who to contact for additional support

help hub

If you are in desperate need of food, are worried about paying for gas and electricity, or need support for your mental wellbeing while you’re isolated at home, get in touch with the BwD Help Hub.

or call 01254 588111. Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-12:00 Saturday & Sunday. You can also go to www.blackburn.gov.uk


If you are concerned about a neighbour please contact the Help Hub above.


who you can contact for support

We don’t want anyone to struggle during the Coronavirus outbreak, and are working with a range of local organisations who can offer support.

Whether you need a prescription picking up, some shopping delivered, or a warm meal, there’s someone in Blackburn with Darwen who can help you.


support offers from our partners

Care Network Information, advice and guidance on a wide range of community services including the Safe Trader scheme. Contact: 01254 507255


Age UK

Wide range of support services, information, advice and guidance for people over 55. Contact: 01254 266620


Blackburn Food Bank

Food supplies to people in need. Contact: 01254 672756


Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service

Support, information advice and guidance for people who care for friends and family. Contact: 01254 688440


Child Action North West

Range of services to support children, young people and their families. Contact: 01254 244700


Lancashire Women

Range of support services for women designed around individual needs. Contact: 0300 3301354


Health and wellbeing advice

Range of services to support people to improve their health and wellbeing. re:fresh website Contact 01254 682 037


Prescription medication

If you need prescription medication, we advise you to contact your GP surgery or local pharmacy.

We are also working with local community groups and charities who are keen to provide support to residents in need in their neighbourhoods.


Council Tax

If you are struggling to pay your Council Tax, there is support available. Call 01254 585585 for help.


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