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Cumbria Offender Services (COS)

We provide support to people living in North and West Cumbria who are currently under the supervision of either Cumbria & Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company (C&L CRC) or the National Probation Service (Cumbria).

Finding suitable accommodation

Our services help people to find and sustain suitable accommodation and with any finance, benefit or debt issues they may have. Clients must be referred by the CRC or the NPS.

We usually see people in the CRC offices in Carlisle and Workington, but also meet people in their own home or out and about in other venues such as cafes etc.


We understand the difficulties faced by many people who have been in contact with the Criminal Justice System in finding accommodation, in accessing welfare benefits, and in more generally moving forward with their lives and we take a flexible and individual approach in how we try to support people.

The team is small – there are just four of us – but we are committed and passionate about the work we do.

If you live in North or West Cumbria and would like to be referred to the service then ask your Responsible Officer or Offender Manager to make a referral.