The Age UK Gloucestershire team is just a phone call away and we’re keen to support all older people in the county during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are providing support in the following ways:
Over the phone
Call our Help Team if you have an immediate problem. The Team provide information and guidance about a range of issues including shopping, community support local to you, prescriptions, benefits and finances and accessing health and social care. The Team will advise on how you can access support if you have recently left hospital.
Call 01452 422660. Line are open Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm
Call our Friendship Line FREE if you would like a friendly chat. We know that social distancing is really difficult and lots of you are missing having someone to talk to regularly. Our staff and volunteers are on hand, with a listening ear and time to chat and we’d love to hear from you.
Call 0800 2980579. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm
Helping you connect with others
Greet Your Street is a chance for neighbours to pop outside for Elevenses together whilst still maintaining social distancing. Many areas are already involved with one commenting: “People are talking more to each other, it’s brought them together. It was like they needed permission to talk.”
To find out how easy it is to get your street involved, visit
Gloucestershire Springboard is a Facebook Group where you can meet friends, join in activities and have fun. Members are sharing gardening tips, recipes ideas, photographic challenges, taking part in online quizzes and more. If you’re online and would like to join, search:
For accurate and up to date details for individuals and community groups about all the information and support we are providing, visit our website: