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Age UK Darlington is an independent, local charity.

We deliver a wide variety of services within Darlington, engaging with over 4000 older people each year and supported by over 300 active volunteers.


Please use the menu to the left to browse our range of services in detail.

Just a few of our services and how they support the people of Darlington:

Care Services
Including Day care, Care at Home and Home Bathing.
Provides Over 6000 hours of care each year
The 'Rely on Me' Befriending Service
With over 90 volunteer befrienders, offering all kinds of support and help.
Engages with over 240 isolated, lonely and/or vulnerable individuals
Information & Advice Service
Providing support and advice on subjects such as welefare rights, benefits and all forms of financial information including fuel efficiency with the HEAT (Health and Energy Advice Team) and IT Advice
Deals with over 1100 enquiries per year to retrieve over £1 Million of unclaimed benefits in Darlington alone.
Health and Wellbeing
Improving health and well-being via the Fit as a Fiddle programme, encouraging individuals to become involved in all forms of exercise i.e. walking sessions, pilates, sequence dancing, gym sessions, healthy eating and more.
Providing over 10,000 hours of Health and Wellbeing activities to over 1800 people per year.

As an established charity AUKD is used to monitoring and reporting on grant funding and the Board and Management team CONTINUOUSLY assess performance. Quality is ensured through QMS with ISO9001 management and CQC registration. Evidence of our benefit to services users is that we receive over 4000 customers each year and we continue to successfully report to our funders and commissioners. Reponses from satisfaction surveys are also regularly reviewed and we value feedback from all stakeholders.

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