Excellent News – Trainee Youth workers gain jobs in Blackpool

Excellent news for a number of our trainee youth workers who have now gained part time and full time employment as youth workers in Blackpool Communities and projects.

Well done to you all!

Watch this space for more good news stories!!!

Drama Queens nominated for Philip Lawrence Awards

Lancashire police have nominated the Drama Queens knife crime production for the Philip Lawrence Award. Jade Walmsley, youth volunteer drama tutor is thrilled “this is so well deserved for the group who have worked so hard to do this production, I am so proud of them”
We are so very proud of Jade and the group for all their work and especially for being nominated, WELL DONE!!!!!!!

Fylde Coast Be Involved – New youth groups

***Fylde Coast Be Involved now have a number of youth groups running which are led by young people***

These are:

Youth Image Group

Art Group

Gardening Group

Drama Group

Fundraising group

Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Group

Trans Group

Please contact Linda Markey for more details or tel 07592824122.

We are actively looking for venues to run new groups in Wyre and Fylde, please contact us if you can offer a venue for free for young people!

Targeted youth work in Wyre and Fylde

UR Potential have been commissioned to deliver targeted youth work to NEET young people in Wyre and Fylde. The Media project will work with young people aged 14 – 19, training young people in media skills, communication, team building and volunteering. Watch this space for more details!!!!!!

****** NEWS UPDATE******

Following the Blackpool Cool Pool AGM yesterday we are delighted to announce that Linda Markey is now the chair of Cool Pool and Deborah Terras is the representatitive for safeguarding.

Both Linda and Deborah will represent the members of Cool Pool and ensure a transparent and effective representation to all members and the wider community. We are both delighted to be elected.

For more information about Cool Pool go to

UR Potential Celebration event

Calling all learners who have attended a UR Potential Training course in 2011 and all supportive projects. You are invited to a celebration of learning on Thursday 29th Sept 2011 7pm at Claremont First Step Centre, Blackpool. Contact Catherine on for more details.

UR Potential

New Blackpool On line project VOLUNTEERS WANTED

UR Potential have been succesful in the NOMINET UK Online funding.We will be providing UK Online courses at Majestic Sandwich bar Whitegate Drive Blackpool. Watch this space for more details.
Check out the link to see Debbie talk about the project in more detail.

UR Potential have been shortlisted for the Fylde Together Big Society Awards

UR Potential’s youth volunteering project Fylde Coast Be Involved has been shortlisted for the Fylde Big Society awards. This is a great achievement for all volunteers and staff who have contributed to the continued success of this project which provides youth volunteering infrastructure to the Fylde Coast.

NOCN Level 2 Peer Mentoring Course

New Peer Mentoring course due to start
15th – 19th August 2011 in Blackpool
Are you aged 14 – 25 and live in Blackpool, Fylde or Wyre?
Can you spare 3 hours a week to support another young person into volunteering?
Want to make a difference and gain an accredited qualification?
Contact Deborah – or 07989746673

Give us a call!

Enter your pledge amount