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U-Night Group

Contact: Sue Sharples

Tel: 07834 695606

 

Email: sueamberco@aol.com

Web: www.unightgroup.co.uk

     

 

About Us

The U-Night Group is a Community Interest Company run by and for people with a learning disability who live in Lancashire. 

Our aim is to reduce isolation and loneliness, by providing opportunities for people to engage in meaningful activities, which lead to the formation of friendships and relationships. We do this by providing evening social and leisure events, training on sex and relationships and running a dating and mating agency called ‘MeetnMatch’.

 


 

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Power of Music (North West) CIC

Contact: Jacqui Sutton

Tel: 07710 756894

 

Email: powerofmusic64@gmail.com

Web: www.powerofmusicnorthwest.co.uk

     

 

About Us

Power of Music through music therapy, singing and sharing music deliver planned sessions that incorporate peer support and social interaction. Our music sessions are designed to help people and their families living with a long term condition such as dementia. Meeting people and sharing music on a regular basis encourages peer support creating important networking where people come together to share their experiences. The Power of Music CIC already has two Community Choirs called the “Songbirds” in West Lancashire. The project is to develop “Singing For Health” sessions delivered by some of our choir members and our choir facilitator within residential and day care settings for people living with a long term health condition such as dementia, COPD, stroke and mental health. The Power of Music has already worked with the British Lung Foundation, Stroke Association and the Alzheimer’s society.

Our aim is to help and support people who can be isolated and dis-empowered as a result of the advanced stage of their dementia or other long term health conditions. These musical and personal interactions identify and build upon areas still intact in a person suffering the losses associated with the later stages of Alzheimer’s or, other forms of dementia or stroke such as memory, physical capacities, personality changes and accompanying loss of identity. Power of Music can deliver a “Singing for Health” programme designed to support care staff to develop their understanding of how music can benefit and support the emotional needs of people with dementia in the context of a person-centred approach to dementia care.

 


 

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The Business Clinic Organisation CIC

1 Lockside Office Park
Lockside Road
Preston
PR2 2YS

 

Contact: David Nelson

Tel: 01772 367 367

 

Email: info@thebusinessclinic.org

Web: www.thebusinessclinic.org

     

 

About Us

The Business Clinic

The Business Clinic exists to create healthier profits for business owners. We are independent and thought-provoking, and we deliver the strategy, skills and support needed to develop and grow local businesses.

Tailored Services Covered: Training – Consultancy – Peerworking – Routes to funding

We also operate our open clinics on a range of subjects which provide a way to learn new skills and develop fresh new ideas through interactive, content rich sessions that are free of charge to the business community, resulting in an approach that is collaborative and reciprocal.

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The Larder

5 Ribble Bank
Penwortham
Preston
PR1 0AU

 

Contact: Kay Johnson

Tel: 07718 901813

 

Email: kay@larder.org.uk

Web: www.larder.org.uk

     

 

About Us

The Larder aims to raise awareness and educate people about a range of food issues from food poverty to food waste, from sustainable catering practices to procurement. We develop and deliver courses, workshops and lectures to groups and individuals and offer a consultancy service to public and private organisations.

We have recently received funding to set up an Educational Food Hub and will be delivering a range of accredited catering qualifications and offering work experience placements within our catering business and cafe

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Optimum Links Communications

8 East View Court
Lancaster
LA1 2SP

Contact: Hilton McAllister

Tel: 01524 37492  

 

Email: hiltonopl@gmail.com

Web: www.optimumlinks.com

 

About Us

Optimum Links Communications is a Community Based Communication services company that markets a Telecoms Affinity programme which supports charities through direct donations and through increasing regular donations from existing donors.

Optimum Links Communications is a Telecom, Mobile, Data and IT Consultancy, Billing and Engineering company that also seeks to help charities directly through decreasing their communications costs. As you know communication costs can best be reduced by a mixture of applying the latest technologies, second-to-none customer service and through the reselling of bulk rate purchased data, mobile and telecoms.

We offer a complimentary Communications Audit, as well as a complimentary Cyber Security review.

 


 

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North West Literary Arts c.i.c.

21 Wolseley Street
Lancaster
LA1 3PH

Contact: Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton

Tel: 07450 238981

 

Email: battlefelton@hotmail.com

Web: www.onliterary.com

     

 

About Us

North West Literary Arts is a literary arts organization delivering live literature events and developing writers across the North West. Our mission is to increase diversity in publishing. Our aim is to build community one story at a time. Our organization aims to create engaging, diverse, inclusive live literature events, publish literature from under-represented writers, and to provide platforms for emerging artists and writers in the North West. Through strategic partnerships with universities, cultural organizations and community stakeholders, this organization will establish and grow networks and opportunities that provide ethnic minorities, writers over 30, and writers from working-class backgrounds with developmental, live performance, and publishing opportunities that will grow confidence, create new work, aid in professional development, engage communities not currently engaging in art, and empower new voices. Our consumers are funding bodies, organizations, publishers and agencies. We are interested in collaborating, creating, leading, and delivering publishing opportunities.

 


 

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LPM Dance Theatre

9 Clarence Street
Lancaster
LA1 3BG

Contact: Helen Gould

Tel: 07812 571560

 

Email: helen.gould@lapetitemorttheatre.com

Web: www.lpmdancetheatre.com

 

About Us

LPM Dance Theatre is based in Lancaster. The company has an extensive track record delivering a wide range of projects across the region. Lead artists George Adams and Helen Gould are specialists in inclusive practice, education and training. The company strives to deliver innovative new dance experience for new audiences, raising the profile of the positive impact of dance engagement for all.

 


 

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Chapter3 Enterprise CIC

178 Holmfield Road
Blackpool
FY2 9PU

Contact: Dianne Tew

Tel: 07799 711337

 

Email: dianne@chapter3.org.uk

Web: www.chapter3.org.uk

 

About Us

A not for profit organisation with a strong commitment to communities and society focused on helping create economic and social value through enterprise. We are a small but perfectly formed community interest company with many years of leadership and enterprise experience and great passion for what we do.

Our experiences, skills and wisdom being built-up through running businesses and working with hundreds of start-ups, in particular micro-businesses and the third sector.

We deliver practical workshops providing guidance and creative solutions that help business, non profits, communities and individuals, get unstuck and move forwards.

 


 

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Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Awards 2018 and the winners are…

 

Start-up Social Enterprise of the Year

Winner
Top Class Tuition UK

 

Finalists
Made In Haslingden
The Growing Club CIC

 

 

Small Social Enterprise of the Year

Winner
Preston Vocational Centre

 

Finalists
Artz for All C.I.C
In Di Go
U-Night Group (Meet’n’Match)

 

 

Enabling Ability Award

Winner 
Artz for All C.I.C

 

Finalists
The Birchwood Centre
The Growing Club CIC
U-Night Group (Meet’n’Match)

 

 

Volunteer of the Year

Winner
Sarah Harrison (Lancashire Women’s Centres)

Highly Commended
Norma Rodgers (Spiral Health CIC

 

Finalists
Alex Kent (The Birchwood Centre
Amanda Shepherd (Spring into Action
Callum Lea (The Birchwood Centre
David Smith (UR Potential
Ian Wheelan (The Birchwood Centre
Farmeen Akhtar (Advocacy Focus
Pip Brodest (Spring into Action)

 

 

Excellence in Training or Mentoring

Winner
The Sewing Rooms

Highly Commended
Newground CIC

 

Finalists
Lancashire Women’s Centres
The Growing Club CIC

 

 

Most Effective Collaboration

Winner
The Birchwood Centre

Highly Commended
Bootstrap Enterprises / Community Clothing

 

Finalists
Artz for All C.I.C
Lancashire Women’s Centres
Urban Organic (UK) CIC

 

 

Social Enterprise of the Year

Winner
Lancashire Women’s Centres

Highly Commended
INTACT

 

Finalists
In Di Go
Social Enterprise Solutions CIC
Urban Organic (UK) CIC
URPotential

 

 

Social Enterprise Champion 2018

Winner
Diane Price MBE (In Di Go)

Finalists
Patt Trow (Social Enterprise Solutions CIC)
Paula Gamester (The Sewing Rooms)

 

Photos from the night (click me)

 

 

Thanks again to our sponsors

 

 

 

www.awards.selnet-uk.com

 

 

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The Lancashire Social Enterprise Project

At Selnet we specialise in social enterprises; business models that help to address social problems. We provide information, training and networking opportunities for our members across Lancashire, including guidance from qualified business advisors and workshops on important business topics.

Through the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund we are able to deliver the Lancashire Social Enterprise Project which will support aspiring entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds, to explore self-employment and social enterprise to help improve their economic circumstances. We will provide support across the county, particularly in deprived areas, for people looking to set up their own enterprises and to promote social enterprise and self-employment as alternatives to the traditional labour market.

From April 2018, we will be running sessions to explore opportunities both within self-employment and social enterprise careers, and run business skills workshops to small groups. Those interested in pursuing a business idea will receive 1:1 development and start up support from a chartered business advisor.

For more information and how to participate please email opportunities@selnet-uk.com and join us on social media for events and updates!

 

Thank you to NatWest for funding this project.

 

 

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