Purple Umbrella

Purple Umbrella is an organisation supporting adults with disabilities. 

Fitness Programme

Come and join us in Burscough or Skelmersdale to keep fit and healthy. 

Our weekly socially distanced sessions are for individuals with complex disabilities, and include activities such as chair yoga, jenga, bowls, ring toss, walks (weather permitting) and a monthly dance exercise and disco.

Sessions take place from 2 to 4 pm. Dates confirmed are:

Please bring your own support & face covering.We can also provide visors if needed.All venues will be thoroughly disinfected and a strict infection control policy is in place to keep you safe.  Any questions please email us at sandraanja21@gmail.com or Telephone; Sandra – 07758 079709 or Anja – 07914 842506.


A disability needn’t stop you making plans and enjoying yourself.  Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, you can bet there is someone else who wants to do that too, and you can be sure it will be more fun, and probably less cost, if you buddy up!  

Current Opportunities

  • Buddy up with 1 or 2 members and their support staff for weekly swimming in private pool
  • Join us to plan big days out to look forward to when times are better


Working as a personal assistant (PA) can be a very rewarding career and there are lots of opportunities to progress.

As a PA you’ll work directly with one individual to support them with various aspects of their daily life. This would usually be in their own home, in the community, at leisure or at work, including join in with Purple Umbrella daytime activities. 

Working 1:1, you get a chance to understand and know how best to support that person, and so you can make a real difference to their lives.   Working for a small service doesn’t mean that there is no support. Staff working for our members share activities and help each other with opportunities for training and mentoring and take pride in being part of a group of professional caring people who look out for each other.  By working together, we can all do a better job.

If you’re interested in becoming a PA, we shall be delighted to hear from you.

Each person who joins us is unique, and for some people, settling in to meet new friends is a big step that takes time and careful planning, for both the person and for their family.  

Call or email for an informal chat about what you are looking for and what we can offer.  The next step is a visit to ask about how best to support you and what you would like to do.  That way you can know us a little and vice-versa.  

When you are ready our Membership Form is available here.   Membership is a nominal £5 per year.   

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tess Reddington
Contact Position
01704 880971 01704 880971

Where to go

L40 4BZ
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Open and airy hall with good level access and parking on site. 

There is an accessible WC

Other Details


£1.00  Per session
There is a small membership fee for the year, and then we just ask £1 per person for refreshments. Costs subject to review


Referral Details

Self referral welcome.  Membership must be arranged prior to first visit. 

Last Updated

Last updated: 30/09/2021


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