Community Links & Activities 

AIMS:

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

 

COMMUNITY LINKS & ACTIVITIES CONTENT:

  • 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 

https://www.facebook.com/RedRoseRecovery 

https://redroserecovery.org.uk/become-a-member/ 

 

Care Network Hub (Opposite Library)

https://www.carenetwork.org.uk/information-and-signposting

https://www.carenetwork.org.uk/subscribe-to-our-newsletter

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! 

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063617464805

https://www.creativefootball.co.uk/

Lancashire Women

0300 330 1354. Support, Counselling, Raising Aspirations https://lancashirewomen.org/  Email: talktous@lancashirewomen.org 

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. 

https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2023/august/14/how-does-blackburn-rovers-community-trust-care-for-veterans-/

Support In Lancashire 

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/armed-forces/support-and-advice/welfare-support-and-advice/lancashire-based-support/

 

https://superslowway.org.uk/events/

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Community Support Hubs -

Shadsworth Womens Hub:

Connect with like-minded women in your community 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/776312883778537/

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/darwenladiesstrongertogether/?ref=share

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

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090320945561

 

Support & Connection for men

Andys Man Club, Ewood Park, Mondays 7pm 

https://www.facebook.com/andysmanclubblackburn

Shad Mens Hub: 

 https://www.facebook.com/ShadChefs

Darwen Mens Hub:  

 https://www.facebook.com/TALKOurselvesWELL

Mens Meet Up Group 

https://www.roundtable.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/BlackburnRoundTable

180 Project GYM 

https://www.180project.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/180Project

Ladies Gyms 

https://www.thebillyproject.co.uk/home

https://www.facebook.com/thebillyproject

http://womanzonegym.com/


Refresh Get Active:

Physical Health Activities for all levels and abilities 

Refresh Health Trainer Self Referal:  https://refreshbwd.com/hereforyou/

 https://www.facebook.com/refreshBlackburnwithDarwen

https://refreshbwd.com/ 

 

BWD Links to Health Services in the Community :

What’s on in BwD | re:fresh (refreshbwd.com)

https://refreshbwd.com/learning-disability-autism-timetable/ 

 

Rovers Community Sport 

https://www.rovers.co.uk/community/sport-and-health

 

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.

Ramblers 

https://www.coach-rambles.org.uk/ 
https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking 

https://www.facebook.com/coachrambler

https://www.facebook.com/ramblers

 

Hike on Lancashire 

https://www.hikeonlancashire.org.uk/

 

Spring Vale ramblers 

https://www.facebook.com/Springvaleramblers

http://www.springvaleramblers.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/karlsoutdoors

 

Wellness Walks Lancs 

https://wellnesswalks.org.uk/region/lancashire/

 

Save Lost Paths:

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

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/support-us/dont-lose-your-way

 

Blackburn Road Runners 

https://mycouchto5k.co.uk/plans/couch-to-5k/

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php/?id=100064761634307

https://www.blackburnroadrunners.net/

https://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/events/charity_run/search_for_more_running_events

 

Community Meet Up APP:

https://www.meetup.com/apps/ 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

https://www.tickettailor.com/discover/

 

Map Routes Witton Weavers Way
https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/parks-playgrounds/parks-open-spaces/witton-park/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
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapmywalk.android2

Ordnance Survey Maps
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.ordnancesurvey.osmaps

 

Witton Weavers Way Beamers
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Art & Creative:

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

https://www.o2.co.uk/music-mapper

 

Theatre Events 
https://bwdvenues.com/whats-on/

https://blackburnempire.com/whats-on-at-the-blackburn-empire/

 

Art Therapy Centre  About – Arts 2 Heal

Bureau Centre of Arts:

https://bureaublackburn.co.uk/weeklysessions/ 

McNally Music Lessons:

https://www.mcnallymusictuition.com/lessons

Burnley College Degree Music Production 

https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/802bb714-1335-4b6f-b1c9-b2f3ae7ac1d9?academicYearId=2024

 

Sewing Courses:

https://daisyladytextiles.co.uk/courses/

Blackburn Drama Club:

https://www.facebook.com/BlackburnDramaClub

https://blackburndramaclub.co.uk/get-involved/

The Making Rooms: Create 

https://www.creativeacceleratorblackburn.co.uk/

Courses Design/Textiles 

Entry Level Sewing/Fashion/Textiles 

https://blackburn.ac.uk/find-a-course/creative-arts/fashion-and-textiles/fashion-level-1

HNC Art & Design: fashion/textiles 

https://blackburn.ac.uk/find-a-course/creative-arts/fashion-and-textiles/hnc-art-and-design-fashion-textiles

Art & Design Foundation Diploma 

https://blackburn.ac.uk/find-a-course/creative-arts/art/ual-foundation-diploma-art-and-design

Sign up to receive email updates:-

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

https://www.carenetwork.org.uk/subscribe-to-our-newsletter

https://www.communitycvs.org.uk/news/newsletter-sign-up/

Age Uk Activities Joint Calendar
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Specialist Support Network

CONTENTS:

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

 

List of support services:

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/services 

https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/adult-social-care

 

Carers Link:

Carers Link Charity Shop & Cafe.
54 Blackburn Road Accrington. 
Friendly welcoming, for a good cause. Support local Community.
https://www.facebook.com/54to56

https://www.carerslinklancashire.co.uk/  

https://www.facebook.com/CarersLinkLancs

https://www.facebook.com/BwDCarers

https://www.facebook.com/carersuk

 

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen 

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/blackburnwithdarwen/our-services/ 

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

Age UK
4 King Street
BLACKBURN
Lancashire
BB2 2DH
United Kingdom

Email: enquiries@ageukbwd.org.uk
Telephone: 01254 266620

Weekly Meetings for Over 50s

https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2023/august/18/get-involved-in-jack-s-walkers-/

Care Network: Learning Disabilities & Autism Community 

https://www.carenetwork.org.uk/Listing/Category/learning-disability-and-autism-services

Refresh Active 

https://refreshbwd.com/learning-disability-autism-timetable/

What Is A Learning Disability?
https://www.mencap.org.uk/learning-disability-explained/what-learning-disability

Your Support Your Choice:

http://www.yoursupportyourchoice.org.uk/i-need-help-with/disabilities-and-sensory-loss.aspx

http://www.yoursupportyourchoice.org.uk/i-need-help-with/disabilities-and-sensory-loss/aids-and-adaptations-team.aspx

Speak Up 

https://www.speakup.org.uk/asklistendo

 

Creative Social Inclusion 

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

https://www.creativefootball.co.uk/contact-us

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

Hello@creativefootball.co.uk 

 

Sliding Doors

https://www.facebook.com/slidingdoorssocial

https://slidingdoorscharity.org/

slidingdoorssocial@gmail.com
alison.slidingdoors@gmail.com

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 

https://cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk/groups/lancashire-autism-peer-support-service

https://www.facebook.com/CloverleafLAPSS

Autism Speaks 

https://www.facebook.com/autismspeaks

National Autistic Society 

https://www.facebook.com/NationalAutisticSociety

 https://www.autism.org.uk/

Employment Toolkit
https://www.beyondautism.org.uk/professionals/resources/employability/toolkit/

 

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

Helpline: 07926 571 247
Email: info@headwayblackburn.org.uk
Address: Spring Bank Court, Spring Bank Terrace, Mill Hill, Blackburn, BB2 4GU

https://headwayblackburn.org.uk/ 

https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/information-library/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064282795783 

Aphasia
https://hdsunflower.com/uk/insights/post/aphasia

STROKE 

Resources - Information on Stroke

https://www.stroke.org.uk/publication-type/health-information

Support Pages 

https://www.facebook.com/strokeassocnw

https://www.facebook.com/TheStrokeAssociation

https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/my-stroke-guide

Alzheimers 

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support-near-you

https://www.facebook.com/alzheimerssocietyuk

 

Neuropsychological Testing & Rehabilitation Blackburn NW
https://www.nwneuropsych.co.uk/about

Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist The Business Development Centre, Eanam Wharf, Blackburn BB1 5BL T: (01254) 503 202 E: info@nwneuropsych.co.uk

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 

Info@deafvillage.org
01254 54411
07989 447429
744 Preston Old Rd, Blackburn, BB2 5EN

https://www.deafvillage.org/our-deaf-hub/

https://www.facebook.com/DeafVillageNorthWest

https://www.facebook.com/DeafnessInPrestonAndLancashire

RNIB Radio for the Blind/Partially Sighted 

https://www.rnib.org.uk/connect-radio/

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.

https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/adult-social-care/disability-support-and-independent-living/sensory-impairment-support/other

ADVOCACY

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

https://www.n-compass.org.uk/our-services/advocacy/blackburn-and-darwen-advocacy-hub

Lancashire Advocacy (Areas outside Blackburn)

https://advocacyfocus.org.uk/adult-advocacy-services-in-lancashire/

 

Asylum & Refugees Support  

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

 https://arcblackburn.org.uk/  

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 https://www.gov.uk/asylum-helplines  

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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