Many supermarkets are changing what they offer disabled customers. This includes things like:
changing opening hours with dedicated times and days for certain shoppers
offering food boxes with essentials
creating priority delivery slots
restricting how many items you can buy so there’s enough for everyone
making sure people can shop safely
Check each supermarket to find out how they’re allocating deliveries. You will need to register for online shopping on their website.
If you’re struggling to get deliveries from your supermarket, you could try phoning your local corner shop to see if they will deliver.
Access to dedicated shopping hours
Many supermarkets are not asking for proof but you may need to explain that you have a health condition or are disabled. If you’re worried about getting access, you could try taking disability benefit or blue badge paperwork with you.
You could also try getting a sunflower lanyard. This tells staff you have an invisible condition and may help you access the shopping hours.
Check if there is a food box delivery scheme in your area. Some food wholesale suppliers offer home deliveries to help people get essentials. Just make sure you check the quantities of products if you’re buying from a wholesale supplier.
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