Funding for Social Prescribing

We are delighted to have received funding via NHS East Lancashire CCG's Prescription for Wellbeing. This will help us to develop our services further and add additional services for Carers - more news soon!


Tickets are now on sale for our fundraiser in partnership with The Summerseat Players.

We are raising funds for a permanent Dementia Friendly Men's Shed.

If you would like to support a small local charity and enjoy the theatre too, then please contact us to purchase a ticket/s.

We are also looking for raffle prizes.If you are able to donate, please feel free to contact us so we can arrange collection


There is NO group on Friday 16th August 2019

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable holiday.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday 20th September when we have a special visitor


Funding for new activities

We are pleased to have been awarded a grant from the Eric Wright Charitable Trust to run therapeutic workshops where people can reminisce through drawing and colouring. These sessions will be delivered in partnership with MyColourful memories CIC


The Made in Haslingden team will be live on Rossendale Radio tomorrow morning from 11:30-12:30

Tune in to 104.7 FM to hear all about our community projects and our passion for volunteering.

If you're outside the area, you can listen on the internet - just head for the Rossendale Radio website and click on listen live.


Selnet Awards Finalists

We are delighted that we have made the shortlist for the Selnet 2018 Enterprise In Society Awards. We are finalists in the Start-up Enterprise of the Year Category. The finals will be held in Blackpool on Friday 4th May 2018.

Please see the link for more information about the awards


Funding for Men's Shed

We're really pleased to have received funding from Rossendale MBC's Living Well Living Better Project to start to develop a Men's Shed at Haslingden Community Link.

We have had some great volunteers come forward and our plans are now well underway. Keep checking our facebook page for more news 


Rossendale Business Awards - Finalists

We have received some wonderful news - we are finalists in the Rossendale Business Awards in the Community Business category. The awards will be held at the Riverside in Whitworth on Wednesday 15 November 2017. Keep everything crossed!


Rossendale Business Awards 2017

We are thrilled to have been nominated for the Valley at Work Award. Fingers crossed and thank you to whoever nominated us.


New Venue

We are delighted to announce that following our successful group in August, hat we have secured space at Haslingden Community Link to run our Craft Groups. Our new venue has plenty of parking, disabled access and an on-site Cafe. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Craft Group on September 20 2017.


Coffee Afternoon 12 April 2017

We were so pleased to see so many people supporting our very first Coffee Afternoon, which we ran in conjunction with Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service. Everyone seemed to enjoy seeing our sensory items, having a cuppa and eating cake. Thank you to everyone who came, donated and volunteered. 


Haslingden Neighbourhood Forum

We have been awarded a grant from the Haslingden Neighbourhood Forum to help fund the running of our craft groups. We are grateful for the funds and will put them to good use.


Lancaster Design Students

We returned to Lancaster University this week to look at the prototypes and designs which the Design students had been developing for our groups. There were some fabulous ideas which we will be bringing to our groups and making into sensory items for people living with dementia. Thank you to all the students who took this project on board and we look forward to working with you again.

Special thanks to Professor Paul Rodgers who provided the time and inspiration for the students. You can see some of his amazing work, including the development of the Alzheimer Scotland Tartan here


Bespoke Sensory Items

We received requests recently for a bespoke handbag for a lady who loves crosswords, and one from the local Fire Service for a bag of sensory items to keep in the Fire Appliance. These are what we made. 


Grant Award

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from Rossendale Borough Council's Living Well Living Better Project, which will allow us to start our Groups in the next few weeks.