About Us

about us

Mission Statement

To support individuals, young people, organisations and groups within communities to develop new skills and opportunities, whilst building on existing skills, enabling them to reach their true potential through volunteering, community projects and training opportunities

Our Vision

To be recognised by public, private and community partners as a valued support service improving the lives of young people, their families and community members; addressing social and economic disadvantage through community development.

 Our Values

Youth & community led listening to the voices of young people and communities

Committed and dedicated to provide an inclusive service

Professional throughout all our projects and within the community

Our diverse team includes experienced qualified youth and community workers, community tutors, research practitioners and qualified administrators as well as qualified community artists, photographers, sports coaches and social media gurus! We have a combined working experience of over 150 years. We have various skills, knowledge and qualifications in community practice, informal and community education, community research and youthwork as well as qualified A1 assessors, Open Awards and AQA assessors/coordinators and Arts award assessors.

URPotential actively work with local communities, organisations and individuals across the North West and beyond, adopting an asset based community development approach. We are always looking for new and innovative ideas and projects to create or work alongside.. Please get in touch if you want to work alongside us.

Who are we?

URPotential is a Community Interest Company. We are a not for profit organisation. Our values are based on community cohesion and the development of communities who take the lead. We believe in supporting individuals to fulfill their potential and reach their dreams.

We have four areas of work:  

  • Training,
  • Research and Consultancy,
  • Direct Delivery of Youthwork
  • Youth and Adult Volunteering

URPotential can provide training to build capacity within communities and organisations. We can up skill individuals to feel ready to take on new roles as volunteers or to venture into further education or paid employment. URPotential offers a varied collection of training and accredited courses to suit individuals, community groups and organisations. Please get in touch to find out more.

URPotential is a member of the The Online Centres Network – formerly UK online centres – aiming to help people use digital technology to become more included, access essential services and take advantage of the opportunities the internet provides. We provide basic computer and IT skills training for communities across the Fylde Coast.  We offer a drop in service for local community members to access computers to update their CV and for job searchers.

URPotential has an excellent track record in research and consultancy: We have qualified researchers who can provide bespoke community consultations and research projects to meet the needs of projects. We have supported a variety of organisation in participatory practice and appreciative enquiry. We have worked alongside Local Authorities, communities, families, young people and more recently the Cabinet Office to design and deliver community research projects.

URPotential have a core group of qualified youth and community workers. We deliver a variety of youthwork & community models.

URPotential provide volunteering opportunities for people aged 10 upwards for young people and those over 18 years of age

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