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warning on priority slots, cancelling food boxes

worried33worried33 Member Posts: 399 Pioneering
edited July 2020 in Disabled people
I cancelled my food boxes a few weeks ago as I didnt really need them, the letter promised that priority slots would not be cancelled at supermarkets.

In the last 2 weeks I have lost my priority slots at iceland and ASDA, so this is a warning, it seems cancelling the food boxes will also cancel your priority slots at supermarkets.

So I am now back at been unable to book slots.


  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,819 Disability Gamechanger
    I did an online order with Iceland on friday night and they had slots avaliable every day, neighbours seem to be getting an Asda delivery every 2 weeks no problems.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    My daughter had a tesco delivery a few days ago and she said there was plently of delivery slots. She tries to avoid the shops as and when possible and has done since lockdown began.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,268 Disability Gamechanger
    I've found plenty of slots at Sainsburys now.  Tesco is still booked up a week away though!  So I guess it depends on the individual stores & areas.
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    Tesco is ok here, last couple of weeks I ordered on Saturday and it was delivered on Monday or Tuesday.

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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,006 Disability Gamechanger
    Shielding is based on the artificial concept of vulnerability which doesn’t really exist in law but has become much used as a useful distraction away from empowering European legislation. Those of you who would count as disabled under EA 10 may want to contact the likes if Fry law or PLP or Leigh Day or similar to look at a good old fashioned disability discrimination claim. Your slots can be argued as a reasonable adjustment depending on the facts of your case and let’s not forget the HRA either.
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