Our family cannot thank you enough for the love, care and kindness you showed to our precious mum. She was able to realise her wish to stay in her own home until the end. It would not have been possible without you, we are eternally grateful.


I put my trust in your company and I was not disappointed, your staff are simply amazing , my dad has been so much happier since the carers have been visiting, in fact he has a new lease of life!


A massive thank you to your professional and compassionate staff for all the love, help, kindness and patience ..
I just wish mum could have been persuaded to accept your help sooner, it’s been a huge help to both her and US !


For all the love care and support you gave to dad and also to mum. Eternally grateful, we salute you for your care dedication and professionalism. It is second to none.

Daughter of WW 
Daughter of WW

We could see from the level of management organisation, clear records of assessment and care and from speaking to people using and working for the agency that a highly personal and professional service was being offered.

CQC Inspector 
CQC Inspector

About Lakeland Care

We’ve been serving the local community since 2008

We’ve helped thousands of people in Cumbria to live the life they choose

We are independently owned and locally based, with offices in Barrow and Millom

We are the largest homecare provider in Cumbria

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We will look after you or your loved one like one of our own

We genuinely care about our clients and our staff

We don’t believe in the one size fits all approach to care. You are unique, and as such you deserve the very best personalised service to meet your needs

We provide an extensive range of flexible, personalised services so wherever you are on your care journey – we are here to help

Our Team

We know what good care is really about.

Our team are here to support you every step of the way, whatever you need, nothing is too much trouble!

We are only ever a phone call away.

Our management team have a wealth of both health and social care expertise and experience;

Marge Smyth MBA

Managing Director

25 years in Social Care at Director level in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. 

Marge founded the Company in 2008.  

Prior to this Marge had many successful years as a Management Consultant. 

Dr David Footitt MA BM BCh (Oxon) FRCP


David is a former local Consultant Neurologist known to many and renowned for his caring approach and specialist knowledge. 

David spent over 30 years in the NHS caring for patients in a variety of clinical roles and for the last 14 years has been serving the people of Cumbria.  

Julie Gibney

Registered Manager

We believe in growing our own Managers, Julie joined us as a support worker in and has worked her way up to Registered Manager. 

Julie works extremely hard to make sure our clients are well looked after and properly supported at all times. 

You come first in all we do 

Everything we do here at Lakeland Care is underpinned by our core values :