latest wave of the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme during the summer. The teenagers are the latest to embark on the government-backed personal […]

Teenagers meet and learn about community organisations on National Citizen Service

After climbing up a mountain, cooking ration packs for their team and learning how it feels to make a meal from scratch in university halls, young people in Cumbria are now putting their skills of teamwork, confidence and ability to help others into action by putting them to the ultimate test – helping their own community. […]