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Events and activities

We know that you are committed to your caring role but we believe that carers also have a right to a life of their own and that you need to maintain a balance between their caring responsibilities and any leisure or social activities you would like to pursue. This should be taken into account during our assessment of your needs as a carer.

Carers Activities

The Carers Service run a range of leisure and social activities that are aimed at carers, this could be anything from support groups and pamper days to craft sessions and coffee mornings, follow the link below for more details.

Carers Activities information


The Carers Service also runs groups and forums that meet on a regular basis.

Carers groups and forums information


Carers Week

Each year Carers Week shares the positive experiences as well as the more difficult and at the same time raises awareness of the issues faced by carers. During this week, a number of events and activities for carers of all ages take place. The key aims are for Carers Week are to:

  • Highlight and celebrate the contribution made by carers
  • Campaign for better support and services for carers
  • Promote policies and best practice that can improve carers' quality of life
  • Reach out to 'hidden' carers, ensuring they know where to find help and support.

Visit the Carers Week website


Useful contacts

Carers Service (Blackburn with Darwen)
Address: Greenhurst Place, Blackburn, BB2 1NA
Phone: 01254 688440
Fax: 01254 688441

Blackburn with Darwen Young Carers Project
Address: CANW Resource Centre, 273 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 6PL
Phone: 01254 692709

Carers Week
Address: 20 Great Dover Strret, London, SE1 4LX
Phone: 0845 241 2582
Fax: 020 7378 9781

If you are still unsure the Adult Social Care Team will be able to advise you. You can contact them from 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 01254 587547.

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