Adult social care

We can support you when it comes to suitable care, from living as independently as possible and preventing falls, to finding the right home for your needs.

Adult Social Care financial information

Includes Financial implications for people in residential care homes or nursing homes, the Fairer charging policy for non-residential services and rates for residential and nursing care homes within Blackburn and Darwen.

Care and support

If you find that you require care or extra support in terms of social care, please contact us and complete the online referral form.

Care Network

Care Network is a Blackburn with Darwen based charity connecting local people with quality services and information.

Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are a mechanism to protect the rights of vulnerable people and form part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The safeguards aim to make sure that people in care homes and hospitals are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom.

End of life care

End of life care involves treatment, care and support for people who are thought to be near the end of their life. It is intended to help people live as well as possible at the end of their life.

Learning disability: adults

Blackburn with Darwen social services, in partnership with Lancashire and South Cumbria Care Foundation Trust provides a wide range of services to adults with learning disabilities and their carers.

Mental health

If you are worried about your mental health, or if someone in your life is affected, there is plenty of information and advice available to support you.

Residential & Nursing Care

Residential and nursing homes are for people over the age of 18 who are no longer able to remain living independently at home.

Safeguarding adults

We believe that every adult has the right to be treated with dignity, have their choices respected and live a life free from fear. Safeguarding means protecting an adult's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Adults with care and support needs can be particularly vulnerable. This includes people who need support due to a disability, age, physical illness and mental health problems.

Self Directed Support and Direct Payments

Self Directed Support is a way for people who are eligible for funding from social services to get the support they need to be part of their community and to stay safe and healthy.

Shared Lives carers

We need carers from all walks of life to provide homes for adults from different backgrounds. You could be younger or older, married, living with a partner or single, from any culture or religion, with or without children, a home owner or tenant.

Shared lives scheme

A Shared Lives scheme placement offers vulnerable adults the chance to receive the care and support they need in a different setting to the family home, or the supported accommodation, in which they usually live.

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