Welcome to Empowerment

Empowerment is a Blackpool based charity committed to empowering you to have your voice heard! We are proud of the fact that we make everyone welcome no matter who you are and your background. Please take a look around our website to find out how we can empower you too!

Our mission is to make you feel Safe, Supported and Strengthened


Positivity: No matter how serious or bad your situation may be; our response will always be positive, always solution focused and… always about your needs and wishes!


Respect: Whatever your background, whatever you may have done or not done in life, we will always treat you fairly, recognising your individual needs and circumstances and work alongside you to enable you to reach your full potential.


Patience: Positive change can take time, we also recognise that the people we work with aren’t always going to get it right first time. We are committed to empowering you in a way that is appropriate to your individual circumstances.

Our Services

To find out more information on these services, click the relevant logo.

Meet the Team

Mike Crowther

Mike Crowther

Chief Executive Officer

Louise Goldstone

Louise Goldstone

Support Services Manager

Kevin Glossop

Kevin Glossop

Quality & Performance Lead

Kerrie Fawcett

Kerrie Fawcett

Domestic Abuse Manager

Adele Holloway

Adele Holloway

The Den Senior Practitioner

Diana Evans

Diana Evans

Blackpool Advocacy Hub Manager

Nicola Plumb

Nicola Plumb

Fulfilling Lives LET Manager

Sheralee Turner-Birchall

Sheralee Turner-Birchall

Engagement Manager

Georgina Kidd

Georgina Kidd

Senior Independent Advocate


See our latest Tweets

Get well with Del 🚶😁 There are 1,440 Minutes in a day, The Den decided to have a little walk around the lovely area of Bispham. Members of the Empowerment Team were so inspired by Del’s motivation to get fit and feel well that we now join her in her daily walks.

Will watch @tweetstreetlife on @StaceyDooley 's @BBCCiN documentary on @BBCOne next week. Amazing charity deserving huge support.
@cvsbwf @blackpoolyc @BpoolCouncil @urpotentialuk @Beaverbrooks @visitBlackpool @Empowerment_ @BlackpoolScouts @BlackpoolPolice @The_Gazette https://t.co/CWE5smXb2p

Had the most brilliant staff development day with the @Empowerment_ team... so proud to work alongside these guys.... @DianaEvansBAH @GeorginaKidd14 @Del_holloway @nicolaplumb1 and the rest of the team not on #twitter 😃 Amazing afternoon session led by @JacquiLane1 So inspiring!

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Radio Wave ‘Local Hero Awards’ 2018

It was a privilege to represent Empowerment at the recent Radio Wave- ‘Local Hero Awards’. Empowerment sponsored the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award which was won this year by Sharon Leadbetter. The whole event was truly inspirational and it was wonderful to be...

Empowerment has partnered up with GoRaise

Empowerment has partnered up with GoRaise. It’s now easier than ever before for our members and other supporters to join us in fundraising. You can get free donations every time you shop online. It’s simple, it’s safe, and it doesn’t cost a penny. Once you've...

We’ve been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark

Empowerment and the Blackpool Advocacy Hub are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). The QPM is the UK’s only independent quality performance mark for...

Blackpool Advocacy Hub is 1!!

Empowerment’s Blackpool Advocacy Hub celebrated its first full year of operation on 24th July 2018. Empowerment is really proud of the fact that it has successfully set up and delivered Blackpool’s very first ‘Single Point of Access’ for all of Blackpool’s Health and...

Being the Difference

Last week I spent two days participating in the ‘Being the Difference’ Training Workshops delivered by Expert Link: http://expertlink.org.uk/being-the-difference/ I have to say that this was a genuinely wonderful training experience and I had the privilege of spending...

Blackpool struggles to kick heroin amid seaside deprivation

When Johnny first tried heroin in 1987 aged 15, he had been told the drug was a bit like cannabis. “If someone had said to me then, ‘See that bag of brown powder you’re picking up? Kiss goodbye to the next 30 years of your life’, I would have thought twice.” The...


So… this week is Volunteers’ Week, when we as a nation get to say thank you for the work of volunteers. Here at Empowerment, we to would like to say a great big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers. Over the past year we have been enthusiastically building up the...

Mike’s #BigSleepout18

On the night of Friday 23rd March 2018, rather than sleeping in my own bed, I slept out on the street in the middle of Blackpool with 250 other people to raise money for Streetlife, as part of the 2018 BIG Sleepout. It was an uncomfortable experience as it rained for...

Louise is celebrating 11 Years with Empowerment this month!

Empowerment is passionate about supporting people to change their lives for the better here on the Fylde Coast. We are heavily reliant on the commitment and hard work of our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.  Louise Goldstone recently celebrated 11 years of...

It’s cruel to be ‘not’ kind!!

Last week I spent two days interviewing for our new Fulfilling Lives Lived Experience Team. As is our usual practice one of the interview panel was a person with multiple complex needs and had a huge amount of lived experience. He is now working very hard to turn his...

We’ve pledged to change the way we think and act about mental health at work by signing the Time To Change Pledge.

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Empowerment has partnered up with GoRaise. It’s now easier than ever before for our members and other supporters to join us in fundraising.

You can get free donations every time you shop online. It’s simple, it’s safe, and it doesn’t cost a penny.

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