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 budgeting, debt and benefit advice services based within Blackburn Foodbank, open to anyone under financial strain. We are understanding of how debt and money management can build up and become seemingly unmanageable, and so we provide tools and advice to alleviate this and allow for a path forward. Anyone is free to terminate services at any point without commitments.

Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm.

The Foodbank About | Blackburn Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Food available at SAMS – Newfield Drive, Bburn 01254 291271

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Blackburn Mill Hill Community Fridge & The Billy Project

Blackburn Mill Hill Community Fridge… – The Billy Project | Facebook

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Shelter – 0344 515 1831

Shelter is a national homelessness and housing charity. Shelter Lancashire helps people across Blackburn with Darwen with advice and support regarding housing, debt and welfare benefit issues. The team are providing advice and support by telephone and email to keep you safe through this challenging time. Contact them today to find out more.

Shelter Lancashire | Care Network (Blackburn with Darwen) Ltd

Care Network 01254 507255 (option 2)

Care Network believes that everyone is entitled to an independent, healthy and safe life.

Whether it’s support for you or someone close to you, support at home or in your community. We will do everything we can to inform you and connect you with quality services for your continued wellbeing.

We are here for all people living in Blackburn with Darwen. Helping everyone to know where to go to access help, advice and support when they face any of life’s challenges. 

About us | Care Network (Blackburn with Darwen) Ltd

Lancashire BME Network

Energy 360 is a support service to help you and your family improve your home energy efficiency whilst reducing your bills and carbon footprint. It is funded through the Energy Saving Trust and provides free impartial energy advice.

We offer FREE confidential bilingual support which is personalised to you and your home.

Energy 360 – Lancashire BME Network

If you are a carer and living in BWD contact the CARERS SERVICE

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