About Us

We are a local registered charity working across Pendle, Burnley and Rossendale on a number of projects which support people to build emotional resilience, improve their emotional health and wellbeing, make positive choices, and improve their education and employment chances and move on to live independent lives.

We provide supported accommodation to Homeless young people, support to adults and children affected by domestic violence and early support to families who are struggling to cope.

Our Mission Statement

PAC was set up in 1996 to meet the needs of the community which were not being met through statutory provision or by other organisations. Our mission statement is:

To provide benefits for the inhabitants of the North of England, without distinction of sex, political, religious, or other opinions, by assisting the Local Authorities, Voluntary Organisations and the local inhabitants in the following ways:

To prevent and relieve poverty;

To promote the education of people who through their social and economic circumstances are in need and to provide or support schemes where such persons may acquire and develop vocational skills which will enhance their employment prospects, their physical and emotional health and well-being.

To provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life of those in need, hardship or distress;

To advance education for public benefit by providing advice and guidance upon questions of unemployment, housing, domestic abuse, safeguarding and social welfare and related topics.

Our Annual Report

You can download a copy of our annual report here, or visit our page on the Charity Commission website.

How We Are Managed

PAC is supported by a board of committed voluntary trustees who bring with them a wealth of experience, and knowledge from the public, private and voluntary sectors ranging from Accommodation Provision, Youth Services, Legal Services, Human Resources, Business & Project Management, Financial Management, Educational services, Employment & Training Opportunities and Charity Governance.

PAC also employs a Charity Manager who provides day to day management support of its projects, maintains charity and company compliance and facilitates strategic and operational development for the charity.