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 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.
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.
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.
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International Men's Day will be held virtually on Saturday 20th November 2021 with 50 young men from five different schools across the Fylde coast. Workshops will be provided by the NHS, Empowerment, Blackpool Council, Blackpool Transport, KIP Education...
On the 6th March 2021, The Washington Group, Community Interest Company, held the 1st Virtual International Women's Day Festival, on the Fylde Coast. 85 people attended the virtual Festival with 70 young women from High schools and youth and community groups. The...
On Thursday 19th of November 2020, The International Men’s day 2020, facilitated by The Washington Group and sponsored by Blackpool Transport, saw young men, practitioners, businesses, sector leaders and organisations, from across the Fylde Coast, come together to...