The Silver Line

Set up by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, the Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Need help? Call us ANYTIME on: 0800 4 70 80 90 

or visit the website on

Citizens’ Advice – We are still here for everyone

Taunton Citizens’ Advice and West Somerset’s Citizens’ Advice are staffed (working from home) and continuing to provide free, independent and impartial advice on a wide range of issues.  Please encourage people to seek support early – see below for contact details.


Youth Work Moves to Instagram

Young Somerset have launched a Virtual Youth Club – with different activities each day.

To get involved follow them on Instagram (@youngsomerset) for live games, challenges, chats and more! Find out more by visiting their website or on YouTube. Please let the young people know!

Supporting Couples through these unprecedented times – The Marriage Sessions – Free, online and in your lounge!

Spending more time together can be wonderful, challenging, somewhere in-between or moving between them all.  To support couples through these times Care for the Family will be streaming ‘The Marriage Sessions‘. This four-part resource explores how couples can build or strengthen their relationship.  The material is suitable for newlyweds through to those married for years, and all you need is an hour a week. The course is free of charge but you need to sign up to receive the material. Click here to register.

Tune in to Wellbeing Tips

Listen in to BBC Somerset each Wednesday evenings between 7-8pm for some great tips and expert advice on staying healthy, happy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of Somerset County Council’s Public Health team will be on Charlie Taylor’s evening show, interviewing a different guest each week from services such as adult social care and from the voluntary and community sector.

The frequencies to tune in are 95.5FM, 1566AM, DAB, or listen online here and on the BBC Sounds app.

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