Preston Move Forward

Move Forward in Preston: Your Path to Success!

If you live in Preston, are not currently working and are looking for personal development opportunities or need some support to overcome barriers, we can help you Move Forward.

We will share case studies on the support provided and impacts that have been made throughout the delivery of this project.


Who we can help

Move Forward is our new service supporting Preston residents who are out of work, and held back by multiple barriers to employment – including:

  • No or low skills / work experience
  • Poor physical or mental health
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Lack of motivation, aspiration and trust
  • Experience of criminality
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Experience of domestic violence
  • Poor experience within the care system
  • Benefit dependency
  • Homelessness
  • Financial difficulties
  • Social isolation or loneliness

We know it can be difficult to return to work and are here to help you to Move Forward.

This support is free of charge. We hope to offer this support in additional areas soon, so please watch this space.


How we can help

Move Forward in Preston is delivered by a team of project partners who are here to assist you in finding your path to work, from enhancing your skills, to helping you break down any obstacles that are holding you back.

We can provide access to free opportunities, such as volunteering and work placements to grow your experience. You can also access free training through Move Forward, including maths, ESOL and digital skills courses.

Our network can also help you grow personally and professionally, providing personalised help and guidance.

We also offer free optional sports and activities to improve your wellbeing, boost your confidence and connect you with others in your community.


Our overall aims

  • Supporting you on your journey – from personal growth and development, to securing a new job.
  • Building strong connections with people and organisations around Lancashire.
  • Collaborating with existing services and creating new ways to support you.

If you are ready to make positive changes in your job search journey, Move Forward is here to support you every step of the way.


Get in touch today

For accessing support in Preston please email or call 01772 200690 and ask about the “Move Forward project in Preston”.

Alternatively, to contact project partners for specific support directly:


For support from Beanstalk through Preston’s Move Forward project, call 0300 3655530  or contact Kerry Stevens on   

Integrated Care Board, NHS (ICB & NWA)

For support from ICB through Preston’s Move Forward project, contact Ruth Keeler on 07816 334145 or email

Lancashire Community Finance       

For support from LCF through Preston’s Move Forward project, contact Adam Wadie on

PHX training  

For support from PHX Training through Preston’s Move Forward project, call 01772 440969 or contact Amanda Sumner on

The Foxton Centre    

For support from The Foxton Centre through Preston’s Move Forward project, contact Cath Coffey call  01772 555925 (ext 802) or email Cath Coffey on


Who are we?

Move Forward is a collaboration between Active Lancashire and Selnet, along with local authorities and other organisations across Lancashire. We have teamed up to make sure you have the support you need to succeed on your journey to finding work.

This project is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Active Lancashire and Selnet are joining forces with colleges, housing groups, and other partners to make sure you have all the resources you need to move forward in life.




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