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.
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
Contact: Martin Needham
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.
WAYS TO TRADE WITH THIS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
The Rainbow Youth Centre have an online shop selling various items to help raise funds for the centre.
Contact: David Flanagan
Tel: 07847 521291
ACT Community Partnership has to date been successful in securing a building and undergone extensive renovations to provide a fit for purpose resource centre for the primary purpose of Advice, Counselling and Training. The organisation is actively developing a network of strategic partners to provide front line services to the local community through the different strands. In addition the new facility (The ACT Centre Blackpool) will provide accommodation for front line organisations as well as training and meeting space for hire.
WAYS TO TRADE WITH THIS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
The centre boasts meeting space and training rooms that are available to hire.
Darwen End, Ewood Park
Contact: Deborah Blades
Tel: 01254 508256
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust (Registered Charity No. 1117122) is fully committed to offering all members of the local community access to the highest quality programme of grassroots football, education, inclusion initiatives and awareness projects to encourage off-field participation, success and enjoyment using the crest and brand name of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
The power of football to engage, enthuse and motivate people irrespective of age, gender and ethnicity is now recognised on many stages. As a vehicle through which community cohesion in its broadest terms of ‘narrowing the gap’ in health, education, aspirations and opportunity can be addressed, the local draw of Blackburn Rovers and the unrivalled power of the brand to bring additional credibility cannot be underestimated.
Unit 1 Rose Hill Estate
Contact: James Coulthard
Tel: 01254 846200
As a not for profit, social enterprise, Travel Assist has designed the business model on the foundation of their two major social objectives, which are;
(1). Making transport accessible for those who experience difficulties reaching mainstream transport.
(2). Creating and sustaining long term employment opportunities.
From the very start, Travel Assist has based all business decisions on the ethics of our social objectives, which is to provide opportunities, equality and respect. However, as the business has developed, Travel Assist has recognised that it has a responsibility to look at the impact the work carried out by the organization has on the environment. Therefore, a third social objective has been added:
(3). Sustaining responsible use of energy to minimalise the impact on the environment.
Ways to trade with this social enterprise
We exist to primarily provide affordable, accessible transport for people who experience difficulties accessing mainstream transport
CGL HQ – Towerpoint
44 North Road
Contact: Katie Bebbington
Change Grow Live is a charity specialising in Substance Misuse and Criminal Justice intervention projects in England and Wales. We’re funded by councils and local authorities who commission us to provide services, and we sometimes receive donations from the public.
Because we’re not a business, we’re not looking to make a profit. So we can focus on making sure that everything we do is helping the people who use our services, and the wider public too.
In Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, we operate under the brands Inspire, New You and Go2. Within all our services in Lancashire, we have teams that support with all of the following and much more
- Clinical interventions for drug and/ or alcohol treatment
- Family Safeguarding
- Criminal Justice
- Education, Training and Employment
- Recovery Support
- Behaviour Change