Services available for homeless and vulnerable people
Women’s Aid 24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Samaritans: 116 123 Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.
The Silver line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 0800 4708 090
The Foxton Centre
Foxton centre, Knowsley Street, Preston PR1 35A
Thursday 22nd December: Community Café open 12pm-3pm providing free hotpot. Saturday 24th December: free Christmas dinner and party. (foxton centre) Sunday 25th December: Nando’s Preston Christmas dinner 12pm-2pm Free (tickets only, contact the Foxton centre for a ticket) Monday 26th December Boxing day. Free Christmas food. Wednesday 28th December: community café open 12pm-3pm Sunday 31st December: community café open 12pm-2pm free food. Sunday 31st December: new years eve, community café open 12pm-2pm free food Sunday 1st January: new years day, community café open 12pm-2pm free food.
Salvation Army, Harrington, Preston PR1 7BN
Salvation Army is open normal until 23rd December, during this time the foodbank is running as normal and food parcels can be give with a referral only as is the drop in session.
Open 28th & 29th December 10-12pm, for drop in with referral for food parcel only. Closed then until 4th January (re-opens as normal).
Homeless drop in Tuesday nights 6pm-7pm (Food and hot drinks.)
Community kitchen at mill bank court
Mondays 12.30-2.30pm. Low priced hot food and drinks.
Promise Auction 2016
Saturday 26th Nov
All proceeds go to intact
FREE ENTRY: 1st Auction starts at 7.30pm.
Just some of the promises on offer to date:
3 course meal for 4 cooked at home
121 yoga session
Hours business support
12 months of car washes
3 minute digital advert
Chinese meal for
£100 menswear vouchers
2 x PNE vs Blackburn home tickets
Barton Grange voucher
Car valeting service
Tour of Fulwood Barracks & meal for 4 with wine
2 places at a summer holiday club
Children’s sports coach for 2 hours
3 hour garden tidy
Personalised memory bear
Ironing for a month
Intact has received a £41k grant from the People’s Health Trust, which is money that has been raised through The Health Lottery.
The funding will enable us to continue its valuable work and help to bring a brand new ‘Seasons Project’ into the area which has a main focus on the environment.
Starting on the 2nd May, Intact will begin recruiting a team of volunteers, including a number of Environmental Champions, to help lead the two year project which also includes some activities and workshops aimed at the Ingol Nature Reserve.
Helen Dixon said: “This grant will help us expand our work in the community with people of all ages and especially enable us to target adults who are harder to reach. I am really excited about this project as I feel that the issues we will be exploring are vital for everyone. The environment is something that should be at the top of all our agenda’s and we can all do our bit, from picking up litter, to recycling, or planning wild flowers, it all adds up, and makes the place look pretty too.”
Workshops will be run that cover a range of environmental and nature themes which may include bee keeping, wildflower garden planning, keeping chickens, local wild life, walks, trips out to other nature reserves for example and plenty of social activities. To get involved just email Helen at email@example.com or call the centre on 01772 760760.
The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licences issued by the Gambling Commission www.healthlottery.co.uk .
People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company distributing grants www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk.
Big Lottery Funding - we did it!
We are delighted to announce that we have secured continuation funding for the next three years for £326,276 from the Big Lottery. This will enable us to carry on our excellent work in the longer term, making a difference to the lives of our local people.
Ali stated " I am absolutely delighted to secure this much needed funding as our previous five year Big Lottery program comes to an end shortly. I would like to personally thank everyone who has contributed to this success for their support over a challenging 12 months – but in the end ‘we did it again!".
We celebrated at Intact after helping more than 100 people find work through our job club.
Philip Pugh, Work Club member and former 'Life Academy' participant, who was unemployed for more than 10 years, said: “They gave me that push I needed”.
The celebration was attended Janice our 106th person into work, fellow Work Club members, Work Club Champions, National Careers Service, Louise Davies from Preston City Council, the Lancashire Evening Post, Cllr Pauline Brown and Cllr Matthew Brown.