“We are here for you day or night” – Marcus Trescothick introduces a short video about the emotional support offered through Mindline

Marcus Trescothick introduces this short video about how the NHS, Somerset County Council and local charities (including Age UK Somerset) have come together to give emotional support and counselling and someone to talk to if you are feeling isolated or … Continued

Facemasks – how to wear & make your own

Full advice on how to wear and to make your own cloth face covering can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering The following information is taken from the Government website: Making your own face covering Using a T-shirt You will need: an … Continued

Scam Alert – Calls about face masks

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Trading Standards have just informed us of a scam related to face masks. In the latest scam, people receive calls informing them that wearing a mask while outdoors is obligatory, with the endgame being selling overpriced masks to the unaware. … Continued

Article on how to access groceries if you’re vulnerable and ‘shielding’ due to coronavirus

In this useful article from the MoneySavingExpert website they cover: – Registering as ‘extremely vulnerable’ on Gov.uk to receive help including: Free deliveries of food parcels. Your local authority will deliver a box with basic supplies such as pasta, cornflakes, tea … Continued

Happy Birthday Captain Tom Moore!

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We held a Zoom meeting today so we could record a message to mark the 100th birthday of the awe-inspiring Captain Tom Moore. He may have raised an astounding £30 million for the NHS but his impact on the nation … Continued

Friends Against Scams

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National Trading Standards are encouraging people to protect their neighbours by joining Friends Against Scams, which provides free online training to empower people to take a stand against scams. To complete the introductory 20-minute online course that gives a good … Continued

Prizes for creative over 70s!

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King Lear Prizes are “The new national literary and creative arts prizes for ordinary people who are stuck at home because of Coronavirus. Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak across the world, many people in the UK are staying at … Continued