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Last Updated: Friday, 23 March 2007, 15:19 GMT
Cash boost for health partnership
Community facilities in West Cumbria have been awarded 250,000 in healthcare funding from the NHS.

Cumbria County Council will use the cash to improve buildings and equipment, allowing more health staff to work within the community.

The council said it was the latest example of a partnership which aims to make it easier for families to access help and support as early as possible.

Children's centres and schools will benefit most from the grant.

Anne Sheppard, a children's services department manager, said: "This funding will help us in our commitment to make it easier for families to see the professionals they need all in the one place, and to have services coming to the child rather than the other way round.

"In Cumbria, all the agencies involved in providing services to children and families are committed to working together to ensure that parents and carers receive the support they need in the right place, at the right time."

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