Community Support & Centres

 

  • ABD Community Centre

    Burnley RoadABD Centre Image
    Bacup
    OL13 8EU

    Contact: Peter Dunn

    Tel: 07718 901813

     

    Email: pdunn@abdcentre.org.uk

    Web: www.abdcentre.org.uk

     

    About Us

    The ABD Community Centre is a unique and valued social inclusive community resource in the centre of Bacup.

    It’s aim is to provide a resource centre that will address the wellbeing and needs of local people.

     

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    ABD can provide room hire, office lets and always looks to bring additional services and activities (community support and IT services) into the centre to provide activities and services that people want and need.

     


     

     

     

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  • ACT Community Partnership CIC

    Contact: David Flanagan

    Tel: 07847 521291


    Email:
    contact@actcommunity.co.uk

    Web: www.actcommunity.co.uk

       

     

    ABOUT US

    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.

     


     

     

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  • Advocacy Focus

    The Old Tannery
    Eastgate
    Accrington
    BB5 6PW

    Contact: John Hutchison – Operations Director Leanne Hignett – Service Delivery Director

    Telephone: 0300 323 0965


    Email:
    admin@advocacyfocus.org.uk

    Web: www.advocacyfocus.org.uk


    About Us

    Advocacy means supporting somebody to speak up and be listened to, ensuring their views and wishes are heard and taken seriously. Advocacy can enable people to become more involved in important decisions about their health and social care.

    Our Advocates help people in the community who have difficulty with communicating their thoughts, needs and wishes. They may also face difficulties with making decisions about things such as how or where they are cared for.

    Advocacy can support people to understand their rights, their options, and enable the person to make an informed decision. We help people to live the lives they want to live.

    We provide high quality and totally free advocacy support across the North of England that is completely independent of Health and Social care services.

    For more information, please visit our website at: www.advocacyfocus.org.uk

     


     

     

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  • Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

    Darwen End, Ewood Park
    Nuttall Street
    Blackburn
    BB2 4JF

    Contact: Deborah Blades

    Tel: 01254 508256


    Email:
    deborah.blades@brfctrust.co.uk

    Web: www.rovers.co.uk/community

       

     

    ABOUT US

    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.

     


     

     

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  • Blackburn Youth Zone

    Contact: Sarah Johns 

     

    Email: Contact Us

    Web: www.blackburnyz.org

       

     

    About Us

    Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub located at the heart of Blackburn, open to young people aged 5 to 19 years old, aiming to change the prospects offered to young people in the area.

    Uniquely, this is happening in partnership with young people rather than on their behalf.

    As such, the Zone is led with the principle of ‘starting where young people are, going where young people take us’.

     


     

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  • Brew Me Sunshine

    12 Victoria Street
    Morecambe
    LA4 4AH

    Contact: Joseph Gardiner

    Tel: 01524 414846

     

    Email: joseph.gardiner@galloways.org.uk

    Web: www.galloways.org.uk/morecambe

          

     

    ABOUT US

    Brew Me Sunshine is a Café situated within the old Visitor Newspaper building in Morecambe. The Café space is shared with the Galloway’s sight loss services team and creates a warm friendly approachable atmosphere for people to access and learn about the sight loss support offered by the charity. The profits from the café are donated back to the charity.

     

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    The café is developing and growing with a view to creating employment opportunities for people with visual impairment. Revenue generated by the café supports this work.

    This social enterprise also has available office space and can be contacted directly about this.

     


     

     

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  • Change Grow Live

    CGL HQ – Towerpoint
    44 North Road
    Brighton
    BN1 1YR

    Contact: Katie Bebbington


    Email:
    katie.bebbington@cgl.org.uk

    Web: www.changegrowlive.org

       

     

    ABOUT US

    Change Grow Live is a charity specialising in Substance Misuse and Criminal Justice intervention projects in England and Wales. We’re funded by councils and local authorities who commission us to provide services, and we sometimes receive donations from the public.

    Because we’re not a business, we’re not looking to make a profit. So we can focus on making sure that everything we do is helping the people who use our services, and the wider public too.

    In Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, we operate under the brands Inspire, New You and Go2. Within all our services in Lancashire, we have teams that support with all of the following and much more

    • Clinical interventions for drug and/ or alcohol treatment
    • Family Safeguarding
    • Criminal Justice
    • Homelessness
    • Housing
    • Education, Training and Employment
    • Recovery Support
    • Behaviour Change

     


     

     

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  • Chapter3 Enterprise CIC

    178 Holmfield Road
    Blackpool
    FY2 9PU

    Contact: Dianne Tew

    Tel: 07799 711337

     

    Email: dianne@chapter3.org.uk

    Web: www.chapter3.org.uk

     

    About Us

    A not for profit organisation with a strong commitment to communities and society focused on helping create economic and social value through enterprise. We are a small but perfectly formed community interest company with many years of leadership and enterprise experience and great passion for what we do.

    Our experiences, skills and wisdom being built-up through running businesses and working with hundreds of start-ups, in particular micro-businesses and the third sector.

    We deliver practical workshops providing guidance and creative solutions that help business, non profits, communities and individuals, get unstuck and move forwards.

     


     

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  • Child Action Northwest

    Whalley Road
    Wilpshire
    Blackburn
    BB1 9LL

    Contact: Sue Cotton

    Tel: 01254 244716


    Email:
    info@canw.org.uk

    Website: www.canw.org.uk

     

    About Us

    INSPIRING LIVES AND CHANGING FUTURES

    It’s what we’ve been doing since 1886, in one form or another!

    We passionately believe that every child and young person has the right to achieve their full potential, whatever their background or circumstances – and, as a result, we work with over 6000 children, young people and families in the North West of England every year.  We work in the heart of communities – often in partnership with other organisations – to end family cycles of deprivation, drug and alcohol abuse, lack of self-esteem, youth crime, teenage pregnancies and broken families.

    As a result, we help to strengthen individuals, families and communities so that children and young people can lead healthy and meaningful lives, with the opportunity to succeed in school, to grow up to enjoy healthy relationships, to have access to training and employment opportunities and to be successful in the world of work.

     


     

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  • Chorley VCFS Network

    35-39 Fazakerly StreetChorley VCFS Network
    Chorley
    PR7 2SW

     

    Contact: Donna Hussain

    Tel: 01257 226516

     

    Email: donnalhussain@gmail.com

     

    ABOUT US

    We are an infrastructure support service offering infrastructure to third sector organisations in order to build capacity within the sector for economic and social improvement.

    We work with all sectors to enhance services and support them to become more effective and efficient.

     


     

     

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  • Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn

    New Era Centre
    Paradise Street
    Accrington
    Lancashire
    BB5 1PB


    Contact:
     Rachel Whippy

    Tel: 0808 278 7975


    Web: www.carh.org.uk

       

     

    ABOUT US

    Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn provides free, impartial and confidential advice to people about the problems they face. We campaing for change to improve the poilicies and practices that affect people’s lives and we value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

    We are an independent charity, providing specialist advice services to local people and are part of the Citizens Advice network in England and Wales.

     


     

     

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  • Community CVS

    Boulevard Centrecommunity-cvs-logo
    45 Railway Road
    Blackburn
    BB1 1EZ

    Contact: Garth Hodkinson

    Tel: (01254) 583957


    Web:
    www.bwdcvs.org.uk


    About Us

    Community CVS’ aim is “Connecting People, Growing Communities.” Our mission is “to achieve positive social change by developing active resilient communities and transforming lives through social action.”

    We accomplish this in a number of ways under the following four themes: –

    • Support – to the most vulnerable in society
    • Action – inspiring people to action in our communities
    • Resource – developing groups with funding and advice
    • Volunteer – connecting people to help their community

     

     


     

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  • Community Futures

    15 Victoria Rd
    Fulwood
    Preston
    PR2 8PS

    Contact: Denise Partington

    Tel: 01772 717461

     

    Email: admin@communityfutures.org.uk

    Web: www.communityfutures.org.uk

     

    ABOUT US

    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.

     


     

     

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  • Community Solutions North West

    Elmfield HallCommunity Solutions North West Logo
    Gatty Park
    Accrington
    Lancashire
    BB5 4AA


    Contact:
     Deborah Clark

    Tel: 01254 460080


    Email:
     info@csnw.co.uk

    Web: www.csnw.co.uk

     

    ABOUT US

    Community Solutions is a North West based charity that aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation. We believe that every person matters and no person should ever feel alone or lonely.

    We support people who are going through life changes or crisis such as bereavement, loss of health, loss of jobs, poverty, mental health issues etc. We offer a range of befriending and mentoring services to help people live healthier, better lives including home visits, social groups, telephone and digital befriending, counselling, crisis support and more.

    MISSION

    We help people to live healthier, better lives. We believe that every person matters, and no person should ever feel alone or lonely.

     


     

     

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  • Divine Days Community CIC

    Contact: Katie Whitehead

    Tel: 07782 551004

     

    Email: info@divinedays.co.uk

    Webwww.divinedays.co.uk

              

     

    ABOUT US

    Divine Days Community CIC

    Divine Days Community CIC delivers a programme of services and provision for adults with additional needs; children with additional needs and complex needs; the elderly; the isolated; and those managing long-term mental and physical health conditions. Our provision is centred around bringing people together through a variety of programmes and creative activity programmes focused on connectivity, inclusivity, and rehabilitation.

     

    Gateway Support

    Gateway Support is partnership between Divine Days Community CIC and An Inclusive Future CIC (AIF CIC) providing an urgent and essential service for individuals and families across the West Lancashire area with a child/children with an additional need or disability, as well as those who are managing long term health conditions or poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gateway Support provides an information, advice, guidance, and befriending service to ensure people with disabilities can access pastoral and professional services and support in an accessible, person-centred, and meaningful manner during and after the COVID – 19 pandemic.

    Legacy Project

    The Legacy Project is our Supported Internship initiative funded by Well Skelmersdale and West Lancashire CCG. Divine Days CIC works with local businesses, schools, and colleges to deliver a supported internship programme for young adults with additional needs, learning disabilities and/ or physical disabilities who live and learn in West Lancashire and the surrounding area.

    Man-archy

    Man-Archy is our men’s mental health provision, using talking therapies, support groups, one-to-one sessions, and a befriending service for men living in West Lancashire. This project is funded via Well Skelmersdale and West Lancashire CCG delivering a person centred, local offer of crisis intervention and prevention for men.

    Community Connections

    Our Community Connections sessions offer specialised activities for the elderly, people with poor mental health or dementia, people that have been isolated and those managing long term health conditions. Community Connections provides a safe environment run by qualified practitioners to support members of our community to reconnect and find purpose and meaning on their road to recovery.

    Dance for All

    Divine Days inclusive dance activities and classes for people of all ages with additional needs. Our teachers and practitioners have years of experience, as well as being qualified and trained in working with children and adults with additional needs, learning disabilities and complex needs. Our award-winning Dancers have performed all over the country raising awareness of inclusion and acceptance.

    Our Dance classes include:

    • Diddi Tots – Tap, ballet, and disco classes for babies and toddlers with additional needs.
    • Diddi Divine – Therapeutic and contemporary dance classes for infants and juniors with additional needs.
    • Diddi Divas – Tap, ballet, musical theatre, and street dance classes for children with additional needs.
    • Divine Dance – Contemporary, inclusive dance classes for adults with additional needs.

    We work with mainstream organisations to help them develop and improve their inclusive practice and how to become disability confident.

    We deliver a variety of training programmes for schools and businesses including antibullying and disability awareness.

     


     

     

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  • Enterprising Habits Ltd

    36 Briercliffe Road
    Burnley
    BB10 1 XB

    Contact: Ibrar Syed

    Tel: 07545 261780


    Email:
    contact@ehabits.org.uk

    Web: www.ehabits.org.uk

     

     

    ABOUT US

    We offer a range of services to local residents and families across East Lancashire that includes vocational qualifications, functional skills, employability skills, enterprise support, bi-lingual info advice and guidance, traineeship (16-25) etc.

     

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    We deliver services such as an employability support programme, traineeship, apprenticeship, SIA courses, Adult Education Budget, ESOL classes, IT courses, bespoke business start-up support, entrepreneurship and info advice & guidance

     


     

     

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  • Equalities and Justice NW Ltd

    Office 27
    Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale CVS
    The CVS Centre
    62-64 Yorkshire Street
    Burnley
    BB11 3BT

    Contact: Zed Ali

     

    Email: equalitiesandjustice@gmail.com

    Web: www.lancashireequalities.org.uk

         

     

    About Us

    Challenging the inequalities and injustices faced by marginalised communities across Lancashire & Greater Manchester.

     


     

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  • Furniture Matters

    Vickers Ind Estate
    Mellishaw Lane
    Morecambe
    Lancashire
    LA3 3FB

    Contact: Phil Crossley

    Tel: (01524) 426622


    Email:
    office@furniturematters.org.uk

    Web: www.furniturematters.co.uk


    About Us

    Furniture Matters is a local re-use and recycle charity who’s aim is to provide quality low cost furniture and other household goods to local people in need in the community; to reduce the amount of furniture,electrical items and other household goods that end up in landfill and to provide quality volunteering and training opportunities for local people, aiming to increase employment prospects for some of these people.

     


     

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  • Gawthorpe Textiles Collection

    Gawthorpe Hall
    Burnley Road
    Padiham
    BB12 8UA

    Contact: Charlotte Steels

    Tel: 01282 773963


    Email:
    info@gawthorpetextiles.org.uk

    Web: www.gawthorpetextiles.org.uk

       

     

    ABOUT US

    Chaired by Lord Shuttleworth, we are an independent charity that uses its extensive, nationally significant collection of textiles and craft items to inspire and educate. Based at Gawthorpe Hall, we provide access to the collections via public exhibitions, study visits for students, researchers and specialist groups, as well as school visits, artist collaborations and commissions, workshops, demonstrations, talks and gallery tours. We deliver community outreach to support the wellbeing and skills development of local residents in Burnley through a textile studio within Valley Street Community Centre.

     

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    We create a range of gifts and homewares utilising designs from the collection to support income generation for our charitable activities.

     


     

     

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  • Gift92

    Contact: Peter Metcalf

     

    Email: mail@gift92.com

    Web: www.gift92.com

     

    About Us

    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.

     


     

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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.

     


     

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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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  • Intact – Preston

    The Centre
    49 Whitby AvenueIntact Logo
    Ingol 
    Preston
    PR2 3YP

    Contact: Denise Hartley MBE

    Tel: (01772) 760760


    Email:
    denise.hartley[at]intact-preston.org.uk

    Web: www.intact-preston.org.uk


    About Us

    The Centre

    As part of our continued service and commitment to our local community, the rooms and facilities are available for a wide variety of needs. With our range of multi-purpose spaces and multi-agency partnership working Intact aim to meet all your requirements big or small.

    Intact has much to offer to the local community with many facilities available. The community hall and kitchen, therapy room, computer suite and training room can be hired for a wide variety of activities or events.

    The Intact Centre has easy wheelchair access and toilet facilities with a baby changing area. Car parking is available at the front of the building and an induction loop system is available in the Community Hall and Training Room.

     


     

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  • Lancashire BME Network

    Suite 412
    Daisyfield Business Centre
    Appleby Street
    Blackburn
    BB1 3BL

    Contact: Naz Zaman

    Tel: (01254) 392974


    Email:
     office@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk

    Web: www.lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk

     

    About Us


    Lancashire BME Network (LBN) is a recently formed entity, resulting from the merging of Lancashire Women’s Network (LWN) and Lancashire BME Pact (Pact) in 2014.

    Having worked closely over their respective histories on a number of programmes and initiatives, the boards and members of each felt it appropriate to formally merge the two bodies in recognition of their complementary natures and common goals to support local marginalised communities. This also allows for better use to be made of existing resources in face of significantly increasing demand from both local communities and referral agencies.

    LWN were formerly known as Lancashire Wide Network for Minority Ethnic Women and were established in 1996 as a result of Fair Play seminars looking at poor levels of economic activity amongst BME women. The Pact set up in 2003 after identifying a need amongst BME groups and organisations for specialist capacity building support. LWN were the only organisation in Pennine Lancashire to support BME women in a ‘joined up’ service and address the holistic wellbeing of each woman it engaged with. The Pact were a well-respected representative body, with a track record of supporting infrastructure and BME groups around a number of thematic issues and needs.

    Having collaborated on various projects and programmes throughout their respective histories, the Boards and Members of LWN and Pact felt it appropriate to merge the two entities to better achieve their shared goals of supporting BME communities:

    both had a strong emphasis on user involvement;

    the boards of both were comprised of current and ex service users, as well as other key political, social, and economic stakeholders;

    both delivered community based learning activities supporting the development of BME communities.

    The newly formed body is continuing and building on these shared successes, but is now able to make better use of existing resources through a more integrated management and strategic intervention structure in empowering marginalised BME communities. The merger has also resulted in a widening of our remit and LBN is now able to work with all genders.

     


     

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  • Lancashire Women

    21-23 Blackburn Road
    Accrington
    Lancashire
    BB5 1HF


    Contact:
    Amber Wells

    Tel: 0300 330 1354


    Email:
    TalkToUs@lancashirewomen.org

    Web: lancashirewomen.org 

          

     

    ABOUT US

    Lancashire Women is a leading charity for women and girls in Lancashire with over 8500 women accessing their services over the past year and 31 active volunteers supporting delivery of their services. Their vision is where all women and girls in Lancashire are valued and treated as equals. Lancashire Women empower women and girls to be able to transform their lives by bringing them together to: find their voice, share experiences and understanding, develop their knowledge and skills and challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about them… so that they can have choices in becoming the individuals they want to be.

    Through their network of female only centres, located across the county, they can help Lancashire Women:

    • Improve mental health and emotional wellbeing
    • Get advice on managing money, benefits and debt
    • Improve skills, knowledge and gain employment
    • Meet others and build friendships
    • Life safer, happier and more positive lives

    “My life has turned around because of the support I’ve received. I feel that a light bulb has been turned on.”

    To contact Lancashire Women call 0300 330 1354, email TalkToUs@lancashirewomen.org or visit www.lancashirewomen.org to find your nearest centre.

     

    Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Awards:

    In 2018, Lancashire Women were named Lancashire’s Social Enterprise of the Year, and Sarah Harrison was also awarded the title of Volunteer of the Year. Lancashire Women then won the Large Social Enterprise category in 2019!

     


     

     

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  • Lets’ Grow Preston

    Contact: Annie Wynn

     

    Web: www.letsgrowpreston.org

    Email: letsgrowpreston@gmail.com

     

        


    About Us

    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.

     


     

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  • Newground CIC

    193 Bolton Road
    Blackburn
    Lancashire
    BB2 3GE


    Contact:
    Kasira Ahmed 

    Tel: 01254 265163


    Web:
     www.newground.co.uk

    Email: kasira.ahmed@newground.co.uk 

     

    ABOUT US

    Newground CIC is an exciting social enterprise delivering professional services in a competitive marketplace. We deliver services in community support and training, employment, environment and health & safety compliance, flood resilience, landscape architecture and grounds maintenance.

    Instead of our profits going to shareholders, they are donated to the charity Newground Together and distributed in the form of grants to environmental and community projects, so by choosing Newground, our customers are helping to drive positive social and environmental change.

    Newground is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 ensuring we deliver quality services in a safe and sustainable way. Newground CIC is the wholly owned subsidiary of the charity Newground Together, a member of the Together Housing Group, a leading provider of quality affordable and modern homes for rent across the North of England.

     


     

     

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  • No Whispers CIC

    Contact: Karen Livesey

    Tel: 07713 129242

     

    Email: karen@no-whispers.co.uk

    Web: www.no-whispers.co.uk

     

     

    ABOUT US

    Keeping our children and young people safe.

    “No Whispers” Community Interest Company delivers training & awareness in child sexual and criminal exploitation to prevent abuse, offer support and enhance contextual safeguarding.

    Training sessions are suitable for professionals, volunteers, and members of the community. Training is interactive, informative, and impactful.

    For further information contact Karen Livesey at “No Whispers”

     

     


     

     

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  • Open Door Furniture Recycling

    St Mary’s Church
    116 Manchester Road
    Nelson
    BB9 7HD

    Contact: Mark Clegg

    Tel: 01282 452400

     

    Email: info@furniturerecycling.org.uk

    Web: www.furniturerecycling.org.uk
     


    About Us

    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.

     


     

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  • Phab Ltd

    Phab Office:
    Summit House, 50 Wandle Road,
    Croydon, Surrey,
    CR0 1DF

    Contact: Dawn Vickers

     

    Web: www.phab.org.uk

    Email: info@phab.org.uk

     

        


    About Us

    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.

     


     

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  • Preston Domestic Violence Services

    10-12 Oakham Court
    Preston
    PR1 3XP


    Contact:
     Valerie Wise

    Tel: 01772 201601


    Email:
     enquiries@pdvs.org.uk

    Web: www.pdvs.org.uk

     

    ABOUT US

    Preston Domestic Violence Services is the first organisation in Preston which exists solely to support adults and children experiencing (or having experienced) Domestic Violence.

     


     

     

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  • Rainbow Youth Centre

    Contact: Martin Needham

    Tel: 01254 720740


    Email:
    office@rainbowyouthcentre.com

    Web: www.rainbowyouthcentre.com

       

     

    ABOUT US

    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.

     

    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.

     


     

     

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  • Recycling Lives

    Recycling Lives Centrerecycling lives
    Essex Street
    Preston
    Lancashire
    PR1 1QE

    Contact: David Allen

    Tel: (01772) 665940


    Email:
    contact@recyclinglives.com

    Web: www.recyclinglives.org


    About Us

    The Recycling Lives charity acts as a safety net for vulnerable and marginalised people. We offer accommodation, education, training and work experience to homeless and long-term unemployed individuals, with the aim of helping them back into full-time work and finding them a place to call their own.

    Our charity work is supported by the successful commercial activities of Recycling Lives Ltd, a Queen’s Award-winning recycler and waste management solutions provider.

     


     

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  • Rosemary and Time CIC

    Contact: Donna Rowe-Green

    Tel: 07880 348597


    Email:
    rosemaryandtime01@gmail.com

    Web: www.rosemaryandtimecic.org

       

     

    ABOUT US

    Rosemary and Time CIC delivers gardening related activity workshops, training courses and ongoing projects aimed at supporting both geographical communities and communities of interest. Our main focus has been people living with dementia and their carers, and those living in care homes and the activity co-ordinators that support them.

     

    WAYS TO TRADE WITH THIS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE 

    This social enterprise grows plants to sell at local events and farmer’s markets, creates wildlife habitats, including bird boxes, bug hotels and hedgehog homes for sale. They supply care homes with subsidised priced activity sessions and provide training for those wishing to learn more about gardening, they can also provide bespoke consultancy and training to organisations wishing to develop the skills of their staff.

     


     

     

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  • SHAPE Lancashire Community Interest Company

    14 Church Road
    Bamber Bridge
    Preston
    Lancashire
    PR1 3BQ

     

    Contact: Kate Eastwood and Mandy Foster

    Tel: 07510 269636 or 07947 715123

     

    Web: www.shapelancashire.co.uk

    Email: kate.eastwood@shapelancashire.co.uk

        


    About Us

    Shape Lancashire Community Interest Company is now in its 4th year of delivering Projects in disadvantaged communities and giving people opportunities to engage, develop and grow. Our Projects are very varied and originally SHAPE was an acronym for Sports, Health & Well Being, Arts, People/Projects, Environmental and Employment – all were projects we had much experience in delivering in previous roles working in the Social Housing sector in the Community Development Team. Mandy worked in Housing for over 30 years and Kate for 10 years.

    We have completed all those types of projects, and more, over the past four years working all over Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester; Preston, South Ribble, Pendle, Colne, Blackburn, Bury, Bolton, Chorley, Lancaster, Morecambe, Blackpool.

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  • Shine Coaching

    Contact: Fiona Redding

     

    Web: www.shine-coaching.com

    Email: enquiries@shine-coaching.com

     


    About Us

    Shine Coaching is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that offers life coaching sessions to men in Lancashire over the age of 18 who experience anger issues.  We offer sessions over the phone to our clients, making it more accessible, whilst also reducing travelling costs for our clients.  As a CIC with limited funds, we can then spend more funding on client contact time, maximizing the resources we can devote to those who need it.  We have built relationships with community agencies who have direct and indirect (through partners, for example) contact with men.  We have received referrals through agencies but also direct referrals from men themselves.  Coaching works with where the person is now and where they would like to be.  We work with men to identify their goals around reducing anger, and often, their other identified goals cascade into reducing their anger too.  As an average, we offer between 6-8 sessions, but more can be negotiated. This flexibility is important to us.  We offer our sessions over the phone for various reasons; we know that men are more likely to access treatment if it’s easier to do so; life coaching as a profession has been the pioneer in over the phone work; to cut down on overheads; accessible and easy to set sessions and means we can reach people we wouldn’t usually be able to, including those who identify as agoraphobic.

     


     

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  • Smile Mediation

    Centenary Courtsmile mediation
    Croft Street
    Burnley
    Lancashire
    BB11 2ED


    Contact:
    Karen Ainsworth

    Tel: (01282) 436989


    Email: 
    info@smile-ltd.co.uk

    Web: www.smilemediation.co.uk


    About Us

    Smile Mediation is celebrating 21 years delivering mediation interventions, conflict coaching and skills training qualifications within the social housing, corporate and community sector. Smile delivers unique community projects that utilise mediation skills and techniques; in this way Smile empowers grass roots groups to develop better ways of communicating, upskilling and building capacity across neighbourhoods to reduce the distressing impact of destructive conflict.

    Our services have developed to meet the needs of our partners, we deliver intra-family mediation to people in recovery from substance misuse, troubled families, and our unique hate crime programme working with offenders. Smile regularly facilitates large community and workplace conflicts involving multiple parties.

    Every mediation intervention is different because the individuals involved in the dispute bring their own unique perspective, emotional responses and historic experience. Smile delivers a person-centred mediation service and this is embedded in our College of Mediators accredited mediation skills training. Our mediators are supported through ongoing CPD and supervision to ensure high quality standards of competence and practice.

     


     

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  • Spring into Action CIC

    Contact: Lucy Hamlin

    Tel: 01254 457026


    Email:
    info@spring-projects.co.uk

    Web: www.spring-projects.co.uk

     


    About Us

    Spring into Action is a provider of services for people with disabilities and/or specialist needs, offering developmental opportunities for children, young people and adults to help them to fulfill their potential. Working in partnership with other service providers in Lancashire, we aim to enable each individual to achieve their capacity for independence, self awareness and self determination.

    Please visit Our Projects page to find out more about our current and future projects.

    Over the past 2 years, we have been running Meet N Match – a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism, providing social events, relationship training and an exclusive matching service, engaging with around 500 people across the North West.

     


     

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  • Spring North

    Business Development Centre
    Suite 21 – Eanam Wharf
    Blackburn
    BB1 5BL

    Tel: 01254 503200

    Contact: Angela Allen

     

    Email: office@springnorth.org.uk

    Web: www.springnorth.org.uk

         

     

    ABOUT US

    OUR VISION

    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.

     

     


     

     

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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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  • Strawberry Fields Training CIC

    South Placestrawberry fields training cic logo
    1 Meeting House Lane
    Lancaster
    LA1 1TQ


    Contact: 
    Paul Ireland

    Tel: 01524 874246


    Email:
     paul@strawberryfieldstraining.org.uk 

    Web: www.strawberryfieldscic.co.uk


    ABOUT US

    At SFT we provide alternative education, training, aftercare and resettlement support to those engaged in the criminal justice system, alcohol & drug recovery services, and to vulnerable adults or young people struggling to cope in mainstream environments.

     


     

     

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  • The 180 Programme C.I.C

    Contact: Caroline Sagar

     

    Email: hello@180project.co.uk

    Web: www.180project.co.uk

       

     

    About Us

    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.

     


     

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  • The Football League (Community) Ltd

    t/a The Football League Trust
    Edward VII Quay
    Navigation Way
    Preston
    PR2 2Y

    Contact: Jules Ollerton

    Tel: (01772) 325960


    Email:
    jollerton{at}fltrust.co.uk

    Web: www.fltrust.co.uk


    ABOUT US

    The Football League Trust is a national charity that uses the power of football to change people’s lives.

    The FLT unites the inspirational work delivered across England and Wales by the dedicated network of community trusts associated to the 72 Football League clubs. Last year we engaged with over 1.5million people using the power of football to improve health, inspire education, reduce crime, increase participation and tackle many difficult social issues like drug abuse and homelessness. The Trust tackles society’s greater goals by inspiring people through powerful projects built upon a foundation of our four key themes;- sport, education, inclusion and health.

    Each of the 72 Football League Clubs (Championship, League 1, League 2) has its own community trust. The charities have a combined annual turnover of over £44 million, and 2,500 members of staff, including teachers, coaches and professional health workers. Based in the heart of their communities ours trusts use the magnetism their club badge to connect with people,

     


     

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  • The Growing Club CIC

    The Women and Enterprise Hub
    6-0-5 Alston House
    White Cross
    South Road, Lancaster
    LA1 4XQ

     

    Contact: Jane Binnion

    Tel: 01524 383846

     

    Email: admin@thegrowingclub.co.uk

    Web: www.thegrowingclub.co.uk

     

     

    About Us

    After successfully launching a 12 month business growth programme in January 2016, to bridge the gap in business education for women running micro-businesses, we then launched the CIC to provide enterprise and employment training and support for women in the community who are unemployed, unwaged, or wanting to make a change.

    The Growing Club provides pre-startup, start-up and business growth courses, all designed to meet the needs of women, as well as a weekly drop-in and monthly digital skills workshops.

    Because “when women thrive all of society benefits and succeeding generations are given a better start in life” – Kofi Annan

     


     

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  • The Magdalene Project

    11 Irwell Terrace
    Bacup
    OL13 9AW

     

    Contact: Pauline Ellison

    Tel: 01706 870939


    Email:
    office@themagdaleneproject.co.uk

    Web: www.themagdaleneproject.co.uk


    About Us

    The Magdalene Project is a counselling, support and training agency, as a charity we offer counselling / therapy for a number of needs, bereavement etc. Our main area of expertise being sexual trauma in whatever form that takes.

    We work with children, young people and adults male and female, also families. This is usually on a one to one basis for as long as this is deemed necessary for the client’s recovery.

    We also facilitate training on subjects befitting the work here; this is open to outside agencies both statutory and voluntary.

     


     

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  • The Sewing Rooms

    Centaur House
    Units 1 – 6
    Gardiners Place
    Skelmersdale, Lancashire
    WN8 9SP


    Contact: 
    Paula Gamester

    Tel: 01695 550 772

     

    Web: www.the-sewing-rooms.co.uk

        

     

    About Us

    The Sewing Rooms social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. We do this through bespoke training workshops and a manufacturing department that makes soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private and corporate clients.

     


     

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  • Travel Assist Services Ltd

    Unit 1 Rose Hill Estate
    Sough Road
    Darwen
    BB3 2HA

    Contact: James Coulthard

    Tel: 01254 846200


    Email:
    jim@travelassist.org

    Web: travelassist.org

     

     

    ABOUT US

    As a not for profit, social enterprise, Travel Assist has designed the business model on the foundation of their two major social objectives, which are;

    (1). Making transport accessible for those who experience difficulties reaching mainstream transport.

    (2). Creating and sustaining long term employment opportunities.

    From the very start, Travel Assist has based all business decisions on the ethics of our social objectives, which is to provide opportunities, equality and respect. However, as the business has developed, Travel Assist has recognised that it has a responsibility to look at the impact the work carried out by the organization has on the environment. Therefore, a third social objective has been added:

    (3). Sustaining responsible use of energy to minimalise the impact on the environment.

     

    Ways to trade with this social enterprise

    We exist to primarily provide affordable, accessible transport for people who experience difficulties accessing mainstream transport

     


     

     

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  • Trust House Lancashire

    Contact: Catherine Smith

    Tel: 01772 825288

     

    Email: office@trusthouselancs.org

    Web: www.trusthouselancs.org

            

     

    About Us

    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. 

     


     

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  • UR Potential

    Project Officeurpotential
    296 Central Drive
    Blackpool
    FY1 5JW

    Contact: Deborah Terras

    Tel: 01253 344398


    Email:
    info[at]urpotential.co.uk

    Web: www.urpotential.co.uk


    About Us

    We are an accredited centre for ASDAN, ABC, NOCN and AQA and provide accredited training and opportunities for the community including employability awards, youth-work qualifications, peer mentoring. We have conducted Child Poverty research for Blackpool Council and developed a new Youth Volunteering Project ,Fylde Coast Be Involved. FCBI provides supported volunteering opportunities for 14 – 25 year olds in the Fylde Coast area.

     


     

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  • West Lancs CVS

    Certacs House
    10 – 12 Westgate
    Skelmsersdale
    WN8 8AZ

    Contact: Greg Mitton

    Tel: (01695) 733737


    Email:
    greg@wlcvs.org

    Web: www.wlcvs.org


    About Us

    West Lancashire Council for Voluntary Services is a charity, set up in 1973, and is the key umbrella group for voluntary and community groups in West Lancashire.

    Our main activities are:

    • Providing information and support to voluntary organisations
    • Helping local people to set up and develop voluntary and community groups, and network with other organisations
    • Representing voluntary and community groups to statutory and other organisations, and partnerships.

     


     

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