- Creativity Works Preston
Contact: Steve Egan
Tel: 07946 612666
The Creativity Works Preston Production Centre is based upon the Danish Production school model.
CWP offers an alternative form of education to people of all ages who need or prefer to learn in a different way to the traditional education system that is predominantly academically based to one that is project-oriented and provides individualistic tuition. The crux of the learning environment and pedagogy is learning through doing; practical work and the solving of tasks in a working community aimed a real production and marketing of goods and services. We offer bespoke training courses in Hair & Beauty, Food & Nutrition, Teaching & learning, Media and Music, Sport and maths & English.
We offer a pre 16 programme to referral agencies such as Schools, Lancashire County Council Missing Education team, Youth Offending team and any agency responsible for young people aged 14-16, with places available for up to 40 young people. We offer a post 16 Programme with places available for up to 50, students.
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- MercerHouse 1842 Ltd
Clayton le Moors
Contact: Nick Collingridge
Telephone: 01254 659427
MercerHouse 1842 is a not for profit organisation which aims to maintain Mercer House as a community and commercial resource to enable community projects, trading for social purpose and ownership of buildings and land to bring about long term social, economic and environmental benefits to local people.
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- Recycling Lives
Contact: David Allen
Tel: (01772) 665940
The Recycling Lives charity acts as a safety net for vulnerable and marginalised people. We offer accommodation, education, training and work experience to homeless and long-term unemployed individuals, with the aim of helping them back into full-time work and finding them a place to call their own.
Our charity work is supported by the successful commercial activities of Recycling Lives Ltd, a Queen’s Award-winning recycler and waste management solutions provider.
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- Veterans in Communities
Contact: Liz Hamilton
Tel: 01706 833180
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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