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.
14 Church Road
Contact: Kate Eastwood and Mandy Foster
Tel: 07966 531797 or 07947 715123
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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.
49 Hardhorn Road
Contact: Jill Threlfall
Tel: 01253 462123
2017 will mark Communicate’s 6 year anniversary of delivering high quality, needs led and effective services within the North West. Whilst celebrating the achievements of the last six years, we will take the opportunity to review our mission, vision and values as a foundation for the future. We aim to establish a 5 year strategic plan based on the key drivers of Sustainability, Team, Leadership and High Quality to support Communicate’s continued growth and development. We are looking forward to continuing working in partnership to maximise life chances by enabling effective Speech, Language and Communication.
165 Blackburn Rd
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.
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
1 Meeting House Lane
Contact: 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.
Contact: Kath McKinstry
Tel: (01695) 711241
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.
Unique Kidz and Co
Contacts: Denise or Jane
Tel: 01524 831132
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.
Guide to inclusive childcare for childcare providers
P.O Box 29
Contact: Irene Alderson
Tel: 01706 870939
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.
Contact: Lucy Hamlin
Tel: 07742 510496
Spring into Action is a provider of services for people with disabilities and/or specialist needs, offering developmental opportunities for children, young people and adults to help them to fulfill their potential. Working in partnership with other service providers in Lancashire, we aim to enable each individual to achieve their capacity for independence, self awareness and self determination.
Please visit Our Projects page to find out more about our current and future projects.