How Age UK Somerset can help during the coronavirus lockdown
We are here to help older people in Somerset and North Somerset in any way we can during the coronavirus outbreak. If you have any worries, or you feel alone during this lockdown, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01823 345610.
Due to having to practise physical distancing or self-isolation, a lot of our usual services are on hold or being offered in a different way for the time being.
Our Services for older people in Somerset and North Somerset
This page lists the services we are providing and the help we can offer.
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.
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, who are living alone, may find getting food a difficulty. We can help put them in touch with a delivery service and, soon we’ll have a limited number of bags of essentials we can deliver to you. Free of charge.
The bag will include a variety of essentials and long life products, and maybe some goodies for a treat.
If you know someone who could benefit please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t promise (it depends on supplies) but will do our very best.
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
and leave your name and number
Information and Advice
We offer a free and confidential information and advice service for older people, their families and carers. Our team are working from home answering telephone and email requests for help.
Call 01823 345610
and select Option 1
Lots of information and fact sheets are available online by visiting: www.ageuksomerset.org.uk
It’s all hands on deck at Age UK Somerset and staff from all teams are on the phones, ringing round to make sure local older people are being supported and offered help.
We are also working closely with other local groups to do what we can to ensure that older people across Somerset and North Somerset are receiving all the support that they need.
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