Tel: 01254 583957

Help

If you need help and support, Community CVS can connect you to volunteers and groups in your community that can help with various life issues. Please contact steve.foden@communitycvs.org.uk , call in to the Boulevard Centre ( nb link to map)  or ring us on 01254 583957 if you would like help in finding some community support.

Below there are a few useful phone numbers and website links relating to different life issues as a starting point….

In this section:

  • Your Support Your Choice – information and advice
  • Drug and Alcohol Support
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Welfare Support
  • Children, Families and Adult Social care
  • Mental Health and well-being
  • Crime and Victim Support
  • Mutual Aid and Community Support
  • Education and Skills

 

Your Support Your Choice

We recommend the Your Support Your Choice Service (run by Care Network on behalf of the borough council) for information on any issue. ‘Your Support, Your Choice’ have a centre on 9a Town Hall St, (opposite the central library) which provides free information about what support is available to you. You can call in and see them (no appointment necessary), email at: info@ysyc.co.uk or call  (01254) 292620.  The service puts people in touch with organisations, projects, activities and initiatives available in the community and offers free information and guidance on:

  • Staying independent
  • Home safety and maintenance
  • Self-directed support and peer support
  • Positive mental health and stress management
  • What’s on in your community
  • Health and social care guidance
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Support for people with a disability
  • Support for people with long term health conditions
  • Employment support and job clubs

 

http://www.yoursupportyourchoice.org.uk/i-need-help-with/your-support,-your-choice.aspx

 

Drug and Alcohol support

Inspire: Adult: 01254 495014

Inspire: Young Person: 01254 495052

Hospital Alcohol Liaison Service (HALs) This service is for patients being treated at hospital for any reason who have problems with alcohol, Tel: 01254 263555  (Please note this is not a drop in service)

Recovery Access Points (RAP)

Fast 4wd: Community CVS Boulevard Centre, Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ

(Mon – Fri 9.30am – 5pm) – Tel: 01254 583957

 

Under 25’s Recovery Access Point

Everybody Centre: Tel: 01254 617300, Barbara Castle Way, Health Centre, Simmons Street, Blackburn, BB2 1AX -Mon & Fri 1pm – 5pm

 

Breakfast Club: Platform 5, Nightsafe   Sat 10.15am – 11.45am, Rear of Boulevard Centre,

45 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ

 

THOMAS drop in: Tel 01254 660861 St Anne House, France Street, Blackburn, BB2 1LX – Fri 11am – 2pm

 

Housing/ Homeless Support:

 

Emergency Homeless: out of hours and weekends Tel: 07739 454978

 

Housing Needs: 8am – 5pm Mon to Fri Tel: 01254 585444

 

The Foyer: for young homeless people aged 16 – 24 Tel: 01254 222030, 1a Princes Street, Blackburn

 

Nightsafe: for young homeless people aged 16 -24 Tel: 01254 503067, Rear of Boulevard Centre,

45 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ

 

Shelter: 0808 800 4444-Shelter’s helpline is open 8am–8pm on weekdays and 8am–5pm on weekends, 365 days a year.

 

Breakfast Club: Platform 5, Nightsafe   Sat 10.15am – 11.45am, Rear of Boulevard Centre,

45 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ

 

 

THOMAS drop in: Tel 01254 660861 St Anne House, France Street, Blackburn, BB2 1LX – Fri 11am – 2pm

 

Asylum & Refugee information: Tel: 01254 585730

 

Asylum and Refugee Project – ARC – Tel; 01254 690282

 

Welfare Support

 

Job Centre Plus: Blackburn with Darwen Tel: 0345 604 3719

 

Benefits Advice/ Claims, Tel: 01254 585585

 

Debtline: Tel: 0808 808 4000

 

Asylum & Refugee information: Tel: 01254 585730

 

Asylum and Refugee Project – ARC – Tel; 01254 690282

 

Advice for All: (citizens advice services), Tel: 01254 587979/ 0344 488 9622

 

Blackburn with Darwen Citizens Advice Bureau:  03444 889 622 Blackburn with Darwen CAB offers a phone first services Monday to Friday 10:00 to 16:00

 

Children, Families and Adult Social Care

 

Your Support, Your Choice: Independent living help/ advice, Tel: 01254 292620

 

Adults & Children’s Social Care: Tel: 01254 587547

 

ChildLine: Tel: 0800 1111

 

Wish Centre: women’s self-help centre Tel: 01254 260465/ 55111

 

Age UK Blackburn: services/ help/ advice for over 50s, Tel: 01254 266620 or the Darwen service, Tel: 01254 773440

 

Carers Service: Tel: 01254 688440

 

Blackburn Central Library, Tel: 01254 661221

 

Asylum & Refugee information: Tel: 01254 585730

 

Asylum seekers and Refugee support– ARC – Tel; 01254 690282

 

Lancashire Women’s Centre – Tel: 01254 583032

 

VOICE Family Breakfast Club, Every Sunday 10 am, Platform 5, Nightsafe (to the rear of the Boulevard Centre), 45 Railway Rd, Blackburn BB1 1EZ.

 

 

Crime, Victim Support

 

Police, Tel: 01254 51212

 

Victim Support  – free helpline; 08 08 16 89 111.

 

Probation Service, Tel: 01254 265221

 

National DV Helpline: 0808 2000 247 free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline

 

 

Well-being & Mental Health

 

Darwen Resource Centre: (mental health) Tel: 01254 226360

 

Mind Care: Tel: 01254 226037

 

Women’s Centre: (mental health support), Tel: 01254 583032

 

Mental Health: crisis team Tel: 01254 226074

 

Meam: – Making every adult matter – 01254 244716

 

Mental Health Helpline:  0300 222 5931 – Free from mobiles and landlines we are open Monday to Friday 7pm – 11pm Saturday & Sunday 12 midday to 12 midnight

 

MIND National Helpline: 0300 123 3393-Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday-except for bank holidays

 

National DV Helpline: 0808 2000 247 free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline

 

Healthy Living Tel: 01254 708080

 

The Well-being Service; Tel; 682037

 

The Samaritans: Tel: 01254 116123

 

PAPYRUS: is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal. Suicide awareness – Tel: 0800 068 41 41

 

Suicide Safer Blackburn volunteer call 0800 978 8178

 

HOPELineUK:  Tel 0800 068 4141, a confidential helpline, staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to Young people under the age of 35 feeling suicidal Anyone concerned that a young person they know may be at risk of suicide

Weekdays: 10am -10pm Weekends & Bank Holidays: 2pm- 5pm

 

 

Mutual Aid and Community Support

 

Alcoholics Anonymous: Tel: 0845 769 7555 or 01254 583957

 

Al-Anon Anonymous: (support and understanding to the families and (friends of problem drinkers) Tel: 0207 4030 888

 

Narcotics Anonymous: Tel: 0300 999 1212 or 01254 583957

 

Cocaine Anonymous: Tel: 0300 111 2285 or 0800 612 0225(free from UK landlines)

 

Gamblers Anonymous: Blackburn area meetings Tel: 07974668999

 

VOICE: (substance misuse service users group), Tel: 01254 583957

 

CASH: (carer support for families and friends affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol problem), Tel: 01254 688440

 

Carers Service: Tel: 01254 688440

 

Families Anonymous: Tel: 0845 1200660

 

 

Education, Skills

 

Community Learning Programme, Tel; 01254 507720

 

Careers Service  ( advice on training, and employment support) Tel; 01254 588891

 

Blackburn College: (course information/ advice), Tel: 01254 292929

 

Training 2000: Tel: 01254 54659

 

Bootstrap: supported employment service Tel: 01254 680367

 

St Mary’s College: course information/ advice Tel: 01254 580464

 

Accrington and Rossendale College Tel: 01254 389933

 

 

Useful links

Your Support Your Choice website for adult social care http://www.yoursupportyourchoice.org.uk/

Mental health  – http://www.mind.org.uk/

Safer suicide – http://safer-blackburn.org.uk/

Drug and Alcohol – http://www.smartrecovery.org.uk/

http://www.cri.org.uk/content/blackburn-darwen-integrated-drug-and-alcohol-treatment-services

https://www.breakingfreeonline.com/ – A confidential online treatment and recovery programme for problem alcohol and drug use.

Carers support – http://www.bwdcarers.org.uk/

Women – http://www.womenscentre.org/

Big White Wall – A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals. Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members. https://www.bigwhitewall.com/landing-pages/landingv3.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f#.VmmgPmcYSos

For information on a range of health and wellbeing services and activities http://www.refreshbwd.com/my-health-and-wellbeing/