Improving Health & Wellbeing and a Passport to Employment

The Strengthening Communities – Volunteering in Lancashire project aims to boost access to volunteering across Lancashire engaging people who are furthest from the labour market (people who are long term unemployed). We provide help to improve your chances of accessing employment through mentoring, accredited and non-accredited training and help to access to volunteer placements in the voluntary and community, public and private sectors. Participants on the project are likely to have a number of the following characteristics: –

  • Long term unemployed
  • Over 50 years of age
  • Disabilities
  • Women
  • Overcoming drug or alcohol abuse
  • Care responsibilities for children or other adults
  • Prisoners on release/ex-offenders
  • Economically inactive
  • BME backgrounds
  • Physical or mental health problems
  • Resident in disadvantaged areas
  • Care leavers
  • Lack basic skills
  • Those serving community sentences

To be eligible for support from the Strengthening Communities – Volunteering in Lancashire Project you must:

  • Be legally able to reside and work in the UK.
  • Are resident in Lancashire

If you don’t fit this criteria, and are keen to get help to becoming a volunteer or getting more involved in your community, please still contact us as we will be able to provide support. (Contact Steve Foden, or call 01254 583957).

To discuss further or to refer yourself or an individual you are supporting, please contact your local project representative: