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Methodist Action (North West) Ltd.

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

Latest Information

Booths surplus food provides good cheer all year round

Booths has been thanked for its generosity after the well-known family firm has agreed to support the Blackpool Food Partnership all year round. Booths have collection points in its St Anne’s and Poulton Stores for the Partnership, along with leaflets explaining the type of food needed.

"To be able to do something kind and practical with our food waste means a great deal to Booths, and it's both reassuring to know we've been able to help so many people locally," explained Colin Porter from the company.

They are now donating surplus bread, vegetables and fruit to the award winning Partnership which co-ordinates and delivers food three times a week to charities, hostels, children's centres, luncheon clubs and community kitchens across Blackpool, enabling thousands more people to receive help and develop community spirit.

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Nikki Hart, project manager from Methodist Action NW which runs the Partnership said: "The best use of surplus food isn't a bin, it's a belly. Blackpool Food Partnership is now distributing surplus food to the value of £57,000. We currently collect frozen bread, fruit and vegetables, damaged tinned and dried items from Booths and will soon be collecting some dairy products too. We distribute to Fleetwood Foodbank, and a range of churches and charities across the Fylde coast."

Nikki is pictured below with Sue Oldroyd who runs the Foodbank at Springfield Methodist Church, Bispham.


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
- Social lettings agency
- 131 properties signed up
199 DISC outreach service
- 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%

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