Our base on Deansgate, Blackpool is home to a second-hand boutique, craft rooms and a prayer room that we use to offer help and hope on the high street.
Find out more about it here.
In our meeting rooms at the centre of Blackpool, we want to provide a base to co-ordinate a Christian response to mental health. From the upper rooms at Refresh Deansgate, our aim is to provide services that offer both help and hope, and make a significant, life-changing difference in people's lives.
The original vision for this came in 2009 when Simon and Laura were living in Worcester. After walking through the town centre, there was a realisation that the church was not open on the high street, even though the people needed both help and hope.
From these rooms, we aim to provide the following:
Skills workshops to help make crafts for the shop;
Courses and groups that help to give vital life skills;
Regular acts of worship and prayer; and
Drop-in sessions and mentoring services for those with managed mental health.
We aim to have the building work completed by September 2021 and make this ready for use then.