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Methodist Action (North West) Ltd.

Members' Annual General Meeting


Please click on the links below to download pdf versions of documents related to this meeting.

Who Are We?

Homeless? … Unemployed? … Living In Poverty? … Lonely? …

Hungry? … Socially Excluded? …

Methodist Action (North West) Ltd. strives to assist those less fortunate than ourselves to achieve independence and fulfilment. We provide a wide range of professional services across the North West of England and are dedicated to helping people to help themselves.

Home from home"Home from home ..."

We believe everyone deserves a chance.

Trust when I need it"Trust when I need it"

Methodist Action (North West) Ltd. is a registered charity, working in close partnership with the Methodist Church, other denominations and faith groups and Local Authorities. Our goal is to give people the confidence, the skills and the knowledge they need to become independent.

Alone only when I want to be... "Alone only when I want to be..."

Our Aims

The Board of Directors of Methodist Action (North West) Ltd. undertook a consultation exercise in 2014 to enable partners, sponsors, service users, volunteers and staff to comment on the proposed priorities of the charity over the three-year period commencing September 2014. The outcome of the exercise was a document called A Vision for Methodist Action North West Ltd.

You can view this document By clicking HERE

Our Achievements

The table below summarises many of our achievements during the Year Ending September 2014.

No. of clientsProject Statistics
2260 parcels given out since April 13Food Partnership
- 9 distribution points across Blackpool
- 15 partner agencies or organisations
- Food parcels given to single people and families (equates to £36,000 worth of food)
- Advice given to clients by professional and charitable workers
340Cedar House counselling service
- 4830 counselling sessions delivered Oct 13–Sept 14
- No fee charged but voluntary donations
266 minimumA Place to Live
(Preston, South Ribble, Lancaster/Morecambe)
- Social lettings agency
- 131 properties signed up
199 DISC outreach service
(Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Lytham, Fleetwood, West Lancs)
- 66 males and 133 females were supported
- 28% of those supported were considered to have disability
- Main reasons for referrals – homelessness (38%), mental health issues (16%), substance misuse (14%), young people (11%)
37Outreach service
(Preston, South Ribble)
- Number of referrals received – 50
Empty Homes
(Preston, South Ribble, Lancaster/Morecambe)
- Bringing empty homes back into use
- Round 1 sign-up deadline October 14
- Agreed delivery = 110 bedroom units/47 properties
- Round 2 sign-up deadline January 15
- Agreed delivery = 96 bedroom units/60 properties
68Fox Street Community
- (Preston)
- Capacity - 20 bedrooms for single men
- Occupancy year to date - 93.3%
Clients who achieved independent living – 72.7%
30 Portland Street
- Capacity – 4 bedrooms for single men
98No Second Night Out
- 82 males and 16 females used the service including 12 entrenched rough sleepers
Advice given to a further 42 clients

Contact Information


The address of Methodist Action (North West) Ltd. is:

Howick House
Howick Park Avenue

Note: We are co-located with Galloway's Society for the Blind - see map below.


01772 751000