Freshers Fair – N & C College

Freshers Fair event held on Tuesday 13 September 2012 at Nelson & Colne College.

The following organisations attended the event:

Alcohol and Tobacco Team
Contact Name: Sam Beetham
Contact No: 07775221221
Lancashire Young Person’s Alcohol and Tobacco Project to provide information to raise awareness of alcohol and tobacco misuse. They also work with young people in the development of teaching resources.

Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Volunteer Service (BPRCVS)
Contact No: 01282 415163
If you would like help in finding a volunteer placement, speak to Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Volunteer Service. The service provides support at a local level to individuals wishing to volunteer within the voluntary, community and public sectors.

Contact No: 07966806896
Calico provide a range of services to help people live independently e.g. advice on private landlords, legal matters, tenancy agreements. They can offer advice and support if you are feeling unsafe in your home.

East Lancashire Healthy Minds
Contact No: 01282 648335

Frontier Gap Year Opportunities
Contact No: 02076132422
Frontier has celebrated more than 20 years of delivering volunteer projects in over 20 different countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Morocco, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Argentina, New Zealand and Costa Rica. They offer a wide range of gap year apportunities from a few weeks to 6 months.

Health Improvement Team
Contact No: 01254 358026
The Health Improvement team based over East Lancashire work with people offering advice and support to improve health and wellbeing in relation to healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use. They also include Communities against Cancer, who help people to look for signs and symptoms of cancer to aid early diagnosis.

Help Direct
Contact No: 07966806848
Help Direct is an early support volunteer agency in Pendle providing low level support to families, children and young people on a range of different issues. The service is looking for a number of volunteers to deliver their service.

Lancashire Link
Contact No: 01282 714384
The Lancashire LINK is a network of local people, organisations and groups created to make Health and Social Care services better. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the needs and interests of the community, please get in touch with them.

Lancashire Police
Contact No: 01282 472190
The local community Police will be available to provide information about local policing as well as providind details and information about all the services including forced marriage, honour based violence, extremism and radicalism.

The Lookout
Contact No: 01282 726001
The Lookout is a service in Pendle for young victims of domestic abuse aged between 11-25. The service is available for those who are experiencing, at risk of, or suffering from abuse in their fammily or their own relationships.

National Blood Service
Contact No: 0300 123 23 23 and 0161 423 1207
If you are aged 17 or over you can register to donate blood. Find out when and where you can donate blood locally. Give something back by helping to save or improve another life.

Pendle Community Radio (PCR) – Awaz 103.1FM
Contact No: 01282 723455
Broadcasting from 103.1FM, Pendle Community Radio works with the community and local organisations to promote local issues and services. Pendle Community Radio will also be recording a programme from the Fresher’s Fair and will broadcast this on the radio during the week.

Pendle Leisure Trust
Contact No: 01282 661166
Pendle Leisure Trust is primarily responsible for the running of leisure facilities in the local area including centres such as Pendle Leisure Centre, Pendle Wavelengths, West Craven Sport Centre, the ACE Centre and the Municipal Hall.

Pendle Teenage Health Team
Contact No: 01282 442538
The Teenage Health Team offers a contraceptive and sexual health service for young people in Pendle under the age of 25. Advice is free and confidential and includes contraceptives, pregnancy testing, emergency hormonal contraception and relationship advice.

Pendle Women’s Forum
Contact No: 01282 699999
Pendle Women’s Forum offers advice and delivers projects on various aspects of life, to all women and girls from the entire Pendle community.

The Samaritans
Address: 15 Market Square, Nelson, BB9 7LP
Contact No: 01282 694929
Samaritans offer confidential support 24/7 to anyone who is finding life difficult for whatever the reason. The local Pendle service is offered by email, telephone or by visiting the Nelson office between 9am – 10pm, 7 days a week. If you are 18 or over, you may be interested in helping out as a volunteer.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation
Contact No: 01706 216969
Following the murder of Sophie Lancaster in Bacup, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright, creative daughter. They established a charity with aims that include providing education to challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.

Southfield Community Action Forum (SCAF)
Contact No: 01282 618686
SCAF aims to provide support and opportunities in the areas of health, employment, education and sport and is recognised as a successful provider of student support services for young people.

Contact No: 0845 60 40 110
Getting to and from college, meeting friends and going into town is easy with the Trandev network of frequent bus services. For the best deals, you can buy subsidised tickets from Student Services at special rates. Come along to find out the easiest routes of getting to college and around the local area.



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