Summit House, 50 Wandle Road,
Contact: Dawn Vickers
Phab supports a network of around 120 inclusive, accessible clubs in all age ranges, offering activities which all members (disabled and non-disabled) can share and enjoy together. Phab runs the Integrated Living Experiences and Skills for Independence residential projects at fully accessible activity centres in Cumbria and the South East. Phab organises conferences and forums across the regions, with workshops, training, advice and group discussions.
Contact: Fiona Redding
Shine Coaching is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that offers life coaching sessions to men in Lancashire over the age of 18 who experience anger issues. We offer sessions over the phone to our clients, making it more accessible, whilst also reducing travelling costs for our clients. As a CIC with limited funds, we can then spend more funding on client contact time, maximizing the resources we can devote to those who need it. We have built relationships with community agencies who have direct and indirect (through partners, for example) contact with men. We have received referrals through agencies but also direct referrals from men themselves. Coaching works with where the person is now and where they would like to be. We work with men to identify their goals around reducing anger, and often, their other identified goals cascade into reducing their anger too. As an average, we offer between 6-8 sessions, but more can be negotiated. This flexibility is important to us. We offer our sessions over the phone for various reasons; we know that men are more likely to access treatment if it’s easier to do so; life coaching as a profession has been the pioneer in over the phone work; to cut down on overheads; accessible and easy to set sessions and means we can reach people we wouldn’t usually be able to, including those who identify as agoraphobic.
Contact: Gareth Nash
Preston Co-operative Development Network supports new and trading co-operatives in Preston and surrounds. It does this through webinars and workshops, networking events and specialist support.
Contact: Annie Wynn
We are a network of community gardens and friends of open spaces covering the whole PR postcode. We provide bulk buying discounts and a monthly network meeting for the 34 members to attend and share their experiences and their ideas. We loan tools and equipment. We help communities to improve their environment. We provide training in horticulture so that communities and individuals can grow their own food and plants.
We have 4 sites from where we promote physical and mental wellbeing through volunteering in horticulture. Following the principles of social therapy in horticulture, we build esteem and confidence.
Our volunteers are diverse. The youngest is 14 and the older is 86. We have SEN groups and individuals, retired people and people who are seeking employment as well as people on long term sick or with disabilities preventing them from working.
We create surplus by delivering training, facilitiating projects and selling plants.
Contact: Hannah Brownhill
Tel: 07794 922710
A Solution Within Community Interest Company has an aim to equip young people with the necessary tools to support positive self-esteem and wellbeing. This is achieved through school workshops, assemblies, targeted programmes and teacher training.
272-274 Central Dr
Contact: Christine Phillips
Tel: 07704 031100
His Provision was born out of a local church soup kitchen/food pantry and registered with companies house in June 2013. Initially operating from the church premises and a small rented shop we were blessed when Green Pastures purchased our multi purpose premises for us in January 2015. The new centre has allowed us to offer supported accommodation to four men, plus move on accommodation for a further two clients. We also host a community hub, free family meal, volunteering opportunities, community café and training centre, and also houses our food pantry.
Contact: David Flanagan
Tel: 0161 848 9173
St Antony’s Centre provides front line Information, Advice and Guidance services to various community & faith groups, charities and employers across the North West. In addition, the centre is accredited training provider and currently holds contracts across the region to deliver predominantly Maths, English and ICT courses across a number of community venues, employers and partner locations. The face-to-face provision is complimented by an extensive range of distance learning CPD and vocational qualifications.
As well as the outreach provision St Antony’s boasts permanent bases in Manchester, Accrington and Blackpool from which services are delivered in partnership with others. The Head Office facilities in Trafford Park Manchester also provides Conference, meeting and exhibition space.
Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale CVS
The CVS Centre
62-64 Yorkshire Street
Contact: Zed Ali
Challenging the inequalities and injustices faced by marginalised communities across Lancashire & Greater Manchester.
Ormskirk Civic Hall
Contact: Sheila Byrne
Tel: 07903 381874
Hope Street is a mental health organisation run by qualified professionals with lived experience.
We are a trauma-informed and person-centred service that provides support for individuals and families when they are at their most vulnerable.
Our services include:
||mental health nurses
||relationships with food
||arts and crafts
Blackburn Central Library
Town Hall Street
Contact: Kimberley Helm
Tel: 0344 515 1882
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle daily with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction.
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Above all we seek a transformation in housing policy, including investment in homes people on low incomes can afford – an investment that has been missing for decades and from all political parties, so that now the human cost has become intolerable.
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