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The Pendle Community Support Hub is changing…

Published: Friday, 19th June 2020

Bin wagon promoting the Pendle Community Support Hub

Bin wagon flagging up help available from our Pendle Community Support Hub.

The Pendle Community Support Hub, which has helped over 1,225 local residents, is changing so that people can self-serve online.

The new virtual hub is a directory of around 80 local, regional and national organisations who are there to help via

“Volunteers from the Pendle Leisure Trust have been providing a vital lifeline to local people for over 13 weeks since 26 March.,” said the Leader of Pendle Council, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal.

“They have done a brilliant job in getting people the help they need during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Support has included food shopping, collecting prescriptions, advice on debt and other financial problems and help tackling social isolation during lockdown,” he explained.

“And help for local people in Pendle will continue,” he said.

Alison Goode, Chief Executive of Pendle Leisure Trust said:

“Our volunteers will continue to take calls Monday to Friday from 9am – 4pm on 01282 661743 and people can also email:

“Local people can also refer someone to us who they are worried about,” she added.

Dean Langton, Pendle Council’s Chief Executive said:

“Pendle Council has gathered the help available in one place online and people can access the virtual hub at any time.

“Support ranges from meals on wheels, to advice for people who’ve been made redundant and for those trying to cope with bereavement.”

The new virtual hub also includes mental health and wellbeing support including for young people.

And there are organisations who can help with family and relationship problems and for those feeling suicidal.

“We know that this has been a very challenging time and we want to make it easy for people to get the help they need,” said Dean.

“Our new directory of organisations includes those which can help with the difficult issues many people are facing, including depression, anxiety, addiction and domestic abuse,” he added.