Short breaks: Parent and carer support

A number of support groups take place in the Borough to support the needs of local parents and carers. Some are “diagnosis specific” but others are available for any parent or carer to access.

Asian Carers Group

Support group for parents and carers of children with disabilities. Information sharing group incorporating workshops and speakers. Drop In sessions. Children welcome. Organised trips and activities for carers.

Based at the Carers Service, Kingsway, Greenhurst Place Blackburn Tel No: (01254) 688440

National Autistic Society (Blackburn with Darwen Branch)

Local support group for parents, carers, children, siblings and adults living with autism including Asperger Syndrome

Regular coffee mornings also take place at Blackburn with Darwen Carers Centre 07887 838 168 or go to the National Autistic Society website.

Parents In Partnership Coffee Mornings

Take place at Care Network Hub and Kingsway during the week. An opportunity for families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to meet other parent carers and access information and support.

Contact 07923252483 or