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Bootstrap Enterprises

35 Railway Rdbootstrap

Contact: Graham Jones

Tel: (01254) 680367



About Us

Bootstrap delivers:

  • 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.



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Brighter Future Workshop

20 Greenhey Placebfw-logo
East Gillibrands

Peter Cousins MBE

Tel: (01695) 724361bfw-ebay





About Us

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.



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Advocacy Focus

54 Blackburn Rdadvocacy-focus

Contact: Bushra Yaqoob

Telephone: 0300 323 0965



About Us

Advocacy Focus provides:

  1. statutory mental health advocacy (IMHA) in Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool
  2. mental health advocacy in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen
  3. statutory mental capacity advocacy (IMCA) in Blackpool, Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen
  4. advocacy support for people with health and social care related issues in Blackurn with Darwen
  5. advocacy support for young people with learning disabilities through their transition from children to adult services (East Lancashire)
  6. non instructed advocacy support in Blackpool with issues relating to health and social care

For general enquires about other advocacy support available in Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, please contact Advocacy Access:

Phone: 0345 456 3210
Text only: 07886 744 634
Email: contact[at]




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Lancashire Community Recycling Network

lcrnEnvironmental Education Centre
Lancashire Waste Technology Park
Sustainability Way
PR26 6TB

Contact: Dawn Welham

Tel: (01772) 642885



About Us

The Lancashire Community Recycling Network:

  • Supports and promotes community based sustainable waste management initiatives in Lancashire
  • Improve and strengthen the position of the community sector in relation to waste reduction, re-use, recycling and local market development to deliver environmental,social and economic benefits into Lancashire
  • Are a not-for-profit, member organisation providing information, networking, recognition and communication opportunities and promoting project funding and support to all members.



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