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The Service

Help Direct is a new service being developed for all adults (18 years and over) in
Lancashire. It will aim to be your first port of call to get the practical support, guidance and/or
information you need to get the most out of life. Our dedicated team of local friendly Help
Direct Advisors will help you to find the right way forward, help you to get a bit of extra
support to stay independent and keep healthy, they could recommend agencies to keep
your home and garden in good order, signpost to leisure activities or offer details on
opportunities to get involved in your local community.

The Help Direct service currently being set up in the Preston and South Ribble area is
managed by Age Concern Preston and South Ribble. Our Preston drop in centre is at
Arkwright House (previously our Information and Advice Centre) and our South Ribble drop
in centre is at the South Ribble Civic Centre weekdays. Arkwright House is open on a
Saturday morning and in South Ribble you will be able to access Help Direct in all sorts of
different local places. Look out for the Help Direct sign at one stop shops, libraries,
community centres, doctor’s surgeries, community groups and lots of other places where
you live.

Our opening hours are 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am till 1pm Saturdays.

Help Direct is working with a large number of local organisations and community groups to
provide and develop support for you to get the most out of life in the following areas:

          Health and fitness
          Home and Garden
          Feeling safe in your home and community
          Learning and leisure
          Managing finances
          Mobility and transport
          Community groups and involvement
          Getting the right help and support
          Relationships and families
          Employment, volunteering and training

Wellbeing Directory -           https://lccsecure.lancashire.gov.uk/ACS/findExtOrg/view/

LCC Website -                   www.lancashire.gov.uk/helpdirect


Help direct number -           0303 333 10 30
This is a new low cost telephone numbers that are a better alternative to 08 numbers. The
cost of calling is the same as landlines, even from mobile telephones.

Email -                        info@helpdirect.org.uk

				
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