Contact: Paul Hardman
Tel: 01254 661501
From carefully crafted football sessions that people can just show up to, to expertly facilitated sessions for people in mental health services, to providing expert advice and guidance to teams and organisations, Creative Football changes people’s lives. We are proud to work in partnership with Together an Active Future (TaAF), Sport England and Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS.
From our home at the Witton Park 3G Facility in Blackburn, Lancashire, we use football in a positive way to engage people informally, anchoring the beautiful game at the heart of relationships to understand and help with wider needs. Everything we do is tailored to suit all types of individuals and services based on personal needs and ability.
Regardless of the reason someone needs us, we create an environment that is safe, fun, therapeutic and where everyone shares an ethos of respect, empathy and support. This approach creates a diverse network of support and friendships that many people haven’t experienced before.
In addition to its Football sessions, Creative Football offer a range of other activities including Cycling, Walking and Table Tennis. Away from physical activities, it also provides holistic 1:1 support around mental wellbeing, finances, housing, employment and education.
St Anne’s House
Tel: 01254 660 861
THOMAS delivers a range of holistic recovery focused services, which take people from within prison or hospital, through detox and residential rehabilitation into community based provision.
We offer drop in facilities, assertive outreach, recovery programmes incorporating cognitive, social and interpersonal approaches, support with wider issues associated with addiction.
We provide residential provision, support for those living in their own homes and community-based programmes.
We currently operate in Blackburn with Darwen and Salford and take the majority of our referrals from across the North West.
Contact: Karen Martyniuk
Tel: 07985 102245
Our mission at Infinite Women is for Women to Empower Women to create stronger communities and build a better, brighter future for all. Empowerment of Women is at the heart of all that we do. We host monthly sessions, with a speaker and time for refreshments and socializing. We have a different theme each month, with topics linked to Holistic Health, Holistic Living, Sustainability and Fun. We aim to have a variety of settings/venues, with options for day and evening sessions to enable women to access when working different hours. We plan to deliver additional sessions, activities, events and conferences as we progress and develop.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
Martin Needham of Rainbow Youth Centre won our Social Enterprise Champion award in 2022.
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: Danny English
Tel: 07863 553039
We Be Kids is a new start up project in 2021 that aims to bring online inspiration to families so they can confidently take part in offline activities that boost their wellbeing.
At We Be Kids we follow our 1,2,3,4,5 model:
- We have 1 main aim- to help boost the wellbeing of children and families.
- We believe that positive wellbeing can be described by 2 main factors- being healthy and feeling content.
- We believe that making connections is key to wellbeing- 3 connections- in particular; connections with Nature, connection with community, and connection with ourselves.
- In order to help people boost their wellbeing we offer resources in 4 specialist areas; storytelling, nature art, nature activities and yoga and mindfulness.
- By engaging with We Be Kids children and families will be actively living the 5 ways to wellbeing: Get Active, Be Mindful, Think Community, Keep Learning and Practice Kindness.
We Be Kids is founded and run by Danny English and AnneMarie Trevena. Between them they have over 40 years experience working around the world in the fields of education and wellbeing.
More information can be found here: https://www.webekids.net/about-us
We Be Kids add new material each week to their online library, families can access the resources by visiting www.webekids.net and all the material is free.
We Be Kids is eager to make connections and work in partnership with other organisations who value the wellbeing of their staff, families, clients and the wider community. We are already working in partnership with local authorities in areas representing family services and education. If you are interested in helping us boost the wellbeing of children and families then please consider partnering
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.