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Rossendale Community Support Network

The Rossendale Community Support Network (RCSN) aims and objectives are as follows:

  • To provide a communication network for network members as a means of more effectively delivering essential support to those in need within the Rossendale community. This may be through a dedicated Facebook Group, providing opportunities for network members to post and communicate within the network
  • To encourage and enable communities to both donate and distribute much needed food and other products directly within their community
  • To share best practice within the Rossendale Community Support Network
  • To provide support without referral 7 days a week

As the network develops we expect there will be further suggestions to improve the scope and effectiveness of the delivery of that essential support.

Member Groups & Organisations:

Bacup Family Centre

Bacup Family Centre provides a preventative family support service to families of all ages living in/around Bacup. Aiming to strengthen family relationships and help families/individuals to over the difficulties they face, develop their potential to care for themselves/family/wider community, helping them to bring about lasting, sustainable positive change to their lives.

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn

Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice on people’s rights and responsibilities.

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination We provide advice people need for the problems they face We campaign for change to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives We (...)

Crawshawbooth Village Centre

The Community Assocation (CA) is a non-profit making Registered Charity & manage the facilities of The Village Centre building in Crawshawbooth for all age groups of our community to enjoy.


First Choice Credit Union

First Choice Credit Union exists to help local people to save and provides affordable and responsible loans. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works within our common bond area. Our common bond is Rossendale, Hyndburn, Preston, Ribble Valley and the Parliamentary Constituency of Bury North.

​To become a member you (...)

Newchurch Village Community Association

The aims of Newchurch Village Community Association are:

Working towards improving the village and surrounding areas of Newchurch for the mutual benefit of the whole community. To promote the village of Newchurch, its activities and its events, and to coordinate activities and events. The group will not discriminate on the (...)

Positive Start

Positive Start is a voluntary youth organisation in Rossendale.  We work with youth workers and interested adults to support and assist young persons, particularly from disadvantaged and Black Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, as they strive to achieve and develop their full potential in education, leisure, recreation, health and role within (...)

Rossendale Borough Council

The Rossendale Borough Council One Stop Shop provides a face to face walk in centre that deals with a variety of Council enquiries, suggestions, requests and complaints.

It has generically trained customer service advisors who strive to respond to as many queries as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The One (...)

Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue

Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue are a group of animal lovers and volunteers who live in and around the Rossendale Valley in the North West.

Our volunteers do various tasks, which include foster care short and long term, final years homes, home checking, potential foster carer checks, lost pet searches, animal (...)

St. Nicholas with St. John & St. Michael CE Church, Newchurch

St. Nicholas’ Church in Newchurch, is a Church of England Parish in the beautiful Rossendale Valley and belongs to the Diocese of Manchester. Here we pride ourselves in our warm welcome and the quality of our uplifting worship and music.

We are blessed with a beautiful church building and a (...)

The Red Box Project – Rossendale

The Red Box Project – Rossendale will support disadvantaged young women throughout their entire period.

Problem: In the UK, some young women in our schools are finding it difficult to access sanitary products.

Result: Tearful panics in the loo. Wadded up toilet roll. Anxious embarrassment. Missed lessons. Missed education.


Trinity Baptist Church Bacup

Trinity Baptist Church Bacup are a community of about 100 people who come together for worship each week on a Sunday morning. We are a mix of old and young, families and singles, long-time followers of Jesus and those who are just beginning their walk with Him.

Our aim (...)

Veterans in Communities (VIC)

Veterans In Communities (VIC) is an ex-services charity based in Haslingden that covers East Lancashire and parts of Greater Manchester. VIC was established in September 2012 and granted charity status early 2013. We support serving, ex-service personnel, their families and members of the emergency services who have experienced difficulties with (...)

Whitworth Town Council

Whitworth Town Council was formed in 1974 following the reorganisation of local government in England. Prior to this date, Whitworth Urban District Council was the administrative body in the Valley, but was abolished following the reorganisation.

In Whitworth, local government services are provided by three local authorities – Whitworth Town (...)

Rossendale Community Support Network