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Information and Advice - Community Links

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

When

Monday to Friday

09:00 – 17:00

Where

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.

  • "My social worker referred me to Age Concern's Information and Advice service and thank goodness he did!  I was in a muddle and they got me straight.  My husband now goes to Withy Trees Day Centre and its the best decision.  I miss him but I know he's safe and looked after."

  • "How do you know if you're just being forgetful or if its something worse like memory loss or dementia?  I asked myself that question so many times before looking for help.  Age Concern were superb and visited my home on several occasions.  There is help out there and Age Concern got me on the right path."