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Part of Age UK Blackburn with Darwen’s mission is to support local older people to have their views heard and needs taken into account. We do this through a range of campaigning and influencing activities.

We spend much time working with other local organisations aiming to improve service provision and influencing decision making and service planning.

Recent examples of Age UK campaigns include:

  • Campaigning on community transport
  • Campaigning for improvements to the care system
  • Campaigning to raise awareness of pensioner poverty


Age UK campaigns website

Influencing local policy

As well as campaigning on specific issues we also spend much of our time influencing local policy, practice, service planning, commissioning and delivery.

We are members of a wide range of partnerships, forums and networks, including the Health & Wellbeing Board and Adult Safeguarding Board in Blackburn with Darwen; and the Together A Healthier Future programme for Pennine Lancashire, where we aim to ensure older people's needs and views are always taken into account.


Get involved!

We are always keen to know what issues are important to local people. Email us or contact us using the details below to tell us what issues are important to you.


Support in the community

Age Well Partnership

We co-ordinate the local Age Well Partnership,the local strategic group responsible for ensuring that older people's needs and views are represented at the highest local level.

The partnership is responsible for implementing the 'Age Well' section of the Health & Wellbeing Strategy and the Active Ageing Framework.

A panel of 100 local older people act as a reference group for the partnership, to ensure the partnership truly represents the views and needs of local older people.

Blackburn with Darwen Health & Wellbeing Board

 
Join the Older People's Forum

We work closely with the Blackburn with Darwen Older People's Forum (OPF) which is a membership organisation for older people.

If you’re over 50 and live in Blackburn with Darwen, then join to have your voice heard.

Blackburn with Darwen OPF