Social Action

We pride ourselves in our Social action projects, which are about people coming together to help improve community’s  lives and solve the problems that are important in communities. Our projects include volunteering, donating money, community action and just being kind and doing neighbourly acts.

Research & Consultancy

Everyone has something to offer, and so by working together and drawing on these strengths, we can create a balance of power, and create services that work for everyone.We bring the voices and journeys of all kinds of communities into the heart of The Washington Group, through our research projects. We feel very proud of our research ethics and values. We are honoured  to have the opportunity to work alongside some amazing people.

Education & Learning

We have a range of training and development support to community organisations and people working with communities across the North West and beyond.Flexible training courses & activities, across a range of areas, are designed to help you make a greater positive impact on the quality of life within your community, business and the communities you work with. Training can be provided as introductory workshops, in-depth training, practice support, training for trainers and bespoke consultancy or ongoing mentoring support – we’re flexible to suit your needs.

Community Events

We believe that person is unique and they have the power to develop their potential in an active community environment. It is our aim to create community events that are led by the community. Our events are much more than a social gathering, we support a Theory of Change concept and develop events that a longer lasting social impact on the whole community

The Washington Group CIC

We are a unique organisation in that we support the development of the civil sector to increase capacity and impact . We offer community led, time limited interventions, which include social action, research, training and events, that in turn support and develop communities.

We’ve signed the #iWill Pledge

We pledge to:

  • Promote the link between youth social action and employability.
  • Embed social action into our training and apprenticeship schemes.
  • Communicate the benefits of youth social action to our employees and encourage them to volunteer in support of it.
  • Develop new, youth-friendly social action opportunities.
  • Promote and celebrate the positive role young people can play through social action.
  • Ensure young people have a voice and are represented in decision-making.

Click here to view our pledge and find out more information. 

Social Action Projects

To work together with key stakeholders to support organisations and individuals to bring about social change for the benefit of their communites of need, interest and geography. We will provide opportunities in accessing capacity support, funding and training to support communities.

Research & Consultancy

Our research aims to apply mixed methodological approaches to evaluate, measure and review areas of community engagement, learning and development. Our approach intends to incorporate participatory research methods, developing a community of practice, alongside implementing evidence based praxis which supports our ethos of social mobility and co-production.

Education & Learning

To provide learning and training opportunities to all members of the community to improve their well-being. We will support growth, development and toolkits for continued success. This will include formal training opportunities with nationally recognised qualifications, voluntary or work based experience and employability skills inc confidence. We will provide self-help sessions to address specific needs.

Community Events

Evidence based research shows that targeted community events such as International Women’s Day and the Community Big Lunch create greater community cohesion and community sustainability through co design approaches.

Meet The Washington Group

Deborah Terras

Deborah Terras

Director

Sue Littlefair

Sue Littlefair

Director

Rachel Bashforth

Rachel Bashforth

Director

Shughie Morrision

Shughie Morrision

Director

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY FESTIVAL 2019

More than 100 high-profile women from sport, science, arts and business across the Fylde Coast played their part in inspiring local young women to “smash glass ceilings” and see themselves as equals as the first-ever International Women’s Day Festival took place in...

Lytham Rotary Club Presentation

Directors Rachel Bashforth and Deborah Terras attended the Lytham Rotary Club to deliver a presentation about the International Womens day Featival.   Rachel and Deborah received very positive feedback and were overwhelmed by the support of the Rotary...

BBC Radio Lancashire

On Wednesday 12th December, The Washington Group met John Gilly at BBC Radio Lancashire. Debbie Terras, Director TWG and Dr Nic Rowley, BPM Sports, represented the International Women's day Festival committee. It was a great opportunity to showcase the Festival and...

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So what do the practitioners at TWG really get up to? How do we work in true partnership with communities. Well funny you should ask.... @CovenantTrust we are developing children's skills in story telling, their ideas & sharing experiences @Julia_Cleverdon @Literacy_Trust

Fantastic emotive partnership meeting to plan #imd2019 Watch this space, we have some amazing opportunities for business & communities to come together, to support men's well being and to tackle the stigma associated with talking about male suicide

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