Why don’t you try? : Find help shopping for your loved one
There are plenty of online shopping websites for food, clothing and homeware. Try looking up the shops your loved one usually goes to to see if they have an online website where you can order things for home delivery.
Age UK provide some shopping services. There may be a small charge for these services to cover costs, such as petrol or delivery charges.
These are suitable for older people who are mobile enough to go out but need some extra assistance with transport to and getting around food stores. These services can be one-to-one schemes whereby Age UK staff assist one client with their shopping, or alternatively, group shopping trips.
As well as helping with shopping, they give older people, particularly those who live alone, the opportunity to get out and interact with others.
Home delivery services
Some older people are housebound and unable to do their own shopping. Age UK works with the older person to create a shopping list and their groceries are then delivered to their home.
Internet shopping services
Some local Age UKs offer food shopping services using supermarkets’ online stores. The order is placed on behalf of the older person and delivery is made to the older person’s home by the store at an agreed date and time.
This allows older people to reap the benefits of internet shopping even if they do not themselves have internet access, and ensures a regular food delivery over which they have control.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Look into online grocery delivery services and online retailers that do home delivery, Research what are foods are good for us and what foods are bad for us, Access the change4life.co.uk website for useful information about the best foods to eat,
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