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We are working hard to keep older people safe and well

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Whilst the virus locks us away, separates families, leaves us bereaved, anxious and feeling lonely, the generous people of County Durham volunteer to help their neighbours.

Hundreds of people across our county have demonstrated that community spirit is very much alive and kicking and the desire to help other less fortunate themselves is instilled in the many, not the few.

At Age UK County Durham, we have had people from all walks of life offer their time to support our older residents who are self-isolating and shielding.

Over 150 volunteers from our communities have put themselves before others and completed shopping trips, collected prescriptions, dropped off food parcels, books, jigsaws and made regular weekly welfare calls to those feeling lonely and isolated.

Age UK County Durham cannot thank these wonderful people enough. They have made such an enormous difference to people across County Durham for which we are extremely grateful.

Thank you

Robyn Holmes, Chief Executive Officer


We all need to be aware of the latest information and guidelines from the Government so that we can stay safe and limit the spread of the virus. This information can be found by clicking the link below.

If you would like to help us during this time of particular need, you can contact us by phone 0191 386 3856 or email  with your name and contact details.

You can also help us to support older people during this crisis by sending us a donation. 

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