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.
Contact: David Flanagan
Tel: 0161 848 9173
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.
Ormskirk Civic Hall
Contact: Sheila Byrne
Tel: 07903 381874
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:
||mental health nurses
||relationships with food
||arts and crafts
Contact: Martin Needham
Tel: 01254 720740
We are youth hub specialising in helping young members of the LGBTQI+ community with mental health issues & social anxiety, we act as a safe space for young people to come, and be themselves ask for help or advice, or just to find a friend.
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The Rainbow Youth Centre have an online shop selling various items to help raise funds for the centre.
Contact: Martin Sadler
Tel: 07545 839957
Move 2 Change’s vision is “To inspire engagement with nature to support positive physical and mental well-being”
We deliver a range of programmes and activities to enable people to be active and safe in the outdoors, build confidence, improve fitness, develop positive wellbeing, and develop skills.
- Our Change Maker programme is run over 10 days with participants working with others to develop team work and communications skills leading to tackling the “Change Maker Challenge”. On the journey through the Change Maker programme partcipants get the opportunity to develop and put into practice skills in team work , communication, personal leadership and project management. Change Maker uses the great outdoors to provide an exciting , challenging and beautful backdrop for learning and development .
Our Fitwalk programme provides opportunities to get out walking in small groups, meet new people , develop skills in navigation and environmental awareness, and set personal fitness goals.
- Our Moving 2 Make Teams programme is aimed at organisations looking for something different to support work team development. The Theoutdoor based experiences are bespoke in design for each circumstance, all involve a range of active, inclusive and fun challenges that will be co-designed to meet the goals of the organisation whilst building communities/teams within and across organisations.
- Move 2 Change also offer opportunities to try a range of outdoor and adventurous activities (for example rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, trail running) and develop skills in map reading and navigation.
Contact: Lucie Higham
Tel: 07747 061162
Leading specialists in social media training.
Redmoor Communications is a community interest company specialising in providing public relations support and social media training for new and established social enterprises, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. A not for profit social enterprise with social responsibility at the heart of all we do, Redmoor Communications offers clients a comprehensive support package. Our masterclasses in social media will leave you with a thorough understanding of how you can use traditional and digital media to grow your business. Based in Lancashire in the North West of England but with staff based across the UK, we have over 15 years’ experience at the cutting edge of both online and offline communications. We bring a knowledge and experience of social media that is difficult to match ensuring that you have the confidence to use social media without the need to spend lots of money of expensive consultants. If you think you might qualify for one of our free sessions give us a call on 07747 061162.
Contact: David Flanagan
Tel: 07847 521291
ACT Community Partnership has to date been successful in securing a building and undergone extensive renovations to provide a fit for purpose resource centre for the primary purpose of Advice, Counselling and Training. The organisation is actively developing a network of strategic partners to provide front line services to the local community through the different strands. In addition the new facility (The ACT Centre Blackpool) will provide accommodation for front line organisations as well as training and meeting space for hire.
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The centre boasts meeting space and training rooms that are available to hire.
Darwen End, Ewood Park
Contact: Deborah Blades
Tel: 01254 508256
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust (Registered Charity No. 1117122) is fully committed to offering all members of the local community access to the highest quality programme of grassroots football, education, inclusion initiatives and awareness projects to encourage off-field participation, success and enjoyment using the crest and brand name of Blackburn Rovers Football Club.
The power of football to engage, enthuse and motivate people irrespective of age, gender and ethnicity is now recognised on many stages. As a vehicle through which community cohesion in its broadest terms of ‘narrowing the gap’ in health, education, aspirations and opportunity can be addressed, the local draw of Blackburn Rovers and the unrivalled power of the brand to bring additional credibility cannot be underestimated.