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Age UK Bolton has been supporting local older people since 1947 and are stepping up during this crisis. The Age UK Bolton team are helping older people by providing 4 key services during this time:

Regular Welfare calls

We have volunteers and staff members making regular wellbeing telephone calls to local older people*.

This could include:

  • A simple catch-up to check on general welfare
  • A friendly chat to ease worries or the loneliness of isolation  
  • Help to access essential supplies
  • Providing general information and reassurance
  • Signposting you to practical support in the area

To request a call please contact us on 01204 382411 between 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Emergency Essential Shops

Age UK Bolton volunteers and staff are supporting vulnerable older people* with emergency shopping during social distancing and are struggling to get the essentials.

If you need help please contact us on 01204 382411 between 9:30am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

*Please note priority will be given to those who have no other means of support

Home from Hospital

Our Home from Hospital team are supporting those 65 or over who live alone or are a main carer and have recently been discharged from hospital, both practically and emotionally.

To refer someone or yourself to this service, please contact us by emailing: 01204 390390 (extension 3520) emailing:

Home Services

If you require cleaning or shopping on a longer term basis we have a paid for service available, for more information please contact us on 01204 382411

Wheelchair Hire

Unfortunately, due to Coronavirus we are unable to hire wheelchairs at the moment due to the nature of the virus. We will be updating this page when this changes.

How can you help?

In these challenging times, lots of people have been asking us how they can support older people who are staying at home.

We are looking for people to support with welfare calls or emergency shopping. If this is something you would like to do please email or call us on the above number during those hours.


See a message from our Chief Executive here: Message from Age UK Bolton