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On Friday 1st July 2022 clinical commissioning groups (CCG's) across the country were closed and were replaced by new NHS organisations known as Integrated Care Boards.

Therefore, NHS East Lancashire CCG no longer exists and has been replaced (along with the othe seven CCGs in Lancashire and South Cumbria) by the new NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB)

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Albion Mill Extra Care Housing Opens in Blackburn

The former Albion Mill in Ewood, Blackburn, has completed redevelopment work and is now ready as a brand-new care facility. The new housing is open to adults in the Blackburn with Darwen area with an assessed need for care and support, including people with disabilities and health conditions.

This extra care facility comprises one-bedroom and two-bedroom quality apartments built to a high standard, available to rent and suitable for couples or individuals. Trained and dedicated staff will be available onsite to give residents the support they need, when they need it. The site also features a community hub with restaurant/café, lounge, hairdressers and salon along with landscaped gardens and views over the canal. The scheme will focus on supporting individuals to access the community, and residents will be encouraged to attend activities and social gatherings onsite taking account of cultural and religious beliefs.

Dr Mark Dziobon, Medical Director at NHS Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “Albion Mill is a perfect example of integration – health and social care working side by side to make a difference to the lives of our residents. This state-of-the art facility will ensure people can live independently and comfortably but with the added peace of mind of having the right care around them when needed.”

Sayyed Osman, Director of Adult Services, Health and Strategic Commissioning at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “I am so excited that this fantastic new facility is now open. Our council and its partners have worked incredibly hard to bring such high-quality schemes to the borough. This brings a massive benefit for our residents who need support. Even in such testing times, all partners continued to work hard to deliver the project and now that it’s open, people will see what a wonderful facility it is.”

Mustafa Desai, Executive Member Adult Social Care & Prevention at Blackburn with Darwen Council, added: ‘’We as a council are proud to be a part of this groundbreaking new facility at Albion Mill. The all-round care and support that will be available is life changing and we are excited to see the benefits these services will have to the lives of residents across the borough.’’

The new care facility, will provide 109 beds, including 50 extra care apartments, 31 en-suite rooms for intermediate care, 24 dementia apartments and four rehabilitation apartments.

Care will be tailored to individual needs such as personal care and taking medicines.

More information about Albion Mill can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/618920620/0e5ba05f42

If you're interested in applying for Albion Mill, please call 01254 666572 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.