About this site

This site provides community information to those 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


Are you looking for volunteering opportunities?  Volunteering is an excellent way of picking up skills, making friends and feeling part of a team of like-minded folk.  And it’s not just worthwhile; volunteering can also be fantastic fun and hugely rewarding.

Where organisations have volunteering opportunites you will see this highlighted and linked to on their directory page.

Patient Participation Groups

Follow this link for PPG information and resources.

rossendale over mapA useful guide to living & working in Rossendale

Are you new to the area? You may find these pages useful

Trying to find a new hobby?

If you are looking for a new hobby, here are some resources that might provide some inspiration

Rossendale Cultural Arts Network

Rossendale CAN showcases and promotes all of the amazing arts that exist within the Valley

Latest News from REAL

New Coffee Morning at HCL

Haslingden Community Link are hosting a new, informal coffee morning event as an access point to a varied range of future local activities.

The Free Tuesday morning sessions that start on 9th August, are open to all and will offer access to sessions based on demand from the group.  So if you are interested in contributing to suggestions and directing future activities on offer, or if you would just like… Read more

Civic Pride Rossendale want Gardeners and Lone Rangers!

Civic Pride Rossendale are a voluntary organisation and relies on it’s volunteers to keep gardens and other public areas throughout Rossendale looking their best.

They are seeking to identify new recruits – in particular gardeners to take on a small area or garden and keeping it looking good.  they can offer the necessary gear and help with ideas or a little bit of inspiration if needed!

If gardening isn’t your… Read more

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