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