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Shopping and Errands

If you find it difficult to get out and about to do your shopping or errands due to:

  • disability
  • frailty or
  • illness

There are a number of ways in which you can make getting your shopping or running errands easier for yourself.

Help from friends or family members

Consider asking a friend or family member for help. Often people can pick up your shopping when they are doing their own shopping or run your errands when they are out and about.

Online shopping

You can also do your shopping online with supermarkets. They will deliver your shopping direct to your door. Some local shops will also deliver to your home but you would need to telephone them to find out if they can do this.

Using accessible transport

You can use accessible transport to take you to the post office, bank or shops.


Frozen Meals

If you are unable to get out to the shops for food but you can use a microwave, there are some companies that will deliver frozen ready meals to your door.

You will have to pay for meals that are delivered to you.

How much you pay depends on the meal supplier you choose. Each supplier will provide you with a brochure with all the prices clearly shown to allow you to make an informed choice.

For a list of these companies click on the directory link below and enter your postcode and select 20 miles:

Meals in the home in Newham

Other help

There are also a number of agencies that can provide people to help you with shopping, but you will have to pay for this service. Remember to choose one that is registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Visit the CQC website for more information.

CQC website

Email CQC

How to get in touch

You can contact any of the organisations direct but if you are still unsure you can contact:

Access to Adult Social Care Team
0208 430 2000 Option 2

Opening hours
Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4.45pm

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation and your needs over the phone and discuss what is available to help you.​