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Although our usual activities and clubs have been postponed, we are working hard to develop new services that will support you through this period of isolation.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers are offering:

  • A shopping and prescription collection service for those who are unable to leave their homes
  • Regular wellbeing phone calls where you can chat to someone and find out what other support may be available to you and be signposted to other services that may be able to help you during this time

It is important to keep our spirits up during this time, to feel connected to people, cope with anxieties and worries and share our concerns. 

Our website has lots of information and is regularly updated.

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.

  • Do you need help or information?

    If you need help during Covid-19?  You can contact us for more information, advice and support by calling us on 0191 386 3856 or send us an email to

  • Can you help us?

    If you are able to offer help during Covid-19 we would love to hear from you.  We need volunteers to help us with shopping support for older people living in County Durham.  For more information visit our volunteering section

We've been contacting food providers throughout the County who can offer direct support to older people for accessing hot/cold food directly, you can see the information in our list below, or download our Covid-19 Information sheet which has the same information plus lots more that you may find useful