Contact: Richard Stowe
Tel: (01257) 266311
The Brothers of Charity Services is an organisation whose vision is to provide a range of services to people with learning disabilities which support their individuality, choice, rights and dreams.
We aim to ensure all people have opportunities to learn, develop and lead their lives as independently as possible and that everyone is treated with equity, dignity and respect.’
1-3 Colne Road
Contact: Naheed Ashraf
Tel: (01282) 696100
Brierfield Action In the Community – BAIC set up in 2003 by local residents of Brierfield. It consists of Board Directors living in and around Brierfield who manage the operations of the organisation through a project manager. The organisation itself is registered as a ‘not for profit’ company and a ‘Registered Charity’. It has been set up for the benefit of those living within the area of Pendle but primarily Brierfield. It also acts as a catalyst to promote for the benefit of the public in Pendle where there is social and economic deprivation by all or any of the following means:
- the advancement of education, training or retraining;
- the preservation and protection of good health;
- the promotion of equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by promoting the elimination of discrimination on grounds of race, religion, disability or ethnic origin and by promoting attitudes, customs and practices in favour of equality;
- the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities available for use by the community or any section of it;
- the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance; the provision of recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities;
- the promotion of public safety and the prevention of crime;to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the community in Pendle in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society.
- ICT facilities
- Cyber Games
- Information and Advice/Guidance by trained staff
- Conference/meeting room
- Video/Music editing suite
- Employment based initiatives
Stubbylee Community Greenhouses
Contact: Tricia Brindle
Tel: (01706) 872111
We are a registered charity, a limited company and a development trust. Founded in 2000 by a group of people concerned about the future of Bacup, and determined to have a say on how SRB money was to be spent, we were homeless until 2007 when we took over Rossendale Council’s Greenhouses site in Stubbylee Park.
From there we have been delivering a PCT funded project “Cultivating Health” through which we have been providing:
- Opportunities for volunteering
- Work experience
- Therapeutic horticultural activities
- Individual care placements (self funded)
- A small retail outlet selling products made/grown on site
PCT funding ended 31 March 2011 but we have just secured a grant from The Big Lottery until 2014. The new project is called “Heads Up Rossendale” and we will be working specifically with people who have low self-esteem, mental or physical health problems and those with learning difficulties, using activities we have developed at Stubbylee.
61-63 St Thomas’s Road
Contact: Stephanie Tufft
Tel: 0300 303 1234
Age UK Lancashire aims to make a positive difference to the lives of all older people in the county and make later life a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
We work with older people over the age of 50 years within the county of Lancashire. However, we prioritise our services and support within those districts where there is no other Age Concern organization or Group or, if there is, an effective partnership is established. We work in Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, Pendle, West Lancashire and Wyre & Fylde.
We are the national body for social enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world. When they profit, society profits. Together with our members we are the voice for social enterprise. We do research, provide information and tools, share knowledge, build networks, raise awareness and campaign to create a business environment where social enterprises can thrive. We also support social enterprises at all stages of their development through information, advice, tools, events and networks.
Liz Tapner, Chief Executive of Selnet Ltd (Social Enterprise Lancashire Network) was asked to represent the Lancashire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) at a ministerial visit at St Georges Hall on 23rd January 2014 to launch the Liverpool City Region pilot of The Social Investment Business (SIB) Local Impact Fund. It’s aim to offer simple unsecured finance and investment readiness support to charities and Social Enterprises in the Liverpool City area. There are 2 pilots as part of the current EU programme Liverpool and Northamptonshire.
A group of LEP representatives from across the North West had a private meeting with Chair at SIB Sir Stephen Bubb and Nick Hurd MP who gave recognition to the economic significance of the Third Sector as a growing and viable sector that needs affordable long-term finance.
Mr Hurd also acknowledged, the need for local staged investment and the value of the representatives local knowledge and intelligence to enable then to meet real local issues & needs
Questions from the session included how the LEPs are planning to support social enterprise as part of their economic growth strategy? To this Liz Tapner was able to respond that she has been working with the LEPs Technical Assistance Group who are currently writing Lancashire EU Structural Investment Funds Strategy (ESIF) enabling them to consult with Third Sector front line service delivery organisations and their support agencies.
Liverpool City Region is showing great leadership in supporting the social sector by setting up a Local Impact Fund, how does Lancashire plan to provide similar opportunities? Through strong partnerships with Social Enterprise North West, Selnet, ONE Lancashire and her position within the Technical Assistance Group, Liz is championing ongoing support and investment to the Social Enterprise Sector in Lancashire and is keen to work with the Social Investment Business and the LEP to include setting up a Local Impact Fund amongst other initiatives.
Read the following post Third Sector Representation in Lancashire’s Growth Plans to find out more about Lancashire’s growth development plans and how our sector is being represented.
Photo Left to right:
Sir Stephen Bubb – Chair Social Investment Business, Aidan Manley – CEO Cheshire & Warrington LEP, Liz Tapner – CEO Selnet / Representing Lancashire LEP, Nick Hurd MP – Minister for Civil Society, Kevin Janes – Cheshire & Warrington SE Partnership / Cheshire & Warrington LEP, Angeliki Stogia – European Officer Network for Europe, Karen Tierney – Acting Deputy Director New Economy/Adviser to Greater Manchester LEP , Dr Pernille Kousgaard – Liverpool City Region LEP
A GLITTERING NIGHT FOR LANCASHIRE’S SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Lancashire’s army of social entrepreneurs were out in force at the annual Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2013.
The glittering event was held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel at Clayton le Moors on December 5th and is one of the largest awards ceremonies for social enterprise in the country.
Hundreds of people from social businesses across Lancashire were vying for top position in categories such as Excellence in Training, Large Social Enterprise of the Year and the ultimate crown of being Lancashire’s Social Enterprise Champion 2013.
Now in its fourth year and building every year, the awards attracted support from key partners including Recycling Lives, Unity Bank, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, The Key Fund and SENW.
The main winners on the night were:
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35 Railway Rd
Contact: Graham Jones
Tel: (01254) 680367
- Outreach, engagement, advice and guidance activities to help people recognise their skills, make informed decisions and take positive steps towards better futures;
- Help for individuals and communities to turn ideas into thriving private businesses and social enterprises;
- Worklessness and supported employment programmes to help all kinds of people move towards the world of work and then find and keep the right job;
- The capacity to deliver an extensive portfolio of vocational qualifications and personal development learning;
- Consultancy and training for public bodies and third sector to improve their capacity to deliver socially inclusive goals;
- Partnership and facilitation to develop a range of socially inclusive agendas at local, regional and national level.
20 Greenhey Place
Contact: Peter Cousins MBE
Tel: (01695) 724361
Brighter Future Workshop (BFW) is a multi-award winning charity and Social Enterprise that exists to help people with disabilities to regain or retain their mobility by providing new and recycled mobility equipment and aids at a cost effective price.
Brighter Future Workshop has a clear vision for change in two critical areas, firstly to provide supported training places to young disabled people (otherwise thrown on life’s scrapheap) to enable them to have far better chances in life, and to make their own informed choices. Secondly, to reduce or prevent thousands of pieces of reusable mobility equipment from ending up in landfill sites – including wheel-chairs, power chairs, scooters, electric rise-and-recline chairs, fully-functional hospital beds etc. -, by recycling them in our fully-equipped workshop and returning the equipment back into the needy, disabled community.
The scale of mobility equipment that ends up in land fill is truly horrendous; some mobility equipment providers scrap countless 1,000s of pieces of valuable mobility equipment a year, e.g. damaged or at the prescribed end of life. Most of this equipment could, after being recycled, be put back into the disabled community for reuse.