Move Forward

Introducing Move Forward: your path to success!

If you are not currently working and are looking for personal development opportunities in Lancashire or need some support to overcome barriers, we can help you Move Forward.

Who we can help

Move Forward is our new service supporting Preston and Pendle residents who are out of work, and held back by multiple barriers to employment – including:

  • No or low skills / work experience
  • Poor physical or mental health
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Lack of motivation, aspiration and trust
  • Experience of criminality 
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Experience of domestic violence
  • Poor experience within the care system
  • Benefit dependency
  • Homelessness
  • Financial difficulties
  • Social isolation or loneliness

We know it can be difficult to return to work and are here to help you to Move Forward.

This support is free of charge. We hope to offer this support in additional areas soon, so please watch this space.

What do we offer?

We’re here to assist you in finding your path to work, enhancing your skills, and breaking down any obstacles that might be holding you back.

We can provide access to free opportunities, such as volunteering and work placements to grow your experience. You can also access free training through Move Forward, including maths, ESOL and digital skills courses.

Our network can also help you grow personally and professionally, providing personalised help and guidance. We also offer free optional sports and activities to improve your wellbeing, boost your confidence and connect you with others in your community.

In particular, we want to support people who might be facing challenges and could use some extra help in their job search. Our goal is to assist you with crucial things like identifying job vacancies and helping you be in the best position you can be to apply for these successfully.

Our overall aim

  • Supporting you on your journey – from personal growth and development, to securing a new job.
  • Building strong connections with people and organisations around Lancashire
  • Collaborating with existing services and creating new ways to support you.

If you are ready to make positive changes in your job search journey, Move Forward is here to support you every step of the way.

Get in touch today

To access support please complete the referral form and a member of the team will be in touch with more information on how we can support you to Move Forward. 

Who are we?

Move Forward is a collaboration between Active Lancashire (AL) and Selnet (SN), along with local authorities and other organisations across Lancashire. We’ve teamed up to make sure you have the support you need to succeed on your journey to finding work. This project is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).
AL and SN are joining forces with colleges, housing groups, and other partners to make sure you have all the resources you need to move forward in life.

Active Partnerships
Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership
Funded by UK Government Levelling Up