Help us make history!

STANLEY GRANGE – WE’RE MAKING HISTORY, COME AND BE PART OF IT! Stanley Grange Community Association is a charity with an incredible story. Six years ago, a group of families […]

6th Birthday Preparations

Friday 1 October is a very special day for Stanley Grange Community Association. 🎉We will be marking our 6th anniversary and special partnership with Future Directions CIC.  Friends and families […]

From Isolation to celebration!

From Isolation to Celebration!
Stanley Grange, Samlesbury celebrates National Lottery Funding for return to socialising
For immediate release: Monday 6th September 2021
Adults with learning disabilities living near Preston are looking forward to the start of a new season of days out and a better place for socialising together again, thanks to a generous grant from the National Lottery. Stanley Grange Community Association on Roach Road, Samlesbury is celebrating after being awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery. The charity which works with support provider, Future Directions will use the cash to fund 12 months running costs of a mini-bus. It will also pay for a makeover of the community hall on site which includes a communal lounge with a large screen, disco facilities and snooker table and a space for regular arts and crafts activities, community events and parties.
Stanley Grange Community Association has been running since 2015 when families of the residents came together to campaign and fundraise to save the site from closure. 42 residents with a range of learning disabilities and complex needs live in are supported on site to live independent, active lives by the Future Directions team which includes a full-time Activities Coordinator also funded by the National Lottery.
Operations and Projects Manager, Harriet Roberts explains: ‘I think most people found lockdown challenging but for the adults with learning disabilities we support and their families it was particularly difficult for our residents and their loved ones not to be able to meet together or socialize outside their own house bubbles. As restrictions lift, we are looking forward to the redecoration of our community hall facility, running more events and activities and slowly welcoming back visitors, families and friends in a Covid-safe way. It will also enable the team to enjoy more days out to the wonderful range of visitor attractions, leisure and hospitality facilities on our doorstep using the Stanley Grange mini-bus.’

Disability awareness day

Disability Awareness Day (DAD), is the worlds largest ‘not for profit’ voluntary-led disability exhibition, and is held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens, […]

Leeds building society foundation £850

We are so grateful to the Leeds Building Society Foundation for their generation donation of £850 towards equipment for our fantastic new community kitchen facility. Since restrictions eased this summer, […]

Pizza Party Brings Cooking Skills & fun

Our National Lottery funded summer activities programme continued as we got together  in bubbled groups to learn how to make homemade pizzas. Meanwhile Kevin and the Future Directions team put […]

New operations and project manager

Future Directions CIC is a Community Interest Company providing personalised support to vulnerable adults in the community. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Plant Centre Assistant to join our Stanley Grange Plant Centre Team.

This is a really exciting opportunity to play a key role in our values-driven organisation. The ideal candidate will have a can-do approach with the ability to problem solve, be able to work flexibly, have excellent organisational skills, and be able to multitask and be a team player.

Key duties will include:

· Using own expertise and knowledge to support the smooth running of the Plant Centre, including the maintenance of all plants at the Plant Centre.

· To participate in the facilitation of sessions for the people attending on a daily basis at the Plant Centre to ensure that people are supported in an effective manner.

· To support the plant centre manager to organise and plan ahead to ensure the continuation of new plants ready to use in projects or to price and sell at the Plant Centre.

· To liaise with managers and support staff to ensure that the people attending the Plant Centre are fit and well, raising any concerns with the appropriate manager.

If you feel that you can perform the above, we would love to hear from you.

Part-time hours: 16 per week

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £7,500.00 per year

Bailey thomas charitable fund

Future Directions CIC is a Community Interest Company providing personalised support to vulnerable adults in the community. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Plant Centre Assistant to join our Stanley Grange Plant Centre Team.

This is a really exciting opportunity to play a key role in our values-driven organisation. The ideal candidate will have a can-do approach with the ability to problem solve, be able to work flexibly, have excellent organisational skills, and be able to multitask and be a team player.

Key duties will include:

· Using own expertise and knowledge to support the smooth running of the Plant Centre, including the maintenance of all plants at the Plant Centre.

· To participate in the facilitation of sessions for the people attending on a daily basis at the Plant Centre to ensure that people are supported in an effective manner.

· To support the plant centre manager to organise and plan ahead to ensure the continuation of new plants ready to use in projects or to price and sell at the Plant Centre.

· To liaise with managers and support staff to ensure that the people attending the Plant Centre are fit and well, raising any concerns with the appropriate manager.

If you feel that you can perform the above, we would love to hear from you.

Part-time hours: 16 per week

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £7,500.00 per year

Job opportunity – plant centre

Future Directions CIC is a Community Interest Company providing personalised support to vulnerable adults in the community. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Plant Centre Assistant to join our Stanley Grange Plant Centre Team.

This is a really exciting opportunity to play a key role in our values-driven organisation. The ideal candidate will have a can-do approach with the ability to problem solve, be able to work flexibly, have excellent organisational skills, and be able to multitask and be a team player.

Key duties will include:

· Using own expertise and knowledge to support the smooth running of the Plant Centre, including the maintenance of all plants at the Plant Centre.

· To participate in the facilitation of sessions for the people attending on a daily basis at the Plant Centre to ensure that people are supported in an effective manner.

· To support the plant centre manager to organise and plan ahead to ensure the continuation of new plants ready to use in projects or to price and sell at the Plant Centre.

· To liaise with managers and support staff to ensure that the people attending the Plant Centre are fit and well, raising any concerns with the appropriate manager.

If you feel that you can perform the above, we would love to hear from you.

Part-time hours: 16 per week

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £7,500.00 per year