A HOME care company say they are "delighted" to partner with Burnley FC through their ‘All Onside’ initiative.

The partnership will see Home Instead Burnley working closely with Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) to help improve social inclusion and community engagement within the local elderly population, working with older people across Burnley, Rossendale and Pendle.

BFCitC channels their charitable work into key areas, including education and employability, community welfare and inclusion, football development and community facilities.

Their highly-skilled team deliver more than 50 community projects that touch the lives of a broad spectrum of people in and around Burnley, from children and young people to senior citizens.

One way the charity is already supporting older people is through their Veteran’s programme, supporting the local armed forces veteran community with sessions and opportunities to improve their overall wellbeing.

More than 150 veterans have enjoyed trips to breakfast clubs, museums, health workshops, organized lunches, outdoor activity days and more, with the help of the charity.

As well as this, the charity runs a ‘No Nay Never Forget’ dementia café, where older people living with dementia can come together and share memories whilst having fun, as well as an over-50s club which aims to prevent social isolation and loneliness in the older population.

Rachel Kershaw, co-owner of Home Instead Burnley, said: "It's a pleasure to support and partner with Burnley Football Club in the Community.

"The aim of our business is to improve the wellbeing of the older population through our home care services and community initiatives, so working alongside BFCitC is a perfect fit.

“We are passionate about providing expert care to those in need within our community and plan to work closely with the charity on a number of projects.

"The work delivered by the charity is fantastic and we believe the ethos of Home Instead Burnley is very closely aligned to that of BFCitC".