Employability, Education & Training


  • Anteros Community

    Unit 6 Greetby Place
    WN8 9UL

    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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  • Barks & Recreation

    Contact: Stephen BrownBarks & Recreation Walking Dogs, Improving Lives


    Email: info@barksandrec.co.uk

    Web: www.barksandrec.co.uk


    About Us

    Barks & Recreation are a Preston organisation that supports people who have a learning disability or mental health condition to walk dogs – and share the profits with the people we support.

    We walk the dogs of people who are struggling to care for their own dogs due to a physical health condition or disability, and provide additional services with the aim of keeping the dog and its owner together – preventing social isolation.



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  • Brierfield Action in the Community

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    BB9  5HW

    Contact: Naheed Ashraf

    Tel: (01282) 696100


    Web: www.baicom.org.uk

    About Us

    Brierfield Action In the Community – BAIC set up in 2003 by local residents of Brierfield. It consists of Board Directors living in and around Brierfield who manage the operations of the organisation through a project manager. The organisation itself is registered as a ‘not for profit’ company and a ‘Registered Charity’. It has been set up for the benefit of those living within the area of Pendle but primarily Brierfield. It also acts as a catalyst to promote for the benefit of the public in Pendle where there is social and economic deprivation by all or any of the following means:

    • the advancement of education, training or retraining;
    • the preservation and protection of good health;
    • the promotion of equality and diversity for the benefit of the public by promoting the elimination of discrimination on grounds of race, religion, disability or ethnic origin and by promoting attitudes, customs and practices in favour of equality;
    • the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities available for use by the community or any section of it;
    • the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance; the provision of recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities;
    • the promotion of public safety and the prevention of crime;to develop the capacity and skills of the members of the community in Pendle in such a way that they are better able to identify, and help meet, their needs and to participate more fully in society.


    • ICT facilities
    • Cyber Games
    • Information and Advice/Guidance by trained staff
    • Conference/meeting room
    • Video/Music editing suite
    • Employment based initiatives



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  • Certain Curtain Theatre

    Unit 128 Oyston Mill
    Strand Road
    PR1 8UR

     Claire Moore

    Tel: 01772 731024  


    Web: www.cctheatre.co.uk



    A not-for-profit professional touring theatre company – specialising in writing and producing original dynamic live theatre. Often exploring important social issues; domestic abuse, teenage pregnancy, gun crime. Established in 1989 the company tours across the UK taking live theatre to community spaces improving access to the arts and utilising theatre for the education of all.




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  • Chapter3 Enterprise CIC

    178 Holmfield Road
    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
    BB1 9LL

    Contact: Sue Cotton

    Tel: 01254 244716


    Website: www.canw.org.uk


    About Us


    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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  • Communicate SLT CIC

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    49 Hardhorn Road
    FY6 7SR

    Joanne Burr 

    Tel: 01253 462123


    Web: www.communicate-slt.org.uk

    About Us

    2017 will mark Communicate’s 6 year anniversary of delivering high quality, needs led and effective services within the North West. Whilst celebrating the achievements of the last six years, we will take the opportunity to review our mission, vision and values as a foundation for the future. We aim to establish a 5 year strategic plan based on the key drivers of Sustainability, Team, Leadership and High Quality to support Communicate’s continued growth and development. We are looking forward to continuing working in partnership to maximise life chances by enabling effective Speech, Language and Communication.




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  • Community Solutions North West

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    Gatty Park
    BB5 4AA

     Deborah Clark

    Tel: 01254 460080


    Web: www.csnw.co.uk



    Community Solutions North West is a community resource, which involves local people to meet local need. We aim to improve the health, economic status, emotional and spiritual well-being of those with whom we interact. An innovative social enterprise, we specialise in engagement and support. Through the holistic provision of bespoke solutions, we are committed to offering hope and opportunity across Lancashire. With a Solutions Focused Asset Based Approach (endorsed by UCLAN Evaluation – June 2014) our services and programmes recognise strengths and resilience rather than focusing on need. Services include Food Bank, sporting projects, Family Solutions, training, employability and a range of personal and group support solutions.

    MISSION: To empower local people to meet local needs within the communities of Lancashire and beyond; promoting inter-dependence, confidence and self-esteem.

    Our excellent facilities in Burnley and Accrington are available for conferencing, training events and corporate functions.




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  • Creativity Works Preston

    33 Shepherd Street
    PR1 3UE

    Steve Egan

    Tel: 07946 612666


    Email: steve@creativityworkspreston.org.uk

    Web: www.creativityworkspreston.org.uk



    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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  • DanceSyndrome

    Suite 2, Waterside
    St James Court West
    BB5 1NA

     Sarah Calderbank

    Tel: 07597 942494


    Web: www.dancesyndrome.co.uk



    DanceSyndrome is an inclusive arts charity that aims to inform and empower people through dance. Our trained dancers, both with and without learning disabilities, work alongside each other to offer community dance workshops for anyone who wants to improve their physical health and personal wellbeing. As well as offering community dance workshops across the North West, we also provide dance leadership training to empower people with and without learning disabilities to become Dance Leaders and to gain the knowledge, skills and ability to co-deliver inclusive dance sessions. DanceSyndrome also perform live at a variety of public and private events across the UK, including community showcases, festivals, fundraising events, national conferences, AGMs, universities, schools and even parties and weddings! DanceSyndrome opens eyes. A performance allows us to share with you how powerful dance can be and allows us to challenge perceptions and demonstrate ability rather than disability.




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  • Divine Days Community Arts CIC

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    Contact: Katie Whitehead

    Tel: 07896 137 236

    Email: katie@divinedays.co.uk



    Divine Days Community Arts CIC is set up to make the Arts accessible to all – we run various creative workshops including Music, Dance, Creative Art and Relaxation.

    We have 3 Creative Dance groups for adults with additional needs and we perform in schools delivering interactive workshops to raise awareness and promote inclusion and acceptance. We also offer Creative Workshops for schools to explore themes around Health and Wellbeing and self expression.

    Our Award Winning Creative Dance Groups are available for bookings whether as part of your training to raise awareness of additional needs or as part of your celebration event.

    We offer a Sensory programme which we deliver in Dementia Care Homes and community settings.

    We run Creative workshops for adults living with long term health conditions




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  • Education & Employability Services CIC

    Contact: Jo Bracewellsmalllogo

    Tel: 07495 755517


    Twitter: @eescic

    About Us

    Education and Employability Services CIC is a new Blackpool based social enterprise company. Its aim is to help enhance the education and employment prospects of residents in the local and wider community. The company is looking to work with the public, private and third sectors on a needs based contractual basis. We provide bespoke individual and group support to a broad age range from all sectors of the community including the unemployed, the elderly, children and young adults. Specialist services include literacy workshops; form filling; confidence-building; CV and interview preparation; the online job seeking process; beginners IT.

    As Director of EES, I have over 10 years’ experience working as an English and Employability Lecturer. I am a local lady who is passionate about helping improve the life chances of others.



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  • EMHO Community Interest Company

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    UCLan, Preston
    PR1 2HE

    Contact: David Scarfe


    Email: info@enduringmentalhealth.org.uk

    Web: www.emho.org.uk



    About Us

    We are a Mental Health Service Provider, giving advice, services and support to the Public Community. We aim to increase the Awareness, Education & Support of Mental Health in our Communities.

    We provide a Personal & Diverse, Mental Health “1 Stop” Wellbeing Organisation, where the Community can access up to date and endorsed information on Mental Health & Wellbeing related topics, as well as our online, face to face, telephone and walk and talk mental health services from a team of Mental Health Professionals. This will be in an efficient and timely manner.




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  • Fleetwood Town Football Club Community Trust

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    Park Avenue
    FY7 6TX

    Lisa Bennet

    Tel: 01253 208442


    Web: www.fleetwoodtownfc.com


    Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust is a vibrant charitable organisation that is an independent charity working in partnership with Fleetwood Town Football Club. We provide sport, physical activity, emotional and mental health and wellbeing programmes, educational programmes and outreach and employability/ training courses.

    We work with children, young people, adults and the elderly, often with a range of additional needs and barriers to inclusion to support and inspire individuals to become physically and emotionally healthy and build strong communities; through increased self-value and personal aspiration, within exciting and easily accessible programmes.



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  • Freckle Creative

    Contact: David Scholesfreckle | create

    Tel: 07712 591890


    Email: info@frecklecreate.co.uk

    Web: www.frecklecreate.co.uk



    About Us

    Freckle is a marketing consultancy, focused on support for the 3rd sector, in all areas of business development, promotion, creative delivery and marketing.



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  • Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside

    Blackpool office:
    The Enterprise Centre
    Lytham Road
    FY4 1EW

    Andrew Darron

    Tel: (01942) 821444


    Web: www.groundwork.org.uk

    About Us

    Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside is both a charitable trust and a social enterprise that has been working to build more sustainable communities across Cheshire and Lancashire since 1985 and Merseyside since 2012. We do this by helping people and organisations to create better neighbourhoods, to build their skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.

    Our vision is of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper.

    By this we mean communities where people can work if they want to, where people are not living in fear of crime, where young people are valued and can realise their potential, where people are healthy and can afford to make healthy choices, where neighbourhoods are places where people want to live, and where communities – be they neighbourhoods or business communities – are more resilient.

    In order to manage our activities in a way that delivers against our vision we have set 6 core objectives which we feel are key components of a sustainable community. All of our work will contribute to at least one of these objectives.

    1. We will help communities to become more active and resilient
    2. We will help to build greener, safer, stronger neighbourhoods
    3. We will help young people realise their potential
    4. We will help those furthest from the labour market to find work
    5. We will promote improved health and wellbeing
    6. We will reduce carbon emissions and tackle the impacts of climate change



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  • His Provision CIC

    270-274 Central Drive & Bathurst Ave
    FY1 5JB

     Christine Phillips

    Tel: 07928 262653


    Web: www.facebook.com/hisprovisionblackpool



    Over 18 months, we have developed a number of services at The Grange in Blackpool that people from all backgrounds and with deep social issues.

    These include:

    • Free family meals and subsidised breakfasts
    • A volunteer programme to gain time credits which can be spent on food and clothing
    • A commercial laundry service so that people can wash their clothes at the Grange School uniforms, so no child has to go without
    • A variety of inter-generational projects to bring young and older together.
    • Older people have reported that their worries have reduced, incidences of vandalism have reduced, and a fragile sense of community is returning to the neighbourhood.




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  • Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd

    112-116 Tulketh Browintegrate-logo
    PR2 2SJ

    Peter Green

    Tel: (01772) 333800


    Web: www.integratepreston.org.uk

    About Us

    Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd was established in 1983 to provide supported housing for individuals with Learning Difficulties. We continue to do this and also support individuals with Mental Health conditions, Physical Disabilities, Autism, Sensory Impairments and Dementia.

    We have a long history in Social Enterprise and all of our Social Enterprises’s have been established to provide better opportunities in life, and the employment market, for people with disabilities & long term conditions. We offer placements related to wood recycling, horticulture and gardening, handyman services, decorating, retail and packaging.



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  • Inter Madrassah Organisation

    Unit 11, Business Development Centre
    Eanam Wharf
    BB1 5BL

    Stephen Jones

    Tel: 07973 860717


    Email: stephen.jones@inter-madrassah.org

    Web: www.inter-madrassah.org




    A grassroots charity based in the heart of Blackburn. We have been operating since 2006 and work with young and old people in supporting them on various health & wellbeing, education & employability and Sports & Development.

    Our work got recognised in 2016 by her Majesty and we were awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Services.

    Our strength is in engaging with BAME, Assulym and Refugee community and we as an organisation are big in engaging and supporting all.





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  • Lancashire BME Network

    Suite 412
    Daisyfield Business Centre
    Appleby Street
    BB1 3BL

    Contact: Naz Zaman

    Tel: (01254) 392974


    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 Equalities Organisation Ltd

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    37 Brown Street
    BB5 ORS

    Zed Ali

    Tel: 01254 304082


    Web: www.lancashireequalities.org.uk


    About Us

    Lancashire Equalities Organisation was set up over three years ago to help multi disadvantaged communities access mainstream services and support provision. The team are experienced and have the expertise to assist individuals and groups to overcome health inequalities and combat exclusion, discrimination and injustice.

    Lancashire Equalities Organisation Ltd is strategically positioned within ONE Lancashire to act as a conduit for engagement with service providers and advocate for Social inclusion in Lancashire.

    Our aims are:

    • To support the health and wellbeing of BME communities of Lancashire
    • To support the integration, empowerment and civic engagement of BME communities
    • To tackle exclusion, discrimination and injustice



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  • Lancashire Women

    21-23 Blackburn Road
    BB5 1HF

    Amber Wells

    Tel: 0300 330 1354


    Web: lancashirewomen.org 




    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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  • Listening Tree CIC

    3 Honeysuckle Close
    Nr Chorley
    PR6 7RF

    Sally Proctor

    Tel: 01257 752192


    Web: www.listeningtree.org.uk



    Listening Tree CIC is a counselling consultancy & training service dedicated to improving emotional well-being & mental health in children & young people.

    We provide support both directly & indirectly to children, young people, school staff & other professionals through training, supervision & consultancy.We have a particular interest in bereavement support as this is where a lot of our passion and expertise lies.




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  • LPM Dance Theatre

    9 Clarence Street
    LA1 3BG

    Contact: Helen Gould

    Tel: 07812 571560


    Email: helen.gould@lapetitemorttheatre.com

    Web: www.lpmdancetheatre.com


    About Us

    LPM Dance Theatre is based in Lancaster. The company has an extensive track record delivering a wide range of projects across the region. Lead artists George Adams and Helen Gould are specialists in inclusive practice, education and training. The company strives to deliver innovative new dance experience for new audiences, raising the profile of the positive impact of dance engagement for all.



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  • Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd

    midstream2 Penrose Place
    WN8 9PR

    Contact: Anita Cooke

    Tel: (01695) 555316


    Web: www.midstream.org.uk

    About Us

    Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd, inaugurated in 1995 as a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee is a leading Social Enterprise.  From a six and a half acre site and state of the art, purpose built accommodation in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire it provides vocational training and supported employment in a caring environment for young people and adults with learning difficulties.  At the same time it creates business and trading opportunities with public sector, private sector and voluntary/community sector organisations offering a wide range of products and services.

    Those who are most disadvantaged in the labour market have the opportunity to take part in ‘real live’ work activities in a choice of occupational areas including Horticulture, Woodwork, Business Administration, Retail, Hospitality & Catering.  At the same time they are encouraged to work towards nationally recognised vocational qualifications ranging from basic entry level to NVQ level 2.  Training and assessments are carried out by our own professional teaching staff.  Health and Social Care needs are met by qualified health & social care practioners who give just the right level of support to ensure individuals are able to enjoy taking part in their daily work and training activities.

    The whole focus of Midstream is to improve the quality of working lives of people who through no fault of their own are disadvantaged in the labour market and allowing them to make their contribution to the world of work.



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  • New Era Enterprises (E.Lanc) Ltd

    The CVS Centre
    62/64 Yorkshire Street
    BB11 3BT

    Julie Standage

    Tel: (01282) 435302


    Web: www.newera.coop


    About Us

    New Era Enterprises (E. Lancs) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee. It is a community business that promotes a wide range of community-based regeneration and economic development, primarily in and around Pennine Lancashire.

    Although constituted as a business, its ethos is much more about improving the lives of local people than making money for itself.  

    Its aim is to provide a service which supports the growth of skills and networks so that people are able to initiate and participate in their own and their community’s development.  This is achieved by working at a neighbourhood level within a vision of equal opportunity and sustainability.



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  • Newground CIC

    193 Bolton Road
    BB2 3GE

    Kasira Ahmed 

    Tel: 01254 265163


    Email: kasira.ahmed@newground.co.uk 



    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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  • Outdoors4All Together CIC

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    Contact: Mr Val Murray


    Email: valmurraycic@btinternet.com

    Web: www.outdoors4alltogether.co.uk



    About Us

    Nature-based interventions for individuals with a defined need; providing therapeutic programmes and experiences in woodlands, forests and gardens across Lancashire.

    We are passionate about imporving mental health and developing character; we work in partnership with Friends Resilience – endorsed by the World Health Organisation as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression, promoting resilience in families, schools and communities. Outdoors4All Together CIC is a newly formed group of highly qualified, skilled and experienced professionals with backgrounds in Occupational Therapy, Teaching, Policing, Horticultural Therapy, Forest School Leadership and the Scouting movement. We have particular expertise in working with adults, children and young people that are ‘hard to reach’, those who reside in deprived communities, offenders and those who are coping with complex social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.



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  • Preston Domestic Violence Services

    10-12 Oakham Court
    PR1 3XP

     Valerie Wise

    Tel: 01772 201601


    Web: www.pdvs.org.uk



    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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  • Pukar Disability Resource Centre

    3-5 Oakham Court
    PR1 3XP

    Younus Khan

    Tel: 01772 822700


    Email: younus.khan@pukar.org.uk

    Web: www.pukar.org.uk




    Pukar is a registered voluntary organisation that has been supporting people for over 20 years. Supporting people with disabilities, carers, vulnerable adults, people seeking employment. We work with organisations to promote education, provide Information advice & guidance. We are placed in the heart of Preston. We are able to support people who’s first language is not english. We work to promote independance and wellbeing. Our approach is person centred.





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  • RELEASE into Victory

    Contact: Gina Gonzales MD

    Tel: 07597 998169


    Web: www.csasupportlancashire.com




    RELEASE into Victory (RiV) is a support service for adults over the age of 18 who have experienced or are affected by Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). RiV is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company established in 2013; based in Leyland, we operate across Central Lancashire. Fundraising for our services is through the Angel Gifts shop and crafts centre at 98 Hough Lane, and our training, engagement ad counselling support takes place in our dedicated workshop and counselling rooms upstairs.

    Watch our interview on That’s TV Lancashire and visit us online for more about our shop: https://www.facebook.com/angelgiftsgg

    As a service, Release into Victory have three action points:

    • Raising awareness of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA): The time has come to stand together and face the fact that CSA is a whole society issue, if we ignore the problem we are simply allowing a veil of secrecy for the abusers to hide behind and therefore giving perpetrators opportunities to continue with this crime against vulnerable children. By raising awareness of CSA we can send a message to perpetrators that as a community we believe that sexual abuse is unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated it in our society.
    • Training for support services: Our multi-agency approach is a major component of our service. We work in collaboration with local support services by exchanging & sharing Information, skills and expertise. We are running sample sessions from our training room in Leyland from March 2020 for support agencies to find out more about this service.
    • Support for survivors: Survivors deserve to be heard in a way that is best for them as individuals. People who have been abused often need and benefit from opportunities to validate their stories, speaking out about their experiences often leads to a sense of freedom and relief and can be very empowering. Our 1:1 confidential listening service, provides support to individuals to enable them to work out where they are emotionally on their own personal healing journey, and signpost on to professional counselling/therapy if required. We also provide access to our Peer Support Network.




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  • Shabby 2 Chic

    The Upcycle Warehouseshabby
    15A Preston Old Road
    FY3 9PR

    Contact: Sandra Johnson

    Tel: 01253 465948


    Web: www.shabby2chic.co.uk

    About Us

    REDROSE 2011 Best Voluntary Project
    REDROSE RESOURCE Champion 2012
    Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2012 – Excellence in Training
    Selnet Enterprise in Society Awards 2012 – Young Social Entrepreneur

    Up cycling Furniture and Antique Restoration. Putting the life and soul back into unwanted furniture which were heading for our Landfills.

    Shabby 2 Chic workshops supports disadvantaged people in building their confidence and further their independence and skills.

    Our Training Accredited Craft Workshops enables our learners the fundamental basics of restoring and recreating a piece of furniture for their own use.  

    Teaching individuals how to save our environment by using environmental friendly paints and recycled materials!
    Encouraging innovative creative ideas that builds each individuals self esteem and confidence, and finally to succeed working within the community off their own merit.

    We are proud and honoured to work with our Community.



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  • Shared Future CIC

    28 Cromwell Groveshared future cic
    M19 3GB

    Contact: Jez Hall

    Tel: (07963) 706106


    Website: www.sharedfuturecic.org.uk

    About Us

    A community interest company based in the North West of England.

    Consultancy, research and development services to the public sector and social economy.

    We specialise in three main themes; social enterprise, community engagement and public participation.

    Through our extensive associate network Shared Future can support:

    Social enterprise

    • Asset development and building management
    • Community planning and engagement
    • Citizen Juries Participatory Budgeting
    • Youth and community empowerment
    • Ethical business and social responsibility
    • Organisational change and strategy
    • Social Impact reports



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  • Strawberry Fields Training CIC

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

    Paul Ireland

    Tel: 01524 874246


    Web: www.strawberryfieldstraining.org.uk


    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 Football League (Community) Ltd

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

    Contact: Jules Ollerton

    Tel: (01772) 325960


    Web: www.fltrust.co.uk


    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 Larder

    5 Ribble Bank
    PR1 0AU


    Contact: Kay Johnson

    Tel: 07718 901813


    Email: kay@larder.org.uk

    Web: www.larder.org.uk



    About Us

    The Larder aims to raise awareness and educate people about a range of food issues from food poverty to food waste, from sustainable catering practices to procurement. We develop and deliver courses, workshops and lectures to groups and individuals and offer a consultancy service to public and private organisations.

    We have recently received funding to set up an Educational Food Hub and will be delivering a range of accredited catering qualifications and offering work experience placements within our catering business and cafe

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  • The Making Rooms BwD CIC

    Contact: Thomas Macpherson Pope


    Email: info@makingrooms.org

    Web: www.makingrooms.org


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    About Us

    The Making Rooms is a place where creativity, technology and advanced manufacturing come together in a community facility for us. By business artists, inventors, students, children and just about everyone else to design and make anything from high-tech products and gadgets to toys, artworks, home decorations and tshirts.



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  • U-Night Group

    Contact: Sue Sharples

    Tel: 07834 695606


    Email: sueamberco@aol.com

    Web: www.unightgroup.co.uk



    About Us

    The U-Night Group is a Community Interest Company run by and for people with a learning disability who live in Lancashire. 

    Our aim is to reduce isolation and loneliness, by providing opportunities for people to engage in meaningful activities, which lead to the formation of friendships and relationships. We do this by providing evening social and leisure events, training on sex and relationships and running a dating and mating agency called ‘MeetnMatch’.



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  • UR Potential

    Project Officeurpotential
    296 Central Drive
    FY1 5JW

    Contact: Deborah Terras

    Tel: 01253 344398


    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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  • Veterans in Communities

    12 Bury RoadVIC
    BB4 5PL

    Contact: Liz Hamilton

    Tel: 01706 833180


    Email: lizhamilton@veteransincommunities.org

    Web: www.veteransincommunities.org



    Veterans in Communities (VIC) supports serving and ex-services personnel and their families, and members of the emergency services who have experienced difficulties in transitioning back into the community. We offer a range of services including outdoor activities, support to access specialised services, outdoor activities, hands-on projects to benefit the community, SInging Group and Art Group.

    Everything we do is focused on assisting our members to improve confidence, wellbeing in all its forms, achieving goals and being part of their local community.

    Our building in Haslingden has rooms available as office space, therapy space, arts and crafts, and a large conference room with flexibility in its layout.




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  • West Lancs Ark CIC

    Ecumenical Centrewest lancs ark
    WN8 6LU

    Contact: Janice Monaghan

    Tel: 07826 656387


    About Us

    We work with all members of our community and have an open door policy.  We help people with a wide variety of issues, inclusing debt, housing, employment, substance mis-use, training and education. We have computers available for job search and making benefit claims. We will assist with preparing CV’s, application forms. We also do referal to the Food Banks.



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