Health & social care

Boost for new mums with feeding is on the way

Published on Wednesday 1 May 2024 at 12:54 pm

Extra breastfeeding support is coming to new mums thanks to a £183,000 grant.

The funding comes from the Family Hub grant received from the Department for Education, and it will expand on the existing infant feeding support by providing ELHT with more infant feeding support workers on the postnatal ward at weekends and in the community in Blackburn with Darwen.

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Great news for Changing Places users!

Published on Wednesday 20 March 2024 at 10:46 am

Changing Places toilet facilities are on the increase in Blackburn with Darwen.

Changing Places are toilets equipped with facilities that support people with mobility-limiting disabilities to use toilet facilities with dignity.

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Big thanks to our volunteers!

Published on Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 12:58 pm

As Volunteers’ Week starts today, we’re saying a huge thank you to all the people in Blackburn with Darwen who give their time freely to help out others.

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LGBT+ History Month 2022

Published on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 4:51 pm

This LGBT+ History Month, we’re highlighting the fantastic services and support available across our borough for this community.

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Staying safe this bonfire night

Published on Thursday 4 November 2021 at 2:29 pm

Top tips for having fun and staying safe this bonfire night.

Whilst most people enjoy fireworks responsibly, in the wrong or careless hands they can cause real misery.

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Parent champions are bringing happy and healthy smiles to Blackburn with Darwen

Published on Wednesday 29 September 2021 at 1:39 pm

Parent champions are being trained in Blackburn with Darwen to help local families give their little ones a healthy smile

The Kind to Teeth campaign has been launched this week by Food Active and Blackburn with Darwen Council aimed at training parents and carers with children under 5 to support local parents with advice on suitable drink choices to help protect their little one’s teeth.

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