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Pathways Associates CIC

Suite 2pathways
St James Court West

Contact: Lynn James-Jenkinson

Tel: (07970) 900226

Email: lynn.james-jenkinson[at]


About Us

First and foremost Pathways Associates Community Interest Company is committed to supporting individuals to take control of all aspects of their lives as described by the 12 pillars of independent living ( These were identified by disabled people and will, if met, enable them to fully participate in society and lead to people being in control of their own lives with the support they, at the level they need for as long as they need it. Pathways Associates are committed to securing these needs, both locally and nationally through the training, consultancy and research we provide.

Pathways operates as a social enterprise reinvesting surplus into supporting research, (which will extend beyond health and social care into any area of life, community or society) and developments in the health and social care field which promote our principles and make our services available at a subsidised rate (or largely free) to people who may be entitled to health and social care services and their families.

We seek to attract funding from external sources in order to support the work we do and our partnerships with other organisations which share our values.

We offer 3 types of membership:

  • Individual membership
  • Subscriber membership
  • Associate membership



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New Era Enterprises (E.Lanc) Ltd

East Lancashire Voluntary Sector Resource Centre
62/64 Yorkshire Street
BB11 3BT

Kath Rowley

Tel: (01282) 435302



About Us

New Era Enterprises (E. Lancs) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee. It is a community business that promotes a wide range of community-based regeneration and economic development, primarily in and around Pennine Lancashire.

Although constituted as a business, its ethos is much more about improving the lives of local people than making money for itself.  

Its aim is to provide a service which supports the growth of skills and networks so that people are able to initiate and participate in their own and their community’s development.  This is achieved by working at a neighbourhood level within a vision of equal opportunity and sustainability.



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N-Compass North West Ltd

 3 Errigal Housencompass
Avroe Crescent

Contact: Teresa Jennings

Tel: (01253) 362140



About Us

Our Vision
To enhance the health and well-being of people across the North West of England through providing localised, innovative and responsive services.

Our Mission
n-compass aims to be the innovative leader and preferred provider in the provision of advocacy, carers, counselling, health and well-being and volunteer development initiates and services, making a positive difference and enhancing life opportunities for adults and young people. n-compass will achieve this through developing and expanding its work as a specialist lead provider and by working collaboratively with key partners.  Our commitment to establish effective partnerships is underpinned by acknowledging that no single organisation/sector can tackle deep-rooted social issues and problems alone. By working together we can create many more opportunities and take a co-ordinated approach to reach and support the communities we exist to support and to address the challenge of long-term sustainability for the services we delivery.



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Mutual Business Advice Ltd

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Foxholes Rd.
BL6  6AJ

Contact: Elaine Bowes

Tel: (01204) 452562



About Us

We are a Workers’ Co-operative, specialising in business support and advice to both start up and existing businesses. By establishing what your co-operative wants to achieve we are able to provide pragmatic, responsive advice across a broad spread of services including business planning, financial forecasting, marketing and promotion, personnel management and development. Our aim is to promote and develop co-operative enterprise into sustainable businesses where ever possible.



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Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd

midstream2 Penrose Place

Contact: Anita Cooke

Tel: (01695) 555316



About Us

Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd, inaugurated in 1995 as a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee is a leading Social Enterprise.  From a six and a half acre site and state of the art, purpose built accommodation in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire it provides vocational training and supported employment in a caring environment for young people and adults with learning difficulties.  At the same time it creates business and trading opportunities with public sector, private sector and voluntary/community sector organisations offering a wide range of products and services.

Those who are most disadvantaged in the labour market have the opportunity to take part in ‘real live’ work activities in a choice of occupational areas including Horticulture, Woodwork, Business Administration, Retail, Hospitality & Catering.  At the same time they are encouraged to work towards nationally recognised vocational qualifications ranging from basic entry level to NVQ level 2.  Training and assessments are carried out by our own professional teaching staff.  Health and Social Care needs are met by qualified health & social care practioners who give just the right level of support to ensure individuals are able to enjoy taking part in their daily work and training activities.

The whole focus of Midstream is to improve the quality of working lives of people who through no fault of their own are disadvantaged in the labour market and allowing them to make their contribution to the world of work.



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Little Green Bus

Unit 3 Hawthorn Industrial Parklittlegreen

Contact: Donna Atkinson

Tel: 01200 444484



About Us

To promote social inclusion and wellbeing by providing a safe, ac-cessible, demand responsive and door to door network of transport services to residents of the Ribble Valley and surrounding areas.

We provide transport for residents of the Ribble Valley, via Dial-a-Ride, Demand Response, Community Cars and Group Transport. Through the transport brokerage scheme it has become possible to ensure that all customers are catered for particularly at times when all four Little Green Bus buses are in action.

Youth Service runs are operated in the evenings for the purpose of transporting young people to youth development activities. Local community groups area able to purchase the services at not-for-profit prices.



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Lancashire BME Network

Spring Hill Community Centre
Exchange Street

Contact: Naz Zaman

Tel: (01254) 392974



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About Us

Lancashire BME Network (LBN) is a recently formed entity, resulting from the merging of Lancashire Women’s Network (LWN) and Lancashire BME Pact (Pact) in 2014.

Having worked closely over their respective histories on a number of programmes and initiatives, the boards and members of each felt it appropriate to formally merge the two bodies in recognition of their complementary natures and common goals to support local marginalised communities. This also allows for better use to be made of existing resources in face of significantly increasing demand from both local communities and referral agencies.

LWN were formerly known as Lancashire Wide Network for Minority Ethnic Women and were established in 1996 as a result of Fair Play seminars looking at poor levels of economic activity amongst BME women. The Pact set up in 2003 after identifying a need amongst BME groups and organisations for specialist capacity building support. LWN were the only organisation in Pennine Lancashire to support BME women in a ‘joined up’ service and address the holistic wellbeing of each woman it engaged with. The Pact were a well-respected representative body, with a track record of supporting infrastructure and BME groups around a number of thematic issues and needs.

Having collaborated on various projects and programmes throughout their respective histories, the Boards and Members of LWN and Pact felt it appropriate to merge the two entities to better achieve their shared goals of supporting BME communities:

both had a strong emphasis on user involvement;

the boards of both were comprised of current and ex service users, as well as other key political, social, and economic stakeholders;

both delivered community based learning activities supporting the development of BME communities.

The newly formed body is continuing and building on these shared successes, but is now able to make better use of existing resources through a more integrated management and strategic intervention structure in empowering marginalised BME communities. The merger has also resulted in a widening of our remit and LBN is now able to work with all genders.



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Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd

112-116 Tulketh Browintegrate-logo

Peter Green

Tel: (01772) 333800



About Us

Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd was established in 1983 to provide supported housing for individuals with Learning Difficulties. We continue to do this and also support individuals with Mental Health conditions, Physical Disabilities, Autism, Sensory Impairments and Dementia.

We have a long history in Social Enterprise and all of our Social Enterprises’s have been established to provide better opportunities in life, and the employment market, for people with disabilities & long term conditions. We offer placements related to wood recycling, horticulture and gardening, handyman services, decorating, retail and packaging.



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Intact – Preston

The Centre
49 Whitby AvenueIntact Logo

Contact: Denise Hartley MBE

Tel: (01772) 760760



About Us

The Centre

As part of our continued service and commitment to our local community, the rooms and facilities are available for a wide variety of needs. With our range of multi-purpose spaces and multi-agency partnership working Intact aim to meet all your requirements big or small.

Intact has much to offer to the local community with many facilities available. The community hall and kitchen, therapy room, computer suite and training room can be hired for a wide variety of activities or events.

The Intact Centre has easy wheelchair access and toilet facilities with a baby changing area. Car parking is available at the front of the building and an induction loop system is available in the Community Hall and Training Room.



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Helping Hand Limited

29-35 Ripon Roadhelpinghand

Contact: JillThrelfall

Tel: (01253) 621366



About Us

Helping Hand is a Blackpool based Christian charity, covering the Fylde Coast that assists the church to respond to the needs of people who have problems, such as drug and alcohol misuse, poverty and homelessness and who are not integrated with society.

Our main aim is to help our clients back into society by working in partnership with organisations, landlords and employers to provide emotional support, accommodation and training.



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