Cumberland Lodge publishes new Impact Report

Our latest Impact Report highlights the scope and impact of our work in 2018-19

Front cover crop of Cumberland Lodge Impact Report 2018-19

We are pleased to publish our latest Impact Report, offering a comprehensive account of how we carried out our charitable mission between September 2018 and August 2019.

This report highlights our influence on the life and work of individuals, communities, organisations and policymakers, across the UK and beyond.

‘More relevant than ever’

As our Chair of Trustees, The Rt Hon Baroness Prashar, says in her Foreword, ‘Cumberland Lodge has
its roots in a time of national and international crisis, more than 70 years ago, and today its work
in bringing people together to discuss challenging issues that affect us all is perhaps more relevant than ever.’

The report describes our unique methodology and ethos, and reviews our work and activities in 2018-19, as well as the conference trade that supported it.

It presents key outcomes from our 2018-19 series of conferences, panel discussions and retreats on ‘Identities & Belonging’, with quotes from a wide range of people who were involved in this work in different ways, and case-studies to demonstrate the way we make a difference.

We also highlight some of the many speakers and facilitators who contributed to our programme, and the generosity of partners, friends and supporters who helped to make it possible.

Read and download

You can read the report below, in e-book format on screen, or download a compressed PDF copy here.

High-resolution copies are also available on request from our Programme team. Please email

‘A movement for social progress’

Our Chief Executive, Canon Dr Edmund Newell, concludes his annual review by saying, ‘It remains an honour and a privilege to work alongside a talented and dedicated team of colleagues… A movement for social progress is emerging, thanks to our expanding work, and I am grateful to all who are making this happen.’