We will accept referrals from any source, including self-referrals, providing the person referred is resident in Blackpool. Our preference is that referrals are received on our referral form which can be downloaded below. Completed forms can be emailed to us at or dropped off at our offices.

We aim to ensure that all referrals are dealt with as quickly and transparently as possible. Referrals will be acknowledged within 24 hours of receipt and referrers will be contacted within 48 hours to discuss the referral and eligibility. Following this stage, an assessment of the referred individual will take place and feedback provided.

Referral Criteria & Assessment

Blackpool Fulfilling Lives is targeted at people living very chaotic lifestyles who don’t currently engage with services.

Individuals referred should:

  • Present with at least two out of the four specified areas of multiple disadvanatge (i.e. homelessness, substance misuse, mental ill health, reoffending)
  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Score sufficiently highly on the programme assessment

All referrals are assessed and scored using the New Directions Team (NDT) Assessment. We always communicate back to referrers the outcome of the assessment.

Download the referral form.