Ability Consultancy (NW) Ltd is an Equality and Diversity education and training provider specialising in disability awareness, accessibility and inclusion. We support all types of organisations to be compliant, provide the best level of service and meet the variety of needs of their client base. We offer a range of generic and bespoke services, including online courses and face to face training and support, including reviewing how effective your current programme of delivery is and conduct a skills audit for your staff and volunteers. We are committed to changing perceptions of disability and diversity enabling all types of organisations to support and provide the best programmes and services to their staff, members or customers no matter of their needs or abilities. Ability Consultancy’s aims are: To ensure all community-led organisations are compliant To build understanding and confidence in the areas of equality, diversity and disability awareness to all To ensure inclusivity and accessibility is part of everyday organisations activities To provide a friendly first-hand experience approach to quality, diversity and disability education and training
Community Development Officer for Leyland & Farington area. Also addressing health needs pan South Ribble with a focus on intelligence led activities/resources for the area.
We offer free, confidential, 1:1 reading coaching, backed by national charity Read Easy UK. We train volunteers to become Reading Coaches and pair them with adults who cannot read or struggle with reading. Through improving reading skills and confidence, it gives people the opportunity to lead more fulfilling lives.
LCF is a community finance organisation tackling financial exclusion and poverty through supporting residents who are financially, social and digitally excluded. We deliver expert debt advice to people suffering from problem debt. We offer training and mentoring to build financial skills & confidence, help people join the labour market, and set up sustainable local micro businesses. We provide affordable loans to people, businesses and homeowners unable to secure mainstream finance. We hold Financial Conduct Authority authorisation to provide debt counselling (reference number: 659275 and 658913).
We were established in 2013 as a subsidiary of an Umbrella organisation and since 2017 have been registered independently with the charity commission. We support individuals of any age and gender who have been subjected to sexual violence or abuse to recover and move on from their experience. We do this through specialist sexual violence counselling and therapy that is age appropriate and through a range of groups. We also work with children and families where a chld in the family has been subjected to abuse, we offer pratical advice, help, support and information through our Wellbeing Project, and education and training opportunities to individuals and professionals to increase awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding sexual violence and abuse. We work county wide through outreach and satellite space across the county and of course digitally making our service accessible for everyone. Our centre is in Preston Centre.
We support lesbian gay bisexual and trans people to be happier, healthier and better connected, through activity and support groups promoting wellbeing, an information and support service and awareness training as well as our own Quality Mark benchmark scheme for organisations.
Youth & Community services.
For 25 years we have supported world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. Throughout this region there are 9000 new diagnoses every year. All the projects we fund are over and above NHS provision but make a huge difference to our patients and their families. We are there to make the tough days more bearable; to take the fear our of cancer treatment; to provide cutting edge equipment; to facilitate top quality training to ensure our clinical staff are the very best that they can be; and to back research projects to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Myplace offers free, weekly ecotherapy sessions for anyone over the age of 16. We deliver accessible, safe and supportive outside activities that are person centred, vocational, local and fun. Working in small groups we aim to connect people to nature and to each other using the 5 ways to Wellbeing and helping people in Preston contribute to Nature's Recovery.
PMF specialises in meeting the socio-economic, educational and environmental needs of BAME communities in Preston suffering multiple disadvantages. PMF operates an accessible drop in centre with suitably qualified staff and volunteers providing a wide range of services in a culturally sensitive and bi-lingual environment. PMF is often the first port of call for clients on any issue of concern or who are not able to self refer to statutory or issue-specific services or have been engaged with a plethora of agencies so that their needs have not been supported and addressed in a sequenced and managed way.
At The National Lottery Community Fund, we believe that people understand what is needed in their communities better than anyone – and that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. Each year we plan to award 12,000 grants to the value of about £600 million, with reach to every local area across the country.
A user led disabled people's organisation providing a number of services to support disabled people across Lancashire to live independently and be active in their communities.
Preston Youth Theatre deliver performing arts training and develop Productions working with young people from the ages of 7-17 years. We are unique as we do not divide our sessions by age. The group is integrated together in one creative community. We have Youth Leaders who assist the sessions voluntarily. The drama club sessions are designed as a yearly syllabus, sometimes bringing in specialist practitioners. The Productions are written by a professional Industry writer or once a year devised by the young people themselves. The Youth Theatre pledges to be the most low cost affordable opportunity with low membership fees and applies regularly for funding for scholarship opportunities to give economically challenged young people, the chance to practise and perform.
Guru Nanak Gurdwara Cultural & Recreation Centre is a registered charity  promoting Sikh faith, Culture and Heritage Our Objectives are: 3) To be the guardians of Sikh heritage, faith and culture. 2) To advance the faith and teachings of the Sikh religion in Preston and in the surrounding districts of Lancashire. 3) To be the place of Worship for Sikhs in Lancashire to practice their religion and cultural traditions and festivals 4) To promote the values and principles of the Sikh Religion through education,community engagement and cohesion; through school, college and public sector awareness programmes. 5) To provide Langar [communal kitchen] to its congregation and to help those in greatest need 6) To organise and implement a Nagar Kirtan in Preston 7) To organise educational and learning opportunities for the advancement of Sikh faith, cultural activities 8) To contribute to Multi faith Networks both National and locally to provide an accurate perspective of Sikh Faith a
Preston City Mela is a registered Community Interest Company  celebrating South Asian Arts, Music, Dance, Culture and Heritage. Our Objectives are : 1. To Promote and develop South Asian art forms in Preston and across Lancashire. 2. To showcase local artist talent and retain traditional South Asian art forms in the city. 3. To use South Asian arts, as a key enabler to promoting community cohesion, breaking down cultural differences and engaging people from all walks of life. 4. To contribute towards a vibrant and diverse city offer connecting into the city’s main cultural programme. 5. To establish a quality cultural offer for Preston and Lancashire. 6. To contribute towards the positive health and wellbeing of Preston’s residents and visitors.
We are an infrastructure support organisation, supporting our members to bring about social action and inspire positive change for Preston communities.
Delivering HIV awareness workshops to community services (staff and service users) and healthcare services. Implementing new working practices in general healthcare services. Acting as liaison between HIV issues in the workplace, personal relationships and social detriments. Main members available for training: Peter Donoghoe Austin Mortimer Jane Altham David Williams (weekends only). The benefits of the awareness session offer a greater insight into the virus and how it is being treated and perceived by the general public in more recent years. The training is beneficial even to those who have had training before as new information and breakthroughs occur each year. The session also offers an insight into other minority groups such as the MSM and BAME communities, along with new emerging data in heterosexual statistics. It is also a good CV builder for those wishing to attain awareness on minority communities and current inequalities such as 70% of those being diagnosed with HIV in the UK are also diagnosed with a mental health condition 12 months post diagnosis. Thus indicating the need for a holistic partnership working in a multi-agency style approach to provide that temporary support but on an emergency basis, whilst these individuals may rely on community services. Lancashire Voice only wishes to provide a middle ground for issues in the workplace and cannot be a part of any ongoing legal matters. Lancashire Voice only wishes to have a voice, for those who feel they don't have one, to educate and share knowledge and understanding for lone individuals or full work places. The sessions are endorsed by Renaissance UK and commissioned by Lancashire County Council. The training was also approved by The Lancashire Sexual Healthcare specialist Nurses association. The training sessions are free and the group is ran on a voluntary basis through Renaissance UK to services across Lancashire.
I provide design services and branding consultations. My aim is to help organisations achieve their goals through meaningful design and branding solutions. I worked closely with PCN to provide this website service and hope to help others create a more impactful digital footprint.