Following the pandemic there has been a significant increase in isolation for the most vulnerable and as such we want to do our best to help. We are aware that the restrictions have changed the way people want to do things and individuals may still feel apprehensive about venturing out to complete their shopping trips. But we are also aware of members of the public who have no or little family to support them with access basic essentials. With that in mind, Life in Community launched Lifeline Shopping Service to help those who are unable to access their groceries and supplies, due to anxiety, little or those who have no support network, particularly the elderly and the disabled.
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 concerning Covid-19- For those not proficient in using technology, to undertake online shopping and/or have ill health or a disability
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.