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 128 Oyston Mill
Contact: Claire Moore
Tel: 01772 731024
A not-for-profit professional touring theatre company – specialising in writing and producing original dynamic live theatre. Often exploring important social issues; domestic abuse, teenage pregnancy, gun crime. Established in 1989 the company tours across the UK taking live theatre to community spaces improving access to the arts and utilising theatre for the education of all.
Cotton Court Business Centre
Contact: Andy Neale
Tel: 01772 921522
What started as a group of mainly unrelated people wanting to try something different, has evolved into a self-supporting, volunteer-led, Preston-based social enterprise aiming to inspire, engage & support others locally and around the world.
Global Amigos is the umbrella company name for various North West activities that currently receive support from over a dozen dedicated volunteers. We receive no external funding; all monies are generated through commercial activities such as Dirrty Harry’s & from businesses choosing to advertise in Podio Magazine; the most effective way to advertise to Preston commuters, visitors & residents.
Volunteer-led, we all share similar passions & benefit in a host of ways. Want to be part of it? Get in touch to explore the possibilities.
Suite 2, Waterside
St James Court West
Contact: Sarah Calderbank
Tel: 07597 942494
DanceSyndrome is an inclusive arts charity that aims to inform and empower people through dance. Our trained dancers, both with and without learning disabilities, work alongside each other to offer community dance workshops for anyone who wants to improve their physical health and personal wellbeing. As well as offering community dance workshops across the North West, we also provide dance leadership training to empower people with and without learning disabilities to become Dance Leaders and to gain the knowledge, skills and ability to co-deliver inclusive dance sessions. DanceSyndrome also perform live at a variety of public and private events across the UK, including community showcases, festivals, fundraising events, national conferences, AGMs, universities, schools and even parties and weddings! DanceSyndrome opens eyes. A performance allows us to share with you how powerful dance can be and allows us to challenge perceptions and demonstrate ability rather than disability.
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.
14 Church Road
Contact: Kate Eastwood and Mandy Foster
Tel: 07966 531797 or 07947 715123
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
SHAPE Lancashire is a newly established Community Interest Company. We aim to deliver projects in the community across Lancashire that will improve the lives of the people living there. We aim to deliver projects including, but not exclusive to, Sports, Health and Wellbeing, Enviromental, Volunteering.
Although newly established as a CIC, we have have been delivering projects in Lancashire for over 20 years in previous employment. We have delivered a wide range of projects and always deliver outcomes. We are passionate about what we do, and believe our strength is in community enagement.
Contact: Lisa Bennet
Tel: 01253 208442
Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust is a vibrant charitable organisation that is an independent charity working in partnership with Fleetwood Town Football Club. We provide sport, physical activity, emotional and mental health and wellbeing programmes, educational programmes and outreach and employability/ training courses.
We work with children, young people, adults and the elderly, often with a range of additional needs and barriers to inclusion to support and inspire individuals to become physically and emotionally healthy and build strong communities; through increased self-value and personal aspiration, within exciting and easily accessible programmes.