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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. Once you've...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Empowerment is enthusiastically supporting National Apprenticeships Week which is taking place at the moment. Empowerment has a proud record of recruiting Apprentices and providing them with really positive experiences. Kevin Glossop, our Performance and Monitoring...read more
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