Inspire’s Harm Reduction Service

focuses on reducing the risks and harms associated with injecting drug use, testing and treating blood borne viruses, and the prevention and reversal of overdose, by providing:

Needle exchange

Various sized needles and syringes, foil, sterile water, pans, filters, sharps bins and used needle collection

advice & guidance

Including safer injecting advice, steroid advice,  injecting site and wound care, signposting to health services

sexual health

Free condoms, sexual health advice and signposting to sexual health services

blood borne virus testing

Testing for Hepatitis C and HIV, and referral onto treatment if required

Variety is the spice of life…

“Which was my needle again?”

Our coloured equipment not only gives you more choice within our needle exchanges, but ensures you will know which equipment is yours depending on which colour you were using. 

Used Equipment & Returns

Exchange: (noun) “an act of giving one thing and receiving another (particularly of the same kind) in return”


We operate a Needle ‘Exchange’ within our Harm Reduction Service, meaning we want your used equipment back!      We can provide you with sharps bins to store your used equipment until you’re ready to return it

safety first

Keeping your equipment safely stored – whether used or new, can make sure you keep yourself, your loved ones and the local community safe from Blood Borne Viruses and Needlestick Injuries.  

Meet Our Team

Lyndsey Allen

Lyndsey is our specialist Harm Reduction Worker,  working from our Harm Reduction Suites to provide you with the services you need to try and keep you safe whilst injecting.

“I love working with people from all walks of life, and empowering people to make positive choices that keep them safe”

jane allen

Jane is our GP & Pharmacy Quality Lead, working in both our Inspire Harm Reduction Suites and Community Pharmacies to ensure we’re providing a quality service across East Lancashire.

“I’m passionate about keeping people safe, and enjoy sharing this passion with our local pharmacies to ensure we’re providing the service people deserve’

Where to find us


33 Eagle Street, Accrington, BB5 1LN

Opening Times

Monday          9:00am – 5:00pm              Tuesday          9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday    9:00am – 5:00pm            Thursday        9:00am – 8:00pm                  Friday              9:00am – 5:00pm


37-41 Westgate, Burnley, BB11 1RY

Opening Times

Monday        9:00am – 5:00pm                Tuesday        9:00am – 5:00pm          Wednesday  9:00am – 8:00pm              Thursday      9:00am – 5:00pm                     Friday           9:00am – 5:00pm

Community Needle Exchanges

Hyndburn & Rossendale


Pendle & Ribble Valley

  • Well Pharmacy, Haslingden Health Centre, Manchester Road, Haslingden, BB4 5SL
  • Boots Pharmacy, Rawtenstall Health Centre, Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 7PL
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 13-17 Peel Street, Accrington, BB5 1EA
  • Well Pharmacy, 406 Blackburn Road, Accrington, BB5 1SA
  • Oswaldtwistle Pharmacy, 300 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, BB5 3JD
  • Cohens Chemist, 278 Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, OL13 0UJ
  • Boots Pharmacy, 15 St James Square, Bacup, OL13 9NH
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, Irwell Mill, Rochdale Road, Bacup, OL13 9NR
  • Burnley Late Night Pharmacy, 36B Colne Road, Burnley, BB10 1LG
  • Peak Pharmacy, 36 Abel Street, Burnley, BB10 1QR
  • Rolands Pharmacy, 198 Briercliffe Road, Burnley, BB10 2NZ
  • Well Pharmacy, 4 Browhead Road, Burnley, BB10 3BF
  • Cohens Chemist, 44 Lyndhurst Road, Burnley, BB10 4DX
  • St Peters Pharmacy, Church Street, Burnley, BB11 2DL
  • Boots Pharmacy, 16 Crowther Street, Burnley, BB11 3ND
  • Cohens Chemist, 68-70 Coal Clough Lane, Burnley, BB11 4NW
  • Cohens Chemist, 151 Accrington Road, Burnley, BB11 5AL
  • Cohens Chemist, 305-307 Padiham Road, Burnley, BB12 6PR
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 83-85 Burbnley Road, Padiham, BB12 8BL
  • Clitheroe Pharmacy, 32 King Street, Clitheroe, BB7 1EU
  • Evercare Pharmacy, 13 Market Street, Colne, BB8 0LJ
  • Rowlands Pharmacy, 7 Albert Road, Colne, BB8 0RY
  • Brierfield Late Night Pharmacy, 19A Chapel Street, Brierfield, BB9 5HJ
  • Nelson Pharmacy, 41 Every Street, Nelson, BB9 7LU
  • Barkerhouse Pharmacy, 102 Barkerhouse Road, Nelson BB9 9EU

Coronavirus information


Please visit our coronavirus page to read advice for anyone who uses our services.