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Single parent - how do I shop for my disabled son?

tammy81tammy81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
I’m abit concerned as a carer for my son who’s in isolation and has heart defect, learning difficulties and hearing loss? I’m also a single parent and I can’t go out and que up for hours whilst his at home to try and get shopping for us to then be disappointed that there’s nothing on shelves to get... is there anything in place for us and are we included in the same rules in place for elderly? 
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @tammy81   Pleased to meet you.

    Please consider on line shopping .

    I have just completed a post to all members on line shopping websites.

    There is a place for you in our community always.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,970

    Scope community team

    Hi @tammy81, if you're unable to get a delivery slot for online shopping, it might be worth taking a look at Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK. They have a list of local groups across the nation who are mobilising to support the most vulnerable.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Kev2020Kev2020 Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Hi Kev here .. It's worth contacting your local store .. especially indipendat suppliers
    They can useually reserve things for you.

    Also you are able to get with food bills with healthy start 

    https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

    Let us know how you get on ..

    Kev
  • tammy81tammy81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Kev 
    thank you for your help, healthy start is mainly for pregnant women or for children under 4 years old.

    thanks for helping 
  • Kev2020Kev2020 Member Posts: 38 Connected
    Hi I wasn't sure how old he was.

    Also would you like store cupboard recipes ? Happy to help out.

    🙂
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    If he receives free school means he's entitled to meals or vouchers from his school. 
    Most online shopping has a long wait for deliverys. 
    We are also self isolating as I have heart and lung problems and 3 young adults with autism and other complex needs. So I know how difficult it can be. 
  • tammy81tammy81 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Wish you well firefly123 we will get through this x 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2020
    Hello @tammy81   How can I help you ?

    I know the problems with food and the supermarkets is not easy access at the moment.

    I do have the following can help you if click on and sign up as many as you can in your area.

    Apologise if you did not look at my links have added them here the main ones.

    Who do on line shopping plus one more might not think they offer groceries, but do.

    Also have a lot of deals on meat, goods and food items plus household.

    Depending what exactly you need.

    https://www.morrisons.com

    https://www.tesco.com

    https://www.ocado.com

    https://www.asda.com

    https://www.waitrose.com

    https://www.iceland.co.uk

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk

    https://www.amazon.co.uk

    I can also offer recipes, store cupboard standbys. I am quoted by one of the Community as the Recipe King.

    Italian Stallion of the kitchen am creative with Pasta all things recipes Italian many less than five ingredients costing little.

    Many are cheap easy simple and on here if you care to look.

    Or if you wish to ask me what specifically you like to eat and try to offer a menu costing little.

    I do this every day as not only had to adjust personal circumstances.

    Living in poverty a difficult time so used to making meals with less is more.

    Give my time to the community being supportive, offering short cuts tips tricks and making use of nothing into meals.

    I have also added these links as well.

    Welfare advice, money and any thing such as support in the community.

    https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

    https://www.redcross.org.uk

    https://www.turn2us.org.uk

    Please look at any of the information provided.

    Sorry there is a lot just take your time, write them down.

    Need to ask any questions please ask .

    Thank you take keep safe and warm.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Firefly123Firefly123 Member Posts: 525 Pioneering
    tammy81 said:
    Wish you well firefly123 we will get through this x 
    Yes we will as already used to dealing with difficult times. Stay strong and safe x

    Some very good ideas @thespiceman x
  • Kit_Kit_ Member Posts: 31 Connected
    If you can't find a mutual aid group on facebook, ACORN might be able to help you out depending on where you live. https://acorntheunion.org.uk/corona/
    They're in Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Lancaster, Liverpool and Newcastle and can probably find someone who is on the edges of those places if needed.
    Hope you get things sorted!
  • Bridget14Bridget14 Member Posts: 58 Courageous

    Morrisons have started weekly food box everyday items if you can manage to book. 
    Good luck to you all with your shopping.
    Keep safe and do not be afraid to ask for help from any of the community/government groups being set up. 
    Take care of yourselves and loved ones.
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