- Age UK Lancashire
Contact: Sue Bailey
Tel: 01257 444413
Age UK Lancashire aims to make a positive difference to the lives of all older people in the county and make later life a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
We work with older people over the age of 50 years within the county of Lancashire. However, we prioritise our services and support within those districts where there is no other Age Concern organization or Group or, if there is, an effective partnership is established. We work in Burnley, Chorley, Lancaster, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, Pendle, West Lancashire and Wyre & Fylde.
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- Barks & Recreation
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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- Cauda Equina Syndrome Association
Contact: Claire Thornber
We are the national support group for people living with cauda equina syndrome. We run national support group meetings for patients and also raise awareness of the red flags of the condition that arise from medical negligence. We run a helpline and offer advice re issues surrounding the condition.
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- Certain Curtain Theatre
Contact: Claire Moore
Tel: 01772 731024
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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- 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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- Communicate SLT CIC
Contact: Joanne Burr
Tel: 01253 462123
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
Contact: Deborah Clark
Tel: 01254 460080
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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Contact: Sarah Calderbank
Tel: 07597 942494
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
Contact: Katie Whitehead
Tel: 07896 137 236
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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- EMHO Community Interest Company
Contact: David Scarfe
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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- Empowered Mothers Network CIC
Empowered Mothers Network provides help and support with perinatal mental / emotional health and wellbeing – we help mothers to build their own village in the absence of the traditional one – via in-home and online postpartum doulas, mother’s circles, groups, workshops and courses.
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- His Provision CIC
Contact: Christine Phillips
Tel: 07928 262653
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.
- 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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- In Di Go Dedicated Care and Support CIC
Contact: Diane Marie Price
Tel: 07505 353508
In Di Go’s vision – is a society where all children & young people with a disability are able to realise their goals and aspirations, with a right to community inclusive activities and services which supports them and their families. In Di Go works with disabled children young people 0 to 25yrs and their families including siblings. in Di Go provides person centred care with a holistic approach – has a can do attitude. The company works to develop confidence and self esteem in disbaled children and young people 0 to25 yrs and their families including siblings. The service is qualitative and shaped to meet the needs of service users. Providing one to one Short breaks – supporting, encouraging and enabling social inclusion in the local community reducing social isolation and give parent carers much needed respite. Saturday Clubs, small group activities. The company provides a voice for parent/ carers at meetings with social care, health, education or welfare benefits (support them with forms and letters). Other parents and carers find it difficult to speak in meetings about their child or young person, or do not understand the jargon. In Di Go will listen and hear what it is the parent/ carer and disabled child want to say and will support, encourage and empower them to say what it is they want to say.
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- Integrate (Preston & Chorley) Ltd
112-116 Tulketh Brow
Contact: Peter Green
Tel: (01772) 333800
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
Contact: Stephen Jones
Tel: 07973 860717
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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- Listening Tree CIC
Contact: Sally Proctor
Tel: 01257 752192
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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- Midstream (West Lancs) Ltd
2 Penrose Place
Contact: Anita Cooke
Tel: (01695) 555316
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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- 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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- Outdoors4All Together CIC
Contact: Mr Val Murray
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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- Power of Music (North West) CIC
Tel: 07710 756894
Power of Music through music therapy, singing and sharing music deliver planned sessions that incorporate peer support and social interaction. Our music sessions are designed to help people and their families living with a long term condition such as dementia. Meeting people and sharing music on a regular basis encourages peer support creating important networking where people come together to share their experiences. The Power of Music CIC already has two Community Choirs called the “Songbirds” in West Lancashire. The project is to develop “Singing For Health” sessions delivered by some of our choir members and our choir facilitator within residential and day care settings for people living with a long term health condition such as dementia, COPD, stroke and mental health. The Power of Music has already worked with the British Lung Foundation, Stroke Association and the Alzheimer’s society.
Our aim is to help and support people who can be isolated and dis-empowered as a result of the advanced stage of their dementia or other long term health conditions. These musical and personal interactions identify and build upon areas still intact in a person suffering the losses associated with the later stages of Alzheimer’s or, other forms of dementia or stroke such as memory, physical capacities, personality changes and accompanying loss of identity. Power of Music can deliver a “Singing for Health” programme designed to support care staff to develop their understanding of how music can benefit and support the emotional needs of people with dementia in the context of a person-centred approach to dementia care.
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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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- SHAPE Lancashire Community Interest Company
14 Church Road
Contact: Kate Eastwood and Mandy Foster
Tel: 07966 531797 or 07947 715123
SHAPE Lancashire is a newly established Community Interest Company. We aim to deliver projects in the community across Lancashire that will improve the lives of the people living there. We aim to deliver projects including, but not exclusive to, Sports, Health and Wellbeing, Enviromental, Volunteering.
Although newly established as a CIC, we have have been delivering projects in Lancashire for over 20 years in previous employment. We have delivered a wide range of projects and always deliver outcomes. We are passionate about what we do, and believe our strength is in community enagement.
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- Spring into Action CIC
Tel: 07742 510496
Spring into Action is a provider of services for people with disabilities and/or specialist needs, offering developmental opportunities for children, young people and adults to help them to fulfill their potential. Working in partnership with other service providers in Lancashire, we aim to enable each individual to achieve their capacity for independence, self awareness and self determination.
Please visit Our Projects page to find out more about our current and future projects.
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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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- Strawberry Fields Training CIC
Contact: Paul Ireland
Tel: 01524 874246
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 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 Magdalene Project
28 Carr Road
Contact: Irene Alderson
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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- 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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- U-Night Group
Tel: 07834 695606
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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- Unique Kidz & Co
Unique Kidz and Co
Contacts: Denise or Jane
Tel: 01524 831132
Unique Kidz & Co is The Brainchild of two mums of children with Special Needs.
Unable to find any suitable childcare that would meet the needs of their children, they set up an Ofsted Registered Afterschool and Holiday Club for Children and Young People with Disabilities aged from 3 years to 19 years old. Siblings are also welcome.
Graded Outstanding by Ofsted in their first visit, the Club goes from strength to strength. With well over 100 children on the register Unique Kidz and Co are already looking to expand the business.
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- West Lancs Ark CIC
Contact: Janice Monaghan
Tel: 07826 656387
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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