- 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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- Emmaus Preston
165 Ribbleton Lane
Contact: Stephen Buchanan
Tel: 01772 796622
Emmaus supports formerly homeless people by giving them a home within a community, meaningful work in a social enterprise and an opportunity to get back on their feet again.
Emmaus communities are not hostels for the homeless; they provide a home for as long as someone needs it. For many, this support and stability is like the family they don’t have, providing a safe environment in which to settle and rebuild their lives.
Whilst Emmaus is an international charity and there are over 350 communities across the world and in the UK alone 30, offering over a 1000 beds for people who are homeless, each is an individual charity and has to pay for its own local running itself. We are not nationally or government funded and believe we should pay our own way via running various social enterprises.
Emmaus Preston has a house for up to 26 people and runs the largest charity shop in the country, the former B and Q just off North Road Preston, as well as a store on Fishergate (Preston Town Centre). Both of these stores sell a mix of new and donated goods including washing machines, cookers, refrigeration, new beds, bedroom furniture, office furniture and much more. We additionally have a smaller store on Deepdale Mill Street selling just donated goods. The stores are staffed and run solely by our Companions, formerly homeless people, and all the income from the stores directly pays for the food, support, training, activities and move on for the people who live in Emmaus Preston.
If you are an individual or an organisation purchasing items please spend your money with us and not only will you get great prices but you will directly help to support someone who was homeless to never end up on the streets again.
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- RELEASE into Victory
Tel: 07597 998169
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.
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
Contact: Sandra Johnson
Tel: 01253 465948
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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- The Making Rooms BwD CIC
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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- The Sewing Rooms
Units 1 – 6
Contact: Paula Gamester
Tel: 01695 550 772
The Sewing Rooms social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. We do this through bespoke training workshops and a manufacturing department that makes soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private and corporate clients.
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