Contact: Claire Thornber
We are the national support group for people living with cauda equina syndrome. We run national support group meetings for patients and also raise awareness of the red flags of the condition that arise from medical negligence. We run a helpline and offer advice re issues surrounding the condition.
Contact: Mark Hirst
Web: www.spaciousplace.co.uk/engage / www.spefurnishings.co.uk
Spacious Place Engage Ltd is an innovative Social Enterprise. Specialising in engagement with some of the most vulnerable local people, we provide stability and support. Our aim is to assist individuals as they move from a point of genuine need into a place of hope and opportunity. Life can sometimes close in on people and surround them with restrictions. By focusing on an individual’s strengths and resilience, we help to create the space to journey away from need.
Spacious Place Engage runs a home delivery Food Bank in Burnley and offer wrap around support to try to help people not to need to use our Food Bank. We have developed our Community RePaint Scheme for several years to divert surplus paint from landfill and offer affordable paint to the local community. Recently we expanded to trade as SPE Furnishings to offer the paint and electrical goods and brand new furniture as a direct alternative to Bright House and other ‘rent to own’ high interest providers. We partner with PCCU the local credit union to offer weekly & monthly payment plans.
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.
22 Shear Bank Rd
Contact: Banu Adam
Tel: 07792 998963
The Charity “Arts 2 Heal” is set up for “The advancement of health” – specifically mental health of vulnerable individuals. Primary aim to provide arts based activities to develop skills of emotional resilience, control, self-acceptance, tolerance, and responsibility. Secondary aim to increase: engagement with culture, social interaction, and contribution to the group / society (employability skills).
Unit 128 Oyston Mill
Contact: Claire Moore
Tel: 01772 731024
A not-for-profit professional touring theatre company – specialising in writing and producing original dynamic live theatre. Often exploring important social issues; domestic abuse, teenage pregnancy, gun crime. Established in 1989 the company tours across the UK taking live theatre to community spaces improving access to the arts and utilising theatre for the education of all.
7 Lineside Close
Contact: Dave Packwood
Tel: 0151 488 1100
As one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, Barnardo’s works directly with 248,000 children, young people, parents and carers every year. We run over 996 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups.
Every Barnardo’s service is different but each believes in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.
Suite 2, Waterside
St James Court West
Contact: Sarah Calderbank
Tel: 07597 942494
DanceSyndrome is an inclusive arts charity that aims to inform and empower people through dance. Our trained dancers, both with and without learning disabilities, work alongside each other to offer community dance workshops for anyone who wants to improve their physical health and personal wellbeing. As well as offering community dance workshops across the North West, we also provide dance leadership training to empower people with and without learning disabilities to become Dance Leaders and to gain the knowledge, skills and ability to co-deliver inclusive dance sessions. DanceSyndrome also perform live at a variety of public and private events across the UK, including community showcases, festivals, fundraising events, national conferences, AGMs, universities, schools and even parties and weddings! DanceSyndrome opens eyes. A performance allows us to share with you how powerful dance can be and allows us to challenge perceptions and demonstrate ability rather than disability.
3 Honeysuckle Close
Contact: Sally Proctor
Tel: 01257 752192
Listening Tree CIC is a counselling consultancy & training service dedicated to improving emotional well-being & mental health in children & young people.
We provide support both directly & indirectly to children, young people, school staff & other professionals through training, supervision & consultancy.We have a particular interest in bereavement support as this is where a lot of our passion and expertise lies.
Unit 11, Business Development Centre
Contact: Stephen Jones
Tel: 07973 860717
A grassroots charity based in the heart of Blackburn. We have been operating since 2006 and work with young and old people in supporting them on various health & wellbeing, education & employability and Sports & Development.
Our work got recognised in 2016 by her Majesty and we were awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Services.
Our strength is in engaging with BAME, Assulym and Refugee community and we as an organisation are big in engaging and supporting all.