Hello and welcome 

It is my privilege to lead Empowerment, a Blackpool based charity; passionate about getting people’s voices heard, especially those who are never listened to.

Our values of Kindness, Justice and Equality underpin everything we do and it is our hope that you will experience all of these values when working alongside our wonderful team here at Empowerment. Our website is a gateway to finding out who we are, what we do and why we do it, my sincere hope is that we manage to communicate to you how excited we are about the work we do each day amongst our local communities.

CEO Mike Crowther

Empowerment is an innovative charity based in Blackpool, which has made a long term commitment to supporting our local communities and improving lives.

In 2017, Empowerment decided that its future was to be that of a locally based charity serving marginalised communities in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. We also reduced the size of the charity and sought to recruit locally based people so that we can become a highly trusted charity working alongside our local communities.

We have a strong and stable Board of Trustees, which is highly experienced as a body of people, an inspiring leadership team and staff members who are exemplary in their passion to support people on the margins of society to reach their potential.

We are a ‘User-Led’ charity with service user representation on our Board of Trustees, a range of opportunities whereby service users shape and develop our services and the facilitation of user groups, to ensure their voice is heard by the key decision makers and providers of services in our local community.

Board of Trustees

Sandra Bilsborrow

Chair to the Board of Trustees

Rachel Eastham

Vice Chair to the Board of Trustees

Sonia Turner


Margaret Wilson

Treasurer to the Board of Trustees

Nikki Shorrock


Andrew Fletcher


George Holden


Support Services Team

Louise Goldstone

Support Services Manager

Kevin Glossop

Operations Manager

Daniel McKibbin

Finance & Administration

David Lever

Finance & Administration