Local covid 19 mutual aid groups in towns & villages and Shropshire Council’s Community Reassurance teams are able to support people who are self isolating to collect prescriptions and collect shopping. Local parish councils & doctors’ surgeries should have information on the local support in your area, or visit covidmutualaid.org or shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/information
If you have financial difficulty getting food directly as a result of Covid 19, or you are self isolating and there is no local support to enable you to get food, then call the Council’s Coronavirus helpline on 0345 678 9028 where they will be able to let you know what support is available. Council food parcels may be available to those who meet their criteria.
If you need food due to general lack of funds, call the Council Welfare Support Team on 0345 678 9078 – they can refer to a food bank as appropriate.
There are a number of food banks across Shropshire and full details about where they are and how to get a referral is available here
Many small shops & some supermarkets are offering free shopping delivery if you are vulnerable & self isolating, so check with your local shops.
Morrison’s is offering a new food delivery service for people who are vulnerable and self isolating. Call 0345 611 6111 and select option 5 to place an order or visit morrisons.com/doorstep-deliveries.You must be within 10 miles of a store. No cash payments are being taken and they are only accepting contactless or if necessary chip and pin at the door.
Co-op Midcounties is also offering a home-delivery service for the most vulnerable in the community. Call 0800 435 902, visit midcounties.coop-home-delivery or contact your local co-op store for more information
Other shops and supermarkets offer delivery via internet shopping and are prioritising the most vulnerable. You may have to pay for delivery, so check on-line what services and support your favourite stores are offering.