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dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
edited March 25 in Community updates
Hi there just want to say I wish everyone is safe I ment to be staying in as I suffer asthma 'respiratory disease' along with server mental health issues went to pick up my medication and there is long lines of people only being let in 1 by 1 then try get dinner and yep Co op is completely empty unless I want beer and Easter eggs.

Just think this is only going to get worse 😐
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 22
    Hello @dannyUK76   Sorry to hear this.

    Please if I can advise right now the most important thing is to be aware of your own needs.

    Use on line services shopping. I know some on line websites not accepting new members so please look at any of these.

    https://www.tesco.com.

    https://www.morrisons.com.

    https://www.asda.com

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk

    Please be aware you might have to plan deliveries in advance.

    They will deliver to you, but will leave bags in your door way.

    Not be able to enter.

    Sign up many as you can, I would recommend this at once.

    One other companies like this one AMAZON.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk.

    Have a lot of food grocery and pantry suppliers.

    Often delivery next day.

    Please make a stock list of items you can make meals with.

    Simple ones think of practical be sensible.

    Breakfast examples does not have to be cereal toast.  Soup buy muffins, crumpets. I do have this morning.

    Soup from a tin added veggies and muffins.

    Please have a look around the website might have to scroll back.

    Lots of my recipes simple short and easy to do.

    Please contact me if any problems.

    Organisations in a crisis.

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

    https://www.redcross.org.uk.

    https://www.turn2us.org.uk

    Mental health charities.

    https://www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

    https://www.mind.org.uk

    https://www.rethink.org

    Please have a look see if they can help offer floating support and advice.

    If you not receiving anything consider seeing how they can advise in this current situation.

    I know might be restrictions please still think about applying.

    Might not be in all areas.

    One other to consider same with medications . Most surgeries have a delivery service, prescription you complete on surgery website.

    Sent to Doctor to chemist or pharmacy of your choice . Delivered in 48 hours .

    There are NHS ones service using mobile phones and apps.

    Please if I can be supportive anything you need to ask. I am here . Please try not to panic or be anxious the situation of your mental health is important.

    If you get stressed and anxious or get depressed talk to me or the community.

    We can be helping each other.

    Please keep safe and warm and remember you not alone right now.

    Your among friends who are compassionate, offer empathy and offer a lot of support.

    Ready to listen.

    @thespiceman





    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 672 Pioneering
    I think its getting very serious now, many retailers closing for the duration inc. primark, river island, new look, to name some. I haven't been able to get an online delivery slot from any supermarket this week and non for the foreseeable future, so i will have to venture out tomorrow see what if any food i can buy.
    Stay safe everyone and keep well x
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 316 Pioneering
    Do benefits rules apply during the potential lockdown coming up as surely alot of us who are vulnerable will be moving in with relatives or carers etc for support and mental help 
  • dannyUK76dannyUK76 Member Posts: 72 Connected
    I've tried all the online stores nothing available right upto April 11th go into the stores everything is sold out its like dog eat dog only strong survive its terrible 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    kami24 said:
    Do benefits rules apply during the potential lockdown coming up as surely alot of us who are vulnerable will be moving in with relatives or carers etc for support and mental help 

    I'm not sure what you mean by "do benefit rules apply" all face to face assessments have been suspended for at least 3 months, if that's what you mean.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 22
    Hello @woodbine   @dannyUK76   Created a post this morning, please have a look.

    Just gives ideas on other things to look at and buy.

    As no Pasta or certain ingredients look at others.

    Couscous and Noodles.

    One other Chicken meat and any cuts buy if you can the cheap ones even frozen..

    Drumsticks, Thighs, Legs and can be used to cook the whole lot in any sauce.

    Shred and freeze in tubs, label and got a instant meal.

    Done same with Whole Chicken, means got a lot of tubs of meals to put through Oven or Microwave

    Sausages take out of skins Bolognese .

    Other solutions bags of instant microwave Porridge add water then stir in yoghurts any type if no milk.

    Eggs last longer scrambled or Omelettes, or my favourite Frittata it a sort of quiche made with Eggs .

    Buy packet soup  sauces instead of jars add stock cubes and tomato Passata . Used to do this for Soup and Ragu.

    Buy and remember vegetable mixes eat more vegetables frozen be fine, used in Soup Pasta or Curry.

    Use Spice Mix and Chickpeas, Spinach Frozen.

    I buy no Rice used Chickpeas any sauce left over blitz up blender Soup morning with Bread Muffins or Crumpets. If no Bread  buy Bread Buns.

    Snack Filler. Peanut Butter sandwiches helps .

    I will be adding some freezer meals sometime have to write them out make it easy for every one.

    These include Meatballs buy 20 in a pack from some supermarkets.

    Freeze those some in Pasta sauce great with making your own if none available jars sauces.

    Jar of Passata and Italian seasonings that is it add some Tom puree no Puree Tomato Ketchup a dollop.

    Anything I can advise on please ask me.

    Happy to be supportive.

    I know every one is struggling been on line myself doubling checking websites most are booked up till April 11th and some longer.

    Understand every one not scaremongering but please continue to look at any of the websites if you can to sign up.

    Some are restrictions right now sooner you can then hopefully might get a slot.  Applying some are not taking.  Sorry to tell you this.

    I know causing me anxiety myself have and have made an stock list of the items I have.

    Only thing I can suggest and advise sit down make a stocklist of anything you have to create meals.

    As I have done.

    Also look if you have to consider AMAZON pantry Grocery many items out of stock but there do have a Pantry Grocery the stores cupboard standbys we all love.

    You will have to sign up.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk

    Please take care and safe every one.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
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