Useful Information

Further Information outside of physical activity

Housing Support Scheme

The Government have announced the scheme will be further extended to help with the rising cost of living. The Household Support Scheme will be run by the Council and local partners, to assist residents of Blackburn with Darwen to access food, support with energy and water bills, and other essential items.

Click here to read more about the Housing Support Scheme.

Exploring Lancashire by Rail - A Walk from Darwen

Check out the video above that has been developed by Community Rail Lancashire promoting a circular walk from Darwen Train Station going through Darwen Town Centre, Bold Venture Park, Darwen Jubilee Tower, Sunnyhurst, and Sunnyhurst Woods.

Click here to find out more about Community Rail Lancashire

Ways to stay connected

Video Calling

Many people are using video chat to stay in contact with their friends.

FaceTime, Whatsapp and Skype are just some of the video calling platforms that can give you and your loved ones some such needed face-to-face contact.


Houseparty is a popular face-to-face social networking app which allows you to communicate and have fun- you can even play a variety of games with your friends in the app.

Social Media

Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be a very powerful space for people to feel connected to others.  

Befriending Services

If these online options are not suitable, befriending services can arrange for a friendly volunteer to call you for a chat.  


For personalised support, information, motivation or guidance to look after your emotional and physical health call The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email

Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday