Category Archives: Members

SHAPE Lancashire Community Interest Company

14 Church Road
Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 3BQ

 

Contact: Kate Eastwood and Mandy Foster

 

Tel: 07966 531797 or 07947 715123

Email: kate.eastwood@shapelancashire.co.uk / mandy.foster@shapelancashire.co.uk

 


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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Education & Employability Services CIC

Contact: Jo Bracewellsmalllogo

Tel: 07495 755517


Email:
eescic@gmail.com

Twitter: @eescic


About Us

Education and Employability Services CIC is a new Blackpool based social enterprise company. Its aim is to help enhance the education and employment prospects of residents in the local and wider community. The company is looking to work with the public, private and third sectors on a needs based contractual basis. We provide bespoke individual and group support to a broad age range from all sectors of the community including the unemployed, the elderly, children and young adults. Specialist services include literacy workshops; form filling; confidence-building; CV and interview preparation; the online job seeking process; beginners IT.

As Director of EES, I have over 10 years’ experience working as an English and Employability Lecturer. I am a local lady who is passionate about helping improve the life chances of others.

 


 

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Debs Connell Psychotherapist & Development Coach

39 Back Lane
Baxenden
Accrington
BB52RE

Contact: Debs Connell

Tel: 01254 234580


Email:
 debsconnell@btinternet.com

 

ABOUT US

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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Veterans in Communities

12 Bury RoadVIC
Haslingden
Rossendale
BB4 5PL

Contact: Liz Hamilton

Tel: 01706 833180

 

Email: lizhamilton@veteransincommunities.org

Web: www.veteransincommunities.org

 

ABOUT US

Veterans in Communities (VIC) supports serving and ex-services personnel and their families, and members of the emergency services who have experienced difficulties in transitioning back into the community. We offer a range of services including outdoor activities, support to access specialised services, outdoor activities, hands-on projects to benefit the community, SInging Group and Art Group.

Everything we do is focused on assisting our members to improve confidence, wellbeing in all its forms, achieving goals and being part of their local community.

Our building in Haslingden has rooms available as office space, therapy space, arts and crafts, and a large conference room with flexibility in its layout.

 


 

 

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Community Enterprise & Skills CIC

C/O All Souls BoltonCES Logo
Astley Street
Bolton
BL1 8EY


Contact:
Rizwana Adam

Tel: 07886 341 364


Email:
 info@ceskills.org.uk

Web: www.ceskills.org.uk

 

ABOUT US

We are a group of local volunteers who have been supporting many members of the local community, predominantly Asian female ladies, with their personal, social and welfare development needs and providing an opportunity for them to meet and discuss their issues. We have about 3-5 volunteers actively engaging with the local community. As more women have gained awareness of our services there has been greater demand and we are now seeking to formally establish the group with a Constitution and as a NOT FOR PROFIT organisation for the benefits of the local community.

We are active in Pennine and Central Lancashire as well as North Greater Manchester and are keen to expand our services and provision to a wider area.

We have worked mainly with those in an unpaid carer’s role as well as supported those with confidence issues to develop themselves to become more active in their communities and seek employment and economic activity opportunities.

 


 

 

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Chorley VCFS Network

35-39 Fazakerly StreetChorley VCFS Network
Chorley
PR7 2SW

 

Contact: Donna Hussain

Tel: 01257 226516

 

Email: donnalhussain@gmail.com

 

ABOUT US

We are an infrastructure support service offering infrastructure to third sector organisations in order to build capacity within the sector for economic and social improvement.

We work with all sectors to enhance services and support them to become more effective and efficient.

 


 

 

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Life Long Song Ltd

165 Blackburn RdLife Long Song Logo
Heapey
Chorley
PR6 8EJ

Contact: Janet Wright

Tel: 01257 276178

 

Email: wright.j56@gmail.com

 

ABOUT US

‘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
Blackpool
Lancs


Contact: 
Catherine Best

Tel: 07443 606312

 

Email: grm@bestatsolutions.co.uk

Web: www.bestatsolutions.co.uk

 

ABOUT US

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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Emmaus Preston

165 Ribbleton LaneEmmaus Logo
Preston
PR1 5ST

Contact: Stephen Buchanan

Tel: 01772 796622

 

Email: donations@emmauspreston.org.uk

Web: www.emmaus.org.uk/preston


ABOUT US

Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again.

For many people who experience homelessness, one of the biggest obstacles they must overcome is a loss of self-esteem. Emmaus provides an opportunity to regain this, with a chance to make a real contribution to their community.

Emmaus communities are not hostels for the homeless; they provide a home for as long as someone needs it. For many, this support and stability is like the family they don’t have, providing a safe environment in which to settle and rebuild their lives. Often this is an opportunity to overcome issues such as addiction, get support with mental health issues or rebuild relationships with estranged family.

Social enterprise is central to the Emmaus model as it provides meaningful work for companions but also generates funding to maintain communities. Companions living in Emmaus communities are expected to sign off all benefits, with the exception of housing benefit which is used to help support the community. The rest of the funding that is needed is generated through social enterprise and fundraising.

Emmaus communities deliver a significant return on investment. Research shows that for every £1 invested in a community, there is an £11 social, environmental and economic return, with savings to the benefits bill, health services and a reduction in crime.

 


 

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Leapfrog Solutions CIC

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Contact: Dorothy Shears

 

Email: info@leapfrogsolutions.co.uk

Web: www.leapfrogsolutions.co.uk


ABOUT US

Leapfrog Solutions is a Social Enterprise specialising in support for organisations working in a socially enterprising environment.

  • The staff and associates have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with third sector organisations and volunteers
  • We have fantastic relationships with some of the best known names in our sector
  • We recognise that every client has different needs so work to provide a tailored approach that suits you
  • We run Creative workshops for adults living with long term health conditions

 


 

 

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