easing of lockdown rules allows those who aren't officially shielding more
freedom to go out and shop. This, as well as the fact that many of our
volunteers are having to return to work, has meant that we can now start to
wind down the shopping service offered by Howden Helpers.
If you have a letter from the government requiring you to
shield and have no family or friends who can shop for you, either locally or on
line, we are still here to help at present.
If you have been self-isolating due to age or other concerns,
we now ask that you start to look at the alternatives available to you to get
your shopping. We have listed some of the alternatives here;
- Co-op 7am – 8am restricted access for vulnerable people
(Large Coop at Charles Brigg Avenue, Howden)
- Morrisons are
now offering a dedicated telesales shopping service aimed specifically at helping
to ensure vulnerable and elderly people can get the groceries they need. Call 0345
611 6111 and select option five. This is a telephone order service and does
not require online access. You pay for the delivery on your doorstep via a
mobile chip and pin device. The service operates between 8am and 4pm, 7 days a
- Online shopping
delivery slots are now more widely available so many of our users who have
online access, or friends/family who can do it for them, will be now be able to
utilise this service.
and ordering times
With the reduced number of volunteers and the decrease in
overall requirement for the shopping service, we are now moving to shopping one
day a week for those shielding or unable to find alternative methods of
shopping at present. This will take effect from
Tuesday 23rd June and will be monitored constantly with the
intention of phasing out this form of early morning shopping service and moving
to some other form if the need is still there.
Please now call us
on 07394 915130 for your shop as the other numbers are no longer taking
shopping orders. Orders should be placed on a Friday or Monday between 9am and
2pm for Tuesday delivery. This phone will no longer be staffed for shopping
orders at any other time.
We hope you feel we have managed to help you through this
very difficult time and understand the reasons behind the reduction of this
service. We hope you agree that there is now more scope for you and your family
to get your shopping from more traditional avenues. Please rest assured we are
here to help you through this transition and ensure no one is left without help
going forward. Please ask your call handler for further information/options
which might suit you.