Community Links & Activities 


Inspire, Motivate, Promote Opportunities, Inform. Build Resilience.
Positive Engagement; Social Prescribing, Connection, Recreational Activities, Meaningful Occupation, Health & Self Care, Creativity, Nature.



  • Red rose recovery Network
  • Care Network Hub 
  • Creative football 
  • Lancashire Women
  • VETERANS Support Lancs
  • Community Support Hubs 


  • Refresh Get Active 
  • Organized Walking Groups 
  • Community Meet Up App 


  • Art & Creative 
  • Courses: Design/textiles 
  • Sign up To email Updates 


  • Specialist Support Network 

  • Carers Link, Age UK, BRFC Over 50s,
  • Learning Disabilities, Autism, Brain Injury,
  • Deafness Community, Advocacy , Asylum/Refugees.


Stay In Touch - Stay Linked 

Links To Community Activities:

Red Rose Recovery:  

Check out Activities on Offer, Redrose promote recovery through Community , Engagement in Recreational Activities 


Care Network Hub (Opposite Library)

Providing you with information on relevant health and wellbeing services.
• Staying independent
• Improving wellbeing
• What’s on in the local community
• Health and social care – getting the right help and support
• Living with a disability

• Volunteering opportunities
• Employment support and work clubs


Creative Football:  

Social inclusion sessions,  mixed sessions for all levels. Enjoy a kick about!

Lancashire Women

0300 330 1354. Support, Counselling, Raising Aspirations  Email: 

Lancashire Women support around 5000 individuals each year across Lancashire, by offering a safe space for women to seek support and access a wide range of FREE services, including Mental Health & Wellbeing, Employment Support, Money, Debt & Energy Advice, and Justice & Safety.
   Women disproportionately experience inequality and disadvantage because of gender and for that reason LW exists to enable them to have choices for their lives and to feel they can take their place in society.

Veterans Support

Blackburn Rovers Community- We welcome veterans to a weekly breakfast club every Tuesday from 10am-12pm in Strikers’ Lounge at the Blackburn End of Ewood Park.

Support In Lancashire

Blackburn Rover Breakfst Club Orig
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Community Support Hubs -

Shadsworth Womens Hub:

Connect with like-minded women in your community

Darwen Ladies Stronger Together Group. We meet every Monday from 7pm to 9pm in The Old Chapel pub in Darwen.

Offload NW at St Paul's Church, Audley, Blackburn


Support & Connection for men

Andys Man Club, Ewood Park, Mondays 7pm

Shad Mens Hub:

Darwen Mens Hub:

Mens Meet Up Group

180 Project GYM

Ladies Gyms

Refresh Get Active:

Physical Health Activities for all levels and abilities 

Refresh Health Trainer Self Referal: 


BWD Links to Health Services in the Community :

What’s on in BwD | re:fresh ( 


Rovers Community Sport


Organized Walking Groups

Coach Rambles are open to everyone, and we always like to encourage new walkers. We welcome Ramblers members and non-members who wish to enjoy our guided walks or do a self-guided walk, and we also welcome day visitors who simply wish to enjoy time at the destinations. See our website for more information.

We visit various locations around Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and North Wales and there are pickup points throughout East Lancashire.

We look forward to you joining one of our Coach Rambles. After three taster walks you will be invited to join the Ramblers.



Hike on Lancashire


Spring Vale ramblers


Wellness Walks Lancs


Save Lost Paths:

Help Protect  49,000 miles of paths that could be lost forever.


Blackburn Road Runners


Community Meet Up APP:


Map Routes Witton Weavers Way

The full Witton Weavers Way circuit can be completed in two days. However, within the 32 miles, there are also four shorter circular walks that can each be completed during one day. These are the Beamers, Reelers, Tacklers and Warpers trails.


Map My Walk APP

Ordnance Survey Maps


Witton Weavers Way Beamers
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Witton Weavers Way Full
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Art & Creative:

Discover fun facts about UK bands and artists, plus check out upcoming gigs on Priority.


Theatre Events


Art Therapy Centre  About – Arts 2 Heal

Bureau Centre of Arts: 

McNally Music Lessons:

Burnley College Degree Music Production


Sewing Courses:

Blackburn Drama Club:

The Making Rooms: Create

Courses Design/Textiles 

Entry Level Sewing/Fashion/Textiles

HNC Art & Design: fashion/textiles

Art & Design Foundation Diploma

Sign up to receive email updates:-

*Regular newsletters that cover whats on in the local area and what you can get involved in!

Age Uk Activities Joint Calendar
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Specialist Support Network


  • Carers Link, Age UK, BRFC Over 50s,
  • Learning Disabilities, Autism, Brain Injury,
  • Deafness Community, Advocacy , Asylum/Refugees


List of support services:


Carers Link:

Carers Link Charity Shop & Cafe.
54 Blackburn Road Accrington. 
Friendly welcoming, for a good cause. Support local Community.


Age UK Blackburn with Darwen 

Calender of Activities age-uk-activities-joint-calendar.pdf ( 

Age UK
4 King Street
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01254 266620

Weekly Meetings for Over 50s

Care Network: Learning Disabilities & Autism Community

Refresh Active

What Is A Learning Disability?

Your Support Your Choice:

Speak Up


Creative Social Inclusion 

A not-for-profit organisation promoting the independence, inclusion and wellbeing of people with care and support needs.

Based at 3G Offices, Witton Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn BB2 2TD
Contact 01254 661 501 


Sliding Doors

Mill Hill Community Centre, New Chapel Street, Blackburn BB2 4DT
07495 303224
 Blues Bar Blackburn Rovers, Ewood Park
 07495 303224

Sliding Doors is a local charity that offers social activities and worthwhile volunteering opportunities for people with disabilities, learning difficulties and those who may feel lonely and isolated.

Our community hub located in Mill Hill Community Centre Blackburn provides a safe & friendly home from home environment which is accessible to all.

We also deliver activities in other venues within Blackburn and Darwen including our flag-ship disco party night at the Blues Bar Ewood Park.


Autism Support & Information 

Cloverleaf Advocacy, Groups , Peer Support

Autism Speaks

National Autistic Society

Employment Toolkit


Headway; Supporting people with Acquired brain Injuries , their families & carers.

Helpline: 07926 571 247
Address: Spring Bank Court, Spring Bank Terrace, Mill Hill, Blackburn, BB2 4GU 



Resources - Information on Stroke

Support Pages



Neuropsychological Testing & Rehabilitation Blackburn NW

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist The Business Development Centre, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn BB1 5BL T: (01254) 503 202 E:

HCPC registered, over 15 years’ experience working both within the NHS and in private practice. Dr Laraway provides person-centred neuropsychological assessment and intervention including:

  • ABI rehabilitation with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Neuropsychological assessments for dementia and other neuro-degenerative conditions
  • Medico-Legal/Expert Witness assessments
  • Mental Capacity assessments

Deafness Community 

Deaf Village Blackburn
01254 54411
07989 447429
744 Preston Old Rd, Blackburn, BB2 5EN

RNIB Radio for the Blind/Partially Sighted

RNIB Connect Radio broadcasts 24/7 and serves as your very own radio station. Enjoy a mix of information, entertainment and interviews hosted by our blind and partially sighted presenters.


The role of an advocate is to offer independent support to those who feel they are not being heard and to ensure they are taken seriously and that their rights are respected. It is also to assist people to access and understand appropriate information and services. Advocates offer compassionate support without any judgement.

N-Compass Blackburn 01253 209948

Lancashire Advocacy (Areas outside Blackburn)


Asylum & Refugees Support  

ARC Refugee & Asylum Seekers Support Wesley Hall, Fielden st, BB2 1LQ  
01254 690282,  07724 045265/ 07359 025471.  

DARE Darwen Asylum Refugee, a drop-in service Wednesdays from 9 am to 1. 30pm in the Central United Reformed Church on Duckworth Street, Darwen BB3 1AT. 01254 774511 

Call Migrant Help UK if you’re an adult asylum seeker or the dependant of an adult asylum seeker. 0808 801 0503  

Call Children’s Panel if you’re a child in the UK on your own and applying for asylum. 020 7346 1134 


Autism Employability Toolkit
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