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Am really fed up. I can't get a slot at any of the local supermarkets,

mollygannon1903mollygannon1903 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2020 in Disabled people
I am 78 and disabled. I am really fed up. I can't get a slot at any of the local supermarkets, I keep looking with out getting much luck. I cant help feeling that family and friends of the work force are getting most of the slots.  

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2020
    Hello @mollygannon1903   Pleased to meet you .

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry to hear this not good to know.

    Understand have come to the right place for support advice and hopefully be able to help.

    Please if you are part of the allocated groups have some links be giving you to help you.

    Please may I add write these down and make notes.

    I will be giving a lot of information on local charities and services.

    Please also look at our webpages lots of help and advice on COVID 19.

    Links to organisations help you given some here to be supportive.

    https://www.gov.uk./coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

    Helpline 0800 028 8327

    If you look at this tells you if your accepted vulnerable groups.

    https://www.ageuk.org.uk

    Helpline 0800 055 6112

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

    Helpline 020 7367 4500

    https://www.redcross.org.uk

    All these three have volunteers accessing those in isolation getting shopping meds or anything else.

    I would also look at if you wish to other on line shopping retail sites.

    I had to do this my self.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk.

    https://www.musclefood.com

    All these two companies deliver groceries and household items next day or few days.

    Last one is an on line Butcher and specialises in delivering to the public sells meat and for the freezer.

    Please can I also suggest have you contacted the local Police Force in your area they have a Corona virus support group.

    My local Police  sent note through door asking if I needed help.

    Have you tried the following these are others may be in your area.

    Supermarkets.

    https://www.ocado.com

    https://www.iceland.co.uk

    https://www,tesco.com

    https://www.asda.com

    https://www.morrisons.com

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk.

    https://www.waitrose.com

    I hope that helps .

    Please if you have any questions please ask me.

    Happy to help anytime, my concern is and care do you have enough food to sustain keep your going.

    Then you need to phone our helpline I have this be open tomorrow.

    SCOPE helpline 0808 800 3333

    Saturday Sunday 10.00am to 6pm.

    Please take care and keep in touch.

    @thespiceman







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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 6,338 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @mollygannon1903 Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. Some supermarket slots seem to become available about midnight, or later. The problem just is demand for online delivery slots has increased dramatically due to the current pandemic.
    With Tesco I've found a few slots become available after midnight on a Sunday in my area. With other supermarkets just keep checking online as to their availability.
    There's also some info on Scope about getting online deliveries.  See: https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/70059/getting-food-and-essentials-during-coronavirus
    Please also look at the links my friend thespiceman has provided above. Hope this helps, & please keep in touch to let us all know how you get on. :)

  • worried33worried33 Member Posts: 391 Pioneering
    Tesco have just sent out an email.

    They still adding more slots, up to a million a week now, and 1.2 million will be reached in 3-4 weeks.
    They are also adding a new priority tier outside of the government list, no details how this will work yet.
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