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Caring Neighbourhood Scheme

The Caring Neighbourhood Scheme is Age UK Blackburn with Darwen's befriending service providing volunteers who either visit or offer a weekly 'Phonelink' call.

This service does not cost anything.  Volunteers are carefully matched with and visit socially isolated and housebound older people in their own homes on a regular basis, sharing a cup of tea and a chat. The visiting scheme is intended to be a long term relationship and real friendships are often forged. The 'Phonelink' scheme provides an alternative to a visitor and  a small team of volunteers ring the same older people each week to check that they are ok, to catch up on the news and to provide a vital link to the outside world. The Caring Neighbourhood Scheme is currently supporting over 110 of the borough's most frail and vulnerable older people.  

Click here to watch a video about how the Caring Neighbourhood Scheme has helped Norman in Blackburn.

For further details about the Caring Neighbourhood Scheme click here or contact Age UK Blackburn with Darwen.

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen
Address: 4 King Street, Blackburn
Phone: 01254 266620
Fax: 01254 266621
Web: www.ageukbwd.org.uk
Email: enquiries@ageukbwd.org.uk

The Caring Neighbourhood Scheme is a free service provided by Age UK Blackburn with Darwen.

Caring Neighbourhood Scheme