Help with prescriptions and shopping
The Community Helpline will help direct you to relevant help for you. If anyone is unable to get help from friends or family to collect an urgent prescription they should contact their GP or community pharmacy
Crossroads Care Surrey have a team who are able to delivery shopping and pick up prescriptions.
Age UK Surrey - have a Help At Home Shopping service and telephone support for older people. Currently it's business as usual for existing clients and they are offering the service to new clients. Although they are now anticipating longer wait times.
If you're struggling to put food on the table
Food banks and Community Fridges are there for people struggling financially to put food on the table. Visit the Surrey Information Point website for details on foodbanks and Community Fridges available in Surrey. Or perhaps you can donate your time to help out?
The Trussell Trust – There are over 1,200 food bank centres across the UK who provide a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. Please visit their get help page.
Help with picking up prescriptions and shopping
If you need help with things such as picking up shopping, prescription collections or having someone who can be a telephone friend, Councils for Voluntary Service (CVSs) can help direct you to services that can help.
Need to get hold of groceries but can't get out?
There are five ways of getting hold of your groceries if you're not able to get out and about, or if you're unable to use family or friends to help with delivering your shopping. Or if you're struggling financially to put food on the table. Some people will have priority over others for certain types of food delivery. See the following Surrey Matters article on how to get your shopping which has information on the following:-
- Government food boxes
- Priority supermarket delivery slots
- Supermarket food boxes
- Food banks and community fridges
- Other help available to get your shopping