Skip to content

Sadly, around 200,000 older people in the UK do not speak to friends, family or anyone for up to a month at a time, resulting in extreme loneliness and isolation. We now know that loneliness can be as harmful for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

At Age UK Essex we are working tirelessly to match lonely and isolated older people with volunteers to ensure these shocking statistics do not continue to rise. A weekly call or face-to-face catch-up can have a huge impact on older people’s lives, ultimately giving them a link to the outside world and the opportunity to share how they are feeling.

By writing or updating your Will at one of our law firm partners below, and making a suggested donation of £75, you will be making a difference to the lives of lonely older people in Essex.

Your £75 will pay for an Age UK Essex volunteer befriender to make a weekly call to an isolated older person for up to 4 months.

To book an appointment at your nearest branch contact the participating representative and quote Age UK Essex. If you fail to quote "Age UK Essex", you will not be eligible for the discount.

Below are the contact details of our local law firm partners

  • Chelmsford

    Leonard Gray Solicitors
    72-74 Duke Street
    Chelmsford
    CM1 1JY
    Contact: Chris Kelly
    01245 504904

    Send email

  • Colchester

    Birkett Long LLP
    1 Amphora Place
    Sheepen Road
    Colchester
    CO3 3WG
    Contact: Liz Jones
    01206 217364

    Send email

  • Shoeburyness

    Taylor Haldane Barlex 
    61 Ness Road
    Shoeburyness
    Essex
    SS3 9DB
    Contact: Carly Dartnell
    01702 298282

    Send email

  • Chelmsford

    Taylor Haldane Barlex 
    73 Springfield Road
    Chelmsford
    CM2 6JG
    Contact: Roger Philpot
    0845 293 7688

    Send email

  • Braintree

    Cunningtons LLP 
    Great Square
    Braintree
    CM7 1UD
    Contact: Bryony Wilmshurst
    01376 326868

    Send email

  • Clacton on Sea

    John Fowlers LLP
    Jackson Chambers
    Jackson Road
    Clacton-on-Sea Essex
    CO15 1JA
    Contact: Harriet Frost
    01255 429735

  • Colchester

    John Fowlers LLP 
    Town Hall Chambers St
    Runwald Street
    Colchester Essex
    CO1 1DS
    Contact: Christopher Andrews
    01206 576151

  • Brightlingsea

    John Fowlers 
    12 Victoria Place
    Brightlingsea
    Essex
    CO7 0BX
    Contact: Alison Laver
    01206 302694