You could also try to find support through local Facebook groups.
Before they shop for you
When asking a volunteer to shop for you, talk about:
how to pay
where to leave your shopping
writing a shopping list and how much it should cost
if you’re happy with substitute products
giving you a receipt afterwards
Some volunteers will collect prescriptions and medication for you. Ask a family member or friend if you do not feel comfortable with this.
Warning Keep your card and details safe
Do not give your bank card or card details to a volunteer. Use a more secure way of paying such as cash, cheque or a bank transfer.
Paying a volunteer
Pay a volunteer in cash after they drop off your shopping. Try to have the exact amount. You could give this to them or put it in an envelope somewhere safe for them to collect.
Payout enables you to give someone you trust a unique barcode and let them get cash for you from a Post Office branch or bank. You do not need a Post Office Account. This is available to all banks, building societies and credit unions.
If you cannot take cash out, transfer the amount directly to the volunteer’s bank account after they drop off your shopping. You can do this online or through your banking app using their sort code and account number.
PayPal allows you to pay someone online without swapping bank details. Use the volunteer’s email address or phone number to pay. Or they can give you a PayPal Me link for the amount.
Sign up with your bank details or the following cards:
Some voluntary organisations are using a password system so people can pay for shopping by phone.
To do this, you need to give your volunteer a password or number. When they finish shopping, they can go to the customer service desk and call you. The service desk staff will confirm that your passwords or numbers match, and then take the payment from you over the phone.