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Blackpool Council Discretionary Support Scheme

The Blackpool discretionary support scheme can provide assistance to vulnerable people who need:

  • Short term emergency support
  • Help to become established or maintain independence in the community

Please click here for more information.

Adult Courses

Courses for everyone at Blackpool and The Fylde College

Are you a parent fancying a change of direction? Maybe you want to start a new career. Maybe you’re just looking for a new challenge. If you’re older or younger, work full-time or part-time, we have the perfect course for you. We have a wide range of courses available from Level 2 to Degree-level (Level 6), so whether you have a wealth of qualifications or not, there’s something for everyone. At Blackpool and The Fylde College, all our courses are taught by expert tutors, in cutting-
edge, industry-standard facilities so that you can put your new skills to the test in a realistic work environment. Flick through the courses we offer at every level on our website at You can apply for a course directly through our website at, or for more information, give our friendly and professional team a call on 01253 504343. 


Food Bank Information

If anyone requires a food parcel, you can call Blackpool Food Bank on 07717 017 888. The food bank is located behind the B&Q on Whitehills Business Park (Unit 2 Holly Close FY4 5QP).

You can collect on the same day (usually within 20 mins) no paperwork required –  Just tell them how many in the household they will get the parcels ready for you. The last collection in 2:30pm daily.

If you are struggling at all, please know that School are here to help.

Let us know if you are experiencing difficulties. All information is treated with the strictest confidence.


Families – Blackpool Better Start

The Local Authority and the local NHS Trust have jointly funded a ‘Health, Social Care, Childcare and Community Directory for the Fylde Coast’.

The link for this directory is:


Free* boiler service, replacements or repairs available for homeowners – please click here for more information.

TRUST HOUSE LANCASHIRE – please click here for more information.

Parenting with a mental health problem

The following link explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children – please click here.

Togetherall is an award-winning digital mental health service available at Here are some courses available with Togetherall

Wellbeing Webinars: Please click here for more information.

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Young Minds

Young Minds offer three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Here, you can find out more information about things such as their Parents Helpline, Webchat and Email service.

Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

1/ You’ll get through to a trained adviser who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence

2/ Your adviser will help you to understand your child’s behaviour and give you practical advice on what to do next

3/ If you need further help, they’ll arrange for one of our independent, experienced professionals to call you for a 50-minute telephone consultation within seven days

We also have a webchat and email service if that is more convenient for you.

Parents’ Toolkit: SEND

BBC Bitesize have put together this guidance for parents/carers of children with SEND in understanding supporting their children at home.

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