Health & social care

Care technology giving Ibrar independence

Published on June 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

Hi-tech devices are giving local people with learning disabilities extra peace of mind.

A pilot scheme for new hi-tech equipment is currently being rolled out across all areas of Blackburn with Darwen to give those with learning disabilities support to maintain independence in their daily lives.

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Event drums up support for foster care

Published on May 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Shoppers stopped in their tracks when Blackburn with Darwen Council’s fostering team staged a high profile – and noisy – stunt in The Mall today (Friday, May 16) as part of national Foster Care Fortnight (May 12-25).

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Local support for Dementia Awareness Week

Published on May 13, 2014 at 11:37 am

Several events and initiatives are planned for Dementia Awareness Week – May 18-24.

On Monday, May 19, health and social care organisations across Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire will be holding a dementia awareness event at Turf Moor, Burnley from 10am-3.30pm.

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Urgent foster care appeal for Blackburn with Darwen children

Published on May 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

Blackburn with Darwen Council has launched an appeal to recruit 20 new foster carers at the start of national Foster Care Fortnight (May 12-25). Local foster carers are urgently needed to look after vulnerable children and young people – from babies to teens - who can’t live at home for many different reasons.

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