Contact: Dave Clayton
We follow the principle of coproduction and collaboration to create and deliver health educational programmes in schools, colleges, care homes and pupil referral units. As we adapt to the latest climate, we specifically work with young people in local communities to tailor our foundations, using their knowledge and experience to adapt what we know and support them to create and deliver these programmes within the local vicinity.
These young people gain several life and employability skills, who we then refer to local employers. The students who receive the peer delivered the programme gain insights into coping with mental health, relationships, independence, and resilience from a lived experience point of view.
We work collaboratively with local authorities, NHS departments and community organizations who work alongside the peer led programme, offering professional support and advice, signposting, and raising awareness of their services and opportunities the young people and their families can access.
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.
165 Ribbleton Lane
Tel: 01772 796622
Emmaus Preston is a charity that provides a home and work to people who have been homeless or socially excluded. With your support we’re helping to change lives in Preston.
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.
Summit House, 50 Wandle Road,
Contact: Dawn Vickers
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.
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: Gareth Nash
Preston Co-operative Development Network supports new and trading co-operatives in Preston and surrounds. It does this through webinars and workshops, networking events and specialist support.
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.
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.
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.