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Problem with shopping

Bridgirl53

New member
Jan 28, 2019
3
Under the present conditions my daughter who normally sits with my husband, who has early onset dementia, cannot visit whilst I do my weekly shopping. He is not safe to be left at home by himself and if I take him with me I am told only one person is allowed in the store. What do I do. Has anyone any ideas.
 

Shedrech

Volunteer Moderator
Dec 15, 2012
9,059
Yorkshire
there are also volunteer hubs in each location who are helping with shopping and deliveries ... have a look online, maybe on your Local Authority's website

are you signed up to online shopping with a supermarket ... there may be a delay in getting a slot, but worth trying
 

lell

New member
Nov 21, 2017
9
Hi Bridgirl! Have you tried on-line shopping? Or maybe leave him in bed and go out early to the shops?
 

cobden 28

Registered User
Dec 15, 2017
51
Perhaps you could ask your daughter to do your shopping but to just leave it at your front door and not actually come inside your home?
 

Baker17

Registered User
Mar 9, 2016
493
Under the present conditions my daughter who normally sits with my husband, who has early onset dementia, cannot visit whilst I do my weekly shopping. He is not safe to be left at home by himself and if I take him with me I am told only one person is allowed in the store. What do I do. Has anyone any ideas.
Do you have a local Carers association? If you do are you registered as a Carer with them? I volunteer at our local one and we are collecting shopping and prescriptions for registered Carers, just a thought x
 

Rosettastone57

Registered User
Oct 27, 2016
1,219
Under the present conditions my daughter who normally sits with my husband, who has early onset dementia, cannot visit whilst I do my weekly shopping. He is not safe to be left at home by himself and if I take him with me I am told only one person is allowed in the store. What do I do. Has anyone any ideas.
There are various Covid 19 mutual aid groups around the country , you can search on Facebook , if you have it. We had a leaflet through the door offering help via our local residents association.
 

Dimpsy

Registered User
Sep 2, 2019
1,381
Please consider alll the above ideas, there will be volunteers willing to shop for you, just needs a bit of investigation in your area.
Another option is ordering online a Morrison's food box which we did a couple of weeks ago; easy to order and ours was delivered within two days, my friend's was delivered next day - that's service for you!!
I understand Aldi have started a food box online order service as well and check out other supermarket websites, they are much more geared up for the demand now.
 

jennifer1967

Registered User
Mar 15, 2020
193
try local age uk or ask the doctor to refer you especially if he is shielding,or i go with shopping with my daughter-in-law as i have a stick and vulnerable myself. i have like a ribbon which i wear when i shop my husband is shielding so do it as safe as possible.