Shelter Lancashire - Blackburn

Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall St, Blackburn, BB2 1AG

How we can help

We offer a wide range of help and advice on all housing and homelessness issues.  We have a team of advisers and solicitors who may be able to help you with your problem – and if we can’t help, we work with other agencies who can.

We have computers and telephones you can use to access the internet for advice, claim benefits, or bid on properties.

We also offer regular advice sessions in other parts of the county other than Blackburn - contact us to see if there is one near you.

  • homelessness, or worried you’ll soon become homeless
  • looking for accommodation
  • having problems with your landlord
  • being evicted or repossessed
  • debt problems
  • benefits issues
  • problems with disrepair
  • need help going to court regarding your housing

Even if your problem isn't listed above we may still be able to help - just give us a call to discuss.

Specialist services

We also offer some specialist services:

  • debt advice for complex issues such as County Court Judgements, bankruptcy and dealing with creditors
  • benefits advice about Universal Credit, Personal Independent Payments, and Tax Credits
  • Housing duty scheme at Blackburn and Burnley Court

If you think that one of our specialist services may be able to help you, give us a call to discuss in more detail – or drop in and we can check if you are eligible.

Arrange a face to face session

You can call us to make an appointment to see someone, or pop in – where you will have an initial chat with one of our team to see how we can best help you.  

We are often very busy and so we may not be able to deal with your query straight away, but if we must ask you to come back for an appointment, we will do our best to make sure you get some initial information.

Sometimes we may need you to bring in specific documents but if you call ahead we can explain this before you drop in.

Opening times

  • Monday:
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  • Sunday:

Useful info

Getting here

We are based in Blackburn Central Library, in the town centre.

The Library is just five minutes walking distance from Blackburn bus station and ten minutes from Blackburn train station.

Get directions

Areas that we cover

  • Blackburn,
  • Hyndburn (Accrington),
  • Burnley,
  • Preston

Facilities

  • wheelchair access
  • adapted toilets
  • computers and phones
  • access to interpreters via phone

Parking for disabled drivers. Level entrance. Home visits/ telephone appointments for people unable to attend the office. Wheelchair Access to ground floor


If you’re in urgent need

We can give emergency advice during opening hours.

If you need immediate advice and this hub is currently closed, you can get help or read our housing advice pages.

If you’re struggling with any other problem, other services and organizations might be able to help.

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