We have a busy month here at Care Network, with a fantastic selection of local services, social groups and drop in sessions to help support you. Please contact our team to book your place at one of our regular groups or to find out more on how we can help support your health, wellbeing, your home and independence in BwD...

Week Commencing Monday 29th January 2024:
Monday 29th January Tuesday 30th January Wednesday 31st January Thursday 1st February Friday 2nd February

The Oaks Benefits Advice, 9am - 4pm

Budgeting, debt and benefit advice service

Weekly drop in

Adult Social Work Team, 9am - 1pm

Adult social care services from BwD Borough Council

Weekly drop in

* New *
Just Out There
1pm - 2.30pm

Friendly social group for current & new members. Tackling job loss, isolation & life's pressures

Fun, friendship, brews, activities, wellbeing, days out, fitness & more

Weekly drop in

Relax & Chat,
10:30am - 12pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Hear Us Heroes,
Blackburn Library, Room 3 (First Floor)
11am - 1pm

Have your say on improving health & wellbeing for those with Learning Disabilities & Autism in BwD

Monthly meeting

Resolve,
1pm - 2:30pm

Disability support services

Drop in, runs weekly

BwD Carers Service,
2pm - 5pm

Support & advice
for local carers

Weekly drop in

Relax & Chat,
1:30pm - 3pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Board Games Group,
1pm - 3pm

Fun & friendly social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

 

 

 

Week Commencing Monday 5th February 2024:
Monday 5th February Tuesday 6th February Wednesday 7th February Thursday 8th February Friday 9th February

The Oaks Benefits Advice, 9am - 4pm

Budgeting, debt and benefit advice service

Weekly drop in

Adult Social Work Team, 9am - 1pm

Adult social care services from BwD Borough Council

Weekly drop in

 * New *
Just Out There
1pm - 2.30pm

Friendly social group for current & new members. Tackling job loss, isolation & life's pressures

Fun, friendship, brews, activities, wellbeing, days out, fitness & more

Weekly drop in

Relax & Chat,
10:30am - 12pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Board Games Group,
1pm - 3pm

Fun & friendly social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

N-compass,
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Independent advocacy hub

Drop in, first Weds of the month


BwD Carers Service,
2pm - 5pm

Support & advice
for local carers

Weekly drop in

Relax & Chat,
1:30pm - 3pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

 

Resolve,
1pm - 2:30pm

Disability support services

Drop in, runs weekly

 

Week Commencing Monday 12th February 2024:
Monday 12th February Tuesday 13th February Wednesday 14th February Thursday 15th February Friday 16th February

The Oaks Benefits Advice, 9am - 4pm

Budgeting, debt and benefit advice service

Weekly drop in

Adult Social Work Team,
9am - 1pm

Adult social care services from BwD Borough Council

Weekly drop in

* New *
Just Out There
1pm - 2.30pm

Friendly social group for current & new members. Tackling job loss, isolation & life's pressures

Fun, friendship, brews, activities, wellbeing, days out, fitness & more

Weekly drop in 

Relax & Chat,
10:30am - 12pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Newground Together,
10:30am - 12:30pm

Support to help you into (or back into) work

Contact us to find out more, runs weekly

Learning Disability Partnership Board,
Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn
From 10am

Bringing our disabled community together to create change & make voices heard

Monthly meeting,
lunch provided


BwD Carers Service,
2pm - 5pm

Support & advice
for local carers

Weekly drop in

Relax & Chat,
1:30pm - 3pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Board Games Group,
1pm - 3pm

Fun & friendly social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly 


Resolve,
1pm - 2:30pm

Disability support services

Drop in, runs weekly

 

Week Commencing Monday 19th February 2024:
Monday 19th February Tuesday 20th February Wednesday 21st February Thursday 22nd February Friday 23rd February

* New *
Neuro-Dy-Namix
10am - 12pm

Friendly social Arts & Crafts group for current & new members. Fun, friendship, brews, activities, arts, crafts. 
£1 per session

Weekly drop in

The Oaks Benefits Advice, 9am - 4pm

Budgeting, debt and benefit advice service

Weekly drop in

Adult Social Work Team, 9am - 1pm

Adult social care services from BwD Borough Council

Weekly drop in

* New *
Just Out There
1pm - 2.30pm

Friendly social group for current & new members. Tackling job loss, isolation & life's pressures

Fun, friendship, brews, activities, wellbeing, days out, fitness & more

Weekly drop in 

Relax & Chat,
10:30am - 12pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Newground Together,
10:30am - 12:30pm

Support to help you into (or back into) work

Contact us to find out more, runs weekly

Resolve,
1pm - 2:30pm

Disability support services

Drop in, runs weekly

 

BwD Carers Service,
2pm - 5pm

Support & advice
for local carers

Weekly drop in

 

Relax & Chat,
1:30pm - 3pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

 

Board Games Group,
1pm - 3pm

Fun & friendly social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

 

 

 

Week Commencing Monday 26th February 2024:
Monday 26th February Tuesday 27th February Wednesday 28th February Thursday 29th February Friday 1st March

* New *
Neuro-Dy-Namix
10am - 12pm

Friendly social Arts & Crafts group for current & new members. Fun, friendship, brews, activities, arts, crafts. 
£1 per session

Weekly drop in

The Oaks Benefits Advice, 9am - 4pm

Budgeting, debt and benefit advice service

Weekly drop in

Adult Social Work Team, 9am - 1pm

Adult social care services from BwD Borough Council

Weekly drop in

 * New *
Just Out There
1pm - 2.30pm

Friendly social group for current & new members. Tackling job loss, isolation & life's pressures

Fun, friendship, brews, activities, wellbeing, days out, fitness & more

Weekly drop in 

Relax & Chat,
10:30am - 12pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Newground Together,
10:30am - 12:30pm

Support to help you into (or back into) work

Contact us to find out more, runs weekly

Resolve,
1pm - 2:30pm

Disability support services

Drop in, runs weekly

 

BwD Carers Service,
2pm - 5pm

Support & advice
for local carers

Weekly drop in

 

Relax & Chat,
1:30pm - 3pm

Friendly, fun social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

Hear Us Heroes,
Blackburn Library, Room 3 (First Floor)
11am - 1pm

Have your say on improving health & wellbeing for those with Learning Disabilities & Autism in BwD

Monthly meeting

 

 

 

Board Games Group,
1pm - 3pm

Fun & friendly social group, open to all

Drop in, runs weekly

 

 

 

Awareness Days & Support This Month:
  • LGBT+ History Month  |  Throughout February 🌈
    Promoting a safer, more inclusive society with a deeper understanding of matters affecting the LGBT+ community.
    Find out more from Lancashire LGBT

  • Time To Talk Day  |  Thursday 1st February 🗣️
    February 1st is 'Time To Talk Day' highlighting how important it is that we talk about our mental health & access services when we need support. But we want to keep conversations about how we are feeling & looking after our mental health going year-round. If you need advice or help, services are available to support you from Mind, Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness & many more.
    Be Well BwD have an extensive list of local services you can access here.

  • National HIV Testing Week  |  Monday 5th - Sunday 11th February 🎀
    Your body, your health, your wellbeing - looking after them starts with you. The tools are available to stop HIV. Each of us can play our part... ‍Be part of the generation that stops HIV.

  • Safer Internet Day  |  Tuesday 6th February 💻
    Promoting safer, more responsible use of online technology & mobile phones.

  • Community Healthcare Day  |  Wednesday 7th February 💚
    Pop in to chat to Healthcare Workers from across BwD about a range of health issues. Everyone welcome, refreshments available.

  • Random Acts of Kindness Week  |  11th - 17th February 🙌
    Every year, people are encouraged to take time this week to really focus on kindness and how they can dive deeper to spread RAKs within their community.

  • Care Day  |  Friday 16th February 🫶
    The 3rd Friday of February is Care Day - the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience!

  • Helplines Awareness Day  |  Friday 23rd February 📞
    Helplines Partnership created Helplines Awareness Day in 2023 to promote the work of these life-affirming yet often overlooked services.

  • Self Care: Simple Steps
    We've pulled together a useful selection of resources, ideas & services in BwD that can help to improve your mood, health & wellbeing this month. Find out more.

  • Five Free Things To Do In BwD In 2024 🎨
    From picturesque walks to local festivals, there are plenty of things to do in BwD without spending a penny this year in our local area. Why not get out & about to try something new & boost your wellbeing?
    Read more from The Lancashire Telegraph

Like to find out more? Please contact our friendly team:

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Did you know? Care Network Hub has private meeting rooms, hot desks and an open plan group space available. All private rooms are fitted with telephones and panic alarms. Wi-Fi is available throughout. A kitchen is available for use by partners

If you'd like to use our space or find out more, please click here.