Blackburn residents can get a free meal on weekdays throughout February and March to help people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. 

People living in Shadsworth and the surrounding areas can get free meals and support through Newground Together.

The charity, which is part of the Together Housing Group, is providing a hot meal every day of the working week to support locals during the cost-of-living crisis.

The Warm Hub, which is funded by Blackburn with Darwen Council, provides residents and community members a warm and friendly environment where they can get hot meals.

Based at Shadsworth Hub, the Newground Together team are running the Warm Hub throughout February and March.

Each drop-in session gives local people the opportunity to spend some time in the hub where that can grab free hot and cold drinks, soup and a roll.

The sessions are open to all people in the community and surrounding areas.

Rachel Davies, sustainable communities coordinator at Newground Together said: “We’re really pleased to be able to run The Warm Hub from our own base in the Shadsworth community.

"This support is here for anyone who needs it. The sessions will provide people with something hot to eat but also a warm space to socialise with other residents and with us.”

Drop-ins run from 10am until 3pm Monday to Friday with the exception of Tuesday which is 1pm until 3pm.

During these times, people will not only get hot soup, but will be able to get wrap-around support such as referrals to Newground Together’s employment team and the opportunity to have a home visit for advice with energy efficiency.

Most sessions will run as drop-ins whilst others are part of the charity’s youth and community sessions. Within these regular sessions participants will also be able to have a hot meal as part of the activity.

If you’d like to take part in the youth and community sessions, you can find more on the Newground Together website.

Alternatively, you can call 0300 330 5535 or email