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Progress Housing Group


Categories

Housing Advice, Employment

Description

·         Our focus has always been on creating better housing, supporting independence and creating new opportunities for people.

 

·         We provide houses and apartments for rent for individuals, couples and families. Our Property Services team provides repairs and maintenance services to our subsidiaries, to a growing number of external organisations and to the general public.

 

·         Our Independent Living service offers affordable and easy to manage homes for people over the age of 55 who want to live independently but without the responsibility of owning their own home.

 

·         Our Supported Living service provides housing solutions to help people with a range of support needs and learning disabilities to retain their independence and live in their own home.

 

·         Our women's refuges are purpose-built for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence or living in fear of a partner or family member. We also work with partners in the community to provide free training in domestic abuse for professionals.

 

·         At our homelessness schemes we help people of all ages who are experiencing or facing homelessness in Central Lancashire.

 

 

·         Progress Lifeline is a personal, emergency alarm system that calls for help at the touch of a button. In the event of an accident or incident it connects a customer with the emergency services, doctor, family member or carer; ensuring safety and providing peace of mind.

 

·         Key Unlocking Futures, provide support and advice for adults and young people in Central Lancashire who are homeless or worried they might become homeless, as well as a range of services to help them find employment, education and training.

 

·         Progress Futures is a free service offered by PHG that helps tenants and their families access volunteering, training or education and improve their employment prospects, moving them into sustainable careers. They remove barriers; enabling people to achieve their life and career goals through a person-centred approach. Support is not uniform, but tailored to the needs of the individual and is available to any age group.  Progress Futures also help fund the cost of training or materials and college courses, as well as contributing to childcare and transport costs and much more.  The service is also offered to people with a learning disability who live in PHG supported living accommodation.

 

Please note: The Progress Futures Team also work on several funded projects, enabling them to support tenants and non-tenants who are furthest from the labour market helping them to improve their employment prospects:

·         Age of Opportunity, which tackles the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. The Age of Opportunity is designed specifically for people over the age of 50 who would like to work but are unable to without additional skills or support.

 

·         More Positive Together, which is aimed at people aged 16-67 who are seeking support to move into education, training or employment and provides a holistic, tailored service to meet the unique needs of our customers.

03333 204555

enquiries@progessgroup.org.uk

Sumner House, 21 King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LW

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www.progressgroup.org.uk

Citizens Advice Lancashire West


Categories

Self referral, Asylum Seekers / Refugees, Debt advice, Disability, Housing Advice, Mediation Community, Mental Health, Race Equality, Students, Employment, Chorley Residents, Maternal Mental Health, Families and Children 0-19 years, Digital Support, Volunteering, Peer Support, Benefits Advice, Benefits - Form Filling, Support with employment, skills, courses and volunteering

Description

Following guidance from Government, we have suspended all our face to face services. 

 

However, we are still taking referrals and will contact clients to offer help and advice by telephone.  Please can you make sure anyone you refer to us is aware we will only be able to offer telephone or digital assistance at this time.

 

Anyone wishing to contact us by signposting should either leave a message on our Adviceline 0344 245 1924 or visit our website www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk for information and accessing our Advice By Email in the More from Us menu.

 

New Extended Hours to further assist

 

You can contact us by phone on Saturdays 09:00-13:00 and Tuesday & Thursday Early Eveneings until 6:30

 

Quite simply, we're here to help the people of Lancashire with the problems they face. Our advice is free, confidential, impartial and independent. We operate from Five locations across Lancashire: Chorley, Leyland (South Ribble), Fleetwood (Wyre) and Skelmersdale(West Lancashire) & Blackburn&Darwin. We provide advice in person at our offices, via our telephone helpline or by email. We also have a number of Digital Help Centres across Lancashire to assist with Digital access and IT skills training If you have a problem you need help with there are several options available to you: Look through the advice sections detailed below or visit our main AdviceGuide site. Telephone our Gateway Service on: 0344 245 1294 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) (local rate number). Call in to your local bureau. Select your most convenient location from our Area Map for details of our opening times and office addresses. If it’s more convenient, we now offer advice by email. Click on the following link to use this option If our offices don't cover your location, enter your postcode in the "Find your local Citizens Advice" section on our main site.

03442 451294

gsimpson@calw.org.uk

35-39 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2SW

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www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk

Progress Futures


Categories

Employment, Education Advice, Training Advice, Employment, Education & Training, Coaching 16-18 year Olds

Description

·         Progress Futures is a free service offered by PHG that helps tenants and their families access volunteering, training or education and improve their employment prospects, moving them into sustainable careers. They remove barriers; enabling people to achieve their life and career goals through a person-centred approach. Support is not uniform, but tailored to the needs of the individual and is available to any age group.  Progress Futures also help fund the cost of training or materials and college courses, as well as contributing to childcare and transport costs and much more.  The service is also offered to people with a learning disability who live in PHG supported living accommodation.

 

We are currently offer 3 types of support:

 

1)      Progress Futures:

Progress Futures is a free service for Progress Housing Group tenants that helps them access training, apprenticeships and employment support to improve their job prospects and achieve their goals.

 

We can work with those that are:            

                                                                                               

·         Living in Preston, Fylde, South Ribble or Chorley

·         16+

·         Progress Housing Tenants

·         Claiming Benefits

·         Unemployed

·         In work or education

 

 

2)      More Positive Together:

The programme will aim to reach out to those furthest from the labour market, initially providing intense 1 to 1 support looking at the barriers that hold these individuals back. PF will deliver a programme of opportunities to get involved in work experience, volunteering, training and employment. We work closely with the participants to build a personal journey setting realistic goals to help to help build a better and sustainable future

 

We can work with those that are:            

                                                                                               

·         Living in the South Ribble, Chorley and Preston areas

·         16+ years of age

·         Claiming Benefits

·         Unemployed

·         Zero Hour contracts

·         Tenants and Non- Tenants

 

 

3) Building Better Opportunities – Age of Opportunities:

 

The Age of Opportunity is a project designed specifically to meet the needs of over 50s who would like to work but are unable to without additional skills or support. A core focus for this project is supporting older people who are most at risk of social exclusion.

 

We can work with those that are:            

                                                                                               

·         Living in Fylde, Preston, South Ribble or Chorley

·         Over 50’s

·         Tenants and Non - Tenants

·         Claiming Benefits

·         Unemployed

03333 20555

futures@progressgroup.org.uk

Sumner House, 21 King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LW

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www.progressgroup.org.uk

Community Resilience and Employment Support Team (CREST)


Categories

Mental Health, Employment, Peer Support, Community Support, Support with employment, skills, courses and volunteering, Social engagement and social inclusion support

Description

Who we can help:
CREST is a bespoke social inclusion and employment service for adults over 16 years old with mental health difficulties who live in Chorley and South Ribble.

The service aims to support those who are socially isolated but wishing to take part in inclusion activities within their community, or alternatively in need of employment support.

We aim to work with individuals for a period of 12 weeks but can be extended on individual circumstances.

How we can help:
Our Support Time and Recovery workers work on a 1:1 basis supporting individuals to connect with their local community.

Our Employment Advisor supports people who are experiencing employment issues whether within an existing job, or while seeking to gain employment

Support we offer:
CREST offers personalised support around sports and leisure, local volunteering, education and training, arts and culture, eco therapy and much more

Our Employment Advisor supports individuals who are already in work to negotiate with their employer, to retain their job; or if unemployed, to support them with e.g. competency matching, skills in application, CV tailoring and interviewing skills.

 

Dowload a Referral form that you should print and then attach to the actual referral, Thanks

 

CREST Referral Form

01257 278136

Philip.Johnson@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Civic Centre, Union Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1AL

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www.richmondfellowship.org.uk