This has been a major growth area for the network. Canon Dick Cartmell joined us as a volunteer and has proved himself to be an invaluable asset.

The Blackpool Food Partnership is now becoming an independent charity in its own right, Blackpool Food4Life.  it will continue to provide support to the groups that support those in the greatest need. Working closely with Blackpool Council and Blackpool Foodbank those with urgent needs are supported.

in February 2017 published our report and reflections on our first five years work in Blackpool, entitled

A Tower of Strength Built upon Rock: God at Work in Blackpool

You can download your copy here

There is also good coverage in a recent Church Times Article

We are also working with networks of job clubs, homelessness projects and family work initiatives and have a strong theological reflection group. We have been negotiating with the Council to set up a Poverty Truth Commission, and a Faith Partnership Agreement which we have helped to set up was launched in September 2017 .

Further information about our work can be obtained from Canon Dick Cartmell.

You can contact him by email [email protected]  or phone  01253 590083

News of our activities, events and resources that may be useful in Blackpool is shared through our

Together Lancashire in Blackpool Facebook group

A major piece of work which Dick co-ordinated was the production of directory of all the Faith Social Action projects in the town. The online map of the projects  gives the details of over 60 different projects in place. To view full screen in a new tab just click on the square icon in the top right hand corner.