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Age UK Blackburn with Darwen's Befriending Service offers friendship and support to older people who may be living alone, housebound or who need extra support to help get out and about.

Why choose us?

  • Fully trained volunteers
  • Individual approach to need
  • All volunteers undergo a DBS check
  • Quality assured

"I don't know where to start to thank you for all you have done for me. You have listened to me for hours on that telephone when I did not feel I could trust anyone. Thank you for all you have done for me."

There are four types of support available:

  • Home Visiting

    Regular home visits by volunteers.

  • Phonelink

    Weekly telephone call by volunteers.

  • Dementia Buddies

    Support to participate in social and physical activity programmes.

  • Stepping Stones

    Support and encouragement to engage or re-engage in local community activities.

For more information please email enquiries@ageukbwd.org.uk or phone 01254 266620