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3 biggest coronavirus concerns

Published on 24 March 2020 01:24 PM


Our Later Life Planning advice team has received hundreds of calls over the last week and we are working hard to give everyone the reassurance and advice that they need. 'These are the three issues that keep coming up when people are phoning in for advice,' says Zenda.

Everyone's situation is different and when someone phones up we give them advice tailored to their needs but here are some links and contacts that you, a friend or family member might find useful.


1. 'I'm worried about the future and want to know what benefits are available.'  - from people who have lost their jobs or are self-employed and have no work.

Click here for your rights as an employee.
Click here to find out how the financial support available during the crisis.

Click here for our Later Life Planning page which has more contact information about benefits and social services.

For specific enquiries, contact our Later Life Planning Team on 020 8432 1417 between 10am – 1pm  on Monday – Thursday. On Fridays, there will be no telephone advice so please leave a message or call Age UK's national helpline on 0880 028 6654.


2. 'I'm scared about being on my own'

We have started a telephone befriending service for people who are on their own and would appreciate a friendly chat - phone 020 8203 5040 or email
Click here for more information about how Age UK Barnet can help.
The Barnet Wellbeing Service website has links to online resources to help you boost your mental health. Click here for more.

3. 'Who will get my shopping?'

We have started a shopping service for older people in Barnet who cannot get out. Please phone 020 8203 5040 or email
Click here for more information about how Age UK Barnet can help

Friends in Need - FIN provides a range of services for older people and their carers living in Barnet. Tel: 020 8449 8225 or email:

Helping Hands can help with shopping and collecting prescription for older people in Barnet. Tel: 020 8275 8378 or email:

High Barnet Good Neighbours - can also help with shopping. Their opening hours are Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00. Tel: 020 8441 5678. Answerphone out of hours

Mill Hill COVID community support group for help in Mill Hill - tel: 0208 959 1995 or email: