You Can Do IT
This project aims to help those who struggle with moving forward with personal goals due to lack of IT skills. LBN offers individuals the chance to begin to learn IT skills or improve upon existing skills. It also gives the people with limited access to technology a chance to embrace the Internet and to understand the benefits of using technology.
Health In Focus – Hyndburn
LBN is engaging with young people to increase their knowledge on how to keep themselves healthy. This is being done in many ways such as: running after school fitness sessions, cooking classes and swimming lessons. The majority of young people are currently saying that this project is improving their health and that they will continue with their recently discovered talents.
Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL)
LBN runs a variety of different courses under the Lancashire Adult Learning project. These can range from Arts and Crafts to Sewing and Employability Skills. The courses are run after consultation with the community to see what they would like to learn. For more information about joining one of these course, ring 01254 392974.
#notinourname – Lancashire
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Integr8 – Burnley and Rossendale
Delivering employability related activites to increase the level of economic activity amongst BME women
Our Zindagi – Burnley and Rossendale
Delivering health and wellbeing activities to improve the overall quality of life of individuals aged 45+ to reduce presentation at GP surgeries and improve self care.
Activ8 – Hyndburn
Delivering health and wellbeing activities to improve the overall quality of life of individuals aged 45+ to reduce presentation at GP surgeries and improve self care
Zenith – Burnley, Pendle, Blackburn, Hyndburn and Rossendale
Working with under privileged communities who have low levels of economic activity to improve their skills and confidence in accessing employment and learning opportunities
Capacity Building Project
To work with BME groups across Lancashire to support them to develop so they are better equipped to deliver services
Community Based Learning (CBL)
Our CBL programmes have been running successfully for a number of years. CBL delivers activities in community settings working closely with partners. The activities are tailored around the needs of learners and can run from short courses of 2 weeks long to longer term courses of up to 20 weeks. All activities are embedded with; life skills, confidence building, literacy and numeracy skills to ensure maximum impact.
Dipping Divas Swimming Project
Working in close partnership with Pendle Leisure Trust, the project identified and engaged with 36 women who did not use aquatic activity as a form of exercise. The project had fantastic uptake and was oversubscribed. Approximately 90% of beneficiaries reporting an improvement in their overall wellbeing and 97% indicated they had achieved their aims.
“I am delighted that LBN set up female only sessions, because I have always wanted to learn to swim. Now that I can swim I can go to the pool with my children and feel confident”
Yaadein – (Memories)
“Yaadein” was a Heritage Lottery funded project working with South Asian first generation migrant women from across East Lancashire. The project worked with over 100 women over one year, collecting their stories and memories of their migration experience. It was a truly fantastic project that captured information that may otherwise have been lost.
“Never enjoyed myself so much before”
“First time ever that I have been out with just friends”
Know 4 Sure/Be Clear On Cancer
A Department of Health Pilot raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer. This 3 month high intensity project trained 26 Cancer awareness workers to deliver sessions and host stands across Lancashire. The project successfully engaged with over 88000 people in 3 months.
Women Health Leaders
LBN worked in Partnership with Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) to deliver a workshop to a cohort of 30 women from across Lancashire. The workshop looked to engage community women in becoming involved in the new health and social care structures.
Community Insight Project
Commissioned by NHS Central Lancashire & Preston Strategic Partnership. A research project was delivered n Preston to gather evidence and data on low uptake of Cervical and breast Cancer Screening services amongst BME women. The project concluded with an in-depth report including; recommendations, findings and an action plan submitted to the funding bodies. The report highlighted methods that would support an increase in uptake of screening and improved access for those not engaging with services.