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Support groups and helplines

There are a number of local and national organisations that offer help and support.

Local support groups and helplines

 

50+ Partnership
Address: 4 King Street, Blackburn, BB2 2DH
Phone: 01254 266620
Web: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/blackburnwithdarwen/about-us/campaigns/

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen
Address: 4 King Street, Blackburn
Phone: 01254 266620
Fax: 01254 266621
Web: www.ageukbwd.org.uk
Email:  enquiries@ageukbwd.org.uk

Age UK (Darwen)
Address: Darwen Town Hall, Croft Street, Darwen
Phone: (01254) 773440
Web: www.ageukbwd.org.uk
Email: enquiries@ageukbwd.org.uk

Aids and Adaptations Team (moving and handling, occupational therapy, sensory impairment, telecare and surveyors)
Address: Blackburn with Darwen Council, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Phone: (01254) 269220
Fax: (01254) 269221

Alzheimer's Society - East Lancashire
Address: Lodge House, Cow Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NN 
Phone: 01282 421233 
Web: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/branch.php?branch=true&branchCode=12616
Email:  eastlancashire@alzheimers.org.uk

BADDAG (Blackburn and Darwen Disabled Access Group)
Address: 47 Kingsway, Lower Darwen, Darwen, BB3 0RF
Phone: 01254 262309
Web: www.baddag.org.uk
Email:  info@baddag.org.uk

Bipolar Support Group (Blackburn and Darwen)
Phone: 0333 323 3885
Web:  www.bipolar.org.uk
Email:  blackburn@bipolarukgroups.org darwen@bipolargroups.org

Blackburn & Darwen District Without Abuse
Address: The WISH Centre, 43 King St Blackburn BB2 2DH 
Phone: 01254 260465 (7 days a week, 9am - 5pm), outside of these hours 0808 2000 247 
Web: www.bddwa.org.uk
Email:
  info@womens-aid-blackburn.co.uk

Blackburn and Darwen Stroke Association
Address: Mill Hill Community Centre, New Chapel Street, Blackburn, BB2 4DT
Phone: 01254 367432 or 01254 367431

Blackburn and District Blind Society
Address: Suite 4 - Unit A, Cobham House, Shadsworth Gateway Estate, Haslingden Road (Wilkinson Way), Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2EE 
Phone: 01254 698683
Email: contact@bbsoc.org.uk 
Web: www.bbsoc.org.uk 

 

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Adult Education/Lifelong Learning)
Address: Town Hall, Tower Block, Blackburn, BB1 7DY 
Phone: 01254 585660 
Email:  lifelonglearning@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Asylum Support)
Address: Town Hall, Tower Block, Blackburn, BB1 7DY 
Phone: 01254 585730 
Email:  asylum@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Benefits Service)
Address: Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Phone: 01254 585585 option 1
Web: www.blackburn.gov.uk 
Email:  benefits@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council (Housing Needs)
Address: Blackburn Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Phone: (01254) 585444
Email:  housingneeds@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Learning Disability Partnership Board
Address: Adult Social Services, PO Box 478, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 9BR
Phone: 01254 587547
Web: www.bwdld.org.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Older People's Forum
Phone: 01254 503046
Web: www.olderpeoplesforum.org.uk
Email: enquiries@olderpeoplesforum.org.uk

Bootstrap Enterprises (including Supported Employment Services)
Address: 35 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ
Phone: (01254) 680367
Fax: (01254) 680672
Web: www.bootstrap.org.uk 
Email: graham.jones@bootstrap.org.uk

Breast Care Support Group - Blackburn
Address: 29 Ryburn Avenue, Blackburn, BB2 7AU 
Phone: 01254 262324

Breathe Easy Support Group - Blackburn and Darwen
Address: Audley Community Centre, Chester Street, Blackburn, BB1 1LP
Phone: 01254 672513 or 01254 584536
Web: www.lunguk.org
Email:  breathe.easy@blf-uk.org

British Heart Foundation - Blackburn with Darwen & District Branch
Address: 9 Wordsworth Gardens, Darwen, BB3 3EG 
Phone: 01254 706825

Brook (Blackburn) - sex advice for under 25s
Address: 54/56 Darwen Street, Blackburn, BB2 2BL
Phone: 01254 268700
Email:  reception@brookblackburn.org.uk

B-with-us
Address: Prospect House, Wharf Street, Blackburn BB1 1JD 
Phone: 0300 123 22 00 or 01254 269111 
Web: www.b-with-us.com

Carers Service (Blackburn with Darwen)
Address: Greenhurst Place, Blackburn, BB2 1NA
Phone: 01254 688440
Fax: 01254 688441 
Web: www.bwdcarers.org.uk 
Email:  office@bwdcarers.org.uk

Care Network
Address: 1st Floor, Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG 
Phone: 01254 507255
Web: www.carenetwork.org.uk
Email:  helpdesk@carenetwork.org.uk

CGL Inspire - Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service 
Address: Regent House, Regent Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6BH
Website:  http://www.changegrowlive.org/content/blackburn-darwen-integrated-drug-and-alcohol-treatment-services
Phone: Young People's Services - 01254 495052, Adult Services -  01254 495014
Email:  blackburn.Implementation@cgl.org.uk

Creative Support
Address: 38 Wellington Street (St John's), Blackburn, BB1 8AF
Phone: 01254 674301
Web: www.creativesupportblackburn.co.uk
Email:  blackburn@creativesupport.org.uk

Crossroads Care East Lancashire
Address: Burnley Business Centre, Liverpool Road, Burnley, BB12 6HH
Phone: 01282 832548
Web: www.crossroads.org.uk
Email:  enquiries@crossroadseastlancs.org.uk

The Daisy Chain
Address: 10 Springfield Avenue, Cherry Tree, Blackburn, BB2 5NR
Phone: 01254 209034 or 07875 580949
Web: www.daisychaincares.com

East Lancashire Deaf Society
Address:      6-8 Heaton Street, Blackburn, BB2 2EF
Phone: 01254 844550
Email: info@elds.org.uk
Web: www.elds.org.uk

East Lancashire Hospice
Address: Park Lee Road. Blackburn. BB2 3NY
Phone: 01254 733400
Web:  www.eastlancshospice.org.uk

Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen
Address: Suite 20, Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn BB1 3HQ
Phone: 01254 504985
Minicom: Text: 07525 237745
Web: www.healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk 
Email: info@healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk

Homestart Blackburn and Darwen
Address: Suite 12, King's Court, King St, Blackburn, BB2 2DH
Phone: 01254 692613

Jubilee Tower Credit Union
Address: 5 -7 Bolton Road, Darwen, BB3 1DF
Phone: 01254 776611
Email:  jubileetowercu@btconnect.com

Lancashire Mind
Phone: 01257 231660
Web: www.lancashiremind.org.uk
Email:   admin@lancashiremind.org.uk

Lancashire Women's Centres
Address: 25 Wellington St (St Johns), Blackburn, BB1 8AF
Phone: 01254 583032
Fax: 01254 447875
Web: www.womenscentre.org
Email:  referrals@womenscentre.org

Lifeline - free confidential advice service for under 25s
Address: 68 - 70 Darwen St, Blackburn, BB2 2BL
Phone: 01254 677493
Fax: 01254 677503
Email:  yps@lifeline.org.uk

Maundy Relief (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual needs)
Address: 29-31 Abbey Street, Accrington BB5 1EN.
Phone: 01254 232328
Web: www.maundyrelief.co.uk
Email:  info@maundyrelief.co.uk

Mencap (Blackburn and district)
Phone: 01254 886452
Web: www.mencap.org.uk

Nightsafe
Address: The Fusebox, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, BB1 1EP
Phone: 01254 587687 
Fax: 01254 660525

Patient & Public Involvement Forum - NHS Blackburn with Darwen
Address: The Globe Centre St. James Square Accrington, BB5 0RE 
Phone: 01254 300469 
Fax: 01254 399741

Racial Equality Council (Blackburn with Darwen)
Address: Blackburn Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DY
Phone: (01254) 697722

Relate (Blackburn)
Address: 10 Strawberry Bank, Blackburn, BB2 6AA
Phone: 01772 717 597
Web: www.relate.org.uk

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (Blackburn)
Address: Apollo House, Ordnance Street, Blackburn, BB1 3AE
Phone: (01254) 503710 or 503728
Fax: (01254) 263370
Minicom: (01254) 503735
Email: juliet.green@rnid.org.uk or tina.grech@rnid.org.uk

Shama group
Address: Audley Community Centre, Chester Street, Blackburn, BB1 1DW 
Phone: 01254 601494

Shelter - Blackburn with Darwen
Address: 69 Preston New Road, Blackburn, BB2 6AY
Phone: 03445 151831
Web: http://england.shelter.org.uk/

Supported Housing - Blackburn & District
Address: 35 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ
Phone: 07968 216678

Twin Valley Homes 
Address: Prospect House, Wharf Street, Blackburn, BB1 1JD
Phone: 01254 269000 
Web: www.twinvalleyhomes.com
Email:  info@twinvalleyhomes.com

Your Support, Your Choice
Address: 9a Town Hall Street, Blackburn 
Phone: (01254) 292620
Email:  info@ysyc.co.uk


National support groups and helplines

Action on Elder Abuse
Address: PO Box 60001, Streatham, SW16 9BY
Phone: 080 8808 8141 
Fax: 020 8696 9328
Web: www.elderabuse.org.uk
Email:  enquiries@elderabuse.org.uk

Aidis Trust (help with computers and technology for people with a disability)
Address: 3, Gunthorpe Street, London, E1 7RQ
Phone: 0845 120 3719 
Web: www.aidis.org
Email:  support@aidis.org

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0845 769 7555 
Web: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Email:  help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society 
Phone: 0845 300 0336
Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Ann Craft Trust (ACTing Against the Abuse of Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities)
Address: Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD 
Phone: 0115 9515400 
Fax: 0115 9515232 
Web: www.anncrafttrust.org
Email:  ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk

Arthritis - National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
Phone: 0800 298 7650 or 0845 458 3969
Web: www.rheumatoid.org.uk

Autism - The National Autistic Society
Phone: 0845 070 4004
Web: www.nas.org.uk

British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Phone: 020 8543 2707
Web: www.basrt.org.uk

Carers Direct
Phone: 0300 123 1053
Web: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/Pages/carers-direct-helpline.aspx

Continence
Phone: 0870 770 3246
Web: www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org

Diabetes
Phone: 0207 424 1000 
Web: www.diabetes.org.uk

Debt - National Debtline
Phone: 0808 8084000
Web: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Debt - NHS Credit Crunch Stressline
Phone: 0300 123 2000
Web: www.nhs.uk/creditcrunch

Down's Syndrome Association
Phone: 0845 230 0372
Web: www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Drinkline
Phone: 0800 917 8282
Web: www.units.nhs.uk

Gamblers Anonymous
Phone: 020 7384 3040 
Web: www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Lesbian & Gay Foundation
Address: Princess House, 104 - 107 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD
Phone: 0161 235 8025
Web: www.lgf.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support
Phone: 0808 808 00 00
Web: www.macmillan.org.uk

Motor Neurone Disease Association
Address: PO Box 246, Northampton, NN1 2PR
Phone: 01604 250505
Fax: 01604 624726/638289
Web: www.mndassociation.org
Email:  enquiries@mndassociation.org

Multiple Sclerosis
Phone: 0808 800 8000 
Web: www.mssociety.org.uk

National Association of Widows
Phone: 0845 8382261
Web: www.nawidows.org.uk
Email: info@nawidows.org.uk

National Autistic Society
Address: 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG
Phone: 020 7833 2299 
Fax: 020 7833 9666 
Web: www.autism.org.uk
Email: nas@nas.org.uk

NHS 111
Phone: 111
Web: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/NHS-111.aspx

Parkinsons Disease
Phone: 0808 800 0033
Web: www.parkinsons.org.uk

Samaritans
Address: 105 New Park Street, Blackburn
Phone: 116 123 (freephone number)
Web: www.samaritans.org.uk

Terrence Higgins Trust
Phone: 0845 12 21 2000
Web: www.tht.org.uk

Victim Support
Phone: 0207 268 0200 
Web: www.victimsupport.org.uk

gemmamcmullan@gmail.com

Please note: Some of the organisations listed on this page are not endorsed or recommended by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and the contact details are provided for information only.

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