BBO Age of Opportunity – Over 50’s

This project aims to engage with older people (aged 50 and above) who live in the Lancashire LEP area and have low or no skills, thereby preventing them from engaging with training and employment opportunities. It will support them in moving towards and into employment. This project will be focused on the barriers to training, work and employment, taking an integrated approach to addressing these barriers. You can find more information on

For more information on this project contact Krysia on 01253 344398 or

BBO Invest In Youth

Invest in Youth is a new project that will support young people who are aged 15–24 and who are unemployed or economically inactive. This includes those not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET and will help to improve their skills and employability. You can find more information on

For more information on ths project contact Louise on 01253 344398 or

BBO Changing Futures

The Changing Futures project aims to support those in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre who are at risk of not being able to secure employment. Support given will aim to identify, reduce and remove barriers that stand in the way of accessing work. Activities undertaken could include training, volunteer or work placements, advice and guidance sessions and confidence building You can find more information on

For more information on this project contact Sally or April on 01253 344398 or email or


Local Initiative Fund (LIF) project

We have funding to offer a training package to schools in Wyre and Fylde. The package includes 4 sessions; First aid, Food Hygiene and Food Safety, customer service and CV and interview skills. Upon completing the package the learner will gain two AQA accreditations.

The package has been offered to schools and each school who accepts will have the opportunity to put forward young people age 15-16 that can benefit from the additional support and/or accreditation.

For more information contact Nina Beavers on 01253 344398 or


On behalf of the Families, Health and Wellbeing & Greater Together Consortia we wish to inform you that following a recent Police and Crime Commissioner tender process, the following partners will cease to deliver support services across Lancashire to young victims of crime for the Nest project; Groundwork CLM, Lancashire Mind, Key Unlocking Futures CIC and Positive Action in the Community.

UR Potential CIC and Strawberry Fields Training will also discontinue their Nest contracted peer support & young victims of crime training.

The newly commissioned contract to deliver the Nest service has been awarded to Victim Support, and they will deliver to young victims of crime as part of their wider victim support services across Lancashire. All referrals from the 1st April 2017 are to be made to them, see details of the new service attached. 

FHWB and partners are working hard to ensure a smooth transition of service, and will make sure all young people who need support have access to it. Our partnership team have enjoyed being involved in the development of Nest across Lancashire, and we thank you all for your continued support.

Step Up Project

URPotential have recently been awarded a grant from JCP for an exciting new pilot to work with ex offenders, across Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Lancashire, with the aim of getting them back into work.  The project will work in collaboration with the JCP, other community agencies and the private sector. The programme is currently  being developed and will evolve initial assessments and a number of training courses. Sue Littlefair formerly from The Princes Trust is the new project manager. This new piece of work will commence on the 1st April 2017.  

For more information on this project contact Sue on 01253 344398 or

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