Blackpool Fulfilling Lives
Helping people with multiple disadvantage to lead more fulfilled and productive lives.
Blackpool is one of 12 areas in England receiving Big Lottery funding to support people with multiple disadvantage as part of the national Fulfilling Lives Programme. Our aim is to present and evidence more effective ways of delivering vital services to people with Multiple Disadvantage.
We help people living in Blackpool who have a combination of issues including homelessness, re-offending, problematic substance misuse, and mental ill health. Many of the Navigators that comprise our staff teams have a background of lived experience that provides understanding, empathy and insight.
Today we launched our new Over 50s Alcohol Helpline which provides support to anyone aged over 50 who may be worried about their drinking, and anyone worried about a loved one over 50. Call 0808 8010750 for information, advice and support or visit our website for more information.
The Value of Lived Experience
Our Lived Experience Team Manager Nicola Plumb explains the why the voices of those with multiple disadvantage are vital in working to create System Change
System Change Event - 07/02/2019
Our working definition of System Change from an event hosted at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, during February 2019
Volunteering with BFL
Our fantastic volunteer, Sarah, shares her thoughts and experiences about working within the project
Leesa & Kelly - Navigating Together
The work of our Navigators and Kelly's journey towards a better life