Welcome to Fulfilling Lives LET

Introduction to Blackpool Fulfilling Lives (BFL)

BFL is one of 12 pilot areas in England that has received Big Lottery Fund funding to support people with multiple and complex needs.

There are 4 intended outcomes:

1          Better outcomes for service users

2          System change

3          Coordinated approach

4          Empowerment of service users

All of these 4 outcomes need service user involvement to inform approaches. In order to help shift how service users view themselves, initial insight work has revealed the term ‘Lived Experience’ to be more appropriate.

Each project is funded for 7 years and is part of the larger research and evaluation being undertaken by the Big Lottery. BFL (2014 – 2021) works with people leading chaotic lifestyles to support them to live more fulfilling and productive lives. BFL engages and supports people who are living with a combination of (at least 2 of the following) issues including homelessness, offending, problematic substance use, and mental ill health.

BFL work in a person centred, non-judgemental way and understand that a “one size fits all” model does not work for this client group.

Meet the Fulfilling Lives Team

Nicola Plumb

Nicola Plumb

Fulfilling Lives LET manager

Hanna Latif

Hanna Latif

Fulfilling Lives Volunteer Co-ordinator

Steven Brown

Steven Brown

Fulfilling Lives LET Support Assistant

Find out more information on the Lived Experienced Team 

Find out more information on volunteer opportunities

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"This misunderstanding of schizophrenia has undoubtedly led to fear and stigma... It’s time we saw the person first, and the illness for what it is."
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/schizophrenia-mental-health-problems-fear-stigma-a9281391.html

Challenging the stigma around talking about loneliness and social isolation at the @Empowerment_ office today. We’re sharing a photo plus story about a time we felt lonely or isolated on the new notice board #talktoBESS #stigma #lonelinessandisolation

#NationalLottery funding helps Blackpool charity @Empowerment_, to ensure some of the town's most vulnerable residents have their voices heard. 💬

Read all about it: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/health/giving-a-voice-to-some-of-blackpool-s-most-vulnerable-residents-1-10188103

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