Tuesday mornings in Grantown.
Thursday mornings in Aviemore.
We offer transport there and home again, with drivers helping to carry your shopping.
Volunteers help vulnerable people and people with disabilities with their weekly shop.
This service allows people to choose their own shopping and have some time out with others, knowing their needs are supported.
Volunteers receive free training (eg. Moving & Handling, Dementia Awareness, etc.) to help them be fully able to support the shoppers.
Staff members are on hand to support both volunteers and clients.
Volunteers help service users to do their weekly shopping. We provide one to one support or two to one if needed, assist wheelchair users, or just pack at the checkout and offer a bit of company.
On Tuesday mornings, shoppers and volunteers meet at the Co-op, in Grantown, around 10.30am, do some shopping there and in other High Street shops, then go for a cuppa, cake or lunch at a local cafe. It is a small, friendly group and anyone is welcome to join in.
On Thursdays we meet at Tesco, Aviemore around 10.15am. This is a bigger group and we provide accessible transport for service users, as well as using local taxis for those who are more able or preferring this option. Occasionally we have coffees/teas and cake courtesy of Tesco, upstairs in their staff restaurant. Some clients visit a local cafe for refreshments/breakfast before they shop.
Volunteers assist by driving, guiding visually impaired people, pushing wheelchairs and trolleys, helping with shopping and packing at the checkouts. They load up shopping and carry it into clients' homes if needed.
If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, or if you would like to join the pool of volunteers then please contact the Office by telephone on 01479 810004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.