"The process of gaining freedom and power to do what you want or to control what happens to you."
Empowerment is a family of people We’ve come together because we passionately believe that we can make things better.
We’ve all known the feeling when we have not been listened to. Imagine if you’re never listened to and you have a serious health condition or an addiction and not getting treated, or if you have personal care needs and no-one is supporting you or that you’re experiencing domestic abuse. What happens then when no-one is listening to you? Things get worse, people can get really poorly, can become overwhelmed and can sometimes die. And that is WRONG.
Empowerment is on the side of people. We don’t deliver services ‘to you’ but ‘alongside you’ and although Empowerment is our name, we don’t empower anyone you empower yourself with a bit of inspirational support from ourselves.
So, it’s not just about being listened to and taken seriously, it’s also about changing the circumstances of our lives so that we have a better life.
We are passionate about you being able to use your experiences to co-produce the ways those services are delivered so that they are the best they can be.
Bringing together the people who commission or deliver services with those people who use those services. Together, we believe we can develop brilliant services in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast if we work together and listen to each other.
There are some things we can do really well by ourselves, but life is so much better when we support each other and collaborate. We really don’t like pointless competition between organisations which just breeds mistrust and rivalry. When did that ever help anyone?
So, if you share our values let’s talk.
We don’t have a lot and what we do have is used to change people’s lives. It’s really important to us that we use the money we are given very carefully and that we are open and transparent about how it is spent.
We work hard to be the best we can be, and are always trying to get better. We will invite other people and organisations to check on the quality of all that we do.
Empowerment is about being small and local. We are not into chasing money and contracts for their own sake. We aspire only to be known and trusted by our local communities.
We’re not reckless but if we believe we should do something really exciting and new we will do. Doing the same old thing year after year is not what we’re about.
We will get things wrong at times, we’re human and we are trying our best, but when things do go wrong, we will say sorry, put it right, learn from our mistakes and then move on.
To work alongside people in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast
…who feel they have no voice and are not listened to so that they are empowered to bring about real and positive change to their own lives and the lives of others.
We want to make everyone no matter who they are or what they have done feel welcome. You are a unique person with your own story and you are welcome!
We will work with passion alongside local people to:
- Challenge Domestic Abuse and all of its consequences Tackle Social Isolation and
- Recognise the Uniqueness and Potential of Everyone
Together we will bring about ‘Lived Experience’ Inspired Change in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.
Empowerment is a family of people.
We’ve come together because we passionately believe that we can make things better.
- Working with Kindness
- Working for Justice
- Working towards Equality for everyone
The people who Work and Volunteer for us.
Empowerment people love helping others, it’s what we do best. We especially love helping people in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast because it’s our home.
- Go the extra mile
- Put the people first
- Are patient with others
- Make everyone welcome
- Value Driven