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We're a local charity working in the community across Somerset and North Somerset to support older people, their families and carers.

We want everyone to be able to love later life.

Who we are

Age UK Somerset is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people for 70 years. We have the equivalent of 24 dedicated staff and over 350 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Somerset and North Somerset.

Where you can find us

Our main office is based in Taunton but many members of our staff are based all over our area.

Visit our contact us page

How we are funded

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public, Gifts in Wills, donated commission from the Trading section and some charitable grants.

What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. In 2015 our advisers helped local older people to claim over £2.5m that they were entitled to.

  • We cut Toe Nails

    We help to prevent falls by providing a toe nail cutting service for those who can no longer manage to do their own

  • We befriend

    Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to. In 2017 our volunteers visited 200 older people who would otherwise be alone.

  • We provide activities

    Our Ageing Well team runs a wide range of physical activity groups, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit and socialise.

Meet our people