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A.C.E.S

The aces programme has been designed with practical solutions in mind to support families through realistic and achievable lifestyle changes. Families will receive information and guidance on becoming more active, eating healthy and reducing time spent in front of the screen. During the 6 week...

Active Living

A multi-disciplinary referral programme focusing on specific Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular medical conditions. Active Living; Cardiac Health and Well-being "Active Living" is a health and well-being programme for those who have been referred be a medical professional following a 'cardiac event...

Advice For All

If you have problems with debt the Advice For All service can provide confidential advice, negotiate with creditors and represent you in court. If you are having difficulty with mortgage or rent payments, or have been threatened with repossession, please contact this service to see how they can...

Baiter Sehat

Baiter Sehat are now taking their campaign on the road with a ‘Speak with One Voice’ roadshow that aims to capture the feelings of the community about health issues directly relating to them. And the next workshop will take place at Little Harwood Community Centre in Blackburn on Thursdy, 28th...
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beeZ Card

The beeZ card is Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s leisure card. The card allows you to access leisure centres and leisure facilities across the borough, including activities as part of the re:fresh free leisure scheme. beeZ cards are free to people who live, work, attend full time education...

Blackburn and District Blind Society

Blackburn and District Blind Society is a registered charity and have recently re-located to new premises at the Independent Living Service, Mill Hill Street, Blackburn BB2 2RB. We can be contacted on 01254 269225, email: bdbs.vi.support@btconnect.com. The Society is in a process of development...

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust (Registered Charity No. 1117122) is fully committed to offering all members of the local community access to the highest quality programme of grassroots football, education, inclusion initiatives and awareness projects to encourage off-field participation, success...

Blackburn Sports Club

BSC was formed as a not-for-profit club to provide free sports training for all residents of Blackburn. We started small, but with the enthusiasm and commitment of our members we aim to achieve our longer-term ambition of bringing competitive sports to all residents of Blackburn as a means of...

Blackburn with Darwen Council for Voluntary Service

Blackburn with Darwen Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) is a local development agency which exists to promote, develop and support voluntary and community action in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen. We aim... - to assist the positive development of the voluntary and community groups in...

Blackburn with Darwen 50+ Partnership

A Voice for Older People Blackburn with Darwen 50+ Partnership is a strategic group promoting the needs and aspirations of people over 50 living in the Borough. We work continuously with all those who commission or provide services used by over 50s. We also ensure the views and experiences of...

Carers Service

Blackburn with Darwen Carers Services are a local charity supporting the work of unpaid carers in the Borough and it aims to provide you with relevant and accurate information about all aspects of your caring role, and keep you up-to-date with the free services and events we are offering. Are you a...
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Community Stroke Support

Community Stroke Workshops Community Stroke Workshops raise awareness of Stroke, TIA signs, FAST message and the need for speed with a stroke. Stroke/TIA pathway in Blackburn with Darwen and managing stroke risk factors. To book a free stroke workshop contact: Lynette Banister. Lynette.banister...

Community Transport

Community Transport Booking Line 01254 588190 Q. What is Community Transport? Community Transport is door to door transport for disabled people and people over 60 who cannot use public transport, Community Transport is also available for those who do not have immediate access to a local bus...

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory provides the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. Every counsellor on the...

Decent and Safe Homes (DASH)

Handy Person Service If you live in Blackburn with Darwen and are over 60 or in receipt of disability living allowance you may be eligible for this service, regardless of whether you are an owner-occupier or live in rented accomodation. This free handy person service is part of the Decent and...

Dragons Apprentice

Dragon’s Apprentice – this project, now in its 3rd year, gives community/voluntary groups the opportunity to apply for up to £2,500 to deliver a project that supports Self Care, empowers individuals and promotes health & wellbeing. The date for applications for this year has now closed. For...

East Lancs Womens Centre

We offer a range of services and opportunities that help us to meet our aim to ‘Support, Encourage and Enable’ all women to get the best out of life for themselves and their families. We support emotional wellbeing through group work, personal development courses and counselling. We deliver...

'every step counts' - Walking for Health

Walking for Health has a new outreach project ‘every step counts’ being piloted in Blackburn with Darwen. Over the next 18 months the BIG lottery funded project is targeting communities, helping them discover the joys of walking and getting them more active with a 12 week walking plan. All groups...
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Falls Prevention

The service targets those of age 65 or over who have had a fall whether injurious or not. It is also for those for whom the fear of falling is limiting daily life. A range of seated exercise and low level mobility classes are also available for those over the age of 65 who want to remain active...
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HealthWISE

HealthWise is available for individuals who have any health or medical problems and would benefit from improving their lifestyle. The programme offers a supported route into accessing structured exercise, physical activity and weight management sessions. Over the course of 12 weeks individuals...

Healthy Living Service

Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living works to educate and support people of all ages in the local community to improve their health and wellbeing. In order to achieve this, we provide a range of services which are aimed at encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles: Services Community Gyms...
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Health Trainers

Health Trainers operate within the community to provide information, motivation and support, on a one to one basis, helping individuals move towards a healthier lifestyle. Health Trainers encourage individuals to set their own goals and enable them to assess their lifestyle and discover which...
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Healthy Communities Partnership

Local people and agencies working together on health issues to improve the quality of life within their own neighbourhoods. Through shared learning and community action, professionals and community volunteers work together to develop projects which have a positive health impact and improve well...

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include: - community nursing; - health visiting...
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Lancashire Mind Ltd

Lancashire Mind in Blackburn with Darwen Lancashire Mind have moved into the community to achieve our vision of mental wellbeing for all. To find out what the services have available or to ask a question about mental health and wellbeing come along to Open Door. Open Door is a friendly and...
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Led Walks and Cycling

Walk this Way Health Walks for all abilities in Blackburn with Darwen Click here for the current Led Walks Programme For more information on the Led Walks Programme - contact the walk leaders Nick Burton (01254) 694503, mobile: 07739 779690, email nick.burton@blackburn.gov.uk Wheels Around...

Library and Information Service

Blackburn with Darwen Library and Information Service offer a variety of ways to help you stay fit and healthy, whatever your age or ability we have something for you. Joining the library is simple and gives you access to a wide range of free resources. Click on the links below to find out more or...

Lifestyle for Work

For many, the barriers to work are complex, Lifestyle For Work primarily operates within the Learning and Development phase, by supporting the process of change, within the individual it can bring about engaged progression by that person on their journey into work. The 1-2-1 support that Lifestyle...

Macular Society

Support throughout central vision loss The Macular Society has been supporting people with Macular conditions for over 25 years, offering information, support and funding for research to find a cure, so that one day we can overcome Macular disease. Macular disease is a condition where sufferers...
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Motivate

The Motivate team is part of the councils re:fresh Healthy Lifestyles Team. Motivate have a weekly timetable of activity sessions for adults with a learning disability. Our sessions aim to help people lead an active lifestyle and improve their health and wellbeing. Our staff are friendly and...

My Health and Wellbeing Passport

Health chiefs in Blackburn with Darwen are launching an innovative ‘health & wellbeing passport’ scheme to help people overcome communication barriers when they visit hospital. The passport – a wallet-sized foldaway document full of personal information – was developed jointly by staff from...

Older People's Forum

The Older People’s Forum in Blackburn with Darwen exists to promote the well being of people over 50 by being their voice; thereby empowering and enabling effective consultation and facilitating social engagement. The Forum hosts regular meetings on a range of topics; provides opportunities for...

Self Care

‘Self Care’ is part of daily living. It is the care taken by individuals towards their own health & wellbeing and includes the care extended to their children, family, friends and others in neighbourhoods and local communities.’ Self Care – a 6 week Self Care Course is available which supports...

Stepping Stone Projects

The Stepping Stone Projects have extensive experience of providing support to vulnerable people across the borough, to enable them to access and maintain independent accommodation. To acheive this goal, the service also support the client to access and work with other specialist statutory and...

Stop Smoking Service

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Swimming Lessons

Childrens' Swimming Lessons The National Plan for Teaching Swimming takes the non-swimmer on a journey, from the first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water! A course of junior (age 3 and a half +) swimming lessons last between 8 - 14 weeks depending on the time of year...

Tramper Hire

Witton Country Park Prston Old Road Blackburn BB2 2TP Trampers are specifically designed for off-road terrain, giving people with low mobility access to the countryside. Available: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 11.30am To book a tramper please call Audley Sports and Community Centre on...
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Your Support Your Choice

Looking for support or for something new to get involved in? Got a problem and don’t know where to start? Want to get involved in your community? Then speak to us at Your Support Your Choice Your Support Your Choice can help stop a small problem becoming a crisis by putting people in touch with...
 
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