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As CEO of Empowerment I am utterly proud of being a Time to Change Employer…. This means that we are part of a national movement to make our workplace free from mental illness being a stigma and promoting the emotional wellbeing of our staff. Our approach is based on...read more
BESS (Blackpool Empowering Social Support) has joined forces with the team at Starbucks Preston New road to help tackle loneliness through social isolation this Christmas. The idea came after the launch of the BESS PLEDGE which urges employers to understand that...read more
On 19th September 2019 my Dad died. He was born in Blackpool in 1929 to parent s both born and bred in Blackpool and died in Blackpool 90 years later, a true Sand Grown ‘un’. He lived a life dedicated to helping others and he was a wonderful and loving Dad to me. He...read more
We are thrilled to announce that Empowerment has been awarded a grant of £103,617 from the fabulous Children in Need! The grant is to fund a full-time worker in our award winning, ‘The Den’ project for three years, which is amazing! ‘The Den’ supports children and...read more
The deafening roar of thousands of fans, the shudder of anticipation from his head to his studs, grass stained knees and bruised shins. All of this was a weekly routine for Paul Stewart. From kicking a ball around the park in Manchester to scoring the first goal that...read more
Early on the morning of the 25thJuly 2019, a group of Empowerment staff set off from the Empowerment Base to head towards the Lake District to climb 2,634ft to the top of ‘The Old Man of Coniston’. We were taking part in a sponsored walk to raise much...read more
The Empowerment Team were delighted to be invited by Blackpool’s Mayor, Amy Cross to meet with her and members of the local community at Blackpool Town Hall. The Mayor has chosen Empowerment as her chosen charity for 2019-2020, which gives us an amazing opportunity to...read more
On the 4th - 10th of August Jamie Lee will be walking from Bridlington to The Empowerment base and the home of The Den in Blackpool. Jamie will be doing about 150 miles and will complete it in 7 days. Many children and young people feel isolated and alone when...read more
We at Empowerment are delighted that we have been chosen by Blackpool Council to host the Blackpool Time to Change Hub. We will be building upon the fantastic work which has taken place in recent years. For those of you who aren’t aware, Time to Change is the...read more
Empowerment is delighted that we have been accredited with being a ‘Disability Confident Committed’ Employer As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to: Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible Communicating and promoting...read more
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