Food For All Blackpool
We can be found distributing food around the town centre on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 7pm to 8pm. We also help out at an outdoor soup kitchen on a Monday evening run by the Street Angels.
Working on solutions to homelessness in the local community
We are part of two multi agency homeless support groups The Rough Sleepers Group and The Homeless Partnership, one run by the council and one run by a charity called Fulfilling Lives. Other agencies involved include the local Council, Salvation Army, Blackpool Police, the local food bank and several other agencies involved in working with the homeless in the area. These groups meet regularly to coordinate and support each others efforts.
We are also part of Time To Change mental health hub, another council run multi agency group which includes Lancashire Mind, and several other agencies concerned with mental well being in the area. We have been involved in several collaborations promoting healthy diet and meditation as effective tools to assist mental well being.
WORKING AS A TEAM
We recently have been selected to take part in a think tank with Lancaster University, Blackpool Council and Claremont First Steps mental health charity to diagnose the social, economic and environmental issues surrounding the homeless issue in Blackpool.