Charities and Social Enterprise

BACKUP North West
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Backup is the longest running young persons supported housing scheme in Bolton.

We support young people aged 16 – 25 years old. We prevent homelessness by providing an opportunity for young people who are homeless to be safe, stable and develop skills for independence.

We deliver a range of services that include accommodation, support, advice and guidance with 2 aims:

  • Preventing homelessness
  • Increasing independent living skills

In doing so we see improvements in health and well-being. There’s reduction in risk of harm, improvements in managing finances and an increase in self-confidence, This leads to improvements in health both physical and mental, less exploitation, reduction in use of drugs or alcohol amongst other things.

Our Vision

Backup North West believe no young person should experience homelessness.

For the young people that do; Backup aims to be an outstanding provider of high quality, holistic housing and support services.

Our Values

  • Empowerment
  • Respect
  • Consistency
  • Non-judgemental
  • Honesty
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01204 520183
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Unit 1, Sure Store, Orlando Street, Off Manchester Road, Bolton BL2 1DU
Blue Skies Hospital Fund
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The Blue Skies Hospital Fund is the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As the charity for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals we support the best in patient care and medical research for the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a vital element of the community on the Fylde Coast, and also regionally, thanks to the work of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre and the Haematology Unit.

Blue Skies makes a positive difference every single day to patients, their families and friends.

Get Involved

From wearing bright clothing or pyjamas to holding a cake sale or a competition, there’s lots that can be done to raise money in your workplace.

Simply get in touch with us to let us know what you want to do and how we can help. Click the button below to complete our registration form. We will then send out one of our exciting fundraising packs, filled with all the hints and tips you’ll need to raise money. Plus, information about our upcoming events that you can get involved with.

Apply to start Fundraising


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01253 955766
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Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire
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DanceSyndrome is a multi-award winning inclusive dance charity

Based in Lancashire, DanceSyndrome has a special focus on including everyone, regardless of ability.
Established in 2009, DanceSyndrome is the inspiration of founder and Director, Jen Blackwell, an aspiring community dance leader, who happens to have Down’s syndrome.
DanceSyndrome believes that everyone has the right to follow their own interests and passions. Regardless of whether they have a disability or not. It exists to support Jen, and other dancers like her, who are learning disabled.
Dancers who want to lead and inspire others to share their love of dance through
  • Inclusive community workshops
  • Dance Leader training
  • Performances

We strive to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to not only be included, but to become more visible citizens, have their voices heard on important issues, to follow their dreams and to succeed in their ambitions. Our work inspires and empowers both dancers and audiences to believe that opportunities are endless for people who refuse to be defined by disability.

We can only do all of this thanks to the support of individuals and businesses who fundraise and donate to our charity.

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07887 931510
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C/O Pathways Associates, Suite 2, Waterside, St James Court West, Accrington, Lancashire
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Lagans Foundation
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01204 800 300
Streetlife Blackpool
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Streetlife is a youth work charity who assist vulnerable young people in the Blackpool area

Streetlife provide support – for those up to the age of 26 – from The Base, our Day Centre, and Night Shelter, which serves as emergency accommodation for those who need it most.

  • 300 Young people a year visit our day centre for support on issues including housing, finances and employment.
  • 150 Access our Night Shelter, which provides safe accommodation for up to four* young people
  • 79% Of young people who attend duty appointments after accessing The Shelter secure accommodation
  • 200 Young people discover Streetlife’s services for the first time every year (that’s one every other day)

Providing support, shelter and direction to help vulnerable young people to find their way.

You can help us make a difference and transform young lives. Streetlife wouldn’t be possible without people like you. You can get involved through volunteering, fundraising events, campaigns and more. Call us or Fill in the contact form below and let’s have a chat.

*Streetlife’s Night Shelter has re-opened on a reduced capacity of 4 beds from Sunday 1st November 2020.

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01253 291038
Business Address
48 Buchanan Street, Blackpool, Lancashire,
Unique Kidz and Co
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Unique Kidz and Co – A Charity for Disabled Children and Young People with Disabilities

Founded in 2009, Unique Kidz and Co was set up by two mums, Denise and Jane when they were unable to find suitable childcare for their own disabled children..

As mums, they’d always known that one size doesn’t fit all. Everyone is unique. For years they struggled, like so many other parents, to find the balance between work and suitable childcare. Unable to find anywhere that catered to their children’s specific needs, they decided to set something up themselves!

They had no experience in childcare or business and spent two years attending courses. They also spent a lot of time talking to other parents to find out what they needed. After months of gruelling research, legalities, training and business planning they created Unique Kidz and Co.

In the summer of 2009, they proudly opened the doors. Unique Kidz and Co’s first ever Summer Holiday Club ran with 65 children attending. Over the years the services have grown along with their children. They now run from their own building based in Morecambe and in 2016 opened 4Ever Unique to offer daytime support for young adults up to the age of 25.

The aim of the charity is to advance the social and play opportunities of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities and to include their siblings.

Come and see for yourself the amazing work that goes on at Unique Kidz and Co!

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Youth And Community Centre, Woodhill Lane, Morecambe LA4 4NW