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New Era Enterprises (E.Lanc) Ltd

The CVS Centre
62/64 Yorkshire Street
Burnley
BB11 3BT


Contact:
Julie Standage

Tel: (01282) 435302


Email:
newera@neweraburnley.co.uk

Web: www.newera.coop

     


About Us

New Era Enterprises (E. Lancs) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee. It is a community business that promotes a wide range of community-based regeneration and economic development, primarily in and around Pennine Lancashire.

Although constituted as a business, its ethos is much more about improving the lives of local people than making money for itself.  

Its aim is to provide a service which supports the growth of skills and networks so that people are able to initiate and participate in their own and their community’s development.  This is achieved by working at a neighbourhood level within a vision of equal opportunity and sustainability.

 


 

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Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd

midstream2 Penrose Place
Skelmersdale
Lancashire
WN8 9PR

Contact: Anita Cooke

Tel: (01695) 555316


Email:
anita.cooke[at]btconnect.com

Web: www.midstream.org.uk


About Us

Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd, inaugurated in 1995 as a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee is a leading Social Enterprise.  From a six and a half acre site and state of the art, purpose built accommodation in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire it provides vocational training and supported employment in a caring environment for young people and adults with learning difficulties.  At the same time it creates business and trading opportunities with public sector, private sector and voluntary/community sector organisations offering a wide range of products and services.

Those who are most disadvantaged in the labour market have the opportunity to take part in ‘real live’ work activities in a choice of occupational areas including Horticulture, Woodwork, Business Administration, Retail, Hospitality & Catering.  At the same time they are encouraged to work towards nationally recognised vocational qualifications ranging from basic entry level to NVQ level 2.  Training and assessments are carried out by our own professional teaching staff.  Health and Social Care needs are met by qualified health & social care practioners who give just the right level of support to ensure individuals are able to enjoy taking part in their daily work and training activities.

The whole focus of Midstream is to improve the quality of working lives of people who through no fault of their own are disadvantaged in the labour market and allowing them to make their contribution to the world of work.

 


 

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Lancashire BME Network

Suite 412
Daisyfield Business Centre
Appleby Street
Blackburn
BB1 3BL

Contact: Naz Zaman

Tel: (01254) 392974


Email:
 office@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk

Web: www.lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk

 

About Us


Lancashire BME Network (LBN) is a recently formed entity, resulting from the merging of Lancashire Women’s Network (LWN) and Lancashire BME Pact (Pact) in 2014.

Having worked closely over their respective histories on a number of programmes and initiatives, the boards and members of each felt it appropriate to formally merge the two bodies in recognition of their complementary natures and common goals to support local marginalised communities. This also allows for better use to be made of existing resources in face of significantly increasing demand from both local communities and referral agencies.

LWN were formerly known as Lancashire Wide Network for Minority Ethnic Women and were established in 1996 as a result of Fair Play seminars looking at poor levels of economic activity amongst BME women. The Pact set up in 2003 after identifying a need amongst BME groups and organisations for specialist capacity building support. LWN were the only organisation in Pennine Lancashire to support BME women in a ‘joined up’ service and address the holistic wellbeing of each woman it engaged with. The Pact were a well-respected representative body, with a track record of supporting infrastructure and BME groups around a number of thematic issues and needs.

Having collaborated on various projects and programmes throughout their respective histories, the Boards and Members of LWN and Pact felt it appropriate to merge the two entities to better achieve their shared goals of supporting BME communities:

both had a strong emphasis on user involvement;

the boards of both were comprised of current and ex service users, as well as other key political, social, and economic stakeholders;

both delivered community based learning activities supporting the development of BME communities.

The newly formed body is continuing and building on these shared successes, but is now able to make better use of existing resources through a more integrated management and strategic intervention structure in empowering marginalised BME communities. The merger has also resulted in a widening of our remit and LBN is now able to work with all genders.

 


 

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Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd

112-116 Tulketh Browintegrate-logo
Preston
Lancashire
PR2 2SJ


Contact:
Peter Green

Tel: (01772) 333800


Email:
enquiries@integratepreston.org.uk

Web: www.integratepreston.org.uk


About Us

Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd was established in 1983 to provide supported housing for individuals with Learning Difficulties. We continue to do this and also support individuals with Mental Health conditions, Physical Disabilities, Autism, Sensory Impairments and Dementia.

We have a long history in Social Enterprise and all of our Social Enterprises’s have been established to provide better opportunities in life, and the employment market, for people with disabilities & long term conditions. We offer placements related to wood recycling, horticulture and gardening, handyman services, decorating, retail and packaging.

 


 

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Intact – Preston

The Centre
49 Whitby AvenueIntact Logo
Ingol 
Preston
PR2 3YP

Contact: Denise Hartley MBE

Tel: (01772) 760760


Email:
denise.hartley[at]intact-preston.org.uk

Web: www.intact-preston.org.uk


About Us

The Centre

As part of our continued service and commitment to our local community, the rooms and facilities are available for a wide variety of needs. With our range of multi-purpose spaces and multi-agency partnership working Intact aim to meet all your requirements big or small.

Intact has much to offer to the local community with many facilities available. The community hall and kitchen, therapy room, computer suite and training room can be hired for a wide variety of activities or events.

The Intact Centre has easy wheelchair access and toilet facilities with a baby changing area. Car parking is available at the front of the building and an induction loop system is available in the Community Hall and Training Room.

 


 

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Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside

Blackpool office:
The Enterprise Centre
Lytham Road
Blackpool
FY4 1EW


Contact:
Andrew Darron

Tel: (01942) 821444


Email:
clm@groundwork.org.uk

Web: www.groundwork.org.uk


About Us

Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside is both a charitable trust and a social enterprise that has been working to build more sustainable communities across Cheshire and Lancashire since 1985 and Merseyside since 2012. We do this by helping people and organisations to create better neighbourhoods, to build their skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.

Our vision is of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.

By this we mean communities where people can work if they want to, where people are not living in fear of crime, where young people are valued and can realise their potential, where people are healthy and can afford to make healthy choices, where neighbourhoods are places where people want to live, and where communities – be they neighbourhoods or business communities – are more resilient.

In order to manage our activities in a way that delivers against our vision we have set 6 core objectives which we feel are key components of a sustainable community. All of our work will contribute to at least one of these objectives.

  1. We will help communities to become more active and resilient
  2. We will help to build greener, safer, stronger neighbourhoods
  3. We will help young people realise their potential
  4. We will help those furthest from the labour market to find work
  5. We will promote improved health and wellbeing
  6. We will reduce carbon emissions and tackle the impacts of climate change

 


 

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Furniture Matters

Vickers Ind Estate
Mellishaw Lane
Morecambe
Lancashire
LA3 3FB

Contact: Phil Crossley

Tel: (01524) 426622


Email:
office@furniturematters.org.uk

Web: www.furniturematters.co.uk


About Us

Furniture Matters is a local re-use and recycle charity who’s aim is to provide quality low cost furniture and other household goods to local people in need in the community; to reduce the amount of furniture,electrical items and other household goods that end up in landfill and to provide quality volunteering and training opportunities for local people, aiming to increase employment prospects for some of these people.

 


 

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Community Gateway Association

Deltic Housecommunitygateway
West Strand
Preston
PR1 8UY

Contact: Paul Roberts

Tel: 0800 953 0213


Email:
info[at]communitygateway.co.uk

Web: www.communitygateway.co.uk


About Us

The Community Gateway Association is a not-for-profit Registered Social Landlord (RSL), set up to meet the housing needs of people in Preston & the surrounding areas.

We are a large-scale voluntary transfer organisation created by the transfer of Preston City Council’s 6,500 properties, on 28th November 2005.

We are regulated by the Tenant Services Authority (TSA) and are inspected by the Audit commission – our current rating is 2 star & promising prospects.

Our uniqueness centres on the fact that we were the first housing organisation based on the Community Gateway Model. The Gateway model is about putting tenants and residents at the heart of the organisation. The model requires us to write community empowerment into our rules.

Supporting this is a passionate and committed staff whose determination to deliver the best service has been recognised by the Audit Commission’s 2-star rating, the Investors in People Gold Standard accreditation and the Customer Service Excellence award.

Staff and tenants have developed a mutual respect and understanding which enables them to successfully work together and in partnership with other local stakeholders to deliver decent homes, decent environments and decent lives.

 


 

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Co-operative and Mutual Solutions

7 Cecil Streetcms
Lytham
Lancashire
FY8 5NN

Contact: Dave Hollings

Tel: 01900 810 810


Email:
dave[at]cms.coop

Web: www.cms.coop


About Us

Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd provides specialist business advice and training to co-operatives and social enterprises. The Directors have experience of start up, growth, succession situations (community and employee buyouts) and externalisation from public authorities/charitable organisations. We offer advice as to the best legal form and business model. We work with a wide range of people: employees, users/consumers and other stakeholders to ensure that the model is appropriate.

We have particular experience in community sports and leisure, retail including food, waste and recycling, renewable energy, social and health care.

We have expertise in the following areas: feasibility studies, business and financial planning, marketing, legal structures, good board governance, finance raising including community share issues.

Co-operative and Mutual Solutions (CMS) Ltd is the lead partner in the C-Change programme a scheme for new/trading co-operatives (funded by the Co-operative Group) and which allows them access to specialist consultancy.

 


 

 

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Child Action Northwest

Whalley Road
Wilpshire
Blackburn
BB1 9LL

Contact: Sue Cotton

Tel: 01254 244716


Email:
info@canw.org.uk

Website: www.canw.org.uk

 

About Us

INSPIRING LIVES AND CHANGING FUTURES

It’s what we’ve been doing since 1886, in one form or another!

We passionately believe that every child and young person has the right to achieve their full potential, whatever their background or circumstances – and, as a result, we work with over 6000 children, young people and families in the North West of England every year.  We work in the heart of communities – often in partnership with other organisations – to end family cycles of deprivation, drug and alcohol abuse, lack of self-esteem, youth crime, teenage pregnancies and broken families.

As a result, we help to strengthen individuals, families and communities so that children and young people can lead healthy and meaningful lives, with the opportunity to succeed in school, to grow up to enjoy healthy relationships, to have access to training and employment opportunities and to be successful in the world of work.

 


 

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