- 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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- Anteros Community
Contact: James Hoy
Tel: 07964 826017
Anteros Community provides music education and support for professionals and enthusiasts within the music community and music industry.
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- Creativity Works Preston
Contact: Steve Egan
Tel: 07946 612666
The Creativity Works Preston Production Centre is based upon the Danish Production school model.
CWP offers an alternative form of education to people of all ages who need or prefer to learn in a different way to the traditional education system that is predominantly academically based to one that is project-oriented and provides individualistic tuition. The crux of the learning environment and pedagogy is learning through doing; practical work and the solving of tasks in a working community aimed a real production and marketing of goods and services. We offer bespoke training courses in Hair & Beauty, Food & Nutrition, Teaching & learning, Media and Music, Sport and maths & English.
We offer a pre 16 programme to referral agencies such as Schools, Lancashire County Council Missing Education team, Youth Offending team and any agency responsible for young people aged 14-16, with places available for up to 40 young people. We offer a post 16 Programme with places available for up to 50, students.
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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.
Divine Days Creative Arts won our Small Social Enterprise of the Year Award in 2021.
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- East Lancashire Community Action Project
Contact: Sagheer Akhtar
Tel: 01282 723455
Established since 2002 and registered as a charity since 2007.
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ELCAP delivers projects and workshops related to ICT, Media and technology.
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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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- 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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- 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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- Redmoor Communications CIC
Tel: 07747 061162
Leading specialists in social media training.
Redmoor Communications is a community interest company specialising in providing public relations support and social media training for new and established social enterprises, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. A not for profit social enterprise with social responsibility at the heart of all we do, Redmoor Communications offers clients a comprehensive support package. Our masterclasses in social media will leave you with a thorough understanding of how you can use traditional and digital media to grow your business. Based in Lancashire in the North West of England but with staff based across the UK, we have over 15 years’ experience at the cutting edge of both online and offline communications. We bring a knowledge and experience of social media that is difficult to match ensuring that you have the confidence to use social media without the need to spend lots of money of expensive consultants. If you think you might qualify for one of our free sessions give us a call on 07747 061162.
Lucie Higham represents Selnet Member Redmoor Communications CIC and is currently a Director on our Board.
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- Tick the Publicity Box CIC
Contact: Alistair Clarke
Tel: (01253) 302602
Twice nominated as Creative Company of the Year, Tick The Publicity Box – specialists in media, marketing and PR – gives clients in the third sector a professional image and assists them with all aspects of promotion from design and printing, buying media space, staging events and presentations.
The social enterprise also provides services to local authorities and the NHS which, in turn, provides a surplus which helps various charitable groups.
To us, the key to a successful social economy is for CICs to keep focused on building their business, making it sustainable and winning more contracts. Providing them with a professional image and meaningful marketing is critical to delivering that success.
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