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Charity registration number: 1128809

Brief History

Established in 2009, n-compass is a not-for profit organisation determined to improve the lives of vulnerable people across the region. Originally an advocacy charity, n-compass developed to meet local need and changed its name to reflect that.

Since then, we have grown in line with the needs of the community we serve. Times change and so have we by recognising current social issues such as the isolation and problems faced by the growing army of carers in the region and of course, the rise of self-harming amongst our young people.

n-compass is a dynamic organisation ready for new challenges and we are very proud of our track record made possible by our team of 155 skilled and committed staff. It is their passion and energy which drives the values associated with our unique and dynamic organisation.

The current squeeze on public spending is challenging, but by working together with partners and commissioners, n-compass has continued to fulfil its pledge to provide local, innovative, and responsive services with a turnover of £6.4m in 2018/19.

Originally operating exclusively in Lancashire, n-compass is now expanding its footprint as well as the services offered, which include Advocacy, Carers Support, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing services for both adults and young people.




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n-compass provides excellent patient focused Advocacy and respects the patient’s rights and views.”

St. Helens Professional

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"Thank you so much, this has given me so much confidence and I feel now that I will get the sort of treatment I need, in the way I need it to be."

Fylde Service User

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"Thank you for your support... I now feel strong enough to make my own decisions and my aim is to continue to act independently with other areas of my life."

Lancaster Service User

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"Your input was superb, exactly what I needed; an independent person to help me to question and comment and move things forward."

Blackburn with Darwen Service User

  • Best Not for Profit 2019
  • Best Company 2019
  • Best Not for Profit 2019
  • Advocacy QPM
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Advocacy QPM, May 2019 to April 2022
  • Investor in People Silver
  • Investing in Volunteers