Check in and Chat: telephone service for the over 60’s in Northern Ireland who feel isolated

Age NI

Across Northern Ireland

Type of support for people

  • Emotional or social support (e.g. befriending)
  • Information and advice
Help offered

Age NI, with the support of the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, is offering a ‘Check in and chat’ telephone service for everyone who is over 60 in Northern Ireland, who may feel isolated or lonely during this time.

It's hoped that the initiative will help provide some reassurances to older people, answer basic queries and link people to local services and support during the Coronavirus outbreak.

These are potentially difficult times for many older people, especially those living alone who may not have anyone to share their concerns.

Others may just want to have a chat about what they saw on television last night.

Hopefully, this initiative will help older people cope with some of the challenges arising from the Coronavirus outbreak.

How to access this support

Anyone over 60 in Northern Ireland can register free of charge, to receive a regular telephone call from us.

All you need to do is: Call Age NI Advice on 0808 808 7575 OR Email us [email protected] Please ensure you include the following information in your email.

This will help us deal with your registration more efficiently. Name Address Telephone number Please let us know if you're over 60 An emergency contact - who do you want us to contact in an emergency

Email Address
Telephone number