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Fylde Coast Be Involved is launched

“Fylde Coast Be Involved” is a new youth volunteering project targeting 14 to 25 year old young people who are living in Blackpool Fylde & Wyre (Fylde Coast). It is a collaboration project in partnership with Blackpool Council for Voluntary Youth Services.


  1. Pre-volunteering and personal development project for young people
  2. Supported volunteering in the volunteer placement for young people with specific needs
  3. Mentoring and Befriending for young people lacking in confidence as well as developing skills for home grown young people to become mentors and befrienders.
  4. Brokerage for young people who can access volunteering with limited or little support

 The project enables young people to prepare to take up volunteering opportunities and makes volunteering more accessible to young people, offering support where required based on the individual need of the volunteer. Contact for more details


We are now an UK ONLINE Centre. Our peer mentors have signed up to UK On line and we plan to run more courses in the new year.

We have already accessed a number of community groups on the Fylde Coast and have over 50 UK Online learners!!!

We will be promoting UK Online within the community and will use the online assessment and Government websites to support our community training programmes.

Watch this space for more details.


We officially launched UR Potential on 2nd December 2010 at the Blackpool Grundy Art Gallery. Many thanks to all who came to support us on such a cold evening. Huge thanks to Lytham St Annes High School who provided the wonderful jazz music. Special thanks to the drama group peer mentors who helped with the catering.

Cllt Peter Collins Portfolio holder for Blackpool Children’s Services gave a very supportive and sincere speech in recognition of the work done by all youth and community workers across Blackpool and special note of recognition of the work that UR Potential has already done within the community.

Big thank you to Meree, Lisa, Anne and Nigel for helping with the organisation.

Special thanks to Carl for all the IT support as well as Kim and Linda from Blackpool CVS for their support in the launch of UK On line.

Thank you to Allen Markey for the photos.

Training and courses

We offer accredited and non accredited training courses in:


ABC Level 2 and 3 Working with young People and working with Vulnerable young people awards/certificates

Moving into Volunteering

ASDAN Employability Award in particular for learners with additional needs and women only courses.

ASDAN Qualification in Community Volunteering Level 1-3


Health & Safety working with young people and community groups.

Safer recruitment of Young Volunteers

Introduction to Volunteer Management

Various Health and social care training

Leading Community projects inc Governance and project management.

Drug and alcohol awareness

Healthy eating.

Mentor Training (affiliated through Mentoring and Befriending foundation)

Arts Award Drama (Bronze Award)

Dealing with Conflict

Equality and diversity

Independent Living skills/Life skills/budgets.

Plus bespoke courses to meet all your needs inc. Women only courses, IT courses, movie maker, digital camera,  telephone techniques and team building.

Contact either for  more details and to arrange for us visit you or your project.

Drama Queens raise money for Help the Heroes


The Drama Queens raised over £50 for the Help the Heroes Charity by performing a fantastic performance of **** Has Blackpool Got talent****** in Dec 2011 supported by Connecting Communities Grant.

Pictures coming soon to the gallery.

Well done to the drama group. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

The group are always looking for new members.

Please contact Debbie/Linda if you are interested in joining the peer support group.

Fully funded courses now available

*****************News Flash******************

We are pleased to announce that we now have fully funded courses available to all volunteers and workers who support or work with young people. Courses are also available to staff within the Statutory services for a small charge. Check out our great on line booking service on the home page. Any problems email Meree on

Debbie Terras awarded HE Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Award

Debbie Terras has been awarded the HE Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Award. She will be attending an award ceremony in Manchester next month to collect her award!! The award supports social entrepreneurs to make a difference within their communites and this award with strengthen and promote the work UR Potential.

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