https://nhscarevolunteerresponders.org/i-want-to-refer-someone

The volunteer support available to you includes:

Friendly phone calls for anyone needing a chat and a listening ear

Essential shopping, prescription and if eligible, lateral flow tests delivery

Delivery of small items of equipment and medication to people at home and between sites

Support for people to enjoy hobbies or social activities in the home or in their community

 

Report a Crime online via Lancashire Police:

https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/PEDisclaimer/Create

 

Wellbeing Information

Childrens helplines 

Financial/Debt Help

Your Health Care

Mental Wellbeing

Sexual Health & Wellbeing

Improving Access to Health Care

 

Health Care Plan For Pets

Screen Time APP - Set Limits

Life Insurance for Parents 

DNA Testing 

Children and Young People Helplines

NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC 


https://www.childline.org.uk/  
Childline is a free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. 
Phone: 0800 1111 

https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Get Support - The Mix 

The Mix is the UK’s leading digital charity for under 25s, reaching over 6 million young people each year. Whatever issue a young person is facing, The Mix is always there for them – via our website, over the phone or via social media. Our support is free, confidential and anonymous and can be accessed wherever young people are.  

We connect young people to experts and their peers to talk about everything from money to mental health, homelessness to jobs, break-ups to drugs and more. No topic is out of bounds, and we are completely non-judgemental.

World Of Books 

https://www.wob.com/en-gb/about-us 

 

FINANCIAL/DEBT:

Find out how much it costs to run your appliances and help keep costs down at: 

https://www.gocompare.com/gas-and-electricity/guide/energy-calculator/

 

BENEFITS CLAIMS/ GUIDES

https://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/

 

PIP Guides 

This guide is available as a free download HERE 

https://shop.disabilityrightsuk.org/products/personal-independence-payment-guide

The guide covers information on:

The PIP rules, The scoring system, The activities and descriptors, Filling out the claim form, Keeping a diary

The face to face consultation with a healthcare professional. 

What to do if you are not happy with your decision

Further help and information

 

Legal Aid  https://www.gov.uk/legal-aid

Money Advice Service  www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en 

Turn to Us Charity www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us 

Citizens Advice Lancashire 

Contact Us - Citizens Advice - Lancashire (citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk)

Tax Calculator

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/tax-calculator/

 

Gambling Help 

• National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133 and also offers face-to-face counselling. The helpline is free and open 24 hours.
• Meetings Gambling Anonymous 19:00 - 21:30 Wednesdays. Address: Salvation Army, Vicar Street, Blackburn, BB1 5BE *The venue entrance is
opposite Morrisons. The meeting room is upstairs. Phone: 07974 668 999 Email: ark-one@hotmail.com

 

Stress Work Booklet
PDF – 1.3 MB 73 downloads
Behavioural Activation Talkplus
PDF – 450.6 KB 40 downloads
Behavioural Activation
PDF – 96.5 KB 70 downloads

Gabor Maté testifies: Every human being has a genuine authentic self. And the trauma is that disconnection with it. And the healing is the reconnection with it.

 

Your Health Care

https://bewellbwd.com/live-well/

BeWellBwD is Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Public Health website.
It is designed to promote and showcase the services the public health team pay for, using the Public Health Grant given to each local authority by central government.

 

Blood type Test Kits & DNA Testing 

https://homehealth-uk.com/all-products/bloodgroup/?attribute_select-pack-size=5+Test+Kits

 

Superdrug Online Doctor:

Superdrug Online Doctor | Convenient & Discreet Prescriptions

Blood Tests:  Medichecks  03450 600 600

https://www.medichecks.com/  

Natural Remedies, Holland & Barrett, The Mall, Blackburn 

https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/health-wellness/  

Free Hearing Tests  https://www.specsavers.co.uk/hearing/hearing-test  

Private Health Care 

 https://www.circlehealthgroup.co.uk/myway 

PallMall Medical Specialist Consultants 03300 272646

https://www.pallmallmedical.co.uk/ 

ProScan Imaging.  info@pro-scanimaging.com

https://www.pro-scanimaging.com/ 

 

Lancs Fire & Rescue Safety Advice
https://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/safety/safety-advice/

Mental Wellbeing Online Info

https://actionforhappiness.org/

What is the Equality Act? | Equality and Human Rights Commission (equalityhumanrights.com)

Advice line. If you need expert information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues call EASS on: 0808 800 0082

 

What is Intellectual Disability?

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/intellectual-disability/what-is-intellectual-disability

Autism Unlocked 

https://lsc.autismunlocked.co.uk/autistic-masking-blog/

 

Bbc Action Line:

Information and support for issues covered in BBC programmes  https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline

Rethink

https://www.rethink.org/advice-and-information/about-mental-illness/learn-more-about-conditions/

Papyrus, places to turn for help

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/places-to-turn-for-help/  

 

MIND Charity

Www.Lancashiremind.org.uk

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/

7 Common Types of Mental Disorders - Vejthani Hospital 

Could it be bipolar? (bipolaruk.org)

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/

https://www.menshealth.com/

 

Inside Our Autistic Minds documentary: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0bbnjvx

https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/mental-health/autistic-fatigue/professionals

 

"Hidden" Abuse 

Education around Psychological/Narcissistic Abuse

https://enough.campaign.gov.uk/what-is-abuse

https://enough.campaign.gov.uk/get-support/ask-for-ani

DR Ramani 

https://www.facebook.com/doctorramani 

https://youtube.com/@DoctorRamani

Trauma, Addiction. https://drgabormate.com

https://youtube.com/@drgabormate9132

Renowned addiction expert, speaker author Dr. Gabor Maté is sought after for his expertise on trauma, addiction, stress and childhood development.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/n.a.r.c.narcissisticabuserecoverycommunity/

Sexual Health & Wellbeing: 

Let's Talk Consent: 'You Before Yes'.

  • 1/3 of young people (18-21) have 'gone along with sex' even though they didn't want to. 25% had gone along with unprotected sex when they didn't want to. 

https://www.superdrug.com/youbeforeyes

Fumble - Your Handy Guide To Sex 

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/vaginal-wetness

 

Free Sexual health services: 

Brook Blackburn - Free Sexual Health and Contraception Services - Brook Blackburn (sexualhealthblackburn.co.uk) 

Order a free STI test online - Brook Blackburn (sexualhealthblackburn.co.uk)

SH:24 Free Home STI STD Test | Sexual & Reproductive Health (sh24.org.uk)

SHARE (Sexual Help and Relationship Enhancement) Psychosexual Therapy – Including Help for Sex Addiction bwdpsychosexual@brook.org.uk You can also call us on 01254 268700  Specialist psychosexual therapy service at Brook Blackburn that works with individuals and couples to address problems with sexual functioning and relationship issues.  https://www.sexualhealthblackburn.co.uk/more/psychosexual-therapy/  

Areas out of Blackburn/Darwen access https://lancashiresexualhealth.nhs.uk/ 

 

Improving Access to Health Care

Local Support Groups & Helplines

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

Adult Social Care, Blackburn Town Hall 01254 587 547  https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/adult-social-care 

Opening Times  8:45am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, King William Street, Town Hall, Blackburn BB1 7DY

PALS NHS/ Advocacy/ NICE Guidelines/ Healthwatch / Complaints 

PALS NHS

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is a free and confidential service for anyone who has concerns about aspects of care.

We will respond to you as quickly as possible and we use the complaints we receive to improve our services for all our patients.

Freephone: 0800 234 6088

Telephone: 01772 676 028

Email: patientexperience@lscft.nhs.uk

https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/hospitals/what-is-pals-patient-advice-and-liaison-service/

 

ADVOCACY  01253 209948

One to one Support to access health care.

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.

Blackburn & Darwen:

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

For other areas of Lancashire: 

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

 

NICE Guidelines to Health Care NHS

Mental Health

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/conditions-and-diseases/mental-health-behavioural-and-neurodevelopmental-conditions

Conditions; All:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/conditions-and-diseases

 

Healthwatch

https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/

We make sure NHS and social care decision-makers hear your voice and use your feedback to improve care.

If you would like to share your experience in confidence with an independent organisation, you can  contact Healthwatch BwD on 01254 504985 or info@healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk. 

 

Complaints/Concerns

If you wish to raise a concern or complaint please contact the Customer Relations Team

Freephone 0800 587 2586 or 01254 733700. Alternatively, you can email: complaints@elht.nhs.uk.

 

Mac Clinical Research Trials  https://researchforyou.co.uk/

 

 

Health Care for Pets

FREE Vet Consultations
Animal Trust Vets CIC - Blackburn Manxman Rd, BB2 3JH
https://www.animaltrust.org.uk/clinics/vets-in-blackburn/

Cat Behaviour/Health/other Guides https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice

Pet Calming Remedy

Pet Calming, Pet Stress, Dog Anxiety, Cat Anxiety, Birds | Pet Remedy

https://www.animigo.co.uk/hemp-oil.html

Health Plan & Insurance 

Do I need a health plan as well as insurance?
Yes, you need both. You can think of it like this: health plans, like Complete Care, cover all the planned, preventative healthcare needs of your pet, whilst pet insurance is there to cover the unforeseen events in their life. 

https://www.vets4pets.com/pet-health-plans/complete-care-senior/

Pet Insurance - Covers between 1000 to 7000 costs of unexpected vet fees such as xrays, operations which are very expensive! If your pet needs surgery you would want to be covered, in order they receive the health care they need and to eliminate any pain they may be in. 

https://www.rspca.org.uk/shoponline/petinsurance

https://www.moneysupermarket.com/pet-insurance/

 

CAT CARE 

https://www.cats.org.uk/what-we-do/neutering/find-a-vet-new-scheme?

You are able to get your cat neutered and microchipped at one of our participating vets for £10 if you meet any of the income criteria.

Cats Chipped Law, Fines 

All pet cats in England must be microchipped by 10 June 2024 and you will be given 21 days to get your cat chipped or face a fine of up to £500 if you don’t comply. 
https://www.cats.org.uk/help-and-advice/neutering-and-vaccinations/microchipping-your-cat

 

Set Your Screen Time limits! , Detox from Social Media: 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agooday.screentime

How you can manage the time you spend on Facebook | Facebook Help Center

Daily Time Reminders

You can set a reminder to let you know when you've spent a certain amount of time on Facebook on your device.

Set a daily time reminder

  • From any page on Facebook, tap .
  • Tap Settings & Privacy, then select Your Time on Facebook.
  • Tap Set Daily Time Reminder.

 

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