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Christmas can be a difficult time for many, including our children, young people and families. There is lots of support available locally and nationally. Please encourage people to reach out if they are feeling alone, overwhelmed, scared or hopeless over the Christmas and New Year period.

The Household Support Scheme went live on 1st December and will provide support to residents to keep warm and fed over the winter period. The Council is working with a number of partners to deliver this scheme and full information, including eligibility criteria, can be found via this link

Help is available for fuel bills, food, white goods and other essentials to keep warm, clean and safe. As per the last two grants we are taking a strengths based approach and the Help Hub team are supporting onward referrals to other support where needed such benefit and debt advice.

Residents self-refer using the form in the link above wherever possible.


Free cricket sessions!

Every Monday starting the 8th of November 2021.

Blackburn Youth Zone.

All disabilities welcome Ages 12-25 or Amlyn Layton ( 

Registered charity No.306054 OSCR No.SCO46238

Families struggling with their household bills are now eligible for help from the council. Blackburn with Darwen residents with children or vulnerable adults can now access cash to pay for essential items through the coming winter. The authority has now opened its government financed household support fund for applications. It will help with food, energy and water bills as well the replacement of broken washers, cookers, 

fridges, and freezers and the cost of boiler servicing and repairs. it can also help with essential toiletries, sanitary products, warm clothing and blankets. In emergency cases it can be used to support housing costs where existing schemes do not meet exceptional

 need. You can self refer by ringing the "Help Hub" on 01254 588111 between 9am and 5pm or access the help hub online. School can not complete this referral it has to be done by yourself. If you feel you need anything this Winter please contact the "Help Hub"

The mark of respect will come as part of two public vigils outside Blackburn and Darwen Town Halls, hosted by Blackburn with Darwen Council, to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Get Stuck In! Summer Fun

A Festival of Brass

Easter Eggstravaganza Darwen & Blackburn Markets 8th - 19th April 2019

Zumba at Blackburn Youth Zone

St Cuthbert's Amateur Dramatics Society Quiz Night

British Heart Foundation

Samba Workshop

Blackburn with Darwen Music Centre

Halloween Party

BwD Libraries Summer programme for children

Music Factory Taster Sessions

Band Night - Friday 13th July 2018

YPS Summer Holiday Activities 2018

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust brand new Girls’ Netball Development Centre. 6-7pm every Monday at Our Lady St John’s High School.

Darwen Live Makers of Market Square - Saturday 26th May

Scads Quiz Night - Friday 18th May

SCADS Quiz Night - Friday, 10th February

Music Making For All Children (Age 8-12)

St Thomas' Car Boot Sale - 28th August

Summer Skating at Blackburn Ice Arena

SCADS - You're Only Young Twice!

Family Fun Day Sunday, 15th May - Sunnyhurst Woods

St Cuthbert's Church - Variety Concert

Free Wi-Fi at BwD Libraries

Westholme Open Day

Brindle Brass Band at St Silas Parish Church

Rose Queen Christmas Party - Saturday 19th December

Daca Performance - John Farnworth

Dick Whittington Panto Flyer & Quiz

Open Mic Night

Junior Weekend Netball

Darwen Fire Brigade - Open Day

Blackburn Music Service - Steel Pans