Age UK Somerset is hard at work providing support for older people during this coronavirus outbreak. We are an independent local charity working in the community across Somerset and North Somerset to help those in later life, older people, their families and carers.
Last year we supported over 100,000 local older people.
Coronavirus support in Somerset
In ordinary times we offer a wide range of activities and services. These services include Ageing Well exercise sessions, Toenail Cutting and Befriending. As a result of the appearance of Coronavirus we have had to pause or change the way we offer the services which involve face-to-face contact for now (except for some Toenail cutting appointments), but we are still here, supporting our local older people in every way that we can.
Want to hear what services we offer?
Click on the play button below to hear our Chief Executive, Phil Dolan, talking about the services that Age UK Somerset are offering at this time.
We’ve provided free food for those in need.
Age UK Somerset is committed to supporting older people in a variety of ways.
During these tough times some older people found getting food a difficulty. We helped by providing and delivering over 800 meals to local older people, supported by donations from members of the public and many organisations.
About the Age UK Somerset coronavirus support website
We’ve put this new website together to focus on bringing you the latest information and guidance on the Coronavirus. Also to bring together useful links and resources for those in self-isolation.
We have included information on where you can get help and what services are being offered in your area, including the services that we offer, how you can stay mentally and physically fit and some suggestions on activities to keep you feeling more positive.
The website will be growing every day. Please have a look around and if you are a regular visitor, see below to find out what has been added recently!
Use the Search function at the top of each page to help you find what you are looking for or visit the Website Index page to see a list of everything on the site.
If you have any suggestions for additions to the website please send us an email.
Friendly phone calls
If you are feeling lonely or a bit isolated and feel that a chat would help, get in touch! We have started a new Friendly Phone calls service which is just that!
Sign up and you will receive a phone call from one our friendly members of staff.
Call 01823 345610 to register
Please leave a message including your name and number
This website contains links to third party websites that we think may interest you. We cannot guarantee that these share our high standards and respect for privacy. We cannot be held responsible for the content of these websites and following the links and viewing the content outside of our website is at your own risk. We would strongly urge you to satisfy yourself that any activities are safe and suitable for you and your environment, before deciding to taking part, be careful what information you might share and NEVER give out financial information.