Age UK Somerset works with and for older people in Somerset and North Somerset. We aim to promote the wellbeing of all older people, and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We are independent and autonomous. All the money we raise is spent locally and many of our services are free and operate throughout the area.
We can help all older people in Somerset and North Somerset because of the services which we offer. We can provide help with claiming benefits, advice about housing or keeping warm in the winter or even provide details of the exercise classes which we run. The benefit to the older community in Somerset and North Somerset is great and we need vital funds to ensure that we can keep offering the services which we currently run.
Every year we help many older people to improve the lives which they lead as a result of helping them to claim benefits, or providing advice. We also help people to improvce their health and wellbeing through our exercise classes. Our befriending service also helps reach the most isolated older people and for them the result is that they have regular contact with someone. The outcomes for many are great,
Volunteers are needed for all all services that we offer.
Could you visit someone in their home once a week as part of our befriending scheme or help to organise a fundraising event? Contact us for more details.