Covid -19 has resulted in a significant increase in isolation for the most vulnerable and as such we want to do our best to help. We are aware that due to restrictions it has been difficult for individuals to venture out and complete their shopping trips. We are also aware that many individuals continue to shield, therefore there is a need to support those who are self-isolating due to underlying health conditions. With that in mind, Life in Community launched Lifeline Shopping Service to help those who are unable to access their essential groceries and supplies, due to anxiety, little or no support network or for those shielding.
Lifeline Shopping Service is offering a shopping service for vulnerable people who are referred to us for the following reasons:- Those struggling with anxiety, and low-level mental health issues.- Those experiencing apprehension regarding attending the supermarket due to the fear concerning Covid-19- For those not proficient in using technology, to undertake online shopping
The team at Life in Community can complete online shopping orders for individuals/clients who require our support. The service also assigns volunteers to go directly to the supermarket, on behalf of the clients, especially during the autumn and winter months. Our volunteers are specifically selected based on the needs of the client.