This service will close at the end of April 2018
The decision has been taken to cease operation of the Shopping Service.
We have always known that a time could come when the shopping service might have to close, but have been reluctant to terminate the service, being aware that online shopping, even if Age UK Northamptonshire placed the orders, would not meet the needs of our more frail and vulnerable clients.
We have now identified Oakhouse Foods who are able to deliver ready meals, groceries and fresh goods. They have the capacity to take on all our existing clients. Although more expensive than some of the major supermarkets, their delivery charge is just £1 with the option of free delivery if an order of £30 is placed. The Oakhouse Foods driver will carry shopping into the house, take payment by cash, cheque or card and, if necessary, take a further order. Orders can be made in person, over the telephone or on the internet.
Clients who do not wish to use Oakhouse Foods have the option of placing an online order with any of the other supermarkets.
We have written to all clients of our Shopping Service to inform them that it is ceasing and to outline the options available to them. The service will close by the end of April, but we will ensure that all clients have a viable alternative in place before then.
If you have any queries please call our office on 01604 611212.