n | compass operates across the North of England to enhance life opportunities for adults and young people disadvantaged by disability, physical and mental illness, age or social exclusion.


Helping people regain control of their lives through the provisions of carers, advocacy, health and wellbeing and young people services.


Originally the partnership was created to support the ‘Health and Wellbeing Champion’ service. Expanding to support the ‘Sitting in service’ operating in central, west and north Lancashire – a support service for carers, as well as, the Butterfly and Phoenix projects which provide self-harm counselling and support for young people in schools.




At present, there are 96 volunteers who have earned nearly 600 digital credits through giving their time as ‘Health Champions’ and encouraging carers to take a well-deserved break.


Ian, a Volunteer Coordinator has initiated a Tempo donation scheme, inviting volunteers to donate a specified amount of their credits each month. Currently, there are 58 credits collected and as a group, they are deciding on which local group, charity or organisation to donate them to!


“There is a lot of good feeling about Tempo Time Credits within this organisation, we are passionate about using them to support our work.”


n | compass holds the National Advocacy Quality Performance Mark which ensures the services provided are of high quality and delivered in line with national best practices.


Tempo programmes are funded by local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Housing providers, service providers and grant funders. We can also partner with charities on funding applications.


“They are a great tool to bring our volunteers together because they are spread all over the place.”

Ian Leadbeater,
n | compass Volunteer Coordinator