Contact: Gina Gonzales MD
Tel: 07597 998169
RELEASE into Victory (RiV) is a support service for adults over the age of 18 who have experienced or are affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). RiV is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company established in 2013; based in Leyland, we operate across Central Lancashire. Fundraising for our services is through the Angel Gifts shop and crafts centre at 98 Hough Lane, and our training, engagement ad counselling support takes place in our dedicated workshop and counselling rooms upstairs.
Watch our interview on That’s TV Lancashire and visit us online for more about our shop: https://www.facebook.com/angelgiftsgg
As a service, Release into Victory have three action points:
- Raising awareness of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA): The time has come to stand together and face the fact that CSA is a whole society issue, if we ignore the problem we are simply allowing a veil of secrecy for the abusers to hide behind and therefore giving perpetrators opportunities to continue with this crime against vulnerable children. By raising awareness of CSA we can send a message to perpetrators that as a community we believe that sexual abuse is unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated it in our society.
- Training for support services: Our multi-agency approach is a major component of our service. We work in collaboration with local support services by exchanging & sharing Information, skills and expertise. We are running sample sessions from our training room in Leyland from March 2020 for support agencies to find out more about this service.
- Support for survivors: Survivors deserve to be heard in a way that is best for them as individuals. People who have been abused often need and benefit from opportunities to validate their stories, speaking out about their experiences often leads to a sense of freedom and relief and can be very empowering. Our 1:1 confidential listening service, provides support to individuals to enable them to work out where they are emotionally on their own personal healing journey, and signpost on to professional counselling/therapy if required. We also provide access to our Peer Support Network.
270-274 Central Drive & Bathurst Ave
Contact: Christine Phillips
Tel: 07928 262653
Over 18 months, we have developed a number of services at The Grange in Blackpool that people from all backgrounds and with deep social issues.
- Free family meals and subsidised breakfasts
- A volunteer programme to gain time credits which can be spent on food and clothing
- A commercial laundry service so that people can wash their clothes at the Grange School uniforms, so no child has to go without
- A variety of inter-generational projects to bring young and older together.
- Older people have reported that their worries have reduced, incidences of vandalism have reduced, and a fragile sense of community is returning to the neighbourhood.
4th Floor Media Factory
Contact: David Scarfe
We are a Mental Health Service Provider, giving advice, services and support to the Public Community. We aim to increase the Awareness, Education & Support of Mental Health in our Communities.
We provide a Personal & Diverse, Mental Health “1 Stop” Wellbeing Organisation, where the Community can access up to date and endorsed information on Mental Health & Wellbeing related topics, as well as our online, face to face, telephone and walk and talk mental health services from a team of Mental Health Professionals. This will be in an efficient and timely manner.
Contact: David Scholes
Tel: 07712 591890
Freckle is a marketing consultancy, focused on support for the 3rd sector, in all areas of business development, promotion, creative delivery and marketing.
Contact: Stephen Brown
Barks & Recreation are a Preston organisation that supports people who have a learning disability or mental health condition to walk dogs – and share the profits with the people we support.
We walk the dogs of people who are struggling to care for their own dogs due to a physical health condition or disability, and provide additional services with the aim of keeping the dog and its owner together – preventing social isolation.
Contact: Mr Val Murray
Nature-based interventions for individuals with a defined need; providing therapeutic programmes and experiences in woodlands, forests and gardens across Lancashire.
We are passionate about imporving mental health and developing character; we work in partnership with Friends Resilience – endorsed by the World Health Organisation as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression, promoting resilience in families, schools and communities. Outdoors4All Together CIC is a newly formed group of highly qualified, skilled and experienced professionals with backgrounds in Occupational Therapy, Teaching, Policing, Horticultural Therapy, Forest School Leadership and the Scouting movement. We have particular expertise in working with adults, children and young people that are ‘hard to reach’, those who reside in deprived communities, offenders and those who are coping with complex social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.
Contact: Thomas Macpherson Pope
The Making Rooms is a place where creativity, technology and advanced manufacturing come together in a community facility for us. By business artists, inventors, students, children and just about everyone else to design and make anything from high-tech products and gadgets to toys, artworks, home decorations and tshirts.
Contact: Sue Sharples
Tel: 07834 695606
The U-Night Group is a Community Interest Company run by and for people with a learning disability who live in Lancashire.
Our aim is to reduce isolation and loneliness, by providing opportunities for people to engage in meaningful activities, which lead to the formation of friendships and relationships. We do this by providing evening social and leisure events, training on sex and relationships and running a dating and mating agency called ‘MeetnMatch’.
5 Ribble Bank
Contact: Kay Johnson
Tel: 07718 901813
The Larder aims to raise awareness and educate people about a range of food issues from food poverty to food waste, from sustainable catering practices to procurement. We develop and deliver courses, workshops and lectures to groups and individuals and offer a consultancy service to public and private organisations.
We have recently received funding to set up an Educational Food Hub and will be delivering a range of accredited catering qualifications and offering work experience placements within our catering business and cafe
9 Clarence Street
Contact: Helen Gould
Tel: 07812 571560
LPM Dance Theatre is based in Lancaster. The company has an extensive track record delivering a wide range of projects across the region. Lead artists George Adams and Helen Gould are specialists in inclusive practice, education and training. The company strives to deliver innovative new dance experience for new audiences, raising the profile of the positive impact of dance engagement for all.