Our Values and Approaches.....
We aim to make a meaningful difference to people’s lives through a ‘life-changing’ offer.
Our first line of approach is to identify and recognise people’s needs. We work from where they are at, helping move people forward, get people thinking, involved, learning, increasing knowledge and skills and to feel ambitious.
We are committed to developing equality, community cohesion and promoting well-being. We interact with people’s culture, religion, race and a broad range of abilities to embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms.
We aim to always be a listening organisation which is responsive, flexible, enabling, inclusive, empowering, consultative and approachable which is committed to partnership.
We are a professional and experienced organisation which is knowledgeable, experienced, self-sufficient, determined, dependable and personable.
We do not wish to be viewed as ‘parachuting in’, dictatorial or controlling and ‘telling people what they want’ or over focused on commercial gain.
What We Do.....
We bring communities together and give them a voice through events, with a strong focus on creative and cultural activities.
We offer advice, informal and formal training opportunities, and assist others in staging their own events and activities and to help them sustain these in the future.
We work with individual volunteers, community groups and professional organisations to be better equipped to understand issues of equality, diversity, health and well-being as part of our broader mission to strengthen communities, encouraging them in the longer-term to be able to take their aspirations forward.
We aim to provide leadership for the community sector in our area of experience and to equip others to take leadership. We advocate where appropriate, to assist marginalised and vulnerable individuals and groups to have a voice and to link this activity at a strategic level with statutory and professional bodies.
We aim to ‘raise the bar’ providing new experiences and drive aspiration with a focus on quality experiences and processes.
Our ambition is to extend and offer a year round series of events, to strengthen the breadth of involvement and reach and its sustainability.
We raise funds directly from a variety of public and philanthropic sources to support our activities and assist others to access funding which support our commonaims.
Who We Are......
We are a group of expert professionals predominantly from the fields of education, training, and community development.
We are based in Preston and work across Lancashire and the wider North West.