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About us

Age UK Darlington is a local independent charity (1128377) and has been in operation since 1986, providing a wide range of services tailored for the over 50's in Darlington.

Our team of over 300 active volunteers support our services and help us engage over 4000 older people per year.

Our mission

Age UK Darlington is striving to enhance the health and well-being of older people by promoting quality-assured activity, information and care as well as ensuring that older people have the opportunity for choice and continued independence.

We are a non-profit making organisation and our opening hours are 9am to 4pm weekdays.

We strive to improve the quality of the lives of older people in Darlington by providing a number of services.

Social care services

  • Day care, including care for those with physical, sensory or cognitive impairment
  • Home care, including assisted bathing.

Health and well-being

  • Activities
  • Illness prevention through early simple screening processes
  • Fitness activity – geared to all levels of capability
  • Good nutrition – the theory and the practice

Community services and development

  • A befriending service called Rely on Me which provides companionship and also access to information
  • Activities and classes
  • IT/Computers
  • Information and Advice
  • HE-AT enables us to refer people of all ages to the right advice about winter warmth, affordability, fuel efficiency, and insulation options
  • DOV – an older peoples forum. Involvement in opinion-forming and aspects of civic life
  • CAP – Community Advice Partnership, a Lottery Funded partnership project with CAB Darlington and Welfare Rights which aims to increase the take up of advice in Darlington

A few other facts about us...

Age UK Darlington were accredited a Quality Counts certificate by the Charity Commission.

Darlington Borough Council awarded us a '5* Excellent' for our catering service in a spot check.

Age UK Darlington are CQC registered (Excellent in last report).

Age UK Darlington have a Community Legal Services Quality Mark.

Age UK Darlington has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO9001:2008.

More about us:

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Home Care and Repair | Café Refresh | Good Friends

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