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Home maintenance and gardening

There is help available with maintaining property for homeowners who would like to continue to live independently and safely in their own homes.

Care Network

Care Network is a registered charity that supports people in Blackburn with Darwen to live independently by referring them onto a range of quality assured services including a range of gardening and home maintenance services.  Their customers include older people, people with a disability and those who care for someone at home, but adults of all ages needing support to live independently can access their services.

Care Network ensures that all their providers:

  • Undertake CRB (criminal records bureau) checks
  • Provide references
  • Have the relevant qualifications
  • Have adequate insurance

So that you can have peace of mind.

All of Care Network's providers will either have published prices or will supply a free written, no obligation quote.  A list of current prices is available from the Care Network website

Click here to view a case study on Care Network's website about how Care Network has helped a lady in Blackburn with Darwen with her home maintenance

Gardening service
Do you find it difficult to keep on top of your gardening chores? If so, Care Network's gardening service will help to ensure that you enjoy the maximum benefits your garden has to offer.  The service has many satisfied customers. From regular grass cutting to tree cutting to garden landscaping, there are a range of services available including:

  • Grass cutting and general garden maintenance
  • Landscape gardening
  • Tree surgery and felling
  • Hedge trimming
  • Fencing

For more information please contact Care Network.

Home maintenance
Care Network can provide access to a range of trades-people including plumbers, joiners, roofers, builders, gas engineers, plasterers, locksmiths, window fitters, electricians and painters and decorators.  All sizes and types of jobs are catered for, there is no job too small.  With a Care Network provider you can be assured that you will receive a good quality job at a reasonable price within a reasonable timescale.  For more information please contact Care Network. 

Tarmacing and groundwork service
This service covers all types of groundwork including:

  • Tarmacing
  • Flagging
  • Block paving
  • Concreting
  • Turfing
  • Landscaping and all groundwork

Grave tending service
Whether someone would like one visit or more frequent visits, our gardener will wash the headstone and tidy the surrounding area.  People can choose to have bedding plants put in or flowers laid to mark a special date or anniversary. If people cannot visit the grave, a photograph can be taken of the grave and sent to the customer.

Care Network
Address: 1st Floor, Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AG
Phone: 01254 507255

You can contact these organisations direct but 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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