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Welcome to A New Hope Cumbria CIC


A New Hope, Cumbria C.I.C aims to bring affordable training and support to West Cumbria.

We aim to make West Cumbria a better place for everyone.

Alongside our training courses, we now also offer various children’s provisions, including;

  • BSL Kids Project – teaching children British Sign Language in a fun and interactive way
  • Kids BSL Club – a great place for children who have attended the BSL Kids project to practice and grow their skills
  • Kids Craft Club – an hour and half of messy play, or creative making, where kids can make new friends and learn new skills.
  • Youth Group 4 to 11 yr olds – a 3 hour drop in Youth Group helping to instil a sense of community and belonging as well as providing a safe space for primary school aged children to make new friends and learn new skill
  • Youth Group 11 to 18 yr olds – a 3 hour drop in Youth Group for secondary school aged children offering the same provisions as the 4 to 11 youth group but in a more age appropriate way.

For all of the adults out there, our courses include

  • First Aid at work,
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST),
  • British Sign Language (BSL),
  • And many more.

As well as offering BSL courses, we also offer support to the deaf community in the form of our Deaf Walking group.

Children may attend certain adult courses however this depends on age and ability. Please contact us to discuss this.

Now taking bookings for our next block of Level 1 British Sign Language classes

A 25 to 33-week course covering conversational BSL.

Starting at £450 per person

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1 Day Courses

We aim to offer a variety of 1 day courses, such as Adult First Aid, Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, and more.

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Other Projects

As well as training courses we also offer several groups and one-off events. some of these groups, such as our Mental Health Drop-In session are FREE to attend, while others have a small charge. Some projects we have ran include Family Sign days, our BSL club, and our Deaf Walking Group.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – 2 Day Course

ASIST is a 2 day interactive course teaching you how to spot the signs that someone is having thoughts of suicide, how to initiate a conversation, and how to lead them to a place of safety. This course is fully accredited and is internationally recognised. It is taught by a 2 trainer team, and we are the only complete, in house team in Cumbria. For more information on ASIST please click the link

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CV Writing Assistance

Our CV writing assistance will help you construct, or amend, your CV to help improve your chances on the job market. Our CV writer has experience in management, as well as previous experience as a Union Representative.

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Life Coach/Therapist

We are currently working on adding a Life Coach/Therapist to our staff. This will be a chargeable service.

Our Coach/Therapist will be able to help you with attaining specific goals, such as job satisfaction, harmony within your relationship, or a boost to your mental health.

“Louise, I thought you’d like to know that thanks to the basic sign language skills I learned from you and a bit I already had that I was able to jumble through a conversation in the ambulance with a deaf, mute patient. I was able to explain using signs and the alphabet as well as gain vital medical information. Thank you all so much! I can’t wait to find the right time to book onto the accredited course.”


“I took the Basic Introduction into BSL as I found it interesting and wanted to learn more. Hazel and Louise put everyone at ease in class, and we all worked at a pace to suit us individually. Lots of key areas were taught from colours, animals, clothes, foods and by the end of the course we could put together a full descriptive conversation in BSL of the subjects we learnt”


“An excellently run training course, would definitely recommend.”


“Enjoyed the Basic Sign Language lessons. Friendly and enjoyable, thank you.”