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Age UK Somerset offers lots of services for local older people, their families and their carers.

Age UK Somerset works to make later life better across Somerset and North Somerset.  We have a well established range of services that have been developed over our many years of experience in meeting the needs of older people in our area. 

Use the links to find out more, or contact us by calling 01823 345610 or emailing.  

Our services are constantly under review to ensure that they are well run, effective and efficient in their delivery, and consistent with the requirements of our funders.

Our Wellbeing Service is about ensuring that older people have the opportunity to lead the very best life they can.

Because growing older is a different experience for everyone, the Wellbeing Service offers a range of different elements - such as Walk and Talk, Wellbeing Friends, Friendly Phone Calls and Chat and Map - to help individuals feel less lonely, always listened to and given the tailored support they need to improve their quality of life.

The free elements that make up Age UK Somerset's Wellbeing service

  • Chat and Map

    This free programme offers a holistic approach to solving the issues that may be affecting the quality of life of an older person.  An appointment starts with a chat to help map what daily life is like for individuals and ends with solutions to make daily life better.

    Learn more about Chat and Map 

  • Walk and Talk

    Our free Walk and Talk programme is for older people who would like the company of a friendly volunteer to talk to during short walk each week, while enjoying the benefits that getting outdoors and being more active can bring.

    Learn more about Walk and Talk 

  • Friendly Phone Calls

    Our Friendly Phone Calls service is for anyone aged over 60 in Somerset and North Somerset who may sometimes feel lonely, isolated, or a bit low and would appreciate having a telephone chat with a friendly volunteer every week.

    Learn more about Friendly Phone Calls 

  • Wellbeing Friends

    Our free Wellbeing Friends programme is available for older people in Somerset and North Somerset who feel isolated or lonely but for whom our Walk and Talk programme is not the right solution. It matches a client with a volunteer who will visit each week for a friendly chat.

    Learn more about Wellbeing Friends 

Wellbeing Service Quick Referral Process

If you’d like to sign up for the Wellbeing Service, or refer someone else, please complete this short form

Our other services

  • Information & Advice

    We provide a free information and advice service for older people, their families and carers. 

    We can help with lots of issues. Whatever your question call or email us and we'll try to help.

    Find out more 

  • Ageing Well exercise groups

    Promoting physical activity for mental and physical health and wellbeing, our Ageing Well service usually runs more than 150 exercise classes each week.  Some of our community classes have restarted, and we also continue to offer some online sessions for those who wish to stay fit at home.

    Find out more 

  • Dementia Services

    We offer support for people living with dementia in Somerset and North Somerset, their families and carers. We run weekly 'Memory Connections' (MCST) groups and we also provide Dementia Awareness Workshops.

    Find out more 

  • Help with Benefits

    We provide a free welfare benefits service for over 60s in Somerset and North Somerset. If you receive a state pension, we can check to see which benefits you may be entitled to and then assist with forms that need completing.

    Find out more 

  • Falls Prevention

    The effects of a fall on an older person can be devastating both physically and psychologically.

    Our Falls Prevention team provides special exercise sessions to improve strength and balance which have been proven to lessen the risk of falls.

    Find out more 

  • Toenail Cutting Service

    Try our Toenail Cutting service to help you to stay comfortable on your feet

    If you are over 55 and no longer able to cut your own toenails this service may be for you. Our trained staff provide a simple toenail cutting service, rated 'Good' by CQS, at clinics across Somerset and coming soon, North Somerset.

    Find out more 

Let's Move Together and Improve Together

We deliver a variety of community-based classes in Somerset and North Somerset. They are a great way to become fitter, healthier and to meet people. We are delighted to welcome new clients and would love to see you at our classes.

Find out more about our exercise classes


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