If you’d like to know more about memory loss and dementia then Age Concern’s Information and Advice service could be the help you need.
Support is available through Age Concern day centres and our ‘Community Links’ staff work throughout local neighbourhoods and within people’s homes to offer information and advice in regards to memory loss, the symptoms of dementia and how to seek help.
Community Links is a free service and offers short term support, both on a one to one basis and through group settings. It’s aim is to reduce social isolation, promote independence and to boost physical, social and emotional wellbeing. It also helps to build confidence through linking people in to positive activities and community settings.
The service offers home visits to assess individual need and to provide person centred information and support. Help is given to people suffering from memory loss in addition to their network of family, friends and carer(s). Community Links connects people to local activities and groups as well as Age Concerns day support centres Charnley Fold and Withy Trees. Help is also provided to access the centres and staff will accompany people if required.
Community Links also deliver group activities including; gentle exercise, dominoes and crafts in addition to supporting existing community led projects. The service will also identify gaps within the local community and through volunteer support create new groups as needed.
Who we support
Everyone with a memory concern or diagnosis
What we charge
This is a FREE Service.
Some grouped activities may have a charge
Monday to Friday
09:00 – 17:00
Preston, Chorley and South Ribble. We are looking to expand our reach and if you live nearby then give us a call and we’ll see if we can fit you in!
How to access
We try to be as accessible as possible and the main referral routes include:
Tel: 01772 620 876
Make A Referral Here
Referrals are accepted from members of the public and partner agencies alike.