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21st Rossendale Brownies

07909 570 359

Brownies is for all girls aged seven to ten

We currently have spaces in our Brownie Unit which meets 6.45-8pm  on a Monday evening.  We do not hold meetings in the school holidays.

Girls in Brownies have incredible experiences together, make brilliant friends and discover the world around them. Every (...)

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21st Rossendale Rainbows

07909 570 359

We currently have vacancies in our Rainbow Unit for girls aged 5-7 years old. This is an opportunity for girls to do Girl-Only activities including Scavenger Hunts, craft activities and attending our County Day with hundreds of other Rainbows!

We meet on Mondays from 6-7pm at Haslingden Baptist Church on (...)

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21st Rossendale Scout Group (St Mary’s, Rawtenstall)

01706 214106http://www.rossendalescouts.org.ukVisit website

We are a Rawtenstall based scout group open to all boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years with links to district sections for older young people. From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

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2nd Rossendale Brownies

01706 260776

2nd Rossendale Brownies meet weekly during term time. We do lots of activities such as crafts, games, work on badges, trips out, visitors and lots of other fun activities. Helping the Brownies be the best they can be.

We meet on Wednesday evenings 6pm – 7:15pm

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2nd Rossendale Scout Group & Band (Bacup)

http://www.2ndrossendalescouts.org.uk/Visit website

The 2nd Rossendale Scout Group is a thriving community of young people aged between 6 and 25.  We are based in Bacup and are committed to providing a fun, vibrant and safe place for young people to develop themselves.

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38th Rossendale Scout Group (Cloughfold)

0845 305 8238http://www.38throssendalescouts.org.ukVisit website

38th Rossendale Scout Group are an open Scout Group based in Cloughfold, Rossendale.

From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

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40th Rossendale Scout Group (Haslingden)

01706 215203http://www.rossendalescouts.org.ukVisit website

From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying (...)

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42nd Rossendale – Trinity Baptist Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

http://www.rossendalescouts.org.ukVisit website

From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, (...)

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43rd Rossendale Scout Group (Helmshore)

http://www.rossendalescouts.org.ukVisit website

From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying yourself, (...)

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45th Rossendale Scout Group (Crawshawbooth)

01706 226378http://www.rossendalescouts.org.ukVisit website

From archery and acting to street sports and zorbing, being a Scout gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities you wouldn’t normally get to do.

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities!  We agree! Above everything else, Scouting is all about enjoying (...)

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5th Rossendale Scout Group (Stacksteads)

http://www.rossendalescouts.org.ukVisit website

5th Rossendale Beaver Scout colony. We meet every Wednesday evening during term time, for boys and girls aged 6-8 years. Our motto is “fun and friends”. We meet in Stacksteads, Our Beaver leader is Laura Mathers.

New members are always welcome. Cubs meet Monday evenings aged 8-10 our cub (...)

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Aawaz – The Voice of Asian Women Across the Nation

(01254) 398176http://www.aawaz.org.ukVisit website

AAWAZ is a local registered charity; we work with women and families, with those people who are in most need.  The name AAWAZ mean “Voice” in Urdu and is the “voice” of Asian women across Lancashire and nationally.

The charity’s work revolves around the principle of self-help, equipping women and (...)

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Access Ability

(01254) 841762http://www.accessability.org.uk/Visit website

Access Ability CIC provides support and services to disabled and deaf people, potential employers, their families and community members within the North West.

Our projects provide a holistic approach to support, guidance and training through weekly job clubs and social groups within local accessible locations. We work in partnership with (...)

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Accrington and District Blind Society

01254 233 332http://www.accringtonblindsociety.org.uk/Visit website

Accrington & District Blind Society is one of the smaller independent local charities supporting people with a sight loss in the UK.  We serve a large part of East Lancashire including Hyndburn and parts of Rossendale.

We stock a wide range of daily living aids and equipment, from talking watches, (...)

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Action for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)

01282 415455http://www.actionasd.org.ukVisit website

Action for ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Is a charitable body for people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in East Lancashire.

The organisation is based at the Autism Resource Centre, a specially designed facility in Harle Syke, Burnley, which houses our soft play centre, bouncy castle, activity area, games consoles, internet (...)

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Age UK Lancashire

0300 303 1234http://www.ageuk.org.uk/lancashire/Visit website

Age UK Lancashire are a county-wide charity working with and for older people. We believe that later life should be valued and fulfilling.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

0800 9177 650http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Visit website

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees (...)

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Alzheimer’s Society East Lancs

0333 150 3456http://www.alzheimers.org.ukVisit website

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK ‘s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. We provide information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through our publications, National Dementia Helpline, website, and around 3,000 local services.

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Arty Party Rossendale

We are a small, local, not for profit community organisation in Rossendale providing a platform for art and creativity for everyone, promoting inclusion, wellbeing and facilitating education, enjoyment and community togetherness.

Believing that art is good for you, we provide a platform for art and creativity to all. Practicing and (...)

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Bacup Family Centre

01706 872725http://bacupfcentre.wix.com/familycentreVisit website

Bacup Family Centre provides a preventative family support service to families of all ages living in/around Bacup. Aiming to strengthen family relationships and help families/individuals to over the difficulties they face, develop their potential to care for themselves/family/wider community, helping them to bring about lasting, sustainable positive change to their lives.

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Bacup Food Club

Bacup Food Club are a local, volunteer-run, registered charity food club situated in Bacup town centre next to the Waterloo Public House.

The group are a charity that supports war veterans and sells food at low prices to help out the community.  The food is donated for the shop to (...)

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Bacup Young Peoples Centre

01706 237799http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/youthzoneVisit website

Bacup Young Peoples Centre are a young peoples centre operating open access youth club provision 3 evenings per week.

We offer young people opportunities to participate in various activities including sports, arts & crafts, cooking, board games, issue based project work etc. alongside generic youth club activities such as (...)

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Basement Youth

07932 498832 http://www.thebasementproject.co.uk/Visit website

Basement Youth UK Ltd Empowering young People from Burnley to have a voice and be heard. We care about Young People’s Lifestyles, Education, Achievements and their future.

We deliver services that are formed by young people, our responses are youth led tackling issues they face in society today.

The Project has been outlined (...)

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Burnley Pendle & Rossendale Scope

01282 774159http://bprscope.org.uk/Visit website

Scope is a local charity supporting people with cerebral palsy and other related disabilities.  “We want to make East Lancs and outlying districts a better place for people with Cerebral Palsy and other related disabilities by enabling them to have more choice and control over how they live.”

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Carers Link Lancashire

01254 387 444 / 0345 688 7113http://www.carerslinklancashire.co.ukVisit website

Across the UK today 6.5 million people are unpaid carers, supporting a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without that support. That equates to one in eight adults who provide care.

Looking after someone can be a rewarding (...)

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Cherry Tree Pre-School

01706 229153

Pre-school for children aged from 2 years 0 months to 5 years 0 months

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Child Action NorthWest – CANW

01254 244700http://www.canw.org.uk/Visit website

“Inspiring lives and changing futures”

It’s what we’ve been doing since 1886, in one form or another!

We passionately believe that every child and young person has the right to achieve their full potential, whatever their background or circumstances – and, as a result, we work with over 6000 children, (...)

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Circles OCD Peer Support Group

07507 856446

A support group for anyone who suffers from, cares for or supports someone with OCD.

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Community Connectors Project

01282 433740http://www.bprcvs.co.uk/index.php/services/health-and-wellbeing?id=133Visit website

Are you troubled by stress, anxiety or depression?  Feeling lonely, isolated and vulnerable?  The Community Connectors Project can put you in touch with a Community Care Navigator to support you to access non-medical activities and services.

The project aims to reduce the number of GP appointments being taken up by people (...)

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Community Neurodevelopmental Paediatrics

(01282) 803424http://www.elht.nhs.uk/departments-wards-and-services/community-neurodevelopmental-paediatrics.htmVisit website

We provide community and neurodevelopmental services for children and young people across Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire (Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale).

Our key specialist areas include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, Clumsy children (including Dyspraxia), Neurodisability (neurological problems associated with disability) and Behaviour (...)

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Community Restart – Hyndburn, Rossendale & Ribble Valley

01282 657252https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Community-RestartVisit website

Community Restart is a modern, forward thinking service that has co-production with service users at its heart. It is dedicated to improving quality of life, promoting opportunities and improving the outcome for people across Lancashire.

Community Restart works in partnership with people who access the service, carers, mental health specialists, (...)

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Community Voice Ltd

01706 836201http://www.communityvoice.org.ukVisit website

Community Voice Ltd is a not for profit family organisation who currently provide services to over 30,000 people nationwide. Our objective is to be of benefit to the community and in particular to provide assistance and support to older, disabled or vulnerable people requiring assistance and support to remain safely (...)

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Crossroads Care East Lancashire

01282 832548

Crossroads Care East Lancashire is a non-profit making organisation that covers the districts of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen.

Crossroads Care East Lancashire provides practical and emotional support to carers responsible for the care of children, adults or older people at home who have physical/sensory disability, learning disability (...)

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Cruse Bereavement Care

01772 433645http://www.cruse.org.uk/Lancashire-areaVisit website

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our Areas and Branches offer free and confidential services provided by trained volunteers.

Contact us to find out the range of services we offer in your area.

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Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC Ltd

(01706) 559671https://www.dansworks.co.uk/Visit website

Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts is a place where you can learn to dance, sing, perform or act in a friendly and caring environment where every individual is treated with respect.  We respect individuality, so whatever you’re trying to achieve and whatever you’re capable of, we’ll make sure (...)

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Dementia Connect

0333 150 3456http://alzheimers.org.uk/dementiasupportVisit website

Dementia affects everyone differently. But having the right support really can make life easier. Dementia connect is a specialist, personalised service provided by the Alzheimer’s Society who are the UKs leading dementia charity.

Referrals can come from GPs, self-referrals and other professionals including third sector organisations.

Once a patient has (...)

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Dementia Friendly Rossendale (DFR)

http://www.dementiafriendlyrossendale.orgVisit website

Dementia Friendly Rossendale (DFR) is a local initiative. It is volunteer driven and supported by local groups, public bodies, and health and social sector departments. It will attempt to break down barriers and prejudices and identify opportunities where the local community can help in a positive way.

For those who (...)

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Downs Syndrome Association

08452 300372 / 0333 1212300http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/Visit website

Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are.

The Downs Syndrome Association provide answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome. This information will help you to separate the facts from (...)

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East Lancashire Community Dementia Forum

01282 644780 / 07970 811307http://www.eastlancsdementia.org/Visit website

East Lancashire Community Dementia Forums are informal with coffee and cake, they take place every other month and last for 2 hours on a Friday afternoon at a variety of community locations across East Lancashire. The format is flexible and generally involves a presentation or two followed by discussion about (...)

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East Lancashire Deaf Society

01254 844550 minicom 01254 668426http://www.elds.org.ukVisit website

The vision of East Lancashire Deaf Society (ELDS) is for full social inclusion of Deaf people. Its concern is for the Deaf people’s right to full participation, to the same opportunities in education, employment, access and involvements as anyone else.

There are two elements in the practice of social inclusion, (...)

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East Lancashire Down’s Syndrome Support Group (ELDSSG)

01706 217354http://www.eldssg.co.uk/Visit website

Our aim is to provide support to new parents and give them opportunities to meet other families living with Down’s Syndrome.

We are a great source of local and general information regarding Down’s Syndrome and we hope to raise awareness and understanding in the local community.

We hold monthly meetings (...)

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East Lancashire Scouts

01254 877 573https://www.eastlancashirescouts.org.uk/Visit website

Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets East Lancashire Scouts apart.

Through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.

From camping and hiking to surfing and paragliding, there (...)

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Emmaus Burnley

01282 430860https://www.emmaus.org.uk/burnleyVisit website

Emmaus Burnley opened in 2011, becoming the UK’s 20th Emmaus community.

We offer 24 people who have experienced homelessness, accommodation and meaningful work in one of our social enterprises.

Emmaus Burnley covers the whole of Pennine Lancashire including Burnley, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Pendle, Blackburn with Darwen and Ribble Valley.


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Epilepsy Action

0808 800 5050https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/Visit website

Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, we are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, famizlies and healthcare professionals.

Epilepsy can affect anyone at any age and from any (...)

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Families and Babies (FAB)

0300 0200 777https://www.familiesandbabies.org.uk/Visit website

Families and Babies (FAB) provide peer support services offering evidenced based information & support to improve health & well-being within families. Our current services include breastfeeding peer support and mental health & well-being support.

We believe in the power of mums supporting other mums and this will always be at the heart of our (...)

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Family Planning Association

https://www.fpa.org.uk/Visit website

The Family Planning Association is a sexual health charity. We give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Every year we answer thousands of questions about sexual health through our website and publications. We help parents talk to their children about growing up, (...)

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FareShare FoodCloud

020 7394 2468http://www.fareshare.org.uk/fareshare-foodcloud/Visit website

FareShare FoodCloud is a scheme which helps charities and community groups access the free, unsold, surplus food from a day’s sales at your local Tesco supermarket.

Using the simple mobile technology FoodCloud, we have already helped over 6,000 UK charity groups to access hundreds of tonnes of fresh, good quality, (...)

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First Choice Credit Union

01706 215082https://www.firstchoicecu.netVisit website

First Choice Credit Union exists to help local people to save and provides affordable and responsible loans. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works within our common bond area. Our common bond is Rossendale, Hyndburn, Preston, Ribble Valley and the Parliamentary Constituency of Bury North.

​To become a member you (...)

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Friends Reminisce

Friends Reminisce is a constituted volunteer group that targets older people and people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.

The group provides ‘Art for Health’ sessions at Haslingden Community Link, every Friday morning (10.30am – 12.30 pm).  Freelance Group Leaders are paid a fee to deliver:

Sessions (...)

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Girlguiding – Bacup District

http://www.girlguidinglancseast.org.uk/index.php/darwen/47-rossendale-division/65-darwenVisit website

Girlguiding – Bacup District is part of the Rossendale Division which covers the length and breadth of the Rossendale Valley, and is made up of 3 Districts – Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall.

Bacup District runs from the village of Whitworth at the south end of the Rossendale Valley to (...)

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Girlguiding – Rawtenstall District

http://www.girlguidinglancseast.org.uk/index.php/darwen/47-rossendale-division/65-darwenVisit website

Girlguiding – Rawtenstall District is part of the Rossendale Division which covers the length and breadth of the Rossendale Valley, and is made up of 3 Districts – Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall.

Rawtenstall District covers a vast expanse and includes the villages of Edenfield, Waterfoot, Newchurch and Crawshawbooth. There (...)

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HARV Domestic Violence Team

01254 879855http://www.harvoutreach.org.ukVisit website

HARV Domestic Violence Team provides services that identify, support and protect adults, children and families living with violence, exploitation and/or abuse.   They provide confidential services based around the needs of the individuals at risk.

At HARV we provide professional and quality support and services to women and children experiencing domestic (...)

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Helmshore Ladies Group

The Helmshore Ladies Group meet fortnightly on alternate weeks, usually on a Wednesday evenings. There are no group meetings during the month of August due to many being on Holiday, other Holidays such as Christmas and Easter are arranged by the groups nearer the time. Both groups involve bible study, (...)

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Helmshore Pre-School

07960 185801

Helmshore Pre-school is a community based pre-school and run by an elected committee of parents. We provide a warm, secure and friendly environment with challenging and stimulating experiences in both the indoor and outdoor areas helping each child enjoy and achieve.

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Hidden Pain Fybromyalgia Support Group

01282 657273 or Andrea on: 07473 963622

Do you suffer from Fybromyalgia and Chronic Pain?  Hidden Pain is a new support group based in Stacksteads.

Hidden Pain aims to support people who suffer from Fibromyalgia and chronic pain.  The group meets 1-3pm  on the first and third Friday of each month at the Community Bungalow, 14 Glen (...)

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Home-Start Rossendale, Burnley & Hyndburn

01706 214621http://www.homestartrbh.co.uk/Visit website

Home-Start Rossendale, Burnley & Hyndburn offers a unique service.  It is a voluntary organisation offering friendship and support to local families with a child up to the age of 13. The families we help have at least one child under 5.  This unique service is provided by volunteers, who have been (...)

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Homelessness Awareness and Prevention Interventions Team – HAPI

01282 619192http://www.safespacependle.org.uk/hapi/Visit website

Homelessness Awareness and Prevention Interventions Team (HAPI) will work with all 14-25 year old that are homeless, or that are risk of becoming homeless.

We give independent advice and support to ensure that you know what options are available to you. We work across Pendle, Burnley and Rossendale and work closely (...)

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Homewise Disability Aids Recycling Centre

01254 232249http://homewiseonline.org/Visit website

The Homewise Disability Aids Recycling Centre operates throughout East Lancashire including Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Ribble Valley.

Our main priority is to help and assist people to continue to live in their own homes as independently as possible and often we are the first agency that people contact when (...)

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Homewise Memory Matters Project

01254 232249http://homewiseonline.org/Visit website

The Homewise Memory Matters Project is funded through the CCG and covers East Lancashire.  They regularly assess people that live in Rossendale and surrounding areas in order to adapt homes and put in place good support networks for carers and cared for.

Homewise is a non profit making organisation that offers free (...)

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Hyndburn Youth Offending Team

01254 389456http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/organisation-and-partnerships/the-youth-offending-team.aspxVisit website

Hyndburn Youth Offending Team is part of the Lancashire Youth Offending Team whose purpose it is to improve the way young people are dealt with when involved in the criminal justice system.

The Lancashire Youth Offending Team is committed to helping through multi-agency work and the application of evidence on (...)

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Inspire East Lancs, Hyndburn

01254 495382http://www.inspirelancs.org.uk/Visit website

Inspire East Lancashire offers a range of treatment options and advice for people with substance misuse issues for both drug and alcohol.  Inspire East Lancashire offers a range of support groups, 1-2-1 and activities, please telephone for more details and for more information.

Inspire Rossendale

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Kids in Rossendale

http://www.kidsinrossendale.co.ukVisit website

Kids in Rossendale, is a charity that aims to provide support to disadvantaged children within the Rossendale area. The realms of disadvantage may include socioeconomic, ill health, disability or simple circumstance. If a child is disadvantaged and therefore not able to enjoy the same life chances or opportunities as any (...)

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Lancashire Challenge through Sport Initiative (CSI)

01772 299830https://www.activelancashire.org.uk/projects/challenge-through-sport-initiativeVisit website

The Challenge through Sport Initiative (CSI) is an ambitious innovative partnership project to encourage more active and healthier lifestyles for adults in drug and alcohol recovery by getting involved in regular sport and physical activity.

The project aims to use sport & physical activity to:

Increase participation within this high (...)

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Lancashire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

01772 717461http://lancslgbt.org.uk/Visit website

Our Vision

To ensure Lancashire is a place where, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, all are able to be safe, fully participate in all aspects of community life, feel a sense of pride and belonging and know that their contribution is celebrated, shared and inspiring to others. “Fairness, (...)

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Lancashire LGBT

01772 717461http://lancslgbt.org.uk/Visit website

Lancashire LGBT are a registered charity working across Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGB and/or T) people, with the aim of supporting LGB and/or T people in Lancashire to be happier, healthier and well connected.

Their vision is to ensure Lancashire is (...)

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Lancashire Local Offer

01772 532509http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/SENDVisit website

The Lancashire Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Lancashire County Council.

We provide information about services across the county for families of children with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND), covering areas including health and social care, education, early years, finance, transport, leisure activities and (...)

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Lancashire SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity

01772 260 462https://www.ssafa.org.uk/lancashireVisit website

We help veterans and service personnel, and their families, in the local community and we rely on public donations to continue our work.

Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services which cover a range of social, family (...)

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Lancashire Victim Services

0300 323 0085http://lancashirevictimservices.org/Visit website

If you have been a victim of crime, whether recently or in the past, we are here to help. We provide emotional support, information and practical help, regardless of whether you have reported the crime to the police. All of our services are free and confidential.

Lancashire Victim Services has been established by (...)

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Lancashire Wellbeing and Mental Health Helpline

0800 915 4640http://www.lancs-mentalhealthhelpline.nhs.uk/Visit website

The Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline was launched in August 1996 following a nationwide review of mental health services. The Helpline is a listening, information and emotional support service for those concerned about their own mental health, or that of someone they know.

The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 7pm – (...)

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Lancashire Women – Accrington

0300 330 1354 http://www.lancashirewomen.org Visit website

Lancashire Women is a leading charity for women and girls in Lancashire with over 6500 women accessing their services over the past year and 130 active volunteers supporting delivery of their services. Their vision is where all women and girls in Lancashire are valued and treated as equals. Lancashire (...)

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Lancashire Women – Burnley

0300 330 1354http://www.lancashirewomen.org Visit website

Lancashire Women is a leading charity for women and girls in Lancashire with over 6500 women accessing their services over the past year and 130 active volunteers supporting delivery of their services. Their vision is where all women and girls in Lancashire are valued and treated as equals. Lancashire (...)

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Lancashire Women’s Centre’s Community Wellbeing Initiative

0808 280 3160 (Freephone).http://www.womenscentre.org/Visit website

Lancashire Women’s Centre’s Community Wellbeing Initiative works within the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies model(IAPT) at Steps 1-3 and are able to offer a number of therapies from Stubbylee Hall, Bacup.


Counselling works with bereavement, family difficulties, domestic abuse, depression and relationships to name but a few. Counselling requires (...)

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Laurens Place

07597 539702http://www.elysiumcentre.co.uk/lauren-s-place.htmlVisit website

Laurens Place was born in June 2014 after the tragic and public death of Lauren Johnson, aged 17, from Oswaldtwistle, who took her own life by falling from the highest point of Accrington Arndale Centre.

Lauren was known to have had mental health issues and was failed by the gap (...)

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Little Nippers Nursery

01706 551697http://www.littlenippers.uk.com/Visit website

Our aim is to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment where children are regarded as individuals and feel respected, appreciated and confident

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Macmillan Move More Programme

01254 587240 / 07872 047684https://www.refreshbwd.com/service/movemore/Visit website

The ‘Move More’ project helps people with cancer across East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen to become more active. Their exercise specialists will help you find effective and safe ways to be active and stay active, no matter where you are on your cancer journey.

They provide support including:

One (...)

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Macmillan Pennine Lancashire – Bacup

01254 585535http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Visit website

Macmillan Information and support centre at Bacup Primary Health Care Centre

Macmillan Pennine Lancashire Community Cancer Information and Support Service provides access to free and confidential information and support, for people living in the Pennine Lancashire area who are affected by cancer.

Information and support can also be accessed by Tel: (...)

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Macmillan Pennine Lancashire – Rawtenstall

01254 585535http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Visit website

Macmillan Information and support centre at Rossendale Primary Health Care Centre.

Macmillan Pennine Lancashire Community Cancer Information and Support Service provides access to free and confidential information and support, for people living in the Pennine Lancashire area who are affected by cancer.

Information and support can also be accessed by Tel: (...)

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Macular Support Group

The Macular Support Group meets on the second Friday of each month from 11am to about 12.30pm at Accrington and District Blind Society.

Visitors are welcome to stay on after and eat their lunch, sandwiches are available from local shops or some people bring their own.  The group (...)

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Magdalene Project

01706 870939http://www.themagdaleneproject.co.uk/Visit website

The Magdalene Project offer counselling and support mainly for survivors of sexual trauma but also dealing with issues of relationships, marriage, bereavement, domestic violence, anger etc.

We help survivors of any age, race, faith, gender, irrespective of their ability to pay. The support is offered free at the point of (...)

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Margaret Haes Riding Centre

01706 821337http://margarethaes.wordpress.comVisit website

The Margaret Haes Riding Centre was founded by Margaret Haes in 1967. She soon affiliated her new riding centre to the Riding for the Disabled Association. She was an accomplished horsewoman, and passionate about sharing her love of riding with those less fortunate.

In approximately 1976 she and her team (...)

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Marie Stopes UK

0345 300 8090https://www.mariestopes.org.uk/Visit website

Marie Stopes UK is a charity that has been helping women and men across the UK to choose if and when they have children for more than 40 years. We’re proud to be one of the UK’s largest providers of abortion services, but what really matters to us is the (...)

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Meet ‘N’ Match

http://unightgroup.co.uk/what-we-do/dating-and-friendship-agency-2/Visit website

Meet ‘N’ Match is a friendship and dating agency for people with a learning disability covering the whole of Lancashire.

They offer their members priority invitations to organised events in Lancashire, personal introductions to new friends and a chance to go on ‘dates’.  Free training, advice and information about safe (...)

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MSV Homecare and Repair

01706 221 849http://www.msvhousing.co.ukVisit website

MSV Homecare and Repair (formerly St Vincent’s Homecare and Repair) operates in Rossendale, Pendle and Burnley.  We are a ‘not for profit’ Home Improvement Agency, part of Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group (company no. RS007609) supported by Lancashire County Council.

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National Autistic Society (NAS) East Lancs Social Group

01254 828934http://www.autism.org.uk/directory/resources/8739.aspxVisit website

This social group is for adults at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, such as those with Asperger syndrome (AS). Social Groups are supported by volunteers who are recruited and trained by the NAS. Volunteers come from all walks of life.

Social Groups are membership groups which meet monthly, (...)

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Nest Lancashire

0300 111 0323 or Text: NEST and your number to 60777http://nestlancashire.org/Visit website

Nest Lancashire has been set up to support young people aged 10 to 18 who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment. You can talk to us in confidence and all of our services are free of charge. Our aim is to help you recover (...)

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PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide

01282 432555http://www.papyrus-uk.org/Visit website

PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide are a national UK charity working to prevent suicide in young people.

The PAPYRUS national confidential help line – HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 – gives support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and to anyone else concerned that a young person they (...)

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Parkinsons Disease Society (Burnley Support Group)

0844 225 3655http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/local-support-groups/regions/burnley-branchVisit website

The Parkinsons Disease Society offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area each last Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

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Parkinsons Disease Society (Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Support Group)

01254 871150https://localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk/opportunity/49141Visit website

We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

We meet on alternate months for a bring and share lunch. Join us – and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area.

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Parkside Centre

01706 876887

Looking to keep active and to make new friends?

Our centres have so much to offer.  A place to make friends and link with the local community, social activities such as cinema nights and dinner dances, a caring and stimulating environment, fully equipped for those with physical conditions or dementia, help with bathing needs, (...)

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Ponies for People

(01706) 210552http://www.peerscloughpackhorses.co.uk/Visit website

Ponies for People is a not for profit group, aimed at raising funding to deliver the therapeutic benefits of horsemanship to a wider and more diverse audience.  Our staff are experienced in horsemanship, education, and working with young people and adults with dementia, learning difficulties and social problems.

The mental (...)

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Positive Action in the Community

(01282) 619192http://www.pendle-action.org.uk/Visit website

Positive Action for the Community are a local registered charity working across Pendle and Rossendale on a number of projects which support people to build emotional resilience, improve their emotional health and wellbeing, make positive choices, and improve their education and employment chances and move on to live independent lives.


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Positive Start Fareshare Project

http://www.positivestart.org.uk/Visit website

Positive Start Fareshare Project.  Every Friday 9:30am to 11am at 4 Bury Road, Rawtenstall

Come, get involved, share food, take food, reduce food wastage.

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Rawtenstall Young People’s Service

01706 242020http://yps.lancashire.gov.uk/Visit website

Rawtenstall Young People’s Service provides young people aged between 13-19 or up to 25 years of age if you have a disability, with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

We aim to give young people a range of services, exciting opportunities, and positive choices. If (...)

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Red Rose Recovery

01772 821440http://www.redroserecovery.org.uk/Visit website

Red Rose Recovery provide community based opportunities for ex-offenders and people in recovery across Lancashire.

Our provision recognises and builds on beneficiaries, gifts and skills, creating a positive environment for individuals, often viewed negatively, to move forward.

We can help people take up activities that contribute to their further development (...)

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RELATE – Blackburn

01772 717 597https://www.relate.org.uk/find-my-nearest-relate/centre/lancashire-relate-centreVisit website

RELATE offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

this area is covered by the Blackburn Centre.  All enquiries, for all centres,  go through the number (01772) 717597.

The opening hours for appointments and enquiries are:

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Rochdale and District Mind

01706 752338 / 0800 1070729 (freephone)http://www.rochdalemind.org.ukVisit website

Rochdale and District Mind services are designed by people with lived experience for service users. We are focused on wellbeing and recovery, and supporting people to lead fulfilling lives.  Our projects are individual and seperate from each other, and they are designed to meet the needs of different people in (...)

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Rossendale Befriending Service

01706 253648 or 07528 753 085https://www.rossendalehospice.org/patients-carers/befriending-service.htmlVisit website

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Befriending Service – Rossendale

Brief Description The Rossendale Befriending service aims to reduce social isolation for people in Rossendale and if applicable their partners or carers by arranging a visit by a volunteer befriender.

The scheme works by matching each person (Befriendee) with a volunteer befriender (...)

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Rossendale Rays Special Needs Swimming Club

Rossendale Rays  provide sports activities and water based activities for disabled/special needs people of any age and their families to benefit their health and well being.  The club hosts an average of 40-50 members along with parents and siblings at each weekly session.

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Rossendale Rubicon

07939 035982http://www.rossendalerubicon.org.uk/Visit website

Rossendale Rubicon is Rossendale’s award winning Mental Health Social Care Group.

It is a self-funded, not-for-profit organisation that is run by, and for people with mental health problems. We have over 100 attendances per week!

Members are encouraged to join with others who have or are suffering from mental health (...)

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Rossendale Talking Newspaper Association

01706 213962

The Rossendale Talking Newspaper Association has 7 teams who read the local paper, the Rossendale Free Press, on rota each week, recording onto memory sticks that are sent out via the Royal Mail free postal service

The group bring local news and events, read by local volunteers, to anyone who (...)

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Royal Air Forces Association – Northern Area

01772 426 930https://www.rafa.org.uk/Visit website

The Royal Air Forces Association is the charity that supports the RAF family, looking after the welfare of serving and former-serving personnel and their dependants, and helping them in times of need.

We exist to ensure that the sacrifices made by those who serve their country in the Royal Air (...)

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Royal British Legion

0808 802 8080 http://www.veteransgateway.org.ukVisit website

The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces Community – those serving in the Regular and Reserve forces, veterans, and their families.

The Legion provides information, advice and guidance to help the Armed Forces community find and access the support they need, and also provides direct support (...)

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Royal British Legion – Helmshore

http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/helmshore/Visit website

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations. Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.

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SafeSpace Rossendale

01706 212894http://www.safespacependle.org.uk/Visit website

SafeSpace Rossendale provides accommodation and support for young people aged 16-25yrs who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Homelessness can happen to anyone regardless of race, wealth, education or opportunity.

It can happen due to relationship breakdown, parental relationship breakdown, domestic abuse, parental neglect or pressure, (...)

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Samaritans of Pendle, Burnley, Craven & Rossendale

01282 694929 / 01706 830999http://www.samaritans.org/branches/samaritans-pendle-burnley-craven-and-rossendaleVisit website

Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.

Samaritans are carefully trained to (...)

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Seniors Together In Rossendale (STIR)

01706 874644 / 07754 851986

Seniors Together in Rossendale (STIR as we are known) is a forum for older people to come together and find out about, debate and feedback on current services and issues which directly affect them. We normally meet monthly, with invited speakers and we take part in relevant consultations.

Most of (...)

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Shared Lives – Lancashire

01772 531326http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/sharedlives.aspxVisit website

Shared Lives is a service that matches adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people and/or mental health needs with carers and their families, to live within their home.

Shared Lives means people who need support can choose to become part of a real family, instead of staying in a (...)

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admin: 01772 753701http://www.sightline.org.ukVisit website

Sightline provide telephone-based befriending and helpline support for people affected by sight loss. Regular phone-based befriending can be arranged at a convenient time, and our helpline operates every evening. Our services are all staffed by trained volunteers, who have close experience of sight loss.

Sightline is an innovative service focused on (...)

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Skiggle: helping the less abled

07497 058080https://skiggle.co.uk/Visit website

Skiggle is currently a self-funded, non-profit on-line community that was launched in August 2016 by Christine: a mother whose young son, with Cerebral Palsy is the inspiration behind the idea. We are based in Preston, Lancashire and are currently in the process of applying to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.


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Snowdrop Doula

07931214574http://snowdropdoula.co.uk/Visit website

Snowdrop Doula is a Community Interest Company which enables  me to provide more services to families in East Lancashire. We now have funding to provide free Doula services to families within East Lancashire. This service can include one to one antenatal classes/support,birth support and/or postnatal support. This is entirely flexible. (...)

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Specialist Mediation in Lancashire East (SMILE) Ltd

01282 436989http://www.smilemediation.co.uk/Visit website

Smile is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a mediation service, helping people to resolve conflicts and disputes within their communities, at home or in the workplace.

Mediation is when an independent and impartial third party helps people in a dispute to reach a mutually acceptable agreement.  You can find out (...)

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St. James The Less Pre-school

07749 174504http://www.stjamesthelessschool.co.uk/pre-school/Visit website

St. James-the-Less pre-school is based in the old school room on Burnley Road, next to St. James-the-Less Church and Presbytery. Sessions begin at 9:15am and children are collected at 12:15.

Free 2 & 3 year old places are available.

More details about the pre-school can be found in the Pre-school_A.B.C.’s. (...)

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STEP (Succeed Thrive Empower Pennine)

01254 781889http://www.penninestep.orgVisit website

Pennine Step (Succeed, Thrive, Empower, Pennine) is a non-clinical service for anyone who is struggling with their health and wellbeing. Typically these can be people with a social, physical, emotional or mental health problem that is impacting on their daily life. For those affected, from time to time, this can (...)

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Step Out Project

07932 498832http://www.thebasementproject.co.uk/stepout.phpVisit website

The Step Out Project specialises in empowering Young people who are facing challenges in their lives, to break down barriers.

The programme enables them to build up life skills and key skills that College and Employers are looking for whilst increasing self esteem, confidence and motivation by giving them the (...)

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Stepping Stones Therapy Unit

01706 235441http://www.elht.nhs.uk/departments-wards-and-services/stepping-stones.htmVisit website

Stepping Stones Developmental Therapy Unit provides specialist assessments, diagnosis (if appropriate), advice and on-going intervention for pre-school children with complex neurodevelopmental problems. We run specialist nursery groups for the children and provide support for their families in a friendly and nurturing environment. Therapy services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech (...)

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Stop Smoking Services – Quit Squad

0800 328 6297http://www.quitsquad.nhs.ukVisit website

Research shows that you are four times more likely to stop smoking if you access a specialist advisor service like the Quit Squad than going alone. The service is free to access for anyone over 12 years of age.

The Quit Squad provides information and support about all the stop (...)

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Stubbylee Community Greenhouses

01706 872111https://thegreenhouses.org/Visit website

Stubbylee Community Greenhouses is an open access site which is socially inclusive for everyone, where new skills can be learned and accomplished in a non-judgemental, supportive environment.

The project challenges the stigma that mental ill-health represents for many. Referrals are welcome but not necessary.

The community ethos we have is (...)

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Support Her Eternally (SHE)

01282 657273

Support Her Eternally is a ladies only community group where Women can come together, feel safe, enjoy their life and feel encouraged and hopeful for their future.

For further information please contact the Community Restart Service Development team.

The group meets every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month 1-3pm (...)

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TEAM RISE Project East Lancashire

01282 471056https://teamrise.org.uk/Visit website

T.E.A.M R.I.S.E is a Community Interest Company supports anyone residing in East Lancashire who has a learning disability, is vulnerable or socially isolated.

This great project has had a great impact on a wide number of people and has supported people with learning disabilities in all areas of their lives, (...)

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The Primrose Project

The Primrose Project is a non-religious organisation supporting families who have lost a baby due to a foetal abnormality and providing special keepsakes to hospitals across the UK.

Their main aim is to provide as many bereaved families across the UK as possible with the support that they truly deserve (...)

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The Raft Foundation

http://www.raftfoundation.org/Visit website

The Raft Foundation was formed in Rossendale, Lancashire by local people to assist communities, families and individuals who are in crisis need within the Rossendale Valley.

Our projects currently include the provision and delivery of an independent 100% volunteer lead and managed foodbank service collecting and delivering to clients homes (...)

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The Red Box Project – Rossendale

The Red Box Project – Rossendale will support disadvantaged young women throughout their entire period.

Problem: In the UK, some young women in our schools are finding it difficult to access sanitary products.

Result: Tearful panics in the loo. Wadded up toilet roll. Anxious embarrassment. Missed lessons. Missed education.


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Tor View Support Group

07880 571169 or 01706 214 640http://www.torview.lancs.sch.uk/parents-and-carers/parent-carer-support/parent-carer-support-groupsVisit website

Support group for  parents and carers of children and adults with ASD, ADHD and Aspergers.

Parents and carers are welcome to attend the Parent/Carer Support Group and/or the Autism Support Group. Both groups meet at the Garage Café on the Ewood Campus. Dates and times can be found on the (...)

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Understanding Autism North West

01254 471500http://www.understandingautismnw.co.ukVisit website

Understanding Autism North West is a registered charity providing a specialised therapeutic service for individuals and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism (AS/HFA).

The therapists at Understanding Autism North West have both professional and personal experience of living with the differences presented by autism spectrum conditions. We (...)

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University of the Third Age – U3A Burnley

http://burnleyanddistrictu3a.org.uk/Visit website

University of the Third Age – Burnley is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own (...)

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University of the Third Age – U3A Bury

07709 896 755http://www.buryu3a.org.uk/index.phpVisit website

University of the Third Age – Bury is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own (...)

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University of the Third Age – U3A Whitworth & District

https://u3asites.org.uk/whitworth/welcomeVisit website

University of the Third Age – U3A Whitworth and district is part of the University of the Third Age (U3A) movement which is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but (...)

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Valley Supported Living

01706 878031http://www.valleysupportedliving.co.uk/Visit website

Valley Supported Living is a supported living scheme for adults with learning disabilities, run by family members. It was set up by a group of parents from the Rossendale Valley in 2003 who wished to see their sons and daughters settled in homes.

The aim of the organisation is to (...)

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VICS – Visually Impaired Childrens Service

07790 936208http://www.accringtonblindsociety.org.uk/Visit website

Visually Impaired Childrens Service meet most alternate Saturdays at Accrington and District Blind Society.

This enthusiastic group offers support and practical assistance to children and young people with a sight loss and also their parents and carers.

If you care for a child or young person with (...)

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Victim Support Lancashire

0300 323 0085 / 0808 16 89 111https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/what-we-do/local-services/north-west/lancashireVisit website

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime in England & Wales. Last year Victim Support offered more than 1 million victims of crime support.

We give emotional and practical help to people who have been affected by crime in Lancashire. We’re an independent charity and you can (...)

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White Horse Project

01706 221889http://thewhitehorseproject.co.uk/Visit website

The White Horse Project works with young people, 11-18 years. We have premises in Waterfoot, called The Boilerhouse, where we offer a range of activities.

Currently our programme includes One Grade Higher (study support sessions using computers), Art & Media, Music Project, Dance and Deepen – Friday social night. (...)

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Whitewell Bottom Pre-School

01706 220805http://www.whitewellbottompreschool.co.uk/Visit website

Whitewell Bottom Pre-school is a voluntary run pre-school which is based in a community centre and is committed to providing excellent childcare and education for all children aged 2 – 4 years.

We offer 15 hours nursery free education for all 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 (...)

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Wonderful Things Project

01706 217677http://www.wonderfulthings.org.uk/Visit website

Wonderful Things is a project run at St Mary’s CE Primary School in Rawtenstall. In July 2013 the school was delighted to be awarded a grant of almost £10,000 by the Big Lottery, in order to run a pilot project. The funding was used to provide an unusual selection of (...)

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You Can Foster Campaign

http://youcanfoster.org/Visit website

Children in the North West need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your local authority and help local children achieve their ambition?

You Can Foster is a joint campaign between local authorities across the North West to encourage more people living in the region to think (...)

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You Shall Go To The Ball

http://www.youshallgototheball.comVisit website

You Shall Go To The Ball work with local charities across Lancashire to identify girls that truly deserve to attend their Prom but may not be able too due to circumstances out of their control.

Many of the girls are terminally ill or young carers who look after their sick (...)

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Young Addaction Lancashire – East

0808 1640074https://www.addaction.org.uk/services/young-addaction-lancashire-eastVisit website

Young Addaction are the countywide commissioned young people’s substance misuse service for under 25’s. Young Addaction Lancashire – East offer information advice, guidance or treatment for any substance; illicit, prescribed or legal and alcohol. We cover Burnley, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Hyndburn.

Our work is mainly conducted in one (...)

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Young Carers at BPRCVS

01282 433740http://www.youngcarerscontact.org.uk/Visit website

Young Carers at BPRCVS is delivered for, with and all about carers under the age of 18. They have a tough job and they need and deserve everybody’s help and support!

The organisation was established in 2000 as a project within Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Services. Initially funded (...)

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Youth Zone – Rossendale

01706 242034http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/youthzone/things-to-do/places/young-peoples-centres/the-zone-in-rossendale.aspxVisit website

Youth Zone work with young people aged 12-19 across Lancashire.

We are part of the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service which enables children and families to access appropriate support as early as possible, to help them maintain their quality of life, prevent any problems getting worse and reduce the (...)

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