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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home

The Government has asked everyone in the UK to stay at home. This means even people who may not be at a high risk should only leave the house for limited reasons. These measures are to help prevent the spread of the virus, and protect the most vulnerable.

Information on coronavirus, including updates on how you can look after yourself and loved ones, comments from Age UK, and ways you can support older people.


An older woman sits alone on her bed, looking worried

Emergency appeal: Please donate

Demand for our vital services is increasing rapidly. Please help us be there for older people who desperately need us during this crisis.

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Our response to coronavirus

A message from our CEO Steph Harland regarding Age UK's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

How to help older people in your neighbourhood

Learn more about the ways you can support older people in your neighbourhood.

Become a neighbourly volunteer


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Joyce's story

Joyce is her husband's carer. Coping was already tough, but coronavirus guidelines have intensified things.

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