Not sure how to Zoom? Online shopping not your bag? You need FREE One-to-One Covid secure IT/Technology support sessions for older people at The Engine Room, Bridgwater

Are you aged over 50? Do you need help to set up Zoom so you can stay in touch with family and friends? Are you struggling with online shopping? The highly experienced and skilled team at Bridgwater’s Engine Room are … Continued

Amazon Scam – Be aware.

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Scammers posing as representatives of online retail giant Amazon are targeting the public via email and telephone in a series of phishing scams. The telephone scam consists of an automated call informing the recipient that they have opened an Amazon … Continued

Our ‘angels’ go above (and beyond) 150 food deliveries!

Our team of staff and volunteer delivery drivers were out again yesterday (30th June) to give a friendly hello and bags of food essentials to older people in need across Somerset and North Somerset. We have now completed 150 food … Continued

“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

Find or offer help with Nextdoor Help Maps

If you are registered with www.nextdoor.co.uk then you can click on the Help Map symbol which looks like this: You will then see a map of your area with dots on. For example here is the map for the area … Continued

Is your MOT due soon?

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Well, that’s one thing you don’t have to worry about. Drivers who have an MOT due from Monday 30 March onwards will be granted a six-month extension because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Government have said that if the expiry … Continued

World Health Organisation wants to rename ‘Social Distancing’, ‘Physical Distancing’

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The World Health Organisation is changing the phrase ‘social distancing’ to recommend ‘physical distancing’. This is a nod to the importance of human interaction to our physical and mental well-being. Instead of distancing ourselves socially we only need to do … Continued