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Z’s Defence Academy

PO Box 689
Blackburn
BB2 9RB

Contact: Zaynab Jogi

Tel: 07720 636847

 

Web: www.zsdefenceacademy.co.uk

Email: zsdefenceacademy@gmail.com

    

 


About Us

We are Z’s Defence Academy, a local community-based organisation for women and girls based in Blackburn. We have been running for 6 years and have just secured CIO status. Charity number (1194054).

For 4 years we concentrated solely on self-defence classes, post COVID we have expanded into other forms of fitness and health and well-being. Our moto is “engage, educate, empower”. We work with women to ensure that they equipped to thrive, be empowered, stay safe and enabled to contribute to society.

Our Key Achievements:

  • Blackburn with Darwen Sports Awards – winner of contribution to active sports awards.
  • East Lancs winners at the 2022 British Muslim awards.
  • Volunteer award through UCLAN university Awards
  • Z Defence Academy has 3 nominations at the She Inspires Awards 2023.

Our charity will aim to deliver the following four measure: deliver 60 mins session to physically inactive people from across Blackburn, specifically lower socio-economic groups, will become more active. This will lead to people having a healthier BMI and reducing the risk of lifelong illness. People will increase their confidence, self-esteem, resilience and overall wellbeing. People from across Blackburn will have better aspirations regarding long-term wellbeing, volunteering, connecting local communities, and a sense of belonging in the community.

 


 

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Creative Football CIC

Contact: Paul Hardman

Tel: 01254 661501

 

Web: www.creativefootball.co.uk

Email: paul.hardman@creativefootball.co.uk

    

 


About Us

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.

 


 

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Infinite Women CIC

Contact: Karen Martyniuk

Tel: 07985 102245

 

Email: infinitewomencic@gmail.com

   


About Us

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.

 


 

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Phab Ltd

Phab Office:
Summit House, 50 Wandle Road,
Croydon, Surrey,
CR0 1DF

Contact: Dawn Vickers

 

Web: www.phab.org.uk

Email: info@phab.org.uk

 

    


About Us

Phab supports a network of around 120 inclusive, accessible clubs in all age ranges, offering activities which all members (disabled and non-disabled) can share and enjoy together. Phab runs the Integrated Living Experiences and Skills for Independence residential projects at fully accessible activity centres in Cumbria and the South East. Phab organises conferences and forums across the regions, with workshops, training, advice and group discussions.

 


 

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Hope Street

Ormskirk Civic Hall
Southport Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 1LN

Contact: Sheila Byrne

Tel: 07903 381874

 

Web: www.hopest.org.uk

Email: letstalk@hopest.org.uk

    


About Us

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:

1:1 coaching music  meditation  employability 
exercise mental health nurses holistic therapies guest speakers 
workshops  relationships with food arts and crafts yoga courses
menopause  confidence building    

 

 


 

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Rainbow Youth Centre

Contact: Martin Needham

Tel: 01254 720740


Email:
office@rainbowyouthcentre.com

Web: www.rainbowyouthcentre.com

   

 

ABOUT US

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.

 


 

 

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Move 2 Change

Contact: Martin Sadler

Tel: 07545 839957


Email:
martin@move2change.org.uk

Web: www.move2change.org.uk

   

 

ABOUT US

Move 2 Change’s vision is “To inspire engagement with nature to support positive physical and mental well-being”

We deliver a range of programmes and activities to enable people to be active and safe in the outdoors, build confidence, improve fitness, develop positive wellbeing, and develop skills.

  • Our Change Maker programme is run over 10 days  with participants working with others to develop team work and communications skills leading to tackling the “Change Maker Challenge”. On the journey through the Change Maker programme partcipants get the opportunity to develop and put into practice skills in team work , communication, personal  leadership  and  project management. Change Maker uses the great outdoors to provide an exciting  , challenging and beautful backdrop for learning and development .
    Our Fitwalk programme provides  opportunities to get out walking in small groups, meet new people , develop skills in navigation and environmental awareness, and set personal fitness goals.
  • Our Moving 2 Make Teams programme is aimed at organisations looking for something different to support work team development. The Theoutdoor  based experiences are bespoke in design for each circumstance, all involve a range of active, inclusive and fun challenges that will be co-designed to meet the goals of the organisation whilst building communities/teams within and across organisations.
  • Move 2 Change also offer opportunities to try a range of outdoor and adventurous activities  (for example rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, trail running) and develop skills in map reading and navigation.

 


 

 

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Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

Darwen End, Ewood Park
Nuttall Street
Blackburn
BB2 4JF

Contact: Deborah Blades

Tel: 01254 508256


Email:
deborah.blades@brfctrust.co.uk

Web: www.rovers.co.uk/community

   

 

ABOUT US

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.

 


 

 

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Barks & Recreation

Contact: Stephen BrownBarks & Recreation Walking Dogs, Improving Lives

 

Email: info@barksandrec.co.uk

Web: www.barksandrec.co.uk

 

About Us

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.

 


 

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The 180 Programme C.I.C

Contact: Caroline Sagar

 

Email: hello@180project.co.uk

Web: www.180project.co.uk

   

 

About Us

The 180 Project is a community recovery programme in Lancashire and is one of the first of its kind in the UK. It is unique, effective and unlike anything else for those recovering from addiction problems. We use sport [an adapted CrossFit programme] combined with education, mentoring and peer support to achieve total wellness so participants are physically, emotionally and mentally well and socially connected.

180 gives focus and hope to offenders in the system and those recovering from addiction. It also has the potential to reach those people who are at risk of falling into this cycle as early as possible. Through this we aim to break the cycle of substance abuse, crime and prison to help rebuild lives. The long term goal is to impact positively on criminal re-offense rates, improve local communities and to assist individuals in gaining education, volunteer and employment opportunities.

 


 

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