Rossendale Borough Council

Information on equality services and support groups

Contact details of support services and groups


Counselling Services

For information on the Talk it Out Counselling Services, Rawtenstall can be found at

Information on a range of counselling services can be found at

Contact Lancashire County Council Adult Social Care Services if you have any specific needs you require support for: 0845 053 0009 or 01772 221609 or visit the website at

Domestic Abuse / Violence

Domestic Abuse can be: physical, financial, psychological, emotional, verbal or sexual abuse. Domestic Abuse is a violation of Human Rights and you do not have to deal with it alone. 

  • STAR Centre, Rawtenstall - 01706 830600
  • National Domestic Violence  & Women's Aid Helpline (24hrs) - 0808 2000 247
  • Broken Rainbow Helpline (for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people) - 0300 999 5428
  • Men's Advice Line - 0808 801 0327 
  • Victim Support Male Helpline - 0800 328 3623
  • RESPECT - Choose to Stop Perpetrator Programme & Support -  or 0808 802 4040
  • Forced Marriage Unit  - 020 7088 0151

In an emergency, call 999. Domestic violence is treated very seriously by the police, and they will take action to protect you.

Hate Crime and Hate Incidents

Have you or someone you know been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident? Report it!

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

This can be committed against a person or property.

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.

By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else.  You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it. 

Reporting makes a difference - to you, your friends, and your life.

Hate crime in any form is wrong. Find out how to report it:

In relation to hate crime online, support and guidance on steps people can take themselves to seek removal of any hateful or offensive content found online can be found via this link;  

Lancashire Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Services

The Lancashire LGBT Centre Group is a community based group for persons who may identify as LGBT or who support the LGBT Community.

Contact Details: -


Facebook:     'Lancashire LGBT Centre'
Address:        Lancashire LGBT Centre, Community Futures, 15 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8PS

Mind - Mental Health

Mind is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales with a local and national network.  It aims to promote and protect good mental health for all. Mind provides two confidential mental health information services to enable people to make informed choices.

Contact Mind information line: 0845 766 0163
Address: Mindinfoline, PO Box 277, Manchester, M60 3XN

Contact Mind's Legal Advice Service: 0845 2259393

Address: Mind LAS, PO Box 277 , Manchester, M60 3XN

Diverse Minds aims to make mental health services more responsive to the needs of black and minority ethnic communities.


Have you been affected by Racism?

For free confidential information, advice and support, please contact Race Hate Awareness and Prevention (RHAP). Free Racism Helpline: 0808 808 7398

Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council

Telephone:    01172 885182


Address: RHAP, Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council, Town Hall  Annex, Birley Street,     Preston, PR1 2RL

Young People's Services (YPS)

The YPS is an organisation specially created to provide a wide range of services, existing opportunities and positive choices for young people aged 11-25 living in Lancashire. YPS provides young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to - so that no matter where you live, what you are interested in or what issues you face, we hope we have something to offer you.




For advice and support to anyone being affected by cyberbullying issues

There is also information on Cyberbullying and where to get advice on Lancashire Constabulary's website Trust Ed