Category Archives: HSC

Health & Social Care

SHAPE Lancashire Community Interest Company

14 Church Road
Bamber Bridge


Contact: Kate Eastwood and Mandy Foster


Tel: 07966 531797 or 07947 715123

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About Us

SHAPE Lancashire is a newly established Community Interest Company. We aim to deliver projects in the community across Lancashire that will improve the lives of the people living there. We aim to deliver projects including, but not exclusive to, Sports, Health and Wellbeing, Enviromental, Volunteering.

Although newly established as a CIC, we have have been delivering projects in Lancashire for over 20 years in previous employment. We have delivered a wide range of projects and always deliver outcomes. We are passionate about what we do, and believe our strength is in community enagement.




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Debs Connell Psychotherapist & Development Coach

39 Back Lane

Contact: Debs Connell

Tel: 01254 234580




As a psychotherapist I use an eclectic mix of techniques to help clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues in a way that suits them. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

As a Development Coach I help and empower clients to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals.  Using an integrative and collaborative approach, I work with individuals, groups and organisations.  I am a member of the International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming and Coaching (IANPC).


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Life Long Song Ltd

165 Blackburn RdLife Long Song Logo

Contact: Janet Wright

Tel: 01257 276178





‘Life Long Song’ is a service offering a musical experience to the community focusing on the Third and Fourth Age. We believe that there is a great need for initiatives that support the well-being and productivity of older people. We aim to draw people together to experience all aspects of shared music-making and singing. Within the framework we have developed of musical activity and communication, many immediate benefits are realised. These are social, emotional, physiological and cognitive.

Participants are seated in a circle where they are able to move, communicate, listen, watch and respond. There are warm-up songs, a welcome song, responses encouraged to interesting recorded music, appropriate and meaningful use of instruments and sound makers to fit with a song or recording, all adding enjoyment. Activities might include the use of stimulating props (scarves, ribbons, parachutes etc.)

Ali and Janet work together to ensure pace and awareness of the needs and skills of the group. With this level of mutual support it is possible to develop part work, both instrumental and vocal. Music enables, enriches and energises.




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Best at Solutions (CIC)

118 Clifton Drive best final 9

Catherine Best

Tel: 07443 606312






We are inspired every day by the commitment and tenacity of those who support children/young people in schools or in extracurricular enrichment centres in a voluntary capacity to gain vocational experience. Today’s job market is competitive and we aim to provide those people with that extra knowledge to ensure that they are successful in gaining suitable employment. We also believe that in this area of high percentage house repossession, suicide, divorce and unemployment, the children involved are very often the ‘forgotten’ factor, needing specialist support to help them cope with personal issues and raise attainment, therefore not perpetuating the ‘cycle of deprivation’ any further.

As a company we run 1 day and short courses to enhance the professional skills of those who support children/young people with SEN, additional needs, mental health issues and those who live in areas of high socio economic deprivation, in any kind of voluntary capacity eg youth centres; schools; uniformed organisations. We also work with and support older teenagers and adults in a personal capacity, who are possibly out of work, retired or still in education, who are grieving or struggling to cope with a loss, the breakdown of a relationship or similar.




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Divine Days Community Arts CIC

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Contact: Katie Whitehead

Tel: 07896 137 236



Divine Days Community Arts CIC is set up to make the Arts accessible to all – we run various creative workshops including Music, Dance, Creative Art and Relaxation.

We have 3 Creative Dance groups for adults with additional needs and we perform in schools delivering interactive workshops to raise awareness and promote inclusion and acceptance. We also offer Creative Workshops for schools to explore themes around Health and Wellbeing and self expression.

Our Award Winning Creative Dance Groups are available for bookings whether as part of your training to raise awareness of additional needs or as part of your celebration event.

We offer a Sensory programme which we deliver in Dementia Care Homes and community settings.

We run Creative workshops for adults living with long term health conditions




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Strawberry Fields Training CIC

South Placestrawberry fields training cic logo
1 Meeting House Lane

Paul Ireland

Tel: 01524 874246




At SFT we provide alternative education, training, aftercare and resettlement support to those engaged in the criminal justice system, alcohol & drug recovery services, and to vulnerable adults or young people struggling to cope in mainstream environments.




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Fingerprints Person Centred Support & Recovery Services CIC

The Recovery & Wellbeing Zone
23 South King Street

 Brian Morrison

Tel: 01772 89 5283




Fingerprints is an Addiction, Mental Health  & Survivors Recovery Organisation.

We run abstinence based support services.

1-2-1 Mentoring, Mutual Aid Support Groups and Holistic Therapies.

We work with each individual to develop and deliver their very own unique support package, to cover their needs.

No 2 x individuals are the same, just like No 2 x fingerprints are the same.


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West Lancs Positive Living

Certacs Housewlpl
10-12 Westgate

Contact: Kath McKinstry

Tel: (01695) 711241



About Us

West Lancs Positive Living WLPL is a Supported Living organisation for Adult with Learning Disabilities. We are a family-led, not-for-profit organisation, where all members of the Board of Trustees are parents and carers themselves.

The Trustees are committed to creating the best possible services for individuals with a Learning Disability in West Lancashire. We provide services that promote quality of life and social inclusion by supporting individuals and their families to have choice and control in all aspects of their lives.

Our approach is unique and tailor-made to suit the person with a Learning Disability to lead a full and happy life. To ensure each individual receives the best life possible, we use a variety of Person Centred Approachesto learn what each person needs and wants.

The service we provide involves the whole family, friends and other key people in the life of the individual who needs advice and support. This ensures that each person’s dreams and aspirations are recognised and that individuals with a Learning Disability who comes to us is enabled and empowered to live valued lives in their own communities.

If you would like to know more about West Lancs Positive Living, please contact Kath McKinstry. Kath will gladly come out and visit you or the person you support and tell you all about the organisation.



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Unique Kidz & Co

Unique Kidz and Couniquekidz
Woodhill Lane
LA4 4NW 

Contacts: Denise or Jane

Tel: 01524 831132



About Us

Unique Kidz & Co is The Brainchild of two mums of children with Special Needs.

Unable to find any suitable childcare that would meet the needs of their children, they set up an Ofsted Registered Afterschool and Holiday Club for Children and Young People with Disabilities aged from 3 years to 19 years old. Siblings are also welcome.

Graded Outstanding by Ofsted in their first visit, the Club goes from strength to strength. With well over 100 children on the register Unique Kidz and Co are already looking to expand the business.


pdf  Guide to inclusive childcare for childcare providers



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The Magdalene Project

P.O Box 29
OL13 8AF

Contact: Irene Alderson

Tel: 01706 870939



About Us

The Magdalene Project is a counselling, support and training agency, as a charity we offer counselling / therapy for a number of needs, bereavement etc. Our main area of expertise being sexual trauma in whatever form that takes.

We work with children, young people and adults male and female, also families. This is usually on a one to one basis for as long as this is deemed necessary for the client’s recovery.

We also facilitate training on subjects befitting the work here; this is open to outside agencies both statutory and voluntary.



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