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Hyndburn and Ribble Valley

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You are a carer if you provide a substantial amount of unpaid help and support to a family member or friend who couldn’t manage on their own due to sickness, age or disability.

Caring can be a very difficult, demanding and all consuming task, no matter how close you are to the person you care for. Caring can affect your health, making you feel tired, frustrated, stressed, angry and feeling guilty, leaving you with very little time for yourself.

Carers Link provides information and support to carers and young carers throughout Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

We provide a wide range of support including information, training, a listening ear and the opportunity to ensure that carers voices and views are heard.


Carers Link – Hyndburn and Ribble Valley

Ground Floor Office, Melbourne House

Eastgate, Accrington, BB5 6PU

(Entrance to Carers Link is on Water Street)

Tel: 01254 387444


We are proud to be part of Carers Lancashire


Call Carers Lancashire on 0345 688 7113



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To activate your Peace of Mind 4 Carers plan call

 0800 840 3166
Please try and have your reference number ready when you call



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Latest News

Warm Homes Hyndburn Scheme Right now Dyson Energy Services and Keepmoat, working in partnership with Hyndburn Council and Homewise, have government funding available to offer qualifying households in the area FREE energy saving home improvements such as insulation and free boiler replacement.  To see if you qualify either call Homewise on 01254 232249 or visit their website and fill in a short form

Alzheimer's Society are conducting a survey to ask people with dementia how well they are living in their communities. The survey results will feed into the Society's 'Dementia 2014' report, will provide a snapshot of current experiences and attitudes towards dementia and build on Alzheimer's Society's previous 'Dementia 2012' and 'Dementia 2013' reports.
The survey can be completed online or downloaded and returned by post or email. The survey will close on Monday 9 December.

For more information, and to access the survey, please
click here.

Sitting in Service We are delighted to be able to offer a FREE sitting in Service covering East Lancashire.  For more information please see our Adult Carers Support page or contact Yasmin 01254 387444.  Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for our Sitting in Service see our vacancies page for more details.

Lancashire Carers Travel Guide If you are planning a holiday, whether you want a break in the UK, a holiday abroad or want to try a holiday doing something a little different, the Lancashire Carers Travel Guide can help!

Dementia Awareness

Click here to watch a film aiming to raise awareness among the public of the decision-making rights and abilities of people with dementia and to help people with memory problems and their families make decisions on a daily basis.

Outreach Work                     We do regular outreach work in local GP surgeries, hospitals and with Help Direct’s STAN (Services to a Neighbourhood).  Watch this space for updates.

Peace of Mind 4 Carers  Many carers worry about who will look after the people they care for if something unexpectedly happens to them.  The Peace of Mind 4 carers plan takes this worry away, click on the Adult Carers page for more information. 

Peace of Mind 4 Carers have been commended by the judges for the Innovation in Social Care category in The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2013

Carers Toolkit NHS have released ‘Your Good Health!  A toolkit for family carers’ click here for lots of useful information.

Cerebra Guide, Cerebra, a national charity for children with neurological conditions, has produced a new guide. This guide has been prepared for parents of disabled children who are under 16 who want to find out more about the support that’s available to them in their role as parent carers. Click here to download.

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Call the GP Out of Hours Service: 08452 26 26 26
Click HERE for more information



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