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.
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.
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.
Contact: Zed Ali
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:
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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.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home; our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency.
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.
At Shelter Lancashire we have been working in the community delivering specialist housing, debt and welfare benefits advice for over 20 years. We are committed to improving the lives of those in our community by creating systems change.
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Shop at Shelter
With almost 100 charity stores across the UK and a curated online store, browse second-hand items, vintage and designer clothes that help us end housing injustice
Contact: Bev Wells
Tel: 07742 709994
Laugh Live Love promotes the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual welfare of older people on the Fylde.
We do this by providing a weekly luncheon club from St Paul’s Church Hall in Fairhaven. Additionally, we deliver hot three course meals twice a week to members who are unable to attend the club and do a weekly fish and chip drop off.
We hold activities for social interaction and creative sessions to help encourage the learning of new skills and rekindling old hobbies.
There are weekly Coffee and Computer sessions to teach older people how to use digital devices and have a tablet loaning service with one-to-one support.
Volunteers make weekly contact with members through our Chatterbox project, a telephone befriending service.
We have an adapted wheelchair accessible vehicle to transport people in wheelchairs and members unable to drive or access public transport.
Tel: 01254 720740
We are youth hub specialising in helping young members of the LGBTQI+ community with mental health issues & social anxiety, we act as a safe space for young people to come, and be themselves ask for help or advice, or just to find a friend.
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The Rainbow Youth Centre have an online shop selling various items to help raise funds for the centre.