South West Lancashire Independent Community Advice Network

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For 40 years South West Lancashire Independent Community Advice Network (SWLICAN or ICAN for short) has continued to work as a grass roots organisation providing quality advice and support on Employment Law, Welfare Rights and Money Advice.

From our newly refurbished I.T. suite we also provide training and support in basic and advanced I.T., as well as providing CV writing assistance, job search and much more. Our services are free, accessible and client friendly and are delivered from our base at the Ecumenical Centre in Skelmersdale and at a number of outreach venues.


SWLICAN is a driver of social inclusion through the provisions of accessible resources, training and social activities for individuals and local Voluntary, Community and Faith organisations in West Lancashire.

ICAN’s basic philosophy is the empowerment of people to be active citizens who are able to help themselves, either by accessing services or volunteering and employment opportunities. We want people to be able to solve their problems themselves by providing them with the necessary life skills, confidence, resources and facilities to do so. We are currently offering a number of free courses via Zoom:

Click to find details of Money Management course.

Click  to find details of Welfare Rights course.

Click to find details of Getting the Right Care and Support course.

Visit our website by clicking here.