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New doorstep shopping service helps Crook elderly
6:28pm Sunday 2nd September 2012 in News
A NEW doorstep shopping delivery service is targeting the elderly to help take the hassle out of grocery buying.
Durham County Council has worked with Crook-based Dale Care to create the Home Shopping by Dale Care service.
The scheme aims to allow residents aged 65-years and above remain independent for as long as possible by helping with the grocery shopping.
Home Shopping by Dale Care clients set up an on-line grocery account with the supermarkets of their choice.
The company then co-ordinates and processes individual shopping orders and arranges delivery of the items to its clients’ homes.
Dale Care staff can also provide assistance in putting clients’ shopping away if they are unable to do so due to mobility, health or any other issues.
Glynnis Holland, director of Dale Care, said: “The ability to carry heavy shopping bags is one of the first things lost as age and frailty increase.
“Mobility and strength decline, sometimes to the extent that a trip to the shops becomes a major burden or even an impossible task.
“With our new low-cost service we can support elderly residents living throughout County Durham in ordering groceries online.
“This then takes the hassle out of their grocery shopping and ensures that they remain independent for longer.”
For more information on Home Shopping by Dale Care visit: www.homeshoppingbydalecare.co.uk .