A charity in Cumbria will be able to keep helping people for another year at least thanks to new funding.

Cumbria CVS, which has bases in both Barrow and Carlisle, originally expected its Step Forward Project to end in July this year.

However, the charity confirmed on Friday that the scheme would be running for another 12 months.

Project Manager for 'Step Forward into Volunteering and Employment' Shelley Studholme, said: "We successfully secured one more year through using funding wisely and delivering a business plan to the NENC ICB NHS funders that proved we could carry on until July 2025.

"The business plan was accepted and here we are until this time next year -fabulous!"

The initiative supports individuals living alongside severe and enduring mental health experiences move forward into either work or volunteering opportunities."

Find out more about the project and the other work Cumbria CVS has been doing by visiting their website here.