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Shopping and errands

The following may be useful to you as a carer and/or services availble to your cared for.

Shopping and errands

Sometimes it’s difficult to get out and about to do your shopping or make appointments. This might be because of an illness, because you are getting older and more frail, or due to a longer term disability. If you are finding it difficult to get out, there are other options. Most services will visit you at home if you can’t get out and about.


Shopping online

If you don't have a computer at home it might be worth investing in one and going online. You can use the internet to do your shopping, which can make life easier if you don't have friends or relatives nearby who can help you with going to the supermarket. Simply choose a supermarket, do your shopping on their website, and they will deliver it straight to your door. Sainsbury's and Tesco both provide this service.

Supermarket frozen and fresh meals

Supermarkets will deliver frozen ready meals, fresh ready meals, groceries and other products. There are also some big companies that specialise in frozen meals. It is also possible to rent suitable small freezers for storing these meals if you do not have one. Orders need to be placed over the internet. For more information about home delivery from your preferred supermarket please check their website or ask in store.

Assistance with shopping

If you are able to prepare your own meals but are unable to get out, there are also services that can assist you with your shopping.


Tapestry (formerly Pomelo Care)

Tapestry offer a shopping service. Staff can help with shopping, putting shopping away, cleaning and other domestic services. Flexible around the needs of the individual and can support daily or weekly. Service is £15 per hour.
Tel: 01708 796600 or web addresshttp://www.tapestry-uk.org/

For more information about shopping online and frozen meals, click here.

Making appointments

If you explain to the person who answers the phone that you cannot get to their premises easily, they will help you with making an appointment either at home or somewhere more suitable.

Getting in touch

Oakhouse Foods
Address: Chris and Sheila Rivals, Unit 6 Bons Farm, Stapleford Road, Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex, RM4 1RP
Phone: 01708 688 644
Web: www.oakhousefoods.co.uk
Email: rivals@oakhousefoods.co.uk


Age UK

Provides Home Support Services which include help around:

Domestic Cleaning

Laundry and Ironing


Accompanied Medical appointment

Bathing/Showering Care

Support with exercise programme


Contact Details: Age Uk Redbridge, Barking & Havering, 4th Floor, 103 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4PU email: admin@ageukrbh.org.uk  Tel: 0208 220 6000  website: ageuk.org.uk/redbridgebarkinghavering

If you need some advice or support, remember you can contact the Adult Social Care Team on 01708 432000