Tag Archives: Community Support & Centres

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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THOMAS

St Anne’s House
France Street
Blackburn
BB2 1LX

Tel: 01254 660 861

 

Web: www.thomasonline.org.uk

 

About Us

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.

 

 


 

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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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Shine Coaching

Contact: Fiona Redding

 

Web: www.shine-coaching.com

Email: enquiries@shine-coaching.com

 


About Us

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.

 


 

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Let’s Grow Preston

Contact: Annie Wynn

 

Web: www.letsgrowpreston.org

Email: letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

 

    


About Us

We have 3 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 in individuals and we deliver workshops and activities in the community to promote community cohesion and resilience.

Established since 2011, we also support a network of community gardens and friends of open spaces covering the whole PR postcode. We provide bulk buying discounts to the members and a monthly network meeting for the 34 group members to attend, 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.

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.

In the last 12 months, individuals have donated over 3000 hours to Lets Grow Preston.

We generate a surplus income by delivering training, facilitating projects and selling plants.

We collect surplus food grown by local allotmenteers annually throughout the summer holidays in order to supplement the local food hubs with fresh produce, grown locally. Each year this equates to about 8000 meals over an 8 week period and sequesters 1 ton of carbon. Which is the same that a tree would sequester in its lifetime of between 40 and 100 years.

These are some of our accreditations;

 

Let’s Grow Preston won our Small Social Enterprise of the Year award in 2022.

 


 

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His Provision CIC

272-274 Central Dr
Blackpool
FY1 5JB

Contact: Christine Phillips

Tel: 07704 031100

 

Email: hisprovision4blackpool@yahoo.co.uk

 

    


About Us

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.

 

HIS Provision won our Enabling Ability Award in 2019.

 


 

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St. Antony’s Centre

Eleventh Street
Trafford Park
Manchester
M17 1JF

Contact: David Flanagan

Tel: 0161 848 9173

 

Web: www.stantonyscentre.org.uk

Email: secretary@stantonyscentre.org.uk

 

    


About Us

St Antony’s Centre provides front line Information, Advice and Guidance services to various community & faith groups, charities and employers across the North West. In addition, the centre is accredited training provider and currently holds contracts across the region to deliver predominantly Maths, English and ICT courses across a number of community venues, employers and partner locations. The face-to-face provision is complimented by an extensive range of distance learning CPD and vocational qualifications.

As well as the outreach provision St Antony’s boasts permanent bases in Manchester, Accrington and Blackpool from which services are delivered in partnership with others. The Head Office facilities in Trafford Park Manchester also provides Conference, meeting and exhibition space.

 


 

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