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Care and Support Services

Our day centre makes an important contribution to the lives of the older generation.

The service acts as a preventative measure for problems caused by lack of social interaction and stimulation.


Day Care Services

Our day centre makes an important contribution to the lives of the older generation by acting as a preventative measure for problems caused by lack of social interaction and stimulation. It assists older people to continue to lead an independent life by allowing them dignity and independence through activities and events provided. Customers have many opportunities to contribute to the life of the day centre, through activities that encourage interaction for all involved.

These services are part of a range of services Age UK Darlington has to offer to support you to stay in your own home and help you to lead as independent a life as possible. Day Care Centres work on the basis that there are members of the community who, for various reasons, find themselves less active and unable to get out and about as they used to. They still want to enjoy a day out, enjoy a cooked lunch and join in the activities of the centre which provide the opportunity to spend quality time with others.

Care at Home

Our Care at Home Service is available to anyone who requires assistance in their own home. Our services are tailor-made to meet your needs and are regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

Our service is delivered by highly training and caring members of our Care Team - all have been thoroughly checked and cleared through Disclosure and Baring Service system before being employed by us.

Our Services include;

  • Assistance with bathing and showering
  • Escort service for appointments
  • shopping or escorted shopping
  • light housework / household tasks
  • laundry / ironing

Our aim is to help you remain independent in your own home for as long as possible.

Sitting Service

The Age UK Darlington Sitting Service provides friendly, reliable, trustworthy staff to ensure that families and carers get the break they deserve, whether it's for just a couple of hours during the day to attend appointments, or to have some one on hand throughout the night. All of our staff are DBS checked, accredited by the Care Quality Commission and provide the highest quality of care.

Dementia Care Services

Our Dementia Care Service is specially designed for those people with a disagnosis of dementia.

The aim of our service is to support the customer to remain as independent for as long as possible by offering Day Opportunities. We aim to ensure that every customer feels safe and comfortable during their time with us and that also family/carers are confident in the knowledge that their loved one is in a safe caring enviroment while they have a much needed break and time for themselves. Our enviroment for dementia care is espcially designed to be dementia friendly.

Memory Lane - Dementia Cafe

If you are suffering dementia or are caring for someone with dementia come along to our dementia cafe. You will meet friendly and supportive people affected by dementia and can spend time sharing information and experiences.

Dementia Forum

The Alzheimer's Society hold a dementia carers forum on the 3rd Thursday of every month 11.00 to 12.00 at Bradbury House.

Veterans Cafe

Are you, or do you know a veteran of our armed services, why not come along to share and remember your experiences with other veterans. Open to all veterens, held every Wednesday, 10.00 to 12.00, in Age UK Darlingtons Bradbury House.

Hear to Meet

Why not come along to one of our Hear to Meet coffee groups for a chat, a chance to meet others and share your experiences? Held the first tuesday of every month, 1.00 - 3.00. If you are having problem with hearing aids there will be trained professional on hand to repair them.


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