We are an award winning social enterprise
The sewing rooms is our current award winning project that manufactures soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private
and corporate clients.
We work particularly closely with groups and individuals who may be isolated, long-term unemployed and at risk of developing mental health problems.
we provide training and employment opportunities in our curtain-making and upholstery workshops.
We do business by putting people and the planet first. We reinvest the money that our business makes into the communities around us. we are able to focus solely on what we do best – using our skills to make our communities better places to live and work.
GROWING STRONG run wellbeing Walks designed to help expectant and new mothers feel good and function well. By utilising silent disco headphone technology, The Growing Strong team have developed nature walks around lancashire to music, spoken word and poetry. These walks offer participants the opportunity to get active, meet a network of other local mums and connect with their environment in a new way so that they can function well for themselves and their children.
Skelmersdale is a small town in Lancashire just outside of Liverpool. It's often derided, cast aside and forgotten about. usually represented as a place of poverty and suffering from social issues, this is only one part of Skem's story. Skelmersdale is also home to a thriving community of award winning Social Enterprises that are committed to working with those most vulnerable in the community, delivering life changing work.
Ideas in Motion is a project aimed at young people giving them the opportunity to devise and direct their own music video for unsigned under 18 local bands and musicians. workshops in camera skills and production give participants valuable life skills and unique experiences; stimulating ideas and creativity, enhancing their problem solving abilities, leading to improved team building
and project management skills.
This music video was directed by Ashleigh Kinder and
Kayleigh Murphy, under 18 girls from Parr in St Helens, Merseyside. Before the project both girls had no experience in shooting video.
Arial Chambers are Matty, Dan and Ste. Based in St Helens, Merseyside the band regularly play local venues.
This project was supported by Renew Parr and Helena Housing.
one of our proudest achievements was working alongside
the liberty centre producing a series of 21 videos to mark their 21st anniversary. Over six months we collaborated with the women of the refuge creating a safe and supportive
environment for them to share their experiences.
headstrong is a wellbeing project aimed at young women to
help them build confidence and make new connections.
working in collaboration with the award winning total reuse CIC in skelmersdale we produced a series of videos promoting the five ways to wellbeing. this was funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
the journey is a documenatry project made in collaboration with vulnerable males in st helens, merseyside.
it charts their relationship with mental health
and was funded by comic relief
the inspire programme is aimed at women suffering poor mental health. run in association with blackburne house, liverpool.
The Door is a documentary about the pioneering work of the Dual Diagnosis support group in St Helens, Merseyside.
the Age of inspiration project takes wellbeing to vulnerable adults over 65 years in a fun and interactive way, funded by Lancashire county council and unltd.