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The Call of Friendship. Veterans, like many older people, are feeling more isolated than ever before.

The Call of Friendship Project:

The project has been set up in recognition that veterans, like many older people, are feeling more isolated than ever before. The project wraps our current emergency services and tailors them for veterans (Information and Advice, Emergency Shopping, Check in and Chat and Digital Help Telephone Support). 

We are also offering veterans who receive a Check-in and Chat call the opportunity of joining other veterans in a regular virtual coffee morning.

Coffee and Chat with Catherine

Join Catherine, Age UK Surrey’s Information and Advice Manager, for a sociable and friendly chat over virtual coffee.  Get to know each other or ask Catherine any questions you may have about issues affecting older people.

Every Monday and Thursday 2-3pm. 

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Free support services available to veterans:

  • Information and Advice: On a range of issues, including money, housing and care.  Expert advisors can assist over the telephone with benefit entitlement claims and also signpost to other organisations as required.

  • Emergency Shopping: For essential items.

  • Check-in and Chat:  a regular friendly chat.

  • Virtual coffee morning. Veterans who receive a Check-in and Chat call have the opportunity to join a virtual coffee morning.

  • Get Online Digital Telephone support.  Help with getting online, understanding zoom and other virtual meeting website, social media or advice on your computer or mobile device.

Please signpost or refer veterans, including people who served in National Service, who would benefit from the Call of Friendship and Support project to Age UK Surrey.

The Call of Friendship project will run until mid-November 2020 and has been made possible by the support of The Armed Forces Covenant Trust

01483 503414 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4.45pm)

Email: or complete the Enquiry form.