Check in and Chat: telephone service for the over 60’s in Northern Ireland who feel isolatedAge NI
Across Northern Ireland
Type of support for people
- Emotional or social support (e.g. befriending)
- Information and advice
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.
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
Other services available
Operating in the following council areas:
- Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
- Ards and North Down Borough Council
- Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
- Belfast City Council
- Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
- Derry City and Strabane District Council
- Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
- Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
- Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
- Mid Ulster District Council
- Newry, Mourne and Down District Council