Blackburn Family Centre

Blackburn Family Centre was established in 1997 to provide free childcare and support for families suffering long-term unemployment. The organisation has grown in response to the needs of the area and its families, it now emplys 3 full time and 3 part time staff, along with 4 sessional workers. On 16th. April 2009 the organisation became a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee and is run by a Board of Trustees comprising local people and service users.

All of the Family Centre's work focuses on education and personal development. Health is a major focus of our work and is targeted from babies to grannies. Throughout all of our programmes we target the development of social skills and the building of self-esteem and confidence - particularly valuable for some participants who experience arduous family circumstances and/or find dealing with formal agencies difficult.