Community Support & Centres


  • Trust House Lancashire

    Contact: Suzanne Bartlett

    Tel: 01772 825288






    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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  • West Lancs CVS

    Certacs House
    10 – 12 Westgate
    WN8 8AZ

    Contact: Greg Mitton

    Tel: (01695) 733737



    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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  • Youth Action

    Unity House
    49-51 Preston New Road
    BB2 6AE


    Contact: Amar Abbas

    Tel: 01254 695847







    Youth Action is an award-winning youth charity, working across Lancashire for the last 19 years. We provide a range of services to the community for families and children and young people aged 5 to 24.




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  • Z’s Defence Academy

    PO Box 689
    BB2 9RB

    Contact: Zaynab Jogi

    Tel: 07720 636847






    About Us

    We are Z’s Defence Academy, a local community-based organisation for women and girls based in Blackburn. We have been running for 6 years and have just secured CIO status. Charity number (1194054).

    For 4 years we concentrated solely on self-defence classes, post COVID we have expanded into other forms of fitness and health and well-being. Our moto is “engage, educate, empower”. We work with women to ensure that they equipped to thrive, be empowered, stay safe and enabled to contribute to society.

    Our Key Achievements:

    • Blackburn with Darwen Sports Awards – winner of contribution to active sports awards.
    • East Lancs winners at the 2022 British Muslim awards.
    • Volunteer award through UCLAN university Awards
    • Z Defence Academy has 3 nominations at the She Inspires Awards 2023.

    Our charity will aim to deliver the following four measure: deliver 60 mins session to physically inactive people from across Blackburn, specifically lower socio-economic groups, will become more active. This will lead to people having a healthier BMI and reducing the risk of lifelong illness. People will increase their confidence, self-esteem, resilience and overall wellbeing. People from across Blackburn will have better aspirations regarding long-term wellbeing, volunteering, connecting local communities, and a sense of belonging in the community.



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