We are a charity that supports people to change their lives for the better.
We provide help and support to adults, children, young people and families. Our services cover a wide variety of areas including health and wellbeing, substance use, mental health, criminal justice, domestic abuse and homelessness.
We are a registered charity working across Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB and/or T) people. Our aim is to support LGB and/or T people in Lancashire to be happier, healthier and well connected.
We hold at the core an idea that gender matters and that women are the beating heart of communities and families.
Our centres provide a safe and non-judgemental female only space. Whatever your needs, you can drop-in or telephone during our opening times to speak to a member of our team to find out how can help you.
Maundy Relief operates as both a “first port of call” and a “last resort” for many people. As a well-known organisation embedded in the local community, people contact us for a myriad of reasons: help with furniture, household goods and food; counselling for those in mental distress; welcome, hospitality and companionship for the lonely; advice and informal advocacy for those struggling with bureaucracy or those who slip through the net of statutory services; group activities and training for those ready to move on in their lives.
Our organisation is a community of staff, volunteers, regular service users (“guests”) and well-wishers in the wider local community. Maundy Relief has a profound influence on all the people who are involved with it at whatever level. We believe that change is best brought about by an immediacy of response combined with building sustained and holistic relationships with those we encounter.
We’re a Recovery Infrastructure Organisation. This means we provided a network of support throughout your journey and beyond. In short, we’re here for you whenever you need us. Also, we can help you find activities or any training opportunities you might wish to pursue. These opportunities can help you with relationships, housing, education, and employment.
We also have links with the Lancashire User Forum (LUF). You can attend this open and friendly forum any time during your recovery. The LUF is a place where you can meet people with similar interests and aspirations. Likewise, you can listen to talks or take part in workshops.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.
If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we’ve helped them. Please don’t suffer alone.
We’re here to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they’re not alone.
We believe we’re stronger united, so we partner with organisations that help us create real change for the better. We have laid deep foundations across Britain – in some of our greatest institutions – so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. We’re here to support those who can’t yet be themselves.
But our work is not finished yet. Not until everyone feels free to be who they are, wherever they are.
The Billy Project is a lottery funded scheme for disadvantaged and vulnerable women in the Blackburn with Darwen Community. The aim of the project is to support the health and wellbeing of participants through the promotion of healthy eating, exercise and emotional support.
If you are a female who feels isolated, emotionally vulnerable and would like to make new friends, you may qualify for the project.
The Consortium is a member based charitable company – established and incorporated as a company in October 2011 and registered as a charity in December 2012. The organisations that make up the consortium are drawn from the Voluntary Charity and Faith Sector across Lancashire and the North West.
The work of the Consortium benefits children, families and adults of all ages in the local community in Lancashire and the North West.
Delivery of provision, through our member organisations, is taking place in some of the most deprived communities with a focus on vulnerable residents within those communities.