Health & social care

Sharing lives is a big success

Published on October 23, 2015 at 3:18 pm

A Blackburn woman has told how her family has been transformed through Blackburn with Darwen Councils Shared Lives programme

Rachel Ryan offers support to Faye, who has learning difficulties, as a Shared Lives carer, a scheme which provides vulnerable adults the chance to live with families or individuals who can offer support and encouragement so that they can live as independently as possible.

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Ban on smoking in cars from this week

Published on September 28, 2015 at 9:45 am

Blackburn with Darwen Council along with a local ex-smoker are highlighting the fact that secondhand smoke is extremely dangerous ahead of the ban on smoking in cars with under 18s present, which becomes law in England and Wales on 1 October.

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