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The next meeting of the Community CVS Network will take place on Thursday 24th March from 9.30am with presentation from CANW, CSE Awareness, Albion Mill and Newground. The meeting will be followed at 11am by accredited Modern Slavery Training delivered by Ruth from Hope for Justice.
If you'd like to know more,
please drop Donna an e-mail.
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Around the sector...
The Carers Service offer a wide range of excellent services and groups. Why not check out their Carers Activity Newsletter to find out more?
Check out Snowdrop Doula CIC's service brochure.
Residents who are blind, deaf or have a learning disability are not being given all the support they should by local health services because of their communication needs, new research shows.
Evidence collected by Healthwatch shows that the statutory duty is being significantly compromised across England and that its implementation in Pennine Lancashire has been inconsistent.
Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join our campaign and have your say on what needs to change. 
Support the Healthwatch campaign and complete this short survey.
Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living celebrates after receiving National Lottery funding
On Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March, SPAR stores across the UK have invited British Red Cross to collect at their stores for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal. They are looking for 32,000 volunteers across the UK to volunteer for two hours at their local store.
If you have any questions please email
Lancashire BME Network are currently seeking a Business Development Manager. Full details can be found on their website.
Deadline for applications is Monday 21st March at 5pm.
Embrace Digital offer a wide range of online workshops and one-to-one learning opportunities to help boost your business.
CANW are recruiting.
They are seeking a BBO Emotional Therapeutic Practitioner and a Supervising Social Worker.
You can learn more on their website.
Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd March.
Caritas are seeking to recruit a Support Worker for their Young Parents Service based at Maryvale.
Deadline for applications is 10am on Friday 25th March.
From Friday 1st April, Calico will be replacing Change Grow Live in providing drug and alcohol services in BwD. You can learm more in CGL's news update here.
Lancashire Mind are offering a virtual Supporting People in Mental Health course which covers a basic awareness of mental health conditions, exploring the practical use of WEMWBS and self-care when supporting those with a mental health condition. Upcoming dates are: -
► Monday 4th April;
► Monday 11th April;
► Wednesday 20th April; and
► Wednesday 27th April.
To book on initially, please contact Emma Bracewell with the date, name and contact details (email and telephone number) for each team member you would like to attend. 
The training team will then be in touch to confirm with further details.
English Touring Opera will be celebrating Easter with Bach's St. John Passion at Blackburn Cathedral on Tuesday 12th April.
You can learn more and get your tickets through their website. Discounts available on approval - drop them an e-mail to learn more.
To celebrate the amazing work of Blackburn with Darwen individuals and groups, the Sports Council is now calling all volunteer led sports clubs and organisations promoting health & well-being to send in their nominations for their 2022 Annual Awards. You can find Rules of Entry, Categories and Nomination Forms on their website or drop them an e-mail.
Recognise your volunteers, representing voluntary sporting clubs, groups and organisations promoting Health and Well Being by nominating them NOW!!
Closing date for applications is Friday 15th April.
OK Rehab specialises in local drug and alcohol rehab and addiction treatment. This treatment is available via both inpatient and outpatient treatment providers. They also work with clinics that are able to facilitate treatment taking place in your own home, who are able to provide professional intervention and home detoxification.
Funding update

Darwen Town Council Offering Grants of up to £1000.

For a list of upcoming deadlines, please head over to our website.

UK Government Announces Homes for Ukrainian Refugees Scheme with Thank You Payment to Sponsors.

AllChurches Trust Announces Name Change and New Grant Scheme.

Canoe Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Sustainability and Access Projects.

Grants to Improve Maternity Outcomes and Postpartum Safety in Great Britain.

May Deadline for Football Foundation's Community Pitch Maintenance Fund.
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