Community Links

Community Links staff visit people in their own homes to provide information and advice in regards to memory loss, the symptoms of dementia and how to seek help. We will connect you into a network of providers to suit your needs.

Community Links is a free service and offers short term support, both on a one-to-one basis and through group settings. Its 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 into positive activities and community settings.

“Can’t begin to thank you for all the information.  I feel like we’ve gone from no support to having so much available.  It’s been such a positive experience.  Thank you.”

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 carers.

Community Links connects people to local activities and groups as well as Age Concerns Activity Day Centres Charnley 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
    • People over the age of 65 with Dementia or memory concerns (with or without a formal diagnosis)
    • People under the age of 65 with a diagnosis of Dementia
    • People living in the Preston or South Ribble area
    • We offer support, guidance and compassion to your family and carers too.
  • What we charge

    This is a FREE Service. Some grouped activities may have a charge.

  • Opening times

    Hours Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 4.45pm, Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

  • Where we are based

    Preston 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 make a booking

    We try to be as accessible as possible and the main referral routes include:
    Tel: 01772 269 175
    Complete the form below to make a referral.
    Referrals are accepted from members of the public and partner agencies alike.

     

“Everyone we’ve met from Age Concern have all been so friendly and supportive.”