Category Archives: EET

Employability, Education & Training

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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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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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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Brierfield Action in the Community

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Brierfield
Lancashire
BB9  5HW

Contact: Naheed Ashraf

Tel: (01282) 696100


Email:
naheed@baicom.org.uk

Web: www.baicom.org.uk


About Us

Brierfield Action In the Community – BAIC set up in 2003 by local residents of Brierfield. It consists of Board Directors living in and around Brierfield who manage the operations of the organisation through a project manager. The organisation itself is registered as a ‘not for profit’ company and a ‘Registered Charity’. It has been set up for the benefit of those living within the area of Pendle but primarily Brierfield. It also acts as a catalyst to promote for the benefit of the public in Pendle where there is social and economic deprivation by all or any of the following means:

  • the advancement of education, training or retraining;
  • the preservation and protection of good health;
  • the promotion of equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by promoting the elimination of discrimination on grounds of race, religion, disability or ethnic origin and by promoting attitudes, customs and practices in favour of equality;
  • the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities available for use by the community or any section of it;
  • the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance; the provision of recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities;
  • the promotion of public safety and the prevention of crime;to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the community in Pendle in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society.

Facilities

  • ICT facilities
  • Cyber Games
  • Information and Advice/Guidance by trained staff
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Video/Music editing suite
  • Employment based initiatives

 


 

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