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 Amanda or Sally on 01253 344398 or email or


Are you aged 13-25 and live in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre?

Come and join our fantastic support group where you can do a range of social, political and educational activities or you can just come for a chat its completely up to yourselves We are very friendly and we don’t judge, we are here to help you. Use the details below and get in touch we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested or would like more information please contact:

If you live in Blackpool: Nina Beavers on 01253 344398 or email

If you live in Fylde or Wyre: Louise Harrison on 01253 344398 or email

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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

The Big Local, Revoelution Action Research Project

The project

Nothing for you without you, is a new six month project taking place in the Revoe area of Blackpool. We are looking for community members to become trained researchers.

The role

We will Recognize and highlight community assets and strengths.

We will undertake questionnaires and focus groups to seek the views of local people

We will present the findings back to people

People we are looking for

We are looking for people that want to develop their research skills and their local community. No previous experience needed, age range 16 years plus. Are you welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic? and do you want to make change in the Revoe area? Can you spare some time? If so, you could be right for this scheme.

If you would like to apply for this opportunity or would like more information, contact Stuart on 01253 344398 or email

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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