Andy Prosser has been leading the work in Lancashire since 2007. The work is focused around two communities; Leyland and St Matthew’s estate in East Preston (St Matthew’s estate is one of the most socio-economically deprived communities in the North of England).
In Leyland Fusion’s charity shop exists to meet local needs and build a sense of community as well as to support the youth and community work that takes place in the area.
There is a weekly youth café in Leyland. Following a comprehensive research project in East Preston, a youth café was set up in St Matthew’s estate in 2012. Both youth cafes are run by local volunteers in partnership with a local church. Other work includes a social enterprise design business set up in 2013 and a media project working with 12 young people from the area.