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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

https://blackburn.gov.uk/WinterHSS

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.

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Free cricket sessions!

Every Monday starting the 8th of November 2021.

Blackburn Youth Zone.

All disabilities welcome Ages 12-25

www.lordstaverners.org or Amlyn Layton (alayton@lancashirecricket.co.uk) 

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"

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