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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.  

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

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. 

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.

For more information about any of the services above contact Care Network.

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

Healthy homes service

Care Network is the accredited Home Improvement Agency for Blackburn with Darwen. They're dedicated to helping you live safely and with dignity at home, because they know that your home is more than just bricks and mortar.

There is a lot you can do to make your home a better place in which to live, particularly when your needs may have changed. Starting to make changes where they are needed can keep you doing all the normal things you enjoy doing in your daily life.

Care Network now offers expert knowledge, advice and support to help you to achieve a warm, safe, hazard free and energy efficient home.

Our new Healthy Homes service is free and offered to Blackburn with Darwen residents, who are:

  • over 65 years old or
  • are living with long term health conditions or
  • have a child under the age of 5

Do you want to know more about achieving your own healthy home?

If so, why not call us to arrange a home visit and get advice and guidance on: 

  • Your general health and wellbeing
  • Your mobility around your home
  • The condition of your property
  • Your general safety
  • Fire safety
  • Keeping your home secure
  • How to stay warm at home
  • Outdoor areas

We will help you to identify free support, however some solutions we suggest may incur costs. We can check if you are entitled to financial help like grants and charitable funding. You will have full access to our safe trader scheme which offers free no obligation quotes.

Find out more about Care Network's home maintenance and gardening services. 

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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