Health & social care

Talking health at Lancashire Health Expo

Published on Friday 19 September 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 Thursday 4 September 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 Tuesday 26 August 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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Pioneering school meals team praised at national awards

Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at 3:31 pm

The catering team at Turton and Edgworth CE/Methodist Primary School have reached the finals of a nationwide local catering competition thanks to their healthy and tasty meals.

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Blackburn with Darwen celebrates family life in Private Fostering Awareness Week

Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at 3:07 pm

Events that celebrate family life are set to take place across Blackburn with Darwen to help raise awareness of the support available for families who are looking after someone else’s child.

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Care technology giving Ibrar independence

Published on Wednesday 4 June 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 Monday 19 May 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 Tuesday 13 May 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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