Some supermarkets and banks have decided to make special arrangements for elderly and vulnerable customers to gain exclusive early access to food and services, immediately after stores have been deep-cleaned and to avoid panic shopping, as part of the effort to keep the UK functioning smoothly during the coronavirus crisis.

We suggest you phone your preferred supermarket to check that they will apply this to carers on the basis of vulnerability.  You could use your Carers Card to identify yourself as a carer.

See full article from the Guardian here:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/coronavirus-supermarkets-banks-early-slots-older-customers


You may also like to read about food delivery services:

Assisted Shopping - Sainsbury's Shop On-line and Telephone Service
Sainsbury's Assisted Shopping scheme helps people who are housebound, cannot travel to the shops or cannot manage online shopping by allowing them to make shopping orders over the telephone

Sainsbury's priority shopping hours:

NHS and Social Care Workers before opening from 7.30–8 am Monday to Saturday

Elderly, Disabled and Carers 8–9 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Parsley Box
Online food delivery service of slow cooked sous-vide ready meals that can be cupboard stored for up to 6 months and heated in just a few minutes in the microwave

Meals on Wheels
City Care Meals on Wheels - Southampton City Council

Other support:

Communicare in Southampton
Shopping for or with those who are elderly, unwell or disabled
Befriending and regularly visiting those who are lonely or housebound in their own homes
Providing transport to medical appointments and social engagements, where taxis and public transport are not an option
Support for vulnerable people who have recently been discharged from hospital

Get help from Carers in Southampton