West End Impact is a registered charity (reg. Charity number: 1153736) run in partnership with Morecambe Community Church and other Christians in response to the regeneration of Morecambe.

Impact Sessions

West End Impact offer help to everyone that needs it, whether it's food or advice that is needed the most

We at West End Impact know the importance of eating well is often lost when people are in difficulties, whether the difficulty people are going through is borne of economic, physical or mental reasons, or a combination of it all. Everyone deserves and needs a helping hand every so often, and that is what we give people.

We give people nutritious meals and a warm place to come and socialise twice a week.

We offer breakfast, and a two course lunch on Thursdays (10 am – 1 pm) and lunch on Sundays (1.30 – 3 pm).
Breakfast is self service, with toast, tea, juice and coffee on offer. It is served from 10 am.

Lunch is a hot main, and a dessert, both of which are delicious and very filling. It is served from 11.30 to 1pm. There are regular volunteers, who deliver the food, working hard to serve others but never losing their good humour.

It is through the kindness of our volunteers, and local businesses who donate food that we are able to feed on average thirty people a week in each sitting.

Advice
There is a drop in session open to all, where you can get help and advice on a range of different topics, which are important to the residents of the West End.
Each person who comes in seeking advice, is given the information in a one on one session. Each conversation is treated with strict confidentiality, and the person receiving the information is given the option of receiving further support. The team will phone and email the relevant departments on your behalf if that is what you need, or photocopy documents, and help with form filling. Each conversation is directed by you, the person needing help and advice, the volunteers take the cue from you.

Rachel, Lisa and Tracy offer advice about benefits, which is important to many people. It can be difficult to find enough time to discuss things with people in the job centre, and so we offer one on one time for anyone that needs it.

A recent addition to the team of volunteers offering advice is Clair.
Clair runs a period poverty bank, giving concrete support and knowledge on issues specific to women. She hands out tampons, sanitary towels and will help those suffering period related illnesses to deal with medical staff. She is very knowledgeable and approachable, and offers the service regularly as well as advising the West End Health Centre.
It is very important, and inspired one person to write a poem about their feelings

The Real People
In they come through the door, slopping their tea across the floor
 but we don't mind just mop it up, they can always go and refill their cups.

We give them food, information, advice, cos basically it's nice to be nice.
At times it tests us and we ask ourselves, why?
But I've seen despair, we've seen them cry.

So on they go, we watch them leave, we hope they find peace, we have to believe.
Young and old, weak and feeble, we won't stop doing this,
as they are real people.

Welcome!

In 2002 West End Impact started its journey of Helping People, Bringing Hope and Changing Lives!! We opened in response to the regeneration of Morecambe which was a government focus at that time; Regeneration starts with people and although the new prom in Morecambe is amazing there are still lots of people in great need and lots to be done.
We opened our doors to everyone and our services have been tailored to the needs of the Community. There are now 12 different projects or sessions running from our multi purpose building!!

At West End Impact we support people through crisis, help them repair reasons for their crisis and assist them in moving on. We work with people who are homeless, jobless and hopeless – people who have lost their home, their job and/or hope.
As a Christian Charity we believe God’s love for people is all inclusive, relevant for the whole human being.
For some the Good News of Jesus is a challenging word in season or a great sermon; for others it is a hot bowl of soup, housing advice and a dry sleeping bag.
We are thankful that God has us spread his love in both ways.
Often people take 3 steps forwards, 5 backwards and 8 sideways but we pray they find new hope in themselves, through us and in God.

in the last 12 months..

…over 550 individuals collectively received help over 5600 times

...over 90 people received intense support for their depression & anxiety

…over 530 food parcels gave people and families 5 days of food when they had absolutely nothing

…more than 60 times we helped people find a home or keep their tenancy

…18 vulnerable adults went to crucial appointments because we went with them

…35 people and families could switch their lights on and heat their home

…over 90 people received or kept the benefits they are entitled to because we supported them with advice, phone calls, computer access, letters, appointments and appeals

...15 people have said that without West End Impact they wouldn't be alive anymore.

… over 40 volunteers contributed more than 3500 hours as part of our volunteer program with training, mentoring and support to help people build confidence, self-esteem, new skills and become more employable.

we also served over 3300 meals to vulnerable adults and families, and Christmas Dinner for 95 people