We are committed to empowering our tenants and the wider community to be financially independent and source sustainable support.

We do this through:

1. Community Shops and warm welcomes – The Base and The Place

  • The Base community centre, Broadfield estate, Leyland – in partnership with Key Unlocking Futures

Community cafe every Monday offers free hot food for the local community between 10am - 4:30pm

One stop shop every Wednesday – Register and pay £2.50 per week to select 10 items of food from the shop.

Opens as a drop in centre and warm welcome Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am until 4pm.

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/TheBaseonBroadfield


  • Wade Hall Community Shop, Royal Avenue, Leyland – run by members of Wade Hall Community Association

Open Mondays 12.30pm until 6.30pm. Register to be a member. Members pay £3.50 per visit for 10 items. More details can be found here: www.facebook.com/wadehall.centre

Progress Futures available for employment and training support 2.30pm until 4.30pm.

Wade Hall Community Association also runs two social and activity groups on Wednesdays and Fridays, which provide a warm welcome for people.

The Back to Basics group is open from 12.30pm until 3.30pm on Wednesdays, offering support and opportunities to learn a new skill, such as crochet, arts and crafts, as well as cooking on a budget. There will also be job and training opportunities and budget advice.

On Fridays, the Thrift Shop will be open, from 12.30pm until 6.30pm. There will be warm soup, clothes stalls, plus opportunities to have a chat or play table tennis or cards.

  •  The Fylde Food Community Hub - Lower Lane Community Centre

Open Saturday mornings. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/FACFHLLC/

The Hub Cafe is open on the last Friday of the month (except December), 10am until 11.30am.

Duing the winter months, the cafe is extendedas a warm space during the winter months:

December 15, 10am until 4pm

January 26 2024, 10am until 4pm

February 23 2024, 10am until 4pm


2. Progress Futures job clubs

  • Job Club @ The Place - Thursdays 10am until noon

Offers: One to one specialist support to help you search and apply for work and apprenticeships

Help updating your CV, cover letter and completing online applications

Advice on interview skills and preparation


  • Social and Share @ The Place  - Thursdays 1pm until 3pm

You can receive benefits and welfare advice, job searching support and information on local training opportunities

A place to share skills and learn from each other, helping you to build relationships in your local community

You can access computers and the internet in a warm environment with support on hand if needed


  • Job Club at Leyland Civic Centre – Tuesdays 10am until noon

Offers: One to one specialist support to help you search and apply for work and apprenticeships

Help to update your CV, cover letter and complete online applications

Advice on interview skills and preparation


For more information about employment and skills support, email futures@progressgroup.org.uk or visit www.progressgroup.org.uk/futures/


3. Key Unlocking Futures support

Key Unlocking Futures can help people build a better life and help prevent homelessness.

  • Resolve family issues
  • Domestic abuse support
  • Emotional support for school aged children and their families through the Lancashire County Council Early Help Service
  • Access to food, advice, and showers for people aged 16 to 25 who are experiencing homelessness
  • Support for Young Adults 16 to 25 with housing advice and options
  • Employment support

For more information, visit www.keycharity.org.uk/help-and-support/ or call 01772 678979.

Key Tech and Talk - help with basic digital and money management skills

One to one or group sessions, helping you to:

  • Stay safe online
  • Build your self confidence
  • Learn budgeting skills
  • Access the internet
  • Complete application forms

For more information contact Keith on 07976827931 or email keithv@keycharity.org.uk