Health & social care

Know a fresher? It’s not too late for their MenC vaccine

Published on Thursday 18 December 2014 at 11:37 am

All UK children are offered Meningococcal C (Men C) vaccine to protect against MenC infection but, as the protection offered by the vaccine in pre-school children can wane, a booster for teenagers at school was introduced and also offered to students from August this year.

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Free NHS health checks  

Published on Friday 5 December 2014 at 11:10 am

Free NHS Free Health Checks are supported by Blackburn with Darwen Council.

The health checks are available to those who are between the ages of 35 and 74 who work, live or are educated in Blackburn with Darwen.

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Published on Monday 17 November 2014 at 3:33 pm

Alcohol Awareness Week is taking place this week with various events planned around Blackburn with Darwen to encourage people to think more about their alcohol intake.

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Co-ordinators talk about work in the community

Published on Monday 6 October 2014 at 2:32 pm

Two Community Wellbeing Co-ordinators talk about the work they have done within the community.

Sonya Rustidge, whose role covers Blackburn West, and Jackie Cumpstey who works across Blackburn East, have enabled residents to get involved in activities such as coffee mornings, cookery sessions and tea dances, helping those who may feel isolated.

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Blackburn with Darwen Shuttle September 2014 issue available for download

Published on Friday 3 October 2014 at 2:44 pm

The latest downloadable Shuttle is now available for you to read. September's Shuttle contains articles on Good Neighbour Awards ceremony – report and pictures, Quarter of Council services hit by cuts, Blackburn is Open: Artists launch new pop up shop, Heritage festival, Cathedral Quarter investment update, New leisure centre images, Do it Online: Council digital services and much more.

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