- ABD Community Centre
Contact: Peter Dunn
Tel: 07718 901813
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
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.
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- Advocacy Focus
Contact: John Hutchison – Operations Director Leanne Hignett – Service Delivery Director
Telephone: 0300 323 0965
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
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.
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- Brew Me Sunshine
Contact: Joseph Gardiner
Tel: 01524 414846
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
Contact: Katie Bebbington
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
- Education, Training and Employment
- Recovery Support
- Behaviour Change
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- Chapter3 Enterprise CIC
Contact: Dianne Tew
Tel: 07799 711337
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
Contact: Sue Cotton
Tel: 01254 244716
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 Street
Contact: Donna Hussain
Tel: 01257 226516
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
Contact: Rachel Whippy
Tel: 0808 278 7975
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
45 Railway Road
Contact: Garth Hodkinson
Tel: (01254) 583957
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
Contact: Denise Partington
Tel: 01772 717461
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
Contact: Deborah Clark
Tel: 01254 460080
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.
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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Contact: Julie Nicholson
DanceSyndrome is an inclusive award-winning North-West dance charity led by dancers with learning disabilities.
DanceSyndrome believes that everybody belongs and that people with learning disabilities have skills and assets which can contribute to and inspire an equitable civil society.
DanceSyndrome was created in response to the determination of Jen Blackwell, a dancer with Down’s Syndrome who wanted to share her passion for dance and get the world dancing.
She wanted to engage with other dancers, to lead workshops, to choreograph and deliver performances and inspire others to believe in themselves. Supported by her parents Jen spent 10 lonely years searching for opportunities to train to become the community dance worker she sought to be.
Established in 2009 as a limited company, DanceSyndrome became a charity in 2013. Under the current Managing Director, the charity has experienced an exponential increase in demand both regionally and nationally. Using dance as a vehicle for positive change, our vision is to empower learning-disabled individuals through inclusive dance.
All activity is led by a Dance Leader with learning disabilities supported by a professionally trained Dance Artist. Using a co-production model, DanceSyndrome delivers weekly community workshops and training for the core company. On demand the dancers regularly engage in performances, training, university seminars, conferences and we are developing and piloting a social replication model.
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- Divine Days Community CIC
Tel: 07782 551004
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 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.
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 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.
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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- Emmaus Preston
Tel: 01772 796622
About UsEmmaus Preston is a charity that provides a home and work to people who have been homeless or socially excluded. With your support we’re helping to change lives in Preston.
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- Enterprising Habits Ltd
Contact: Ibrar Syed
Tel: 07545 261780
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
Contact: Zed Ali
About UsChallenging the inequalities and injustices faced by marginalised communities across Lancashire & Greater Manchester.
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- Furniture Matters
Contact: Phil Crossley
Tel: (01524) 426622
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
Contact: Charlotte Steels
Tel: 01282 773963
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 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
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.
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- Hope Street
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:
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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- Infinite Women CIC
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.
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- Intact – Preston
Contact: Denise Hartley MBE
Tel: (01772) 760760
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 Women
Contact: Amber Wells
Tel: 0300 330 1354
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.”
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
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;
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- Newground CIC
Contact: Kasira Ahmed
Tel: 01254 265163
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
Tel: 07713 129242
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
Contact: Mark Clegg
Tel: 01282 452400
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
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.
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- Preston Domestic Violence Services
Contact: Valerie Wise
Tel: 01772 201601
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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- Queens Market Morecambe CIC
Contact: Nick Smith
Tel: 07974 383784
Queen’s Market Morecambe is an amazing building that has the potential to create a social enterprise that will generate profit to reinvest. Enabling Ambitious Opportunities, investing in joined-up thinking and connecting cogs that already exist, bringing unity to the community.
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- Rainbow Youth Centre
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.
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- Recycling Lives
Contact: David Allen
Tel: (01772) 665940
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
Tel: 07880 348597
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.
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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
Contact: Kate Eastwood and Mandy Foster
Tel: 07510 269636 or 07947 715123
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
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
Contact: Karen Ainsworth
Tel: (01282) 436989
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
Tel: 01254 457026
Spring into Action is a community interest company based in Accrington in East Lancashire. We set up in 2012 and have a vision of an inclusive society where people with learning disabilities can fully participate.
Our aims are to provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities to engage in activities, volunteer within services and find employment. We aim to raise awareness of the ability of people within the wider community, and raise aspirations of people with disabilities to achieve more.
Our services and activities over the past ten years have been developed and delivered with people with lived experience and include: sports and arts projects, volunteer training including Sports Leaders awards; delivery of inclusion workshops to businesses and other organisations. We also run a friendship and dating agency, bringing people together.
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- Spring North
Tel: 01254 503200
Contact: Angela Allen
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
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.
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- Strawberry Fields Training CIC
Contact: Scot Davidson
Tel: 01524 874246
Strawberry Fields exists to support and empower marginalised people to recognise and move towards developing their potential.
We have been supporting young people and adults for over nine years and continue to provide compassionate, client-centric, and innovative support packages for those in need.
At Strawberry Fields, we believe in working a particular way meeting clients ‘where they are at’, whatever their stage or starting point.
We are a small team of multi-skilled, highly qualified, and free-thinking individuals who are prepared to consistently challenge our own practice and our judgements or assumptions of others.
As a company, we are always evolving and we take pride in going the extra mile for the benefit of our clients.
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- The 180 Programme C.I.C
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
Contact: Jules Ollerton
Tel: (01772) 325960
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 Magdalene Project
Contact: Pauline Ellison
Tel: 01706 870939
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
Units 1 – 6
Contact: Paula Gamester
Tel: 01695 550 772
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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Tel: 01254 660 861
THOMAS delivers a range of holistic recovery focused services, which take people from within prison or hospital, through detox and residential rehabilitation into community based provision.
We offer drop in facilities, assertive outreach, recovery programmes incorporating cognitive, social and interpersonal approaches, support with wider issues associated with addiction.
We provide residential provision, support for those living in their own homes and community-based programmes.
We currently operate in Blackburn with Darwen and Salford and take the majority of our referrals from across the North West.
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- Travel Assist Services Ltd
Contact: James Coulthard
Tel: 01254 846200
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
Tel: 01772 825288
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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