Our social enterprises
People and businesses from across Lancashire choose to buy products and services from us, knowing their purchases are directly benefiting people in their community.
Our social enterprises are vital to the support work that we do – we provide diverse day opportunities and work experience to people with learning disabilities and complex needs; as well as providing an income for Integrate and raising our profile in the community.
The social enterprises help people to build new skills, confidence, make new friends and be treated as equals in a work and community environment.
Sow n' Grow
Sow n’ Grow is our gardening project.
We sell a wide range of quality plants at great prices, including shrubs, hardy perennials, herbs, rockery and bedding plants, alongside seasonal produce like hanging baskets and planters.
The project helps our service users bloom and flourish with experts on hand to grow their life skills, as we as enjoying getting their hands dirty and becoming green-fingered by gaining gardening skills along the way; all with the benefit of being in the great outdoors.
Staff are supported by a team of volunteers – so if you want to help, we’d be delighted to talk.
Address: Haslam Park, Ashton, Preston
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 3.30pm, Friday 9am – 3pm
To see what products are currently on sale and for further information on the project or to volunteer contact Helena Lemper Tel: 07931 384330 or for referrals contact Peter Green 01772 730315.
Our thriving packing project upskills people we work with who are living with mental health issues or other disabilities to gain experience of a work environment and develop essential life and communication skills; as an enjoyable hobby in friendly surroundings or to help lead to further work placements and employment.
Pak-it is also the home for our Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and we offer very competitive prices for testing at your organisation.
Address: Unit 1, Oakham Court, Preston, PR12XP
For more information or to volunteer contact: Tim Cosgrove on 01772 259700 or for referrals contact Peter Green 01772 730315.
Do you want to avoid sending your waste wood to landfill or sticking it in a skip? Then our first class waste wood collection and recycling service is for you. The Woodhouse works across the North West and our team are on hand to collect your waste wood from your site – so together we can do our bit for the environment.
The Woodhouse gives the recycled wood a new lease of life, offering a wide selection of recycled wood and products that we manufacture ourselves from firewood and flooring to bird boxes and garden furniture and restoration.
We sell business to business for bigger projects as well as being open to the public five days a week.
The team is made up of Integrate Preston employees, volunteers and service users with learning disabilities and complex needs, who are treated equally as colleagues and given the real life experience of a work environment, learning skills with wood, growing in confidence and their abilities.
We are always grateful for help from our volunteers and if you’ve got the skills and would like to help please contact us on 01772 722534
Address: 110 Stocks Road, Ashton, Preston PR2 2TB
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4.30pm, Friday 9am – 4pm
For a quote on our services or to volunteer contact Damian on 01772 722534 or 07788 415446 or for a referral contact Peter Green 01772 730315
Our car project is run by trained mechanics with a project lead who also has the benefit of being a support worker with Integrate – so is in a position to mentor each service user that works in the workshop.
We offer car repairs and services to members of the public alongside engaging and involving service users with learning disabilities and complex needs in activities around motor vehicle repair and maintenance.
The work is carried out in spacious, professionally equipped and well-managed motor vehicle workshops.
If you want to get in touch with us about car repairs and services, contact Lee on 0739 881 5964
Our charity shop sell a fantastic range of donated “stuff.” We have a wide variety of items, such as clothes, books, DVDs, accessories and more. Pop in and grab yourself a bargain.
The shop is run by a mix of staff, service users and volunteers – who will always welcome your custom and donations. And because we do our own portable appliance testing, we can accept most electrical items.
Address: 74 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, PR1 0DQ
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am – 4pm
Our shop on Blackpool Road has recently closed, thanks for all your support there over the years.
For information please call Christine Denton on 0782 537 8983 or for referrals please contact Peter Green on 01772 730315.
Plants+ is our retail shop at the entrance to Haslam Park in Preston. It stocks a wide range of plants, gardening products, handmade crafts and giftware.
You can also buy approved bird feed to use in the park for the ducks and swans or buy treats for your dog. We also sell cold drinks, ice creams and crisps.
Open six days a week between 9am and 4pm, closed on Sundays.
Address: Bristow Avenue, Preston, PR21JE
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Integrate supports adults and young people aged 14 and above with learning disabilities and complex needs in Lancashire and Greater Manchester to lead the lives they choose and be a valued member of the community - This site showcases our work giving support services to people with learning disabilities with community support services including Social Enterprises which help people with learning disabilities or complex needs build new skills, confidence, make new friends and be treated as equals in a work and community environment. Contact Integrate for Learning Difficulties or Complex Needs Support, Domiciliary Care, Personal Care, Care in the Home, and Care in the Local Community.
See our Social Enterprises providing Wood Recycling, a Garden Centre and other Community Care Services
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