Whether you have a diagnosis of dementia yourself, or are caring for a person who has memory concerns or diagnosed with dementia and living within Preston or South Ribble we may be able to offer support.

At Age Concern Central Lancashire we have a range of pioneering dementia services. These have developed in response to listening to the individuals and their families. We aim to meet the needs and wishes of people we support and make a positive difference to their daily lives. Our Dementia Services are based at two sites Charnley Fold Resource Centre, Cottage Lane, Bamber Bridge and Withy Trees Day Centre, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston, and within the community.  Take a moment to read Apple Pie, this demonstrates the ethos behind supporting people.

Click the tabs below to find out more about our services.

To find out how to access our services see Referrals and information tab

To read about the ethos behind our work see Apple Pie tab

Caring Cafe

The Caring Café is more than just a café.

Located within Charnley Fold, Cottage Lane, Bamber Bridge a café is open to all between 9.00am - 3.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A tempting menu includes hot and cold drinks, toasted teacakes, soup, jacket potatoes and freshly prepared sandwiches. A great place for a coffee break or perhaps have lunch before an activity. On Fridays between 11.30am - 1.15pm it is a set lunch costing £5.00, this comprises of a traditional hot meal, dessert and a hot drink. Booking in advance is essential for the Friday set lunch. For details of the menu choices and to book please telephone 01772 620876.

A dedicated team of staff and volunteers support people living with memory concerns/dementia, carer’s, family and friends, by providing a variety of groups and activity throughout the week. Presently these include art, exercise and music. Having fun, being busy, doing things you enjoy and feeling like you have achieved something, is important for enhancing self-confidence and wellbeing.

There is the opportunity to access information and support in a relaxed environment. Staff and volunteers offer free support and information on other local services for e.g. Safe Trader, Adult Social Care, other services provided by Age Concern Central Lancashire and much more.

Please feel welcome to “pop in” and have an informal chat or just sit and have a drink or a snack in our café, which is open daily, from 10am – 1.30 pm.

To find out how to access this service see Referrals and information tab

To read about the ethos behind our work see Apple Pie tab

A key priority for Age Concern Central Lancashire

Tune in tonight to 'That's Lancashire' to watch an exclusive interview with our Chief Executive Linda Chivers who will be talking all about the plans for the redevelopment of Arkwright House!

You can find That's Lancashire on freeview channel 8 on any freeview device in the Lancashire area

It's great to report on yet another fantastic Annual Conference and AGM held last week in the Great Room at Preston North End.

As in previous years the event was well attended with almost 100 delegates arriving on the day eager to find out more about getting “fit for their future.”

Tracy Collins, a lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Salford, gave a fascinating talk about enhancing health and wellbeing in later life, and highlighted some tips and pointers including where more information can be found.

Pat Ascroft , an adventurous, intrepid ,exploring Gran, gave an extremely entertaining talk about her fundraising activities over the years that include arctic dog sledding, cycling in Cuba and climbing the Great Wall of China! We are hoping to challenge Pat to do a fundraising event for Age Concern Central Lancashire.

So many of the audience commented on what an inspiration she was to them and their generation.

The feedback for the day has been excellent and we are once again very proud of another successful and well attended Annual Conference and AGM.

“Enjoyed every minute of the meeting”

Always a well-planned and supporting team”

“Very enjoyable and informative. Thank you – Long may we continue!”

“I loved Pat Ascroft’s presentation – how inspirational”.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope to see you again next year.

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