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.
...over 400 individuals collectively received help 5573 times
...over 35 people received intense support for their depression & anxiety
...over 450 foodparcels gave people 3 days of food when they had absolutely nothing
...60 times we helped people find a home or keep their tenancy
...13 vulnerable adults went to crucial appointments because we went with them
...38 people and families could switch their lights on and heat their home
...nearly 50 people received or kept the benefits they are entitled to because we supported them with advice, phone calls, computer access, letters, appointments and appeals
...10 people have said that without West End Impact they wouldn't still be alive.
...over 40 volunteers contributed more than 2000 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.
around 3800 meals to vulnerable adults and families
and Christmas Dinner for 85 people