Contact: Sue Sharples
Tel: 07834 695606
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’.
Contact: Jacqui Sutton
Tel: 07710 756894
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.
1 Lockside Office Park
Contact: David Nelson
Tel: 01772 367 367
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.
5 Ribble Bank
Contact: Kay Johnson
Tel: 07718 901813
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
8 East View Court
Contact: Hilton McAllister
Tel: 01524 37492
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.
21 Wolseley Street
Contact: Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton
Tel: 07450 238981
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.
9 Clarence Street
Contact: Helen Gould
Tel: 07812 571560
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.
178 Holmfield Road
Contact: Dianne Tew
Tel: 07799 711337
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and join us on social media for events and updates!
Thank you to NatWest for funding this project.