About the assisted shopping scheme

Why?

Many people wish to continue doing their own shopping even though they may need some help in doing so. Being able to go to the shops not only enables people to continue to make choices about the things they spend their money on, it often helps them keep in touch with the life of the community in which they live.

Who are we?

The St John’s Centre situated in Catterick Garrison is a long established Charity, running a successful Day Service and Sitting service as well as the Centre being used for community use.

Monitoring?

The project is a pilot scheme and will be monitored as to the ways in which it helps people to maintain their independence.

When?

Tuesday and Thursday mornings, on a fortnightly basis.

Using?

A disabled access minibus which includes a wheelchair lift.

With?

A Driver and a Support Worker who will take you there and back and help you with your shopping.

To?

Shopping destination Morrison’s Morton Park Darlington

Who?

Priority will be given to those referred by Adult and Community Services.

How?

The Office will take calls to book places on Mon-Thurs 9.00-1.00. We also have an answering machine for out of hour’s phone calls.

Cost?

£4.00 per trip

And?

Everyone can meet up for a drink and/or a meal in the cafe before returning to the minibus for the journey home

Please ring Michelle Cardwell on:

01748 832271 (centre) 07916 554046 (mobile) 07720 635972 (mobile) To find out more and to book your place

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