• Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council started to deliver a safe trader scheme to promote independence at home for vulnerable people, forming part of the local authorities’ preventative agenda.
  • Care Network (Blackburn with Darwen) Ltd. was registered as an independent charitable company and company limited by guarantee.
  • Care Network begin the Achieving Self Care (ASC) pilot project exploring how to develop self care skills in people with long term health conditions. 
  • Care Network began to have sole responsibility for delivering the Your Support Your Choice centre, an information hub located in the town centre for health and wellbeing options available to people locally.
  • The Safe Trader Scheme continues to grow from strength to strength.
  • Third Party Hate Crime reporting relaunches at Care Network Hub formerly Your Support Your Choice
  • Invited to represent third sector partners on the Transforming Lives programme in order to ensure effective support from the sector to local citizens    
  • Significant increases in participating partners and residents accessing Care Network Hub formerly Your Support Your Choice
  • Care Network achieved Home Improvement Agency status.
  • A new vision and mission statement is developed to further support the changes, growth and local demand for Care Network services.
  • Achieving Self Care pilot project comes to an end with successful results and the evidence to support continued funding. 
  • Care Network take on the boroughs Learning Disability Partnership Board and Autism Partnership Board to make sure that good support and services are being developed and improved for people with learning disabilities, and/ or autism and their carer’s.
  • Care Network rebrands and 'Your Support Your Choice shop' is renamed 'Care Network Hub'.
  • Keeping Well Project funding is secured to continue to embed self-care approaches in people with long term health conditions or other complex needs and vulnerabilities, in Partnership with Age UK Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire Mind. 
  • Care Network Hub volunteer Stephen Sharp was awarded Volunteer of the Year award 2018 (across Blackburn with Darwen).
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight selected Care Network as one of 20 award winners nationally.
  • In July Care Network was awarded the national Collaboration Award at the annual Home Improvement Agency (HIA) awards which was held at the House of Lords.