Access Fylde Coast – Volunteers Needed

Access Fylde Coast is an exciting and unique, new project that will not only play an important part in changing the preconceptions of disability but will enhance Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre as an outstanding location for people with disabilities – both visitors and locals.

While helping to boost tourism and support the local economy, it will also help break down barriers and address the negative experiences faced by people with all disabilities – from physical, sensory, mental health and learning difficulties.

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The Access Fylde Coast Project -Welcomes enthusiastic, warm, friendly people who wish to volunteer for this exciting new project –

We are looking for, Volunteer Buddies and Event Stewards – Training will be provided, including Disability Awareness and Equality

For more information or for an informal chat contact –

Krysia – Access Fylde Coast Volunteer Coordinator – 07483 041026 / 01253 301004 or email – krysia@blackpoolvolunteers.org.uk

If you need help or you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch.

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Testimonials

‘I needed to get out of the house and meet other people. I’d only been involved with Military life previously and that was all I knew. I moved to Blackpool and have had to start my life again – this has meant making new links in education, volunteering etc. It’s really been worth it.’

‘It’s built my confidence and got me doing more things. I’ve met loads of new people who are like me and in a similar situation to myself.’

‘I volunteer more for myself and to gain experience of being involved in my community. Before I started volunteering, I had nothing, I had just been on the dole since I left school.’

‘The VA have always been helpful. I always know they’re there.’

‘I became involved due to a request to help other Dads who were in a similar situation I found myself in. I had previously had a lot of difficulties in gaining access to my daughter and had lost hope at many points. The mental health effects and feelings of hopelessness were extreme – I just wanted to show Dads that there is a way to deal with the feelings they have and that they can resolve the situations they’re in. I wanted other Dads to know that they’re not alone – there are lots of Dads out there who are in a similar situation to the one I found myself in.’

‘I think volunteering has helped me grow at great bond with my daughter.’

‘Volunteering has helped me to meet new people and help other people effectively. It has helped me to learn new skills.’

‘I have undergone a steep learning curve and learned so many new things – I didn’t realise before the true extent of deprivation and its effects in Blackpool. The Learning to Feed course also taught me statistics that shocked me regarding the number of babies admitted to hospital with upper Gastrointestinal problems and Gastroenteritis.

‘I have made new connections in the Grange Family Hub and at the Volunteer Academy and I think I will continue to do so now that I have done the Learn 2 Feed Course and can get out in the community.’