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


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If your friend is struggling with a mental health problem, there are lots of ways you can support them.

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Fresh from Empowerment 😍 The wonderful Sheralee has been in the office early making fresh mince pies for all the staff!

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What Matters to Us

Empowerment’s amazing, ‘Lived Experience Team’, are people who haved lived experience of multiple complex needs; homelessness, substance misuse, offending behaviour and mental health issues. They are an extraordinary group of people who have beaten the odds and are...

Empowerment AGM 2017-2018

I would like to say a big thank you to all of those people who participated in our latest Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place on 30thNovember 2018 in the fabulous @thegrange Community Hub in the heart of Grange Park, Blackpool AGM’s are so important to small...

Why I am proud to wear a White Ribbon!!

Empowerment is proud of its track record in providing excellent domestic abuse services in Blackpool and across the Fylde Coast. Our current specialism is working with children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse. Our fantastic project, ‘The...

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...

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

Empowerment is kindly funded by:

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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