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Living Well Living Better Project

Living Well Living Better Grant Recipients

Living Well Living Better is a Rossendale Borough Council pilot project, tackling isolation and loneliness in Rossendale.

Bacup Borough Football Club

Bacup Borough Football Club are an English football club based at West View in Bacup, Lancashire. They currently play in the North West Counties League.

Bacup Borough Football Club was established in 1879. Their first match to take place at their current Brian Boys West View Stadium was not until (...)

Bacup Consortium Trust

Membership of Bacup Consortium Trust is now open to any resident of Rossendale or anyone who works in the Borough and shares our aims which are essentially to improve the health and well-being of people who use our services. We work holistically within an ecological framework and aim to be (...)

Bacup Family Centre

Bacup Family Centre provides a preventative family support service to families of all ages living in/around Bacup. Aiming to strengthen family relationships and help families/individuals to over the difficulties they face, develop their potential to care for themselves/family/wider community, helping them to bring about lasting, sustainable positive change to their lives.

Bacup Pride

Bacup Pride were formed in September 2011 by a group of like-minded volunteers with the aims of improving the appearance of the fabric of the town, discouraging Crime and Antisocial behaviour, fostering Community Spirit and to promote and celebrate the history and heritage of Bacup and Stacksteads and the wider (...)

Carers Link Lancashire

Carers Link Lancashire aim to provide information to all East Lancashire carers, to support carers to know their rights and access other services relevant to their situation, to support carers to engage in activities which give them a break from their caring role and to influence change within local, county (...)

CAST Heritage Listing Project

The aim of the CAST Heritage Listing Project is to identify and list heritage assets throughout Rossendale from plaques and windows to walls and buildings (Valley Heritage will support regarding buildings at risk).

Rossendale will be divided into ten areas for this project. The project team will work in each (...)

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on people’s rights and responsibilities.

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination We provide advice people need for the problems they face We campaign for change to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives We (...)

Civic Pride Rossendale

Last year across the valley Civic Pride Rossendale estimate that they collected 3000bags of litter!  That’s about 18 tons or an incredible 1.5 million pieces!

Litter picking is not a skilled operation and so with the correct equipment and guidelines on Health & Safety in place, it’s something that most (...)

Connecting Our Community Website

The Connecting Our Community website provides community information to people living or working in Rossendale.

It provides information about organisations and how to access their services. You will also find recent news about them and the events they are arranging.  Where organisations have opportunities available you will see this highlighted and linked (...)

Cotton Shed Theatre

Cotton Shed Theatre is a professional theatre company that works using an inclusive creative process. We create high quality, original work that never compromises on our participants’ experience nor on the standard of the work created. At the heart of all our work is our belief that everyone’s creativity counts.


Crawshawbooth Community Association

The Community Association is a non-profit making registered charity & manage the facilities at the Village Centre in Crawshawbooth for the local community. The CA are in the final stages of taking over the building from LCC.

For many years the CA have managed the facilities at the Village Centre. (...)

Edgeside & District Community Partnership (EDCP)

Edgeside and District Community Partnership exists to enable the community to feel safe, reassured and involved by supporting community choice, opportunity and achievement.

The group brings together churches, community groups and voluntary organisations together with statutory bodies to actively promote each other’s work and deliver services and activities.

For details (...)

Friends of Whitworth Library Group (FOWLG)

The Friends of Whitworth Library Group (FOWLG) has been set up as a response to LCC making cuts to library services.

The non-party, apolitical group believes that the loss of this community hub, which offers a variety of activities in addition to the usual book lending and IT facilities, (...)

Harvey Longworth Court Residents Association

Harvey Longworth Court, situated between Burnley and Rawtenstall in the Rossendale valley, is in a semi rural location with stunning views of the valley. The court consists of 22 double and 16 single flats, all equipped with economy 7 heating, and fitted kitchens with electric oven and hob.

Haslingden Community Link

Haslingden Community Link provide community services in Haslingden “For the Common Good”.  That means everybody!

We have been serving the needs of the local community since the year 2000 providing support services and activities from pre-birth to old age.

We are an independent charity that is funded from a number (...)

Haslingden Methodist Church, Haslingden

Haslingden Methodist Church is a community of people of all ages who seek to share God’s love and make Jesus known to others. We do this through us developing a firm grounding in scriptures and through our evangelistic and outreach programmes.

We have a community cafe which is opened Mondays (...)

Home-Start Rossendale, Burnley & Hyndburn

Home-Start Rossendale, Burnley & Hyndburn offers a unique service.  It is a voluntary organisation offering friendship and support to local families with a child up to the age of 13. The families we help have at least one child under 5.  This unique service is provided by volunteers, who have been (...)

Horse and Bamboo Theatre

The main aims of the Horse and Bamboo Theatre are:

To create work which is artistically excellent; to make this work accessible to people who would otherwise not access the arts To provide a focus for the continuing development of artists To offer a range of placements and support to students (...)

Irish Democratic League (IDL) Club

The Irish Democratic League (IDL) Club site was named The Land League in the centenary celebration and commemoration of Michael Davitt who died in May 1906. Within Haslingden The Land League and the Irish Democratic League names are synonymous with the Irish club, either the IDL or The Land League.


Kay Street Baptist Church

The Kay Street Baptist Church is at the heart of the Rossendale Valley and we welcome people of all ages. Our purpose at Kay Street is to Make Christ Known and we have 5 key aims through which we seek to achieve this:

Focus on Worship & Prayer: Our aim (...)

Longholme Methodist Church

Longholme Methodist Church is a community of people of all ages who seek to respond to God’s love by sharing the good news of Jesus. We believe we should worship God, care for one another, and our neighbours and help each other to grow in faith.

The church (...)

Lumb Baptist Church

Lumb Baptist Church meets in Lumb, a small village in the Rossendale Valley in Lancashire. We have an active membership of about 70 people and a worshipping congregation of about 100. We enjoy lively all-age worship which seeks to mix traditional and contemporary styles.

Our Sunday Services start at 10.30 (...)

Made in Haslingden

Made In Haslingden is a small charity whose aim is to provide regular sessions to which members of the community of Haslingden and beyond can come to undertake meaningful craft-based activities.

We hope that by bringing members of the community together, they will be able to share skills and learn (...)

Newchurch Methodist Church

Newchurch Methodist Church is a community of Christians who aim to provide for the wider community and praise God as a group of Christians.

The building has disabled access to the church with a ramp into the building and the chapel itself is on the ground floor. The church has (...)

Pennine Prospects

Pennine Prospects is a unique rural regeneration company created in 2005 as a champion for the South Pennines, the dramatic upland landscape that stands prominently above the urban centres of Greater Manchester, the Lancashire valleys and West Yorkshire. It is an award-winning partnership organisation that has attracted over £5million of (...)

Positive Start

Positive Start is a voluntary youth organisation in Rossendale.  We work with youth workers and interested adults to support and assist young persons, particularly from disadvantaged and Black Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, as they strive to achieve and develop their full potential in education, leisure, recreation, health and role within (...)

Rossendale Radio

Welcome to the voice of the valley, Rossendale Radio! We are a group of local people wanting to bring local radio back to the Rossendale Valley.

The new radio station will be headed mostly by some of it’s former members – with a whole new strategy and plan to bring (...)

Seniors Together In Rossendale (STIR)

Seniors Together in Rossendale (STIR as we are known) is a forum for older people to come together and find out about, debate and feedback on current services and issues which directly affect them. We normally meet monthly, with invited speakers and we take part in relevant consultations.

Most of (...)

Skillswop – Bacup’s Twisted Stitchers

Bacup’s Twisted Stitchers are a sewing, quilting, knitting and any other needle craft group, that meet in Central Methodist Church every Tuesday morning.

Sri Ramana Devi Organisation

Sri Ramana Devi Organisation is a Self Realisation School. We provide a variety of classes, groups, courses, talks, and events that support you in connecting with your true nature.

Having had no guru or formal instruction in spiritual matters, Sri Ramana had not practised meditation, or tapas. Her knowledge came (...)

St. Anne’s Church, Edgeside

St. Anne’s Church, Edgeside is a Church of England church serving the surrounding community.

St Anne’s offer many groups, events, and activities to entertain and support the local community. The church is also available for hire for private parties and corporate events and meetings.

Stacksteads Countryside Park Group

Stacksteads Countryside Park Group are a group of local residents who care about the area and want to improve the environment and facilities for the community; making it a pleasanter place to live and work.

We organise various annual events, apply for funding to enable major projects, raise funds to (...)

Stacksteads Methodist Church

At Stacksteads Methodist Church, a warm welcome is awaiting anyone who comes through the doors of our church, a small fellowship of approximately 40 members.

In 2011 we welcomed the members of Waterbarn Baptist Church, with whom we have had a strong connection over many years, to worship with us (...)

Stubbylee Community Greenhouses

Stubbylee Community Greenhouses is an open access site which is socially inclusive for everyone, where new skills can be learned and accomplished in a non-judgemental, supportive environment.

The project challenges the stigma that mental ill-health represents for many. Referrals are welcome but not necessary.

The community ethos we have is (...)

Support Her Eternally (SHE)

Support Her Eternally is a ladies only community group where Women can come together, feel safe, enjoy their life and feel encouraged and hopeful for their future.

For further information please contact the Community Restart Service Development team.

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 1-3pm (...)

University of the Third Age – U3A Whitworth & District

University of the Third Age – U3A Whitworth and district is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but (...)

Weir Pride

Weir Pride is a community organisation established in the village of Weir to help improve the village and to encourage the community to take pride in the area.

We do this by holding community activities including clean ups, bulb planting, painting bus shelters, encouraging people to clean up after dogs (...)

Whitewell Bottom Community Centre

Whitewell Bottom Community Centre has a wide range of activities on offer to all members of the community.

There is a large sports hall and outside football pitch, meeting rooms, a coffee bar and kitchen. We have disabled access. The centre and the outside football field is available to hire (...)

Whitworth Historical Society & Museum

Whitworth Historical Society is located at the Whitworth Heritage Museum on North Street, Whitworth, in the Borough of Rossendale. The museum is open to the public from 2 to 4pm on Saturdays, and 7.30 to 9.30pm on Tuesdays, and at other times by prior arrangement.

The society also has a (...)

Whitworth Methodist Church

Whitworth Methodist Church is a Church serving the local community offering community activities including a Thursday morning coffee drop-in, a once-monthly healing service, a once-monthly prayer breakfast, and other activities.  Please get in touch for more details.

Whitworth Sports Council

Whitworth Sports Council is here to help Sporting Clubs achieve their goal, If you are setting up a club or if your club needs Advice, help with training, club mark acreditation or mabe funds, please get in touch we will be able to help.

The Aims of the Whitworth Sports (...)

Whitworth Town Council

Whitworth Town Council was formed in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government in England. Prior to this date, Whitworth Urban District Council was the administrative body in the Valley, but was abolished following the reorganisation.

In Whitworth, local government services are provided by three local authorities – Whitworth Town (...)

Living Well Living Better Project