About this site

This site provides community information to people living or working in Rossendale.

You will find information here about organisations and how to access their services. You will also find recent news about them and the events they are arranging.

Are you looking for volunteering opportunities?  Where organisations have opportunities available you will see this highlighted and linked to on their directory page.


In the directory of services you will find ‘not-for-profit’ organisations and services provided for the benefit of Rossendale citizens.  Some of these will be small, local groups supporting a particular cause.  Others will be a nearby branch of larger organisations that may have a wider presence.

You can search in a number of ways:

By category  |  In the A-Z list  |  Using a relevant keywordBy location


Here at REAL we compile a calendar of events from in and around your local area.  These might by one-off events or be run on a regular basis.  Type a keyword into the calendar to see what is available or browse through the calendar to see what is going on on a particular date.  Alternatively, each organisation will have links to the events they are organising on their page.


Find out what is happening in local organisations in your local area.  You will find the most recent news items listed below.  You can also follow us on Twitter @RealforRoss or on Facebook @realrossendale

Latest News from REAL

Opportunities for Budding Social Media Jedi

Are you a social media ‘Jedi’?  Do you want to become one?

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us in our on-going mission to Connect Communities.

Whether you are an experienced ‘Jedi Knight’ or a ‘Padawan’ learner looking for a mentor we might just have the opportunity for you.  Support and training will be provided.

Interested?  Contact Matt on mattwiseman@realtd.co.uk or phone 07484 151599 to find out more!

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Next Parkinson’s Support Group 2nd Sept.

The next meeting of the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Parkinson’s Support Group is on Saturday 2 September in the Supper Room at Accrington Town Hall.

The group will enjoy a shared lunch together and a warm welcome will be extended to everyone affected by Parkinson’s,  whether people with Parkinson’s themselves or family members, friends or carers.

Accrington Town Hall is on Blackburn Road in Accrington (BB5 1LA).  Lift access is… Read more

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