ShopperAide provide support services for older people in South Kintyre, including shopping services. Since the start of lockdown, they have seen a significant increase in demand for their services and have doubled the amount of people they deliver shopping to. They reached capacity after the first month, and with staff and volunteers working flat out, all of their vans and cars were in use. Lockdown restrictions made it impossible to do more, and demand outweighed resource.
BUT.. thanks to support and contributions from Kintyre Community Resilience Group, Fyne Homes, and Inspiralba, they are now able to take on even more over-60s. These organisations have collaborated to help with staff and volunteers, and are showing what the true spirit of community can achieve.
We ask that if you need help and are not already registered with Shopper Aide, PLEASE use the Argyll & Bute Council Corona Virus Helpline 01546 605524. They will then direct your referral to us or to the best service to help you in these difficult times.
Please Stay at Home and Stay Safe!