Do you look after any of your family, friends or neighbours who have an illness, disability or addiction? Do you need help to get things in place for you, and the person you look after? Or do you just want someone to talk to and find a way forward?

Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service can give you 1-1 advice, group support, help you with benefits, emergency plans, befriending, counselling, trips, activities, taking a break and much more.

The charity looks after carers of people who have physical disabilities, dementia, mental health issues, drug or alcohol users, parent carers or those who support people because they are frail and elderly. If someone can’t manage without your help, then call us and find out what we can do to help you and the person you look after.

Support for you during Covid-19 

Caring for someone, particularly during the covid-19 breakout, carries addotional challenges, the team at Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service are offering the following, and encourage you to reach out and ask for help. 

  • phone lines open from 9am – 9pm Monday to Friday
  • information and assessments for new carers as well as existing ones
  • regular befriending phone calls for people who are isolated, lonely or bored
  • activities and groups using Facebook Live and Zoom
  • helping people to get emergency plans in place

What is a carers emergency plan?

The government is recommending every carer has an emergency plan, especially now. This means if something happens which means you can’t provide support to your loved one for a while, that you have a plan B. Call us today for help to set one up. 

Contact details 

To speak to an advisor, call or email the team today, they'd love to hear from you and see how they can help