Bangor Street Community Centre in Blackburn hosts some of the most active community organisations in the region.
This is in addition to two gyms (male and female) and a Community Café serving up fresh food daily.
Iqbal Bhai, Centre Manager said, “There is a real mix of organisations and charities based at the centre. We are proud to welcome two more organisations who have moved in recently.”
The following organisations and charities are now based at the centre.
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The Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living team host a number of fitness and health related sessions tailored to the local community throughout the week. Healthy Living also arrange a number of community workshops which have proved to be popular.
They also manage the two male and female gyms at the Community Centre. Membership for these is only £75 a year.
To find out more call 01254 292650 or see www.bwdhl.org
A local company which provides a range of services to charities, organisations and schools. They are able to print sports kits, uniforms and merchandise at competitive prices.
Call 07801 699093 for further information
Blackburn with Darwen Young People’s Services run several youth groups at Bangor St throughout the week.
One of the oldest community groups in the town the Blackburn Hindu Centre aims to keep the cultural and religious traditions of the Hindu Community alive and pass them on to future generations. The group host a number of major festivals, and organise excursions to places of interest in the UK and abroad.
To find out more call 07907 783 419
One of the longest established football teams in the area, Blackburn United run a number of coaching activities and eighteen teams for both seniors and juniors in Blackburn. This includes two girls teams and one ladies team.
They run junior coaching sessions and small tournaments in Blackburn.
To find out more call 07970 216 334
Healthwatch are here to make sure your views on local health and social care services are heard with an independent voice for the people of Blackburn with Darwen. Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of health and social care, as well as improving it today.
To find out more see www.healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk
The Family and Community Enterprise Team (FACE) provides a range of activities for children and young people focused on health and sport.
The community organisation host a regular events for young people in Blackburn as well as half-term and summer activities.
To find out more call 07943 835440
The Iqra Foundation host Islamic classes for several age ranges from Monday to Thursdays from 5.15pm to 6.45pm. the organisation now have six classes at the centre.
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The Lancashire Council of Mosques has been based at the centre for many years. The organisation deals with a range of community enquiries and projects. LCM is founded on the principles of serving the communities of Lancashire.
Through the support of its affiliated Mosque organisations and its partners, LCM has endeavoured to place the individual and collective needs of the Muslim community firmly on the agenda of all service providers within the catchment area.
Call 01254 692289 or see www.lancashiremosques.com
The award winning One Voice Blackburn has gone from strength to strength since it was established. They have a popular scout group, a girls’ group and a number of sports groups.
Their aim is to create a future vision in which all residents irrespective of age, disability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientatio have fair and equal life opportunities.
To find out more call 01254 676193 or see www.onevoicenetwork.org.uk
You can now hire a community mini bus from the centre thanks to a local company. Call 07736 317 413. Drivers are locally based and fully licensed.
Purple Patch, a non-profit organisation was established by qualified tutors (SEN) in 2014, aiming to address the unmet needs of disabled people, in particular, but not exclusively, those from an ethnic minority heritage.
Purple Patch aim to create an innovative and a more inclusive service provision based on the Social Model of Disability. Support packages are individualised, creative and flexible.
Their tailored services include 1:1 outreach work, independent living training, life skills, development programmes and social workshops. This includes cooking, dressing, using a washing machine and English and maths lessons.
To find out more call 01254 447717
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The Hair & beauty salon for women only is new to Bangor Street.. It is open from 10am to 8pm (Monday to Friday), 9am-1pm (Saturdays) and from 12pm to 6pm (Sunday).
Call 07402 206358 for further information.