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Blackburn with Darwen

Blackburn with Darwen

Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen Head Office

Age UK offers a variety of services for people over the age of 50 years including advice on care, health & support. Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG Telephone 01254 266620, or Darwen Town Hall, Croft Street, Darwen, BB3 1BQ Telephone 01254 773440 Email

Blackburn Foodbank

The Blackburn Foodbank provides emergency food, for local people, using a voucher system accessed via GPs, health visitors, social workers and CAB. Blackburn Foodbank, The Oaks, Oakenhurst Rd, Blackburn, BB2 1SN Tel:01254 672756 Opening times 11am till 2pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service is a substance misuse, prevention and recovery service with a range of access points across Blackburn with Darwen. Regent House, Regent Street, Blackburn,BB1 6BH Phone lines open 24 hours a day: Young People’s Services: 01254 495052 Adult Services: 01254 495014

East Lancs Hospice

East Lancashire Hospice provides care for people suffering from life limiting illnesses throughout Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Clitheroe. Park Lee Road, Blackburn, BB2 3NY Tel: 01254 287000 Fax: 01254 665000 Email:


The Foyer Federation is a not-for-profit organisation that helps young people who face barriers in their lives. 1A Princes Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1LS 01254 222 030

Lancashire Mind

Lancashire Mind currently offers 3 specific projects to assist those with a Mental Health Condition; Supported Housing, Floating Support and Intensive Housing Management. Details of these projects can be found on the website. Tel: 01257 231660


Nightsafe is a Blackburn based charity providing holistic services to homeless and vulnerable young people aged 16-24 years. Nightsafe, The Boulevard Centre, 45 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ Phone: 01254 503067 Email: The main office open 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri. The Platform 5 day centre open 10am to 5pm Mon to Fri. If you call 01254 672139 outside these hours, staff may be able to assist you.

Twin Valley Homes

Twin Valley Homes is Blackburn with Darwen’s largest registered social landlord, managing around 8,000 properties as part of the Together Housing Group. Prospect House, Wharf Street, Blackburn. BB1 1JD. Telephone: 0300 555 5560


The WISH centre assists people in Blackburn with Darwen who are experiencing domestic abuse. Trained staff are available to discuss choices and options in a non-judgemental way, providing emotional and practical support. Opening times: Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am- 4pm 43 King St. Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2DH Telephone: 01254 260465/ 55111 (9am-5pm)

Your Support, Your Choice

Your Support Your Choice offers a range of quality assured services to help people to live independent lives. Customer Liaison Team (adult social care referrals, social work enquiries) 01254 587547 - Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm. ‘Your Support, Your Choice’ shop 01254 292620 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm & Saturdays 10am - 2pm. Emergencies out of hours 01254 587547.

Information last updated 02 November 2016

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.