Blackpool Fulfilling Lives

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Location

Local authority boundaries of Blackpool

Project Organisations

  • Lead Partner: Addaction
  • Blackpool Council
  • NHS Blackpool
  • Lancashire Probation Trust
  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • CVS
  • Groundwork
  • Homeless Link
  • Renaissance at DrugLine
  • North West Ambulance Service
  • Rehab Grads
  • Amy Winehouse Foundation

What the project does

  • Navigators: front line workers assigned to individual service users to provide intensive support.
  • Associate navigators: front line workers with lived experienced employed under a two-year fixed term contract plus training up to NVQ Level 3
  • Volunteers: a volunteer coordinator oversees the training and induction of volunteers that assist navigators and help with therapeutic activities.
  • Therapeutic activities: drop in sessions teaching life skills and group social activities
  • Personalisation fund: one-off grants for items such as haircuts, clothing and mobile phones
  • Housing First
  • Lived experience ‘Multiple Disadvantage Friendly’ accreditation scheme: organisations are assessed and then an agreed action plan is drawn up to ensure there is true co-production of service design  and that service users feel staff genuinely understand what it is they need.