All posts by Andrew Glover

Furniture Matters

Vickers Ind Estatefurniture-matters
Mellishaw Lane

Contact: Rachel Mackie

Tel: (01524) 426622



About Us

Furniture Matters is a local re-use and recycle charity who’s aim is to provide quality low cost furniture and other household goods to local people in need in the community; to reduce the amount of furniture,electrical items and other household goods that end up in landfill and to provide quality volunteering and training opportunities for local people, aiming to increase employment prospects for some of these people.



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Enterprise4all (NW) Ltd

Unit 408, 4th Floorenterprise4all
Daisyfield Business Centre
Appleby Street

Contact: Rafik Adam 

Tel: (01254) 693999



About Us

Enterprise4All specialises in maximising engagement in enterprise, education and employment.

e4a1We offer a range of consultancy services and deliver publicly funded programmes that assist new and established businesses to help build more dynamic and cohesive communities.

In addition to our direct support activities, we also work with many organisations from the public and private sectors, helping them to ensure that their services are visible and accessible to a wider cross-section of the regional community.

Enterprise4All is recognised nationally as a centre of excellence for enterprise development and has an excellent track record of promoting and facilitating entrepreneurship amongst other socially excluded and ‘hard to reach’ groups, led by a panel of successful business professionals.

We believe the foundation of a unified and tolerant society is a vibrant local economy. By working in partnership with others, we aim to remove any barriers that might prevent businesses from starting, growing and creating wealth and opportunities for all.

At Enterprise4All we live by our core values which we apply to all stakeholder groups;



Our Corporate Mission is to continually provide practical, personal, professional assistance and support to improve quality of life and economic prosperity for all.

Our Vision is to be a leading National provider inspiring enterprise and strengthening communities.



Our underlying philosophy is a fundamental belief that strengthening and creating a prosperous environment will address many of the prevalent inequalities, social and economic issues.

To sustain this philosophy, we have a dedicated team who believe and continually work towards realising this ideal. We attribute our success to the strong commitment of our team and the core values shared by us all.




Our team members have an empathy with the clients we work with and appreciate the challenges they have to overcome and will go the extra mile to help them.

We ensure our team is professional both in approach and support provided. To ensure provision of this we invest in their continual learning and development.

As a support organisation, we take responsibility for our actions and always behave in a personal, non-judgemental, honest, confidential and transparent way for the benefit of our clients.

We listen to client concerns and use the information provided to lobby local, regional and national government and stakeholders to help improve support provision.

Being effective in our approach means to deliver specialist help and support in a manner which gives clients a real tangible benefit and helps them develop, succeed and grow.





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Disability Advice West Lancs

2nd Floor Whelmar House

Contact: Tony Lewis

Tel: 01695 51819



About Us

Our organisation is an independent dynamic charity which has grown significantly since 1981.  Our ultimate aim is to provide high quality, tailored information, advice and practical guidance to disabled people and carers – helping them to alleviate their social and economic circumstances and remove barriers.  We use tried and tested self-help tools to enable them to develop the resources to equip themselves for informed choices about how they wish to live their lives.



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Curious Minds

Habergham Mill
curiousCoal Clough Lane
BB11 5BS

Chris Finn

Tel: (01282) 435835



About Us

Curious Minds works to improve children and young people’s lives by increasing opportunities for active participation in arts, culture and creative learning.

We work with others to build a society where children and young people, particularly those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, have plentiful opportunities to participate actively in creative learning and cultural production, in and out of school, leading to the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to contribute fully to society and lead positive and productive lives.

We offer three principal services:

  1. Creative learning programmes with children and young people in and out of school
  2. Workforce and partnership development for the cultural and educational sectors
  3. Leading, influencing and representing the workforce that seeks to improve outcomes for children and young people through the arts, culture and creative learning



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Community Gateway Association

Deltic Housecommunitygateway
West Strand

Contact: Paul Roberts

Tel: 0800 953 0213



About Us

The Community Gateway Association is a not-for-profit Registered Social Landlord (RSL), set up to meet the housing needs of people in Preston & the surrounding areas.

We are a large-scale voluntary transfer organisation created by the transfer of Preston City Council’s 6,500 properties, on 28th November 2005.

We are regulated by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) and are inspected by the Audit commission – our current rating is 2 star & promising prospects.

Our uniqueness centres on the fact that we were the first housing organisation based on the Community Gateway Model. The Gateway model is about putting tenants and residents at the heart of the organisation. The model requires us to write community empowerment into our rules.

Supporting this is a passionate and committed staff whose determination to deliver the best service has been recognised by the Audit Commission’s 2-star rating, the Investors in People Gold Standard accreditation and the Customer Service Excellence award.

Staff and tenants have developed a mutual respect and understanding which enables them to successfully work together and in partnership with other local stakeholders to deliver decent homes, decent environments and decent lives.



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Co-operative and Mutual Solutions

7 Cecil Streetcms

Contact: Dave Hollings

Tel: 01900 810 810



About Us

Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd provides specialist business advice and training to co-operatives and social enterprises. The Directors have experience of start up, growth, succession situations (community and employee buyouts) and externalisation from public authorities/charitable organisations. We offer advice as to the best legal form and business model. We work with a wide range of people: employees, users/consumers and other stakeholders to ensure that the model is appropriate.

We have particular experience in community sports and leisure, retail including food, waste and recycling, renewable energy, social and health care.

We have expertise in the following areas: feasibility studies, business and financial planning, marketing, legal structures, good board governance, finance raising including community share issues.

Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd is the lead partner in the C-Change programme a scheme for new/trading co-operatives (funded by the Co-operative Group) and which allows them access to specialist consultancy.




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CANWe Solutions

Dixon Housecanwe-logo
Whalley Road

Contact: Lindsey Duckworth

Tel: 01254 244716

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About Us

Established in 2009, CANWe Solutions (CANWe) is the business division of Child Action Northwest, offering a range of professionally creative, unique and bespoke business development, marketing and quality assurance consultancy solutions and state-of-the art design and print services.  As a community interest company, any surplus income generated from the services provided is gift aided to Child Action Northwest and contributes to the children-, families- and community-related projects it delivers in the local area.

CANWe’s team of professionals delivers a single-source solution to an organisation’s business and marketing requirements. Expertise includes business development, marketing, quality assurance project management, PR and communications, and social media, all of which are supported by professional creative web and graphic designers and an in-house print facility. This provides CANWe’s clients with the added benefit of a fully integrated and coordinated service, which achieves real results with the added benefits of value for money, responsiveness to opportunities, strategic vision, and delivering a high return on investment.



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Community CVS

Boulevard Centrecommunity-cvs-logo
45 Railway Road

Contact: Garth Hodkinson

Tel: (01254) 583957


About Us

Community CVS’ aim is “Connecting People, Growing Communities.” Our mission is “to achieve positive social change by developing active resilient communities and transforming lives through social action.”

We accomplish this in a number of ways under the following four themes: –

  • Support – to the most vulnerable in society
  • Action – inspiring people to action in our communities
  • Resource – developing groups with funding and advice
  • Volunteer – connecting people to help their community




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Brierfield Action in the Community

1-3 Colne Roadbrierfield-action-logo1-300x197
BB9  5HW

Contact: Naheed Ashraf

Tel: (01282) 696100



About Us

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



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Age UK Lancashire

61-63 St Thomas’s Roadage-uk-lancashire-logo
PR7  1JE

Contact: Stephanie Tufft

Tel: 01257 444413



About Us

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.



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