Interviewing Business Coach, Lateef Badat

In this interview, Lateef Badat, a Preston-based Business and Confidence coach, talks to Podio Business Editor and Life Coach, Julie Lightfoot, in the first of a series of videos featuring local businesses.   Lateef provides an overview of his business and talks about some of the changes that he has made since lockdown, both on…

Community Response to Covid-19 Lockdown: Community Connectors Group Makes Connections Between Neighbours

Dr Julie Ridley, member of the Community Connectors Group and UCLan researcher has written the following story for Podio Preston about the community response to Covid-19 in the Broadgate and Hartington / Christchurch Community. The Community Connectors Response to Covid-19 ‘’At the start of lockdown, individual residents in the south of the City organised support…

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MyPlace: Ecotherapy From Home

MyPlace is an “exciting and innovating” ecotherapy project that runs free sessions for people across Greater Manchester and Lancashire, in partnership with the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/myplace).  It has many different aims for participants, including helping them to gain confidence and social skills, increase employability and learn about nature.   Although…

Preston’s Twinning Partnership Success

Alan Marley Vice Chairman of the Preston Twinning Partnership has sent Podio Preston the following information telling the story of Preston’s successful twinning partnership with four European cities.   ‘’At a time when the world is experiencing rapid change, where traditional relationships can become strained or broken and where crisis never seems to be far…

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Podio Preston: Community Heroes

We previously asked for nominations of people who our readers felt are doing exceptional things to help others during this particularly difficult time. Nominees could be doing something as simple as being a ‘phone buddy’, conducting online classes to share skills or they could be working on the front line with key workers who are…