Health & social care

Volunteering opportunity

Published on Friday 27 February 2015 at 9:20 am

Are you interested in helping people affected by cancer in Blackburn with Darwen?

The local Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership has launched a new project – Macmillan Solutions – to provide trained volunteers to deliver practical, emotional and financial help to those affected by cancer allowing them to regain some control and get on with their lives.

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Health bosses welcome ban on smoking in cars

Published on Friday 13 February 2015 at 9:44 am

Blackburn with Darwen Health bosses have welcomed an historic Parliamentary vote which means that from October 1 2015, anyone lighting up in a car with a child under 18 present will be breaking the law and could be fined.

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Bootstrap helping residents step by step

Published on Tuesday 3 February 2015 at 10:38 am

A local organisation has helped vulnerable adults within the borough gain employment and further training.

Based in Blackburn, Bootstraps Supported Employment Service offers practical and emotional support to clients with a disability or health condition, and helps them access further training, education, whilst also assisting them in gaining employment.

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Cancer awareness event

Published on Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 3:36 pm

King George’s Hall hosted a Pennine Lancashire cancer awareness session recently.

Run by the Healthy Communities Partnership, the workshop featured interactive and informative presentations and brought together volunteers and professionals to discuss how residents of Blackburn with Darwen can best be served by cancer awareness campaigns.

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