Social fund: emergency support and local community care grants

Service information

Emergency support

This scheme will seek to assist vulnerable people of the Borough or their family members in meeting their needs for food or financial support for heating and lighting.  

The delivery of the support will not be undertaken directly by Council Departments but through key partners in the voluntary sector, namely, Nightsafe, Thomas, The Food Bank and Jubilee Tower Credit Union.

If you wish to apply for food visit one of the following:


Specialise in dealing with single 18-24 year olds.

The Boulevard Centre, Cathedral Quarter, 45 Railway Road, Blackburn. Telephone 01254 503067.

Opening times

  • Monday and Wednesday to Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 11.30am – 3.00pm


Specialise in dealing with single people over 25

St Anne’s House, France Street, Blackburn. Telephone 01254 677321

Opening times

Monday to Friday 1pm – 2pm.

The Food Bank

Specialise in dealing with families

Unit 2, Brunswick Street, Whalley Banks, Blackburn. Telephone 01254 672756

Opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am – 2pm

If you live in Darwen please ring the service provider who will be happy to help

Getting help with furniture and the household essentials

Find out about the Local Community Care grant

Contact details

Phone Number(s) (01254) 585444
Fax Number(s)  
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