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Social Prescribing

We have a Social Prescribing service that connects local people with services and community activities for practical and emotional support. People who sign up to the service will be assigned a Link Worker who will offer support tailored around what matters to you. The services takes a holistic approach to improving people's health and wellbeing, and helps people build confidence and motivation to overcome barriers being faced.

Telephone: 01257 515151


Age UK Lancashire

The Good Day Call service is a daily reassurance call provided by a trained member of the team to check on the welfare of an older person. For people who live alone it can be difficult to not have someone to talk to and this service will provide practical assistance and emotional support.

View more information on the AgeUK website.

Telephone: 0300 303 1234


Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year. Their specially trained helpline team can offer conversation and friendship, provide information and advice, link callers to local groups and services, refer people on to receive regular friendship calls and protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect. 

View more information on the Silver Line website.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090


NHS Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders is a scheme set up by the NHS and Royal Voluntary Service to provide much needed support to individuals isolating and staying at home as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. There have been changes to this service and a number of roles have now been suspended, although support for vaccination stewards and NHS Transport volunteers will continue.

View more information on the NHS Responders website.

Telephone: 0808 196 3646


Friends for You

This local community group is run by volunteers and is providing telephone befriending support for Chorley residents who are lonely or isolated.  

Telephone: 07506 189128


Chorley Buddies

This local community group is able to support people who are feeling lonely and isolated, who need urgent help or just a chat with a friendly voice.

Telephone: 01257 542367

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