Welcome to Think Forward

Think Forward C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company established with the aim to support and realise personal and professional development for those working with young people, young people’s services, communities and community groups. Think Forward C.I.C do this through:

  • Youth and Community Workforce Development

  • Creation of bespoke and alternative learning opportunities and programmes

  • Consultancy and organisational development support 

  • Fostering local, regional, national and international connections, relationships and networks


'providing personal and professional development to those working with young people and communities'


  • Youth and Community Workforce Development
  • Bespoke and non-formal training and learning opportunities
  • Fostering connections, relationships and networks
  • Consultancy and organisational support 


  • Youth Work Modelling
  • Leadership Development Prograsmmes
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Cities and Regions of Learning
  • Wellbeing and Health Promotion
  • Facilitation of network events and conferences
  • Advice on governance structures, policies and procedures


  • Blackpool Youth Work Summit 2024: “The workers particularly liked that the input was interactive and engaging, it helped to set the tone and thinking process brilliantly for the day.” [Simon Morton - Blackpool Council - Youth Service Manager]

  • "Think Forward are an inspiring example for the international Cities of Learning partners, in promoting creativity across our network through demonstrating how they facilitate learning and recognition". [BadgeCraft - 2024]

  • "I am in awe of your collective, creative concepts as well as your remarkable energy levels! You delivered above and beyond our expectations". [Break the Mould - LDCVS 2023]

  • "I highly appreciated the approach and the professionalism of the trainers. I admired the energy and knowledge they were able to convey perfectly". [StageCraft for Youth Workers - 2023]

  • "Think Forward have facilitated the annual Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Frontline Network Conference for the last couple of years and have delivered exactly what was needed. They are creative and inclusive in their approach and ensured the community of workers in attendance, felt supported, valued and heard with genuine care.” [Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde Frontline Network Conference - Streetlife 2022/2023]


Aim: To focus on providing high quality organisational and workforce development support through the provision of training, bespoke packages, facilitation and consultancy services which result in a more robust and resilient youth and community sector



  • To positively influence the future sustainability of the youth and community sector through the provision of high-quality workforce development and youth leadership opportunities

  • To provide a greater awareness and understanding of what good youth and community work looks like through the delivery of bespoke creative and alternative informal learning opportunities for youth and/or community based organisations  

  • To foster the development of local, regional, national and international connections, relationships and networks, for example Cities and Regions of Learning, collaboration with Beasily, facilitation of networking conferences

  • To provide consultancy and organisational development support for other statutory, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCSFE) organisations working in the field of youth and community work


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