Fence Charity Ball 2019

We are very happy to announce that this year the Fence Charity Ball organisers have chosen us as their charity of choice.

Marc Kirker Sponsor

Marc has kindly pledged to give up drinking for not one but THREE months, to raise money for our project SafeSpace. Marc is a brilliant advocate of our charity and has shown his support at every opportunity. Thank you so much Marc for taking on this challenge for us!

21 Campaign

We are extremely happy to announce we have joined Amazon Smile. That means that you can keep supporting us without having to change the way you shop.

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We are extremely happy to announce we have joined Amazon Smile. That means that you can keep supporting us without having to change the way you shop.

How to keep your mental health, healthy

Your mental health is one of the most important things in life. Healthy mental wellbeing ensures you get the most of what life offers. Good mental health isn’t being in a constant state of happiness. Highs and lows are normal in life, it’s how we deal with them that contributes to good mental health.

BIBA Award

The BIBAS is one of Lancashire’s most prestigious award ceremonies. Run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce…

Big Lottery Grant

If you follow our social media pages you will know we have recently been awarded grant funding for our PDVI service from the National Lottery funding.

21st Birthday

As many of you know we recently celebrated our 21st birthday and threw a wonderful black tie evening. The night was such good fun, we had a 3 course meal, followed by our auction, dancing and a casino themed area. Our friends, family and colleagues came together and raised the astonishing amount of £4500.

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks all the companies that supplied us with prize donations and our wonderful guests that bid for them.

21st birthdays are a milestone both for people and businesses and we are no acceptation. Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for more from us celebrating 21 years of working with the community!

Thank you to everyone that was kind enough to give to us over the last 21 years, we ensure all proceeds are distributed to all of our projects and we hope to keep making a difference to local people’s lives.

Homelessness – Everything you need to know

The definition of homelessness means not having a home; You don’t have to be living on the street to be homeless – even if you have a roof over your head you can still be without a home. This may be because you don’t have any rights to stay where you live or your home is unsuitable for you.

What situations mean you are homeless?

You might be defined as homeless if you are:

  • Sleeping on the streets
  • Staying with friends or family
  • Staying in a hostel
  • Living in overcrowded conditions
  • At risk of violence in your home

Why Do Younger People End Up Homeless?

Family Breakdown

Relationship breakdown, usually between young people and their parents or step-parents, is one of the key causes of youth homelessness. People can end up coming to SafeSpace because of relationship breakdown or being told to leave. Many have experienced long-term problems at home, sometimes involving violence, leaving them without the family support networks that are fundamental to younger peoples lives.

Mental Health

Often, mental health plays a role in peoples lives, who come to us. We all have mental health, and some days this can be good and others not so good, having no stability or a safe place to be inevitably affects our wellbeing. They can experience a wide range of different and often complex problems that can go undiagnosed. Others are tackling problems such as substance misuse, which can also affect their mental health.

Gang Crime

Gang crime or crime in general can also affect young people. This can lead to homelessness as they may not be safe in their homes or their may parents decide their life of crime is hard to handle.

What we do:

Did you know that in 2017 SafeSpace Pendle and Rossendale had a total of 252 referrals looking for help?

There is an epidemic of young people that need services like ours, we want to help them through tough times in their life and set them on a positive path during their time with us.

SafeSpace Pendle & Rossendale provides short and medium stay supported accommodation and support at high quality, purpose-built accommodation projects in Pendle and Rossendale. Our facility is for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 who are homeless or facing homelessness.

Our accommodation is available for up to 2 years depending on the level of need and risk of the individual. When you stay with SafeSpace you will be treat fairly, helped to gain confidence and empowerment in order to make your own decisions to lead an independent life. When the time approaches for people to leave we always ensure they are moving to a safe and comfortable environment, whether that be moving back home or having their own place.

Pendle, like a lot of places in the UK, has an issue with homelessness. SafeSpace Pendle has 19 rooms to accommodate individuals, as well as 14 in our Rossendale building. Our rooms are always full and we have an ever growing waiting list but we can always offer support and help to access accommodation. Our expanding waiting list demonstrates just how many people require our services, but with further work and support we can grow to accommodate more people suffering with homelessness.

We are here to help and support young people, in difficult times. Homelessness can happen to anyone regardless of race, wealth, education or opportunity. Sometimes young people find themselves needing to live independently, but without the life skills they need to find a suitable place and maintain their tenancy. That’s why we are here; to help, and keep providing the service we do for people.

We welcome donations of cash, clothes, food and small household goods such as crockery, books and kitchen equipment. You can donate online at the https://mydonate.bt.com/events/safespace/190090 website.

To get in touch to discuss donating or fundraising for SafeSpace please contact the project manager on 01282 619192 or email Email: info@p-a-c.org.uk

Tender Opportunity Alert

We are looking for an experienced service provider to submit proposals in response to our Marketing and Fundraising requirements.

You can download the Tender by clicking here.

For further details, or to reserve your tickets or tables please email info@p-a-c.org.uk

Closing date: 15th April 2018