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Support for older people

Local Support in Chorley

Around the Chorley borough there is a wide range of support available for older people. From day care centres to free fun sessions, you can find them all below.

Central Lancs Dial a Ride

This service provides transportation to people who struggle to get out because of restricted mobility and lack of transport. They offer a door to door, accessible and fare payable minibus service for residents in Chorley and its surrounding boroughs.  Please call Dial a Ride to register your details and discuss your requirements. They will then confirm when they are next in your area. Dial a Ride also offer a community car scheme where volunteers use their own vehicles to transport people to medical appointments or shopping if the bus does not cover their area.

Telephone: 01257 260488


You can also find more information on the Dial a Ride Facebook page.

Golf Fore the Ages

Discover the joy of golf, no matter your age or experience! This session is a specially curated session at Duxbury Park Golf Course, tailored for individuals over 50. Whether you're looking to reignite your passion for the sport, adapt your game due to health challenges, or simply want to embark on a new, low-impact adventure, we've got you covered.

Dive into a 6-week rolling program where each participant receives a personalised plan to hone their skills. The first hour immerses you in the world of golf, from the driving range to the putting green, and even course play. Afterward, unwind and connect with fellow golfers and health professionals over refreshments in our cozy clubhouse.

Check out the leaflet:  Golf Fore the Ages (PDF) [1MB]


  • Tuesday 11am - 1pm 
  • Duxbury Park Golf Course
  • £10 a session (includes 1 free drink post session) *First session is free

Home Instead

Home Instead provides high quality care services to adults and older people in their own homes.

The dedicated home care services provided by Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley can allow people to stay at home in the place where they feel happiest and most comfortable, helping to maintain independence.  This service offers companionship, home help and housekeeping, personal care and Dementia care, including Alzheimer's disease.

Visit the Home Instead website for more information.

Telephone: 01257 429 156

Genesis Care NW Ltd

Genesis Care is a small, not for profit charitable organisation providing day-time support for older people with dementia and other disabilities in a homely environment.  Support is focused around promoting independence and implementing strategies for maintaining life skills, social activities and reminiscence. We offer a range of activities, led by a skilled staff team, that are designed to stimulate and motivate, whilst having fun.  Lunch and refreshments are provided.  Costs vary, but prices do include a 2-course lunch.  Please contact Genesis Care for more information.

A Carers Café is also available on the 4th Wednesday of every month (excluding December).  Refreshments are charged at reasonable prices.

Opening days/times:

  • Monday 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Thursday 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm

Lead Contact: Lorna Bowling (Manager)

Telephone: 07845969442 / 01257 249105


Please also visit the Genesis Care website for more information.

Fosterfield Day Centre

The day support provided is person centred and will aim to maintain the lifestyle and well-being for older people, including those living with dementia, whilst providing support to carers. This service focuses on reducing social isolation through maximising skills and promoting independence.

Telephone: 01257 275183

Millfields Day Services

Millfields Day Centre is a specialist daytime care provision for older adults and adults with dementia and memory loss.                                   

Visit Millfields Day Services website for more information.

Telephone: 01254830949

Sporting Memories Foundation - Chorley Branch

Sporting Memories Foundation working alongside Chorley FC Community Foundation, using the rich history and heritage of sport, offering Wellbeing through Reminiscence for those people & their families who are living with Dementia, Loneliness and Depression.

Free Dementia Friendly Sessions are held every Wednesday at 1.45pm - 3.00pm at Chorley Football Club Victory Park, Duke Street, Chorley, PR7 3DU where a warm welcome awaits you.

Lead Contact: Keith McIntosh

Telephone: 07842276486


The Lancashire Carers Service 

The Lancashire Carers Service offers support to Carers through the delivery of: 

  • carers assessments 
  • peace of mind 4 carers plans  
  • one to one and group support 
  • support to access community and Health and Wellbeing services 
  • A 24/7 Volunteer manned Carers Help and Talk (CHAT) Line  

Telephone: 0345 688 7113 (option 2)



Our group offers friendship and support locally to people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. We offer varied sessions throughout the year from seated yoga to day trips. Contact us to find out more on: or call 0808 8000303

Talkin' Tables

Talkin' Tables are a great way to find new people to talk to! Whether it is a quick coffee and a chat, or a long mid-morning natter, all are welcome. With over 20 available sessions throughout the week at different locations there is something for everyone. Visit the Talkin' Table Facebook Page for more information.

After-Loss Club

Have you lost someone through DEATH, DIVORCE, DEMENTIA, DISABILITY? Loss can be heartbreaking for everyone and here at the New Friends for You After-Loss club we understand that, and we are here for you if you need us. After Loss club is hosted at Sea View Inn 2.30-4pm or 7.30-9pm. Email us at for more information.

Chorley Buddies

SVP Chorley Buddies is a community group providing befriending, shopping and meds delivery services for isolated individuals. Activity Buddies for exercise and re-socialisation, and Good Food Clubs and general support. Visit the Chorley Buddies Facebook Page for more information.

General Help

Falls Prevention Central Lancashire

The Falls Prevention Service is a multidisciplinary specialist service for older people who have fallen or are at risk of falling. Following an assessment, a care plan is collaboratively agreed with the individual for intervention and management of further falls.

Individuals can self-refer into the service.

View more information on the Falls Prevention Service website.

Telephone: 01772 777999

Quit Squad

This NHS service provides free support to residents in Chorley who want to stop smoking.  Find out more about their offer on the Quit Squad website or alternatively make a change now and complete a self-referral form.  Quit Squad are also helping make Lancashire SmokeFree by encouraging residents to make their homes, cars, sports, schools, workplaces, events and spaces SmokeFree.  Find out more about this on the SmokeFree Lancashire website and make your SmokeFree promise now.

Telephone: 0800 328 6297

Age UK Lancashire

This organisation offers a reliable, high-quality, competitively priced service tailored to meet people's needs and helps with:

  •  cleaning and laundry 
  •  shopping 
  •  specific chores or errands

Please visit Age UK Lancashire for more information.

Telephone: 01695 586506

Age Concern

This organisation provides a variety of advisory and support services as follows:

  • home help service - general cleaning duties and shopping.  Telephone: 01772 552879
  • dementia/memory concerns.  Telephone: 01772 620876
  • befriending.  Telephone: 01772 552880
  • family estate planning.  Telephone: 01772 552860
  • access to benefits.  Telephone: 01772 552875
  • activity centres.  Telephone: 01772 321868
  • nail clipping.  Telephone: 01772 552886

You can also find out more information on Age Concern website.

NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

If you would like more information, advice and guidance on the support available to carers then please visit the Carers Information webpage on the NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria website.


View more information and further help and support for people living with Dementia..

Chorley Council

We have a range of support services available to eligible older residents.  Please visit our Home improvements page for more information.

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