Health & social care

Let’s Adopt Facebook page launched

Published on September 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s adoption service has launched a new Facebook page for people who are interested in finding out more about adopting a child. People are urged to ‘like’ the Facebook page, Let's Adopt - Blackburn with Darwen, to get regular updates, information and advice about adopting a child, as well as details of training and events.

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Talking health at Lancashire Health Expo

Published on September 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Blackburn Cathedral was the setting for the Lancashire Health Expo.

The event, held on Thursday September 18, was dubbed the biggest conversation of the year between the third sector and professionals working in the NHS and local government.

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Working week of a family-finder social worker

Published on September 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s adoption service launched Let’s Adopt in January 2014, in a bid to find loving and stable homes for cared-for children. The campaign has helped to educate potential parents in the borough and surrounding areas that a wide range of people including single people, non-homeowners, those who are in fulltime employment or not working, same-sex couples and over 21-year-olds are eligible to apply to adopt.

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New housing with care development for older people in Darwen

Published on August 26, 2014 at 9:50 am

Older people in Darwen are to benefit from a major new housing with care development.

Plans for an extra care scheme with adjacent bungalows are being developed which will improve housing choices for older people who want to continue living independently, together with care and support services to help them to do so.

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