Community Response referrer guide

Shopping – large shop

Shopping - large shop aims to support people who are unable to collect their essential shopping.

This will be a large shop, typically multiple items in a trolley from a supermarket. Volunteers will support by delivering the shopping and if required, support the person by taking it into their home. Alternatively, the shopping may solely be delivered to the person’s doorstep. 

This activity is available either as a one-off or once a week for a maximum of 6 weeks.     

Who is eligible for this support?

This may be:

  • if the referral supports the persons mental/physical health
  • carers and people with health conditions where there is a current health need
  • people waiting to be admitted to hospital or those who have just been discharged
  • a person referred must have access to a means of payment (if required).

This support is not suitable for:

  • People who can collect their own shopping.

Please ensure you have also read the programme referral criteria and that the person meets this criteria before making a referral. 

Print entire guide
Page last reviewed: 08 May 2024