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Could you see yourself as a Befriender?

We are looking for volunteers to join us to become face to face or telephone befrienders.

Please note: Our services are subject to change due to COVID-19.

The Coronavirus - Age UK Essex measures in place

The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is, for many of us, unprecedented and a big concern to the most vulnerable members of our communities. Older people are clearly at great risk and we at  Age UK Essex are determined to do everything that we can to provide support and help to protect those most in need. Please click on the "More information" button to find out what measures we have in place.

Services we provide and ways in which to support Age UK Essex

  • We offer free and confidential help. If you need to know about social care, housing, benefits or local services we're here to help

    Information & Advice Service

  • Our Befrienders provide friendship through      face-to-face and telephone befriending to help combat loneliness



  • Clubs, groups, businesses, schools - find out ways you can help to raise money  and help us reach our fundraising target

    Fundraise for us

  • Find out about joining our volunteering team and the roles on offer to support older people in Essex




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Latest News

  • Christmas appeal - Joan's story

    Published on 08 December 2020 11:26 AM

    This Christmas and New Year, thousands of older people will be lonely, isolated and struggling. You can help us to be...

  • Befriending volunteers needed

    Published on 13 August 2020 12:00 PM

    Due to the increase in many more older people being left lonely and isolated there is now a growing need for more...

  • Our response to Covid-19

    Published on 22 July 2020 01:23 PM

    Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in March we have had to adapt our services accordingly. Here's a summary of the servic...

Staying Connected

We need your help to make sure the data we hold and the reasons we hold it are up to date. This request applies to people who have been in contact with us over the past few years and will include clients, next of kin, volunteers, supporters and emergency contacts. It may apply to you as a recipient of a service or relates to someone you know.

Our quality marks

Age UK Essex has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS).  The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.