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Support from Age UK Somerset during the coronavirus



Friendly Phone Calls Service

We have recently set up a new service in response to Coronavirus and the increased isolation it has caused many older people to experience. The Friendly Phone Calls service involves making a weekly call to an older person, to alleviate their sense of loneliness. If you'd like to volunteer, please email


Here are some other ways you can help:


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


Get in touch

Someone from the Volunteering team is usually available from Monday to Friday. 

Please contact us.

Telephone: 01823 345627 (please leave a message as we are working from home and picking up messages remotely)



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