15 Victoria Rd
Contact: Denise Partington
Tel: 01772 717461
Community Futures is a registered charity (702233) and company limited by guarantee (333713). Our legal name, Community Council of Lancashire, was adopted over 40 years ago to enable us to become a Rural Community Council. This provides us with a unique role in supporting rural community life in Lancashire.
Most of the work we do is rooted in our very first actions as a support agency. Our initial hands on support for unemployed men and their families in Manchester, the flag ship Brentwood House Recuperation Home for Mothers (which also gave refuge to Jewish families fleeing Poland) and an abundance of self-help programmes in some of the most deprived communities in Lancashire all helped to build our credibility and reputation for the work we do today.
Not a lot has changed. We make organisations, individuals and communities better.
This can be better at what they do themselves or for others, but ultimately everything we do has this as a goal. We see evidence of our achievements all over Lancashire, from the community volunteer we supported to take on her own services, to the community that is thriving because we saved its Playgroup.
Business Development Centre
Suite 21 – Eanam Wharf
Tel: 01254 503200
Contact: Angela Allen
To develop innovative solutions to create a positive impact on the lives of children, young people, families and the communities in which they live whilst challenging inequality and disadvantage – to enable them to meet their full potential.
Contact: Gina Gonzales MD
Tel: 07597 998169
RELEASE into Victory (RiV) is a support service for adults over the age of 18 who have experienced or are affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). RiV is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company established in 2013; based in Leyland, we operate across Central Lancashire. Fundraising for our services is through the Angel Gifts shop and crafts centre at 98 Hough Lane, and our training, engagement ad counselling support takes place in our dedicated workshop and counselling rooms upstairs.
Watch our interview on That’s TV Lancashire and visit us online for more about our shop: https://www.facebook.com/angelgiftsgg
As a service, Release into Victory have three action points:
- Raising awareness of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA): The time has come to stand together and face the fact that CSA is a whole society issue, if we ignore the problem we are simply allowing a veil of secrecy for the abusers to hide behind and therefore giving perpetrators opportunities to continue with this crime against vulnerable children. By raising awareness of CSA we can send a message to perpetrators that as a community we believe that sexual abuse is unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated it in our society.
- Training for support services: Our multi-agency approach is a major component of our service. We work in collaboration with local support services by exchanging & sharing Information, skills and expertise. We are running sample sessions from our training room in Leyland from March 2020 for support agencies to find out more about this service.
- Support for survivors: Survivors deserve to be heard in a way that is best for them as individuals. People who have been abused often need and benefit from opportunities to validate their stories, speaking out about their experiences often leads to a sense of freedom and relief and can be very empowering. Our 1:1 confidential listening service, provides support to individuals to enable them to work out where they are emotionally on their own personal healing journey, and signpost on to professional counselling/therapy if required. We also provide access to our Peer Support Network.
Contact: Catherine Smith
Tel: 01772 825288
Trust House Lancashire is a specalist counselling service for Men, Women and Children who have experienced sexual violence or abuse of any kind. We also offer Family support to the whole family of children who have experienced sexual violence. Our main office is based in Preston town centre, we also have rooms available in Burnley, Fleetwood, Blackpool, Ormskirk and Smelmersdale. Trust House Lancashire believes that every individual has the right to be free from all forms of sexual violence and abuse. Our vision is a safe Lancashire free from sexual violence and abuse.
270-274 Central Drive & Bathurst Ave
Contact: Christine Phillips
Tel: 07928 262653
Over 18 months, we have developed a number of services at The Grange in Blackpool that people from all backgrounds and with deep social issues.
- Free family meals and subsidised breakfasts
- A volunteer programme to gain time credits which can be spent on food and clothing
- A commercial laundry service so that people can wash their clothes at the Grange School uniforms, so no child has to go without
- A variety of inter-generational projects to bring young and older together.
- Older people have reported that their worries have reduced, incidences of vandalism have reduced, and a fragile sense of community is returning to the neighbourhood.
4th Floor Media Factory
Contact: David Scarfe
We are a Mental Health Service Provider, giving advice, services and support to the Public Community. We aim to increase the Awareness, Education & Support of Mental Health in our Communities.
We provide a Personal & Diverse, Mental Health “1 Stop” Wellbeing Organisation, where the Community can access up to date and endorsed information on Mental Health & Wellbeing related topics, as well as our online, face to face, telephone and walk and talk mental health services from a team of Mental Health Professionals. This will be in an efficient and timely manner.
Contact: Sarah Tomlinson
Empowered Mothers Network provides help and support with perinatal mental / emotional health and wellbeing – we help mothers to build their own village in the absence of the traditional one – via in-home and online postpartum doulas, mother’s circles, groups, workshops and courses.
Unit 6 Briercliffe Business Centre
Townley Street, Briercliffe,
Tel: 01282 452400
Open Door Furniture Recycling is YOUR community based furniture scheme which has been set up on a not for profit basis to provide:
- Basic furniture, household goods and domestic appliances for disadvantaged people living within Burnley and Pendle who are excluded from buying these items through traditional outlets.
- A real work experience with vocational training towards a recognised qualification that will help the long-term unemployed secure worthwhile jobs.
- An opportunity to reduce the volume of waste, re-useable furniture and domestic appliances, going to land fill sites.
Contact: Peter Metcalf
Gift92 helps those in real need to build a stable home. We help people with limited finance and receiving state benefits to furnish a property. The charity has been doing this since 1992.
Many of those we help have moved into an empty property and do not have the funds to furnish it. We supply the essential furniture and household items to help them and their family create a home. We collaborate with several local agencies and charities to enhance the household items clients receive through our service.
Our work is supported by generous members of the public who donate usable furniture and household items, we are always in need of more due to demand. The furniture collected has enabled us to help over 750 people in 2018.
Contact: Caroline Sagar
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.