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CORONAVIRUS - PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US FOR SUPPORT (BUT DON'T VISIT OUR OFFICE)

For your own protection our office is closed for face-to-face enquiries for the time being BUT we are still very much available by phone or email.

WE ARE STILL ON THE END OF THE PHONE! (AND EMAIL)

We are very aware that many of Age UK Somerset clients have health conditions and/or disabilities. Across our services we helped over 100,000 clients last year.

For this reason we must exercise extreme care in minimising the risk to infection for our clients. Age UK Somerset is predominantly enabled through volunteers. We are all following the 'Stay at Home' advice.

We will continue to provide a service to the public via the telephone & email advice service.

Call us

We are experiencing a high number of calls so please leave a message and we WILL call you back. 

01823 345610

email us

infoandadvice@ageuksomerset.org.uk

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

From 23rd March 2020 all of our exercise sessions and Toenail cutting clinics are on hold for the time being.  The safety of our clients, volunteers and staff are of paramount importance to us at this trying time.

Volunteering

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:

 

Registering to Volunteer with the NHS

The NHS are also asking volunteers to register for volunteering and the details for this can be found here. https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS 

This is for people who can drive and get out and about and also for those willing to support patients by phone.

Register to Volunteer with the NHS

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Neighbourly Volunteering

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. 

Download and print Age UK Somerset's Neighbourly Volunteer Postcard

More information and a training video can be seen here

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Volunteering with Age UK Somerset

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.


What we are doing

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.

Be aware of SCAMS!

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.

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Our quality marks

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