Tag Archives: Employability Education & Training

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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The Alternative School Group Ltd

Contact: Tracey Morley

Tel: 01282 851800 / Contact us

 

Web: www.thealternativeschool.co.uk

Email: enquiries@thealternativeschool.co.uk

 


About Us

We are an independent school set up to support those pupils who are unable to thrive in mainstream education. All pupils have SEMH needs and are from some of the most disadvantaged families in the county. We offer personalised education to include outdoor education, access to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and residential retreats.

 


 

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Blackpool and The Fylde Street Angels

Contact: Paul Rawson

Tel: 07964 202525


Email:
paulrawson.bfsa@gmail.com

Web: www.bfstreetangels.org

   

 

ABOUT US

We support vulnerable people in Blackpool. We help to make Blackpool a safer place to be in the evening.

Some of our services:

  • Temporary Bed Unit 365 days per year
  • Hot food street outreach
  • Weekend evening outreach – we offer practical help, advice and basic first aid
  • A shelter for adults during severe weather periods

We also have a facility called Angels Rest used to run education and support groups

 


 

 

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Lancashire Careers Company CIC

Unit 1-2, Edward VII Quay
Navigation Way
Preston
PR2 2YF

Tel: 07470 136357

 

Email:  enquiries@lancashirecareers.co.uk

Web: www.lancashirecareers.co.uk

 

About Us

Lancashire Careers Company CIC exists to ensure that professional, qualified, and registered career development is available to unemployed people throughout the region.  Those providing career guidance are qualified to a minimum of Level 6 in the careers sector.  We measure the impact of our intervention using evidence-based tools and psychometric testing (Morrisby and Outcomes Star).

While we work with anyone who is seeking career change or employment, we have a specific interest in working with Lancashire Care Leavers (18-25), veterans and 50+

We are specialist professionals who firmly believe that collaborating adds value to our purpose.

We are registered members of the Career Development Institute.  We have the Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award, and we are Disability Confident employers.  All associates are cleared with Enhanced DBS and are on the update service. We are proud members of Social Enterprise UK.

 


 

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Wot Wud U Do CIC

Contact: Dave Clayton

 

Web: www.wotwududo.co.uk

Email: info@www.wotwududo.co.uk

    

 


About Us

At Wot Wud U Do Educational Services (WWUDES), we believe in empowering individuals to thrive in every aspect of their lives. Our mission is to equip people with essential skills that transcend traditional education, focusing on social and emotional development, employability readiness, and the power of co-production. Through tailored programs and collaborative approaches, we cultivate a growth mindset in individuals, empowering them with the confidence needed to enhance emotional management and decision-making skills, thus enabling them to navigate life’s challenges effectively.

There are 3 strands to WWUDES’s programs and projects:

  • Improving participants’ self-awareness and self-management skills through workshops aligned with the social and emotional learning framework.
  • Providing participants opportunities to creatively express and tackle societal issues using their lived experience.
  • Supporting participants into work or education through the delivery of peer-led projects.

Through our programs and projects, we can create opportunities for participants to creatively express themselves, enabling them to show their peers and professionals what they are truly capable of if they are given the freedom to create and take ownership of their work.

Dave Clayton represents Selnet Member Wot Wud U Do CIC and is currently a Director on our Board.

 


 

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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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A Solution Within

Contact: Hannah Brownhill

Tel: 07794 922710

 

Web: www.asolutionwithin.org

Email: asolutionwithin@gmail.com

 

    


About Us

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.

 


 

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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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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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