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Blackburn with Darwen Carers Strategy 2024 – 2028

Why a Blackburn with Darwen Carers Strategy? Value of Carers - as evidenced in a recent Health Foundation Report, unpaid carers play a substantial and vital role in meeting social care needs. The care they provide has enormous value, both... Read More...

Activity Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person whose focus is provide support and respite opportunities for those who have a caring role. Job description and application form are available from us at Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service,... Read More...

“Legacy of Hope: Action for ASD’s Final Gift Empowers Four Charities to Continue Autism Support Mission in Lancashire”

After over two decades of dedicated service to individuals and families affected by autism, Action for ASD, a cherished charity based in Burnley, has closed its doors. In June 2023, the trustees, facing operational and organisational challenges, made the difficult... Read More...

SEND Directory

An effective and simple structure of *SEND support, accessible to all who need it. *SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Home (sendunlocked.org) Read More...

Looking After Someone Guide by Carers UK

Information and support for carers in England cuk-looking-after-someone-2022-23-england.pdf (carersuk.org) About this guideEvery day 6,000 people in the UK become carers, looking after family or friends who are older, disabled or seriously ill. See guide for more information Read More...

Carers and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Being a carer and suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder The NHS says: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. SAD is sometimes known as "winter depression" because the symptoms are usually... Read More...

There are around 7 million carers in the UK. That’s one in ten people. Three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives

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CARERS UK – 2022-2023 GUIDE

CARERS UK have released a guide for carer. This edition includes A Carer’s Guide: an illustrated introduction to the challenges of caring, from making difficult decisions to looking after your health and wellbeing.Benefits: an overview of which benefits you or the person you... Read More...

Hospital Discharge

Do you live in Blackburn with Darwen and have recently been discharged from hospital? Or do you care for someone who has recently been discharged from hospital? Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service is trying to identify carers who have been... Read More...

Financial hardship

Are you experiencing financial hardship? Do you live in Blackburn with Darwen? These services can help: Oaks Money Advice Centre The Oaks Money Advice Centre | Blackburn Foodbank The Oaks Money Advice Centre provides a free, confidential, face to face... Read More...
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