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Organisations with Volunteering Opportunities


2nd Rossendale Brownies

2nd Rossendale Brownies meet weekly during term time. We do lots of activities such as crafts, games, work on badges, trips out, visitors and lots of other fun activities. Helping the Brownies be the best they can be.

We meet on Wednesday evenings 6pm – 7:15pm


38th Rossendale Scout Group (Cloughfold)

38th Rossendale Scout Group are an open Scout Group based in Cloughfold, Rossendale.

From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about (...)


Aawaz – The Voice of Asian Women Across the Nation

AAWAZ is a local registered charity; we work with women and families, with those people who are in most need.  The name AAWAZ mean “Voice” in Urdu and is the “voice” of Asian women across Lancashire and nationally.

The charity’s work revolves around the principle of self-help, equipping women and (...)


Abaseen Foundation

The Abaseen Foundation is a pioneering charity based in Lancaster with local fundraising and volunteering links in Rossendale.

The charity works to improve the lives of people in one of the poorest and most deprived areas of Khyber Pakhtunhwa, north west Pakistan.  Natural disasters like floods and earthquakes, and the (...)


Access Ability

Access Ability CIC provides support and services to disabled and deaf people, potential employers, their families and community members within the North West.

Our projects provide a holistic approach to support, guidance and training through weekly job clubs and social groups within local accessible locations. We work in partnership with (...)


Accrington and District Blind Society

Accrington & District Blind Society is one of the smaller independent local charities supporting people with a sight loss in the UK.  We serve a large part of East Lancashire including Hyndburn and parts of Rossendale.

We stock a wide range of daily living aids and equipment, from talking watches, (...)


Action for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

Action for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Is a charitable body for people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in East Lancashire.

The organisation is based at the Autism Resource Centre, a specially designed facility in Harle Syke, Burnley, which houses our soft play centre, bouncy castle, activity area, games consoles, internet (...)


Active Lancashire

Active Lancashire are one of 43 sub-regional sport partnerships operating across England. As a County Sport Partnership (CSP) we are funded by Sport England, by agencies to deliver specific projects on their behalf, by local government and by private sponsorship.

County Sports Partnerships are an integral part of the Government’s drive (...)


Advocacy Focus

Advocacy Focus provide advocacy support to people over the age of 18 who live in East Lancashire and have an issue with Health or Adult Social Care.

Advocates support people at meetings in getting their views across to professionals and help people to understand what is being said to them. (...)


Age UK Lancashire

Age UK Lancashire are a county-wide charity working with and for older people. We believe that later life should be valued and fulfilling.

Alzheimer’s Society East Lancs

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website, and around 3,000 local services.

We campaign for better quality (...)


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.

Basement Youth

Basement Youth UK Ltd Empowering young People from Burnley to have a voice and be heard. We care about Young People’s Lifestyles, Education, Achievements and their future.

We deliver services that are formed by young people, our responses are youth led tackling issues they face in society today.

The Project has been outlined (...)


Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary is a charity committed to caring for dogs, cats, farm animals and small pets. No animal at the sanctuary is ever put to sleep except on veterinary advice. Our aim is to find happy loving homes for many of our dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals and (...)


BPRCVS Communicars

BPRCVS Communicars is a fantastic volunteer driver community transport scheme run by BPRCVS that operates throughout East Lancashire.

Communicars operates Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm. To book journeys call the dedicated Communicars dispatch line on 01282 412096. Phone lines are open for bookings between 9am – 2pm.

(...)

BPRCVS Volunteer Centre

BPRCVS Volunteer Centre is supported by BPRCVS and is a volunteer development agency which provides support at a local level to organisations in need of volunteers and individuals wishing to volunteer within the voluntary, community, faith and public sectors.

The Volunteer Centre is part of a national network of volunteer (...)


British Red Cross Shop Rossendale

The British Red Cross Shop Rossendale is located in Waterfoot.  British Red Cross charity shops sell second-hand designer and vintage clothes, plus gifts, books, furniture and more, with all profits going towards the organisation’s work both overseas and in the UK.

Would you like to donate items to your local Red (...)


Burnley Pendle & Rossendale Scope

Scope is a local charity supporting people with cerebral palsy and other related disabilities.  “We want to make East Lancs and outlying districts a better place for people with Cerebral Palsy and other related disabilities by enabling them to have more choice and control over how they live.”

The group (...)


Calico Enterprise

Calico Enterprise works with a host of organisations to deliver a range of services across the North West that: provide housing-related support; tackle worklessness; and give information and advice.  Such services include: Calico Interiors; Constructing the Future; Calico Careers; and Floating Support contracts.

Calico Enterprise is part of The Calico Group: (...)


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 (...)


Community Connectors Project

Are you troubled by stress, anxiety or depression?  Feeling lonely, isolated and vulnerable?  The Community Connectors Project can put you in touch with a Community Care Navigator to support you to access non-medical activities and services.

The project aims to reduce the number of GP appointments being taken up by people (...)


Community Solutions North West (CSNW)

Community Solutions North West (CSNW) is an innovative social enterprise, specialising in engagement and support.

Through holistic provision of bespoke solutions, we are committed to offering hope and opportunity to local people through social, health, economic and personal development. Our services are Lancashire wide. With a Solutions Focused Asset Based Approach(endorsed by UCLAN Evaluation – June 2014) our services and programmes recognise (...)


Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our Areas and Branches offer free and confidential services provided by trained volunteers.

Contact us to find out the range of services we offer in your area.


Derian House Childrens Hospice

At Derian House we feel privileged to be counted as the friends of the many families we have cared for and supported since the hospice opened, as well as those to whom we continue to offer ongoing support. We know there will be countless others in the future who will (...)


East Lancashire Bat Group

The East Lancashire Bat Group is dedicated to the conservation of bats in the boroughs of Blackburn with Darwen, Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Burnley, and Rossendale that make up Pennine Lancashire.

Our membership is open to all with an interest in bats.

We aim to help to conserve bats, their (...)

East Lancashire Deaf Society

The vision of East Lancashire Deaf Society (ELDS) is for full social inclusion of Deaf people. Its concern is for the Deaf people’s right to full participation, to the same opportunities in education, employment, access and involvements as anyone else.

There are two elements in the practice of social inclusion, (...)


East Lancashire NHS Trust

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was established in 2003 and is an integrated Health Care Provider located in Lancashire in the heart of the North West of England, with Bolton and Manchester to the south, Preston to the west and the Pennines to the east forming a natural boundary with (...)


East Lancashire Railway

The history of the East Lancashire Railway is the story of a heroic struggle to keep a dying part of Britain’s heritage alive, a struggle that still goes on today.

The Railway’s past is inextricably linked to that of the area’s industry. The railways provided industries with a vital (...)


East Lancashire Scouts

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets East Lancashire Scouts apart.

Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

From camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding, there (...)


Fairfield General Hospital

The Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust serves the communities of North Manchester, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham, along with the surrounding towns and villages.

Families and Babies (FAB)

Families and Babies (FAB) provide peer support services offering evidenced based information & support to improve health & well-being within families. Our current services include breastfeeding peer support and mental health & well-being support.

We believe in the power of mums supporting other mums and this will always be at the heart of our (...)

FareShare FoodCloud

FareShare FoodCloud is a scheme which helps charities and community groups access the free, unsold, surplus food from a day’s sales at your local Tesco supermarket.

Using the simple mobile technology FoodCloud, we have already helped over 6,000 UK charity groups to access hundreds of tonnes of fresh, good quality, (...)


First Choice Credit Union

First Choice Credit Union exists to help local people to save and provides affordable and responsible loans. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works within our common bond area. Our common bond is Rossendale, Hyndburn, Preston, Ribble Valley and the Parliamentary Constituency of Bury North.

​To become a member you (...)


Groundwork MSSTT

Groundwork MSSTT is the community charity with a green heart.

We’re passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.

Groundwork MSSTT helps to change places and change lives across (...)


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 (...)


Healthwatch Lancashire

Healthwatch Lancashire is the public voice on health and social care in the county with the role to listen and the power to significantly influence change within the health and social care system.

When it comes to health and social care, we all want the best services we can get. Now, (...)


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 (...)


Homeless Hounds

At Homeless Hounds our mission is to rescue and re-home, abandoned and abused dogs from the streets of Lancashire, giving them a second chance at a life filled with love and security. Your support is the vital lifeline to our success in giving these unfortunate dogs a new start in (...)


Homelessness Awareness and Prevention Interventions Team – HAPI

Homelessness Awareness and Prevention Interventions Team (HAPI) will work with all 14-25 year old that are homeless, or that are risk of becoming homeless.

We give independent advice and support to ensure that you know what options are available to you. We work across Pendle, Burnley and Rossendale and work closely (...)


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 (...)

Host UK – welcoming international students

Make the world a little friendlier! Spend a day or a weekend with an adult international student, learning about their culture, showing them your local area and inviting them to experience your own home life. Volunteer hosts invite students to visit for a day so the student can experience ‘real’ (...)


Incredible Edible Rossendale

Incredible Edible Rossendale was formed in November 2009 with a vision for the Rossendale Valley.

Influenced by their namesakes from the hugely successful Todmorden project, the objective is very simple.  The aim is to encourage our residents to grow and pick their own fruit, vegetables and herbs on their own (...)


Inspire East Lancs, Hyndburn

Inspire East Lancashire offers a range of treatment options and advice for people with substance misuse issues for both drug and alcohol.  Inspire East Lancashire offers a range of support groups, 1-2-1 and activities, please telephone for more details and for more information.

Inspire Rossendale

As part of our new (...)


Knitting Smiles Across East Lancs

Locals meeting up & learning to make woolly baby items.Items are put with donated goods, wrapped into gift parcels & given to vulnerable local families.

We have several “drop off points” across the region where you can donate your creations, or any other items listed below.  See below for details (...)


Lancashire BME Network (LBN)

Lancashire BME Network (LBN) is a recently formed entity, resulting from the merging of Lancashire Women’s Network (LWN) and Lancashire BME Pact (Pact) in 2014.

Having worked closely over their respective histories on a number of programmes and initiatives, the boards and members of each felt it appropriate to formally (...)


Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.4million people. The services provided include community services such as health visiting, podiatry, sexual health and dentistry as well as inpatient and community mental health services. The Trust covers the whole of the county and (...)


Lancashire Children’s University

Lancashire Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. We do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school.

The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why we’re (...)


Lancashire Constabulary – Rossendale

Lancashire Constabulary – Rossendale is the policing team for your area. Each local policing team has a dedicated phone number or email address for you to contact them directly.

Our staff are often out of the police station so email and voicemail messages for local policing teams are checked (...)


Lancashire SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity

We help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and we rely on public donations to continue our work.

Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family (...)


Lancashire Victim Services

If you have been a victim of crime, whether recently or in the past, we are here to help. We provide emotional support, information and practical help, regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police. All of our services are free and confidential.

Lancashire Victim Services has been established by (...)


Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership was established in 2016 between public services who wanted to provide one gateway into public service volunteering.

Our aim is to make volunteering for public services rewarding and to provide opportunities for people to make a real difference in their local communities.

By bringing these opportunities (...)


Lancashire Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline

The Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline was launched in August 1996 following a nationwide review of mental health services. The Helpline is a listening, information and emotional support service for those concerned about their own mental health, or that of someone they know.

The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 7pm – (...)


Lancashire Wellbeing Service

The Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a targeted service provided across Lancashire, aiming to support adults (18 years plus), families and carers who are understood to have long term health conditions, low level emotional health and with lifestyle or social issues. The service predominantly works with people at high or moderate (...)


Lancashire Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside is your local branch of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust charity, working to protect wildlife and nature for the future.

We are a key voice for nature, both locally and nationally. We manage reserves, deliver specialist projects and have a people and (...)


Lancashire Women’s Centre(s) – Accrington

Lancashire Women’s Centres offer a range of services and opportunities that help us to meet our aim to ‘Support, Encourage and Enable’ all women to get the best out of life for themselves and their families.

We support emotional wellbeing through group work, personal development courses and counselling.  We deliver employment (...)


Lancashire Women’s Centre(s) – Burnley

Lancashire Women’s Centres offer a range of services and opportunities that help us to meet our aim to ‘Support, Encourage and Enable’ all women to get the best out of life for themselves and their families.

We support emotional wellbeing through group work, personal development courses and counselling.  We deliver employment (...)


Laurens Place

Laurens Place was born in June 2014 after the tragic and public death of Lauren Johnson, aged 17, from Oswaldtwistle, who took her own life by falling from the highest point of Accrington Arndale Centre.

Lauren was known to have had mental health issues and was failed by the gap (...)


Leaders of Worship & Preachers Trust (LWPT)

LWPT is an ecumenical organisation that provides much-needed support to preachers through resources, training, and grants. Our quarterly magazine Preach and the accompanying website provide access to advice, discussion and ideas to assist them in their ministry.

LWPT grants support individuals of all ages who are embarking on preacher (...)


M3 Project

The M3 Project is a non-for-profit 3rd sector organisation that offers a variety of accommodation services to homeless young people aged 16-25.

Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to live. Trying to find accommodation can be confusing, but there is help out there and you don’t have to wait (...)


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 (...)


North West Ambulance Service

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides 24 hour, 365 days a year accident and emergency services to those in need of emergency medical treatment and transport.

Our highly skilled staff provide life-saving care to patients in the community and take people to hospital or a place (...)


PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide

PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide are a national UK charity working to prevent suicide in young people.

The PAPYRUS national confidential help line – HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 – gives support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and to anyone else concerned that a young person they (...)


Parkinsons Disease Society (Burnley Support Group)

The Parkinsons Disease Society offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area each last Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

We’re the Parkinson’s (...)


Parkinsons Disease Society (Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Support Group)

We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

We meet on alternate months for a bring and share lunch. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area.


Pennine Lancashire Community Farm

Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is small registered charity working across the boroughs of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley in the area of Pennine Lancashire. Our work takes place in a variety of outdoor settings which include: community gardens, woodlands, working farms and public parks.

As a charity we have (...)


Police & Crime Commissioner for Lancashire

Clive Grunshaw is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.

“As your Police and Crime Commissioner it is my job to ensure that the policing needs of Lancashire communities are met as effectively as possible. I aim to bring communities closer to the police, build confidence in the system and restore (...)


Positive Action in the Community

Positive Action for the Community are a local registered charity working across Pendle and Rossendale on a number of projects which support people to build emotional resilience, improve their emotional health and wellbeing, make positive choices, and improve their education and employment chances and move on to live independent lives.

(...)

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 (...)


RAF Air Cadets: Squadron 1969 (Rossendale)

RAF Air Cadets has something for everyone. 13 – 17 years of age. It gives young people the chance to take part in a huge range of exciting and challenging activities supervised by members of our experienced adult volunteer staff.

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, (...)


REAL Minibus

One of the main problems highlighted in many surveys asking what could be done to improve the lives of older people in Rossendale was the lack of suitable, affordable transport. In an attempt to resolve that problem REAL purchased a Minibus for use by organisations in Rossendale.

The Minibus has (...)


RELATE – Blackburn

RELATE offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

this area is covered by the Blackburn Centre.  All enquiries, for all centres,  go through the number (01772) 717597.

The opening hours for appointments and enquiries are:

Mon to Fri 10.00 (...)

Rochdale and District Mind

Rochdale and District Mind services are designed by people with lived experience for service users. We are focused on wellbeing and recovery, and supporting people to lead fulfilling lives.  Our projects are individual and seperate from each other, and they are designed to meet the needs of different people in (...)


Rosemere Cancer Foundation

The Rosemere Cancer Foundation supports world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Rosemere aim to work in partnership with local clinical staff to achieve the best possible care for cancer patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria wherever they are treated.

They seek to do this by; Funding cutting edge equipment (...)


Rossendale Befriending Service

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Befriending Service – Rossendale

Brief Description The Rossendale Befriending service aims to reduce social isolation for people in Rossendale and if applicable their partners or carers by arranging a visit by a volunteer befriender.

The scheme works by matching each person (Befriendee) with a volunteer befriender (...)


Rossendale Enterprise Anchor Limited (REAL)

REAL (Rossendale Enterprise Anchor Limited) exists to work with and for the communities of the Rossendale Valley.  The Trustees are voluntary social entrepreneurs who are passionate about the area and have long worked to make it a better place to live and work.

With a shared commitment to building a (...)


Rossendale Footwear Heritage Project

The Rossendale Valley has played an important role in the industrial revolution. From it’s rural forest environment it developed into an industrial force known throughout the world. With stone from its quarries being used in Trafalgar Square, the woollen industry and cotton industry exporting all over the world the (...)


Rossendale Hospice

Rossendale Hospice was founded in 1988 by and for the people of Rossendale.  The Hospice is a registered charity based in the Health Hub on Bacup Road in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. It was formed to provide palliative care for people diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

We aim (...)


Rossendale Hospice Shop Bacup

The Rossendale Hospice shop in Bacup is now open at 17 St James Square, Bacup OL13 9NH

If you have any unwanted items or if you would like to volunteer your time please call into the shop.


Rossendale Hospice Shop Haslingden

We have a shop on Deardengate in Haslingden with a great range of stock.  If you have any items to donate, please call in with them.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Lesley our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01706 253633

Opening Hours:  Mon – Sat   9 am – 4.30 pm


Rossendale Hospice Shop Rawtenstall

In June Rossendale Hospice opened a charity shop on Bank Street, Rawtenstall which has proved a tremendous success.  We believe it is the best charity shop on the street.

If you would like to volunteer call Caren direct on 01706 240084 or Lesley our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01706 (...)


Rossendale Players

The Rossendale Players New Millennium Theatre is run entirely by members who commit their time and energy to fill the many jobs necessary for the continued success of productions.

The Rossendale Players have been producing plays in the Rossendale Valley for over 80 years.   As well as our own productions (...)


Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue

Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue are a group of animal lovers and volunteers who live in and around the Rossendale Valley in the North West.

Our volunteers do various tasks, which include foster care short and long term, final years homes, home checking, potential foster carer checks, lost pet searches, animal (...)


Rossendale Rubicon

Rossendale Rubicon is Rossendale’s award winning Mental Health Social Care Group.

It is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation that is run by, and for people with mental health problems. We have over 100 attendances per week!

Members are encouraged to join with others who have or are suffering from mental health (...)


Royal Air Forces Association – Northern Area

The Royal Air Forces Association is the charity that supports the RAF family, looking after the welfare of serving and former-serving personnel and their dependants, and helping them in times of need.

We exist to ensure that the sacrifices made by those who serve their country in the Royal Air (...)


Royal Voluntary Service, Lancashire

Royal Voluntary Service can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.

We have volunteers across Lancashire who offer help and support so older people can stay independent at home in Preston, Bolton, Lancaster, Southport, Clitheroe, Wigan and the surrounding areas, but we may be (...)


RSPCA Lancashire East

RSPCA Lancashire East Branch has an Animal Centre located at Altham, near Accrington. We rehome Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Ferrets and some small animals.  The Animal Centre has a capacity to hold 42 dogs, 46 cats, 20 rabbits and 12 ferrets. Due to the large number of animals that need to be (...)


Safer Lancashire

Safer Lancashire – Working together to make Lancashire a better place for this and future generations; by targeting vulnerability, increasing resilience and reducing crime.

The Community Safety Agreement sets out how we will work together to address the community safety priorities for Lancashire. It is owned by the Lancashire Chief (...)


SafeSpace Rossendale

SafeSpace Rossendale provides accommodation and support for young people aged 16-25yrs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Homelessness can happen to anyone regardless of race, wealth, education or opportunity.

It can happen due to relationship breakdown, parental relationship breakdown, domestic abuse, parental neglect or pressure, (...)


Samaritans of Pendle, Burnley, Craven & Rossendale

Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.

Samaritans are carefully trained to (...)


Shared Lives – Lancashire

Shared Lives is a service that matches adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and/or mental health needs with carers and their families, to live within their home.

Shared Lives means people who need support can choose to become part of a real family, instead of staying in a (...)


Shelter – Lancashire Housing Advice Centre

Shelter’s Lancashire service in Blackburn offers comprehensive free specialist housing advice and guidance. If you’re homeless, facing homelessness or simply need guidance on a housing issue, we can help.

Trained Shelter advisers offer face-to-face advice on a wide range of housing topics, including repossession, eviction, repairs and responsibilities, disputes (...)


Sightline

Sightline provide telephone-based befriending and helpline support for people affected by sight loss. Regular phone-based befriending can be arranged at a convenient time, and our helpline operates every evening. Our services are all staffed by trained volunteers, who have close experience of sight loss.

Sightline is an innovative service focused on (...)


Ski Rossendale

Ski Rossendale provides skiing and snowboarding lessons and recreational skiing and snowboarding. We also offer for parties/groups wishing to do the above. They can also engage in a ‘no skill’ activity known as tubing (sledging). As a Social Enterprise we are committed to providing an affordable sporting facility for the (...)


Specialist Mediation in Lancashire East (SMILE) Ltd

Smile is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a mediation service, helping people to resolve conflicts and disputes within their communities, at home or in the workplace.

Mediation is when an independent and impartial third party helps people in a dispute to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.  You can find out (...)


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 (...)


STEP (Succeed Thrive Empower Pennine)

STEP is a new service which has been set up to support people who regularly attend the Emergency Department due to the complex nature of the issues they face. Our video gives you the chance to learn more and meet a few of the staff on the team.

The Emergency (...)


Sue Ryder Shop, Haslingden

Our Haslingden shop is based in the Rossendale Valley surrounded by beautiful countryside. We sell a variety of quality donated clothing, footwear, bric-a-brac and accessories. We also sell new goods which include dolls houses, dolls house furniture, children’s toys, accessories, garden ornaments and much more. All our staff are (...)


TEAM RISE Project East Lancashire

T.E.A.M R.I.S.E is a Community Interest Company supports anyone residing in East Lancashire who has a learning disability, is vulnerable or socially isolated.

This great project has had a great impact on a wide number of people and has supported people with learning disabilities in all areas of their lives, (...)


The Boo

The Boo is a performing arts venue based in Waterfoot. Since opening our doors as venue in 2005 The Boo has a full programme for families, children and adults that includes high quality children’s theatre, comedy, music and a workshops as well as regular cinema showing classic and new releases (...)


The Personal Support Unit (PSU) – Preston

The Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a national charity, with an office based at Preston Combined Court.

Volunteers provide free emotional and practical support in civil and family cases; issues such as access to children, divorce, debt, eviction and money claims. We can help at all stages of the court (...)


The Raft Foundation

The Raft Foundation was formed in Rossendale, Lancashire by local people to assist communities, families and individuals who are in crisis need within the Rossendale Valley.

Our projects currently include the provision and delivery of an independent 100% volunteer lead and managed foodbank service collecting and delivering to clients homes (...)


Tor View Specialist Learning Community School

You may know us as Tor View School and the School continues to be at the centre of our Specialist Learning Community.  It is an outstanding school on the edge of open countryside in the Rossendale Valley of East Lancashire whose main focus is to provide outstanding education for pupils (...)


Up and Active – Rossendale

Up & Active provide loads of ideas on easy ways to help you get up, get out and get active!

Their website has an “Activity Search” section and also allows you to register to become a part of the Up & Active network of activities and to be able to (...)


Valley Heritage

Established by a group of volunteers in 2015, we are a type of organisation known as a building preservation trust. You can find building preservation trust’s or ‘BPT’s as they are often called all over the country. A not-for-profit organisation, BPT’s are usually registered charities and are driven by communities (...)


Valley Supported Living

Valley Supported Living is a supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities, run by family members. It was set up by a group of parents from the Rossendale Valley in 2003 who wished to see their sons and daughters settled in homes.

The aim of the organisation is to (...)


Veterans in Communities (VIC)

Veterans In Communities (VIC) is an ex-services charity based in Haslingden that covers East Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester. VIC was established in September 2012 and granted charity status early 2013. We support serving, ex-service personnel, their families and members of the emergency services who have experienced difficulties with (...)


Victim Support Lancashire

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime in England & Wales. Last year Victim Support offered more than 1 million victims of crime support.

We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Lancashire. We’re an independent charity and you can (...)


Young Addaction Lancashire – East

Young Addaction are the countywide commissioned young people’s substance misuse service for under 25’s. Young Addaction Lancashire – East offer information advice, guidance or treatment for any substance; illicit, prescribed or legal and alcohol. We cover Burnley, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Hyndburn.

Our work is mainly conducted in one (...)


Young Carers at BPRCVS

Young Carers at BPRCVS is delivered for, with and all about carers under the age of 18. They have a tough job and they need and deserve everybody’s help and support!

The organisation was established in 2000 as a project within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services. Initially funded (...)


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