Charity launched to support South Cumbria flood victims

The group will help people who are still feeling the affects of the floods. Credit: ITV Border

A new charity has been launched in South Cumbria to help people who are suffering long-term issues caused by flooding, such as isolation, anxiety and child poverty.

Hope Community has been set up by volunteers who've been helping people since Storm Desmond in December 2015.

Some families receive food parcels but don't necessarily know how to cook.

If you get a box full of food that's fantastic and well needed, but if those families don't actually use the food but just keep it in the cupboards and then go out and get a takeaway, driving them into more debt, then that is a concern.

– Jonny Gios, Hope Community