Community Transport


  • Laugh Live Love CIC

    Contact: Bev Wells

    Tel: 07742 709994






    Laugh Live Love promotes the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual welfare of older people on the Fylde.

    We do this by providing a weekly luncheon club from St Paul’s Church Hall in Fairhaven.  Additionally, we deliver hot three course meals twice a week to members who are unable to attend the club and do a weekly fish and chip drop off. 

    We hold activities for social interaction and creative sessions to help encourage the learning of new skills and rekindling old hobbies.

    There are weekly Coffee and Computer sessions to teach older people how to use digital devices and have a tablet loaning service with one-to-one support.

    Volunteers make weekly contact with members through our Chatterbox project, a telephone befriending service.

    We have an adapted wheelchair accessible vehicle to transport people in wheelchairs and members unable to drive or access public transport.




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  • Travel Assist Services Ltd

    Unit 1 Rose Hill Estate
    Sough Road
    BB3 2HA

    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.

    Graham Jones is a founder director of Selnet, and currently represents Travel Assist as a Director on our Board.


    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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  • 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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