Age UK Blackburn with Darwen
About Age UK Blackburn with Darwen
Age UK Blackburn with Darwen (prevously known as Age Concern Blackburn with Darwen) were established in 1976 as a local independent registered charity.
Over the last 35 years we have worked with thousands of local older people providing a range of community based services.
We are a member of the national Age England Association, which is made up of partners across England. Our common cause is to help make later life fulfilling and enjoyable experience and promote the wellbeing of older people.
Campaigning and influencing
As well as providing a range of community services, we seek to effect change by influencing decision-makers and educating the wider community on issues affecting older people.
Our aim is to make the policies and practice of the local authority, health services and other organisations and services sensitive to the real needs and aspirations of older people.
We also work in partnership with a range of organisations to ensure the provision of a range of high quality services and activities.
We campaign on issues affecting the lives of older people locally and nationally, from age discrimination to lack of transport facilities.
Staff and volunteers
In order to ensure we provide quality and effective services we rely upon the commitment, skills and experience of our team of staff and volunteers.
We currently have 50 staff and over 145 volunteers who work across our services. We continually aim to improve our work through a wide variety of training and development and we hold an Investors in People award which ensures we maintain this aim.