Contact: Paul Hardman
Tel: 01254 661501
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.
Contact: Karen Martyniuk
Tel: 07985 102245
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.
Summit House, 50 Wandle Road,
Contact: Dawn Vickers
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.
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.
Martin Needham of Rainbow Youth Centre won our Social Enterprise Champion award in 2022.
WAYS TO TRADE WITH THIS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
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.
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.
Contact: Stephen Brown
Barks & Recreation are a Preston organisation that supports people who have a learning disability or mental health condition to walk dogs – and share the profits with the people we support.
We walk the dogs of people who are struggling to care for their own dogs due to a physical health condition or disability, and provide additional services with the aim of keeping the dog and its owner together – preventing social isolation.
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.
Unit 11, Business Development Centre
Contact: Stephen Jones
Tel: 07973 860717
A grassroots charity based in the heart of Blackburn. We have been operating since 2006 and work with young and old people in supporting them on various health & wellbeing, education & employability and Sports & Development.
Our work got recognised in 2016 by her Majesty and we were awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Services.
Our strength is in engaging with BAME, Assulym and Refugee community and we as an organisation are big in engaging and supporting all.