Community Equipment Services for residents across Lancashire


Community equipment services provide free equipment on loan for however long as necessary, to people living in the communities of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and across Lancashire. In these areas, the service helps people to carry out day to day tasks and activities of daily living that they wo...

Asylum Seeker Awareness Training


Community CVS we are offering free, fully funded training to organisations across Lancashire for their staff members. The Asylum Seeker Awareness Training session is aimed at raising awareness of the challenges and barriers asylum seekers face within health and social care settings. The session aims...

Blackburn with Darwen Safeguarding Partnership Newsletter


Welcome to the 1st edition of the Blackburn with Darwen Safeguarding Partnership Newsletter. The Safeguarding Partnership is a Multi-Agency Partnership which aims to ensure that vulnerable adults and children across Blackburn with Darwen are protected from abuse and neglect. Read here

Refugee Week 2024


Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 in the UK and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. This year’s theme for Refugee Week is – Home...

Transfer of physical and mental health services in Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire


One of NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board’s (ICB) aims is to ensure consistency of services across Lancashire and South Cumbria, and for everyone to experience the same high-quality care, regardless of where they live. With that in mind, over the past year, the ICB, together with...

Death, dying and financial hardship


As part of Hospice UK’s work to address inequity in access to high quality palliative and end of life care, they are producing a report on access for people facing financial hardship and how hospices across the UK can better support this group. To ensure that their policy report is informed by lived...

Get your Blood Pressure Checked!


Cardiovascular disease (CVD), is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels and causes 1 in 4 deaths in England. High blood pressure is the largest single risk factor for CVD and can increase your risk of serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, such as hea...

Increase in childhood infections prompts vaccine call


Increase in childhood infections prompts vaccine call Childhood infections like measles and whooping cough are rising, with outbreaks across the country. Such infections can have a huge impact on your child’s life. They can miss out on school due to time spent unwell, be hospitalised, and even exper...

Maternity and Neonatal matters


Healthwatch Together (made up of Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen, Healthwatch Blackpool, Healthwatch Cumberland, Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Westmorland and Furness) are embarking on their latest project: Maternity and Neonatal matters. This project is exploring the experiences of mater...

Share your feedback to improve care in your community


‘Share for Better Care’, a new campaign launched by Healthwatch and the Care Quality Commission, addresses health inequalities across England. Last year, Healthwatch received nearly 400,000 experiences of health and social care.  When services are under pressure, feedback on care can be crucial to i...

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