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Blackburn with Darwen

Blackburn with Darwen

Rights and citizenship

You might be interested in the following rights and citizenship information

Advocacy Focus

Advocacy Focus benefits people Lancashire wide, particularly those who are disadvantaged by society and need independent support to make their views heard. Advocacy Focus, The Old Tannery,Eastgate, Accrington Lancashire BB5 6PW, Telephone 0300 323 0965

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; consumer issues, form filling, letter writing, negotiating with third parties and information about other services. 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 with Darwen Carers

Offers support, information and advice to all unpaid carers within Blackburn with Darwen. Telephone 01254 688440

Blackburn Youth Zone

Blackburn Youth Zone provides opportunities for young people to take part in a range of positive activities, develop their abilities and channel their energy. Blackburn Youth Zone, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, BB1 1EP General enquiries 01254 292000.

Child Action North West

Child Action Northwest offers support for children and young people through their familywise, targeted youth support and young carers programmes. Blackburn Office 273 Preston New Road, Blackburn BB2 6PL. Tel: 01254 244700 email :

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Blackburn

CAB offers free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination and much more. Telephone: 03444889622


Home-Start is a national family support charity that helps parents to build better lives for their children. Suite 19, Kings Court, 33 King Street, BLACKBURN, BB2 2DH , Telephone 01254 692613, Email:

Lancashire Women’s Centres

Lancashire Women’s Centres offer a range of services and opportunities to support emotional wellbeing through group work, personal development courses and counselling. 21-23 Blackburn Rd, Accrington BB5 1HF, Telephone 01254 871771


The WISH centre is a first point of contact for 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. 43 King St. Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2DH Telephone 01254 260465/ 55111

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

Citizens Advice

Check the Consumer section for advice on buying on the Internet, returning goods, rogue traders, choosing and comparing energy suppliers etc.

Law Society - find a solicitor

Search the database of registered solicitors, and find further guidance about paying for legal services, specialist solicitors, lawyers for businesses etc.

Legal aid

Find out about Legal Aid, eligibility criteria and how to claim it.

UK legislation

Search the official portal to the full text of all legislation from 1988 to the present day.


Register to vote or apply for vote by proxy.

Which? Consumer rights

Find sample letters, step-by-step guides to how to place a complaint and guidance on relevant legislation.

Write to them

Get help in identifying and writing a message to your local councillor, MP or MEPs.