Tea for more than two. ICANN says thank you.

IT’S VOLUNTEER’S WEEK ONCE AGAIN and to celebrate ICANN is treating its loyal team of volunteers to Afternoon Tea at Samlesbury Hall near Preston.

ICANN supports vulnerable people across Lancashire at PIP and ESA/UC Health Assessments.  This would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers who give up some of their time to help and support people.  To say thank you, ICANN have invited them to an afternoon tea, to celebrate their hard work, for them on Wednesday 6th June 2018.

Volunteer Co-ordinator Julie Hutton explained “Being a volunteer is a fun way to gain confidence and develop new skills.  It is about making a positive difference to someone’s life. A volunteer will possibly face new challenges as well as making new friends. All this whilst giving back to the community”.

The health benefits of being a volunteer are improved health and well-being, such as, reducing blood pressure, increased satisfaction and improved mental health. It can be a stepping stone to secure future employment.

Julie added “Many people who have to attend PIP or ESA/UC heath assessments do not have anyone to go with them and may be unprepared when they attend.  ICANN volunteers help to alleviate the stress and anxiety associated with these assessments. Our volunteers work all across Lancashire to help people prepare for and attend their assessment.  With a volunteer by their side, people find their voice to speak up and explain themselves.”

Anyone interested in making a difference can call ICANN on 01772 900253 or check out its website www.i-cann.org.uk

Health Conditions Survey

ICANN are using the learning from the COPA Project to consider whether there are unmet needs for other long term health conditions, and would like people's help with this research.

Please click the link below to access the survey; the deadline is 13th November 2017.


The survey can received in alternative formats if required. Please contact us on 01772 900253 to request this or to complete it over the phone. Hard copies should be returned by 9th November 2017.


2017 AGM

Our 2017 AGM will be held on Thursday 14th September 2017 at Fulwood Methodist Crossroads Centre, Watling Street Road, Preston PR2 8EA at 3.15pm for a 3.30pm start.

Refreshments will be provided and we would love to see as many people as we can. 

If you wish to attend, please complete the booking form below by Thursday 24th August. By clicking on submit it will be sent through to our office to confirm your attendance.

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