FOR CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT
Visit our dedicated website - www.ageuksomersetcoronavirus.org.uk
We are experiencing a high number of calls so please leave a message and we WILL call you back.
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We have been receiving a number of calls from people asking to volunteer with us during this time. As completing the volunteer application and training process for us can take several weeks we are suggesting that instead you consider:
Take part in neighbourly volunteering and help support older people in your community who are staying at home due to the coronavirus epidemic.
To help you get involved we have produced a postcard that you can print off and complete with key information (including our contact details) and post to older people in your area to let them know you are available should they need support.
If you are interested in volunteering with us in the future we would love to hear from you and will keep your contact details on file ready for when we are resuming normal service.
As the local charity for older people we are working with local authorities and other local voluntary groups and organisations at this trying time to put in place a county-wide plan to ensure that those in need of help are supported. With new government advice that people over 70 should self-isolate we are urgently reviewing how we will be providing our services. More information will follow.
Some nasty people are taking advantage of people's anxiety during this time to try to scam them. We've had some information about various scams going round.
Would you like some help understanding which benefits you may be entitled to? Our Information and Advice Advisors are here to help you.
We provide information and advice for older people, their families, friends and carers. If we can't help we'll know someone who can!
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Age UK Somerset has achieved the Age UK Charity Quality Standard (CQS). The CQS is externally assessed by quality assessment experts, SGS.