Do you care for, or, do you know of an older person who lives in the Thornton Heath area and needs help with their shopping?

Croydon BME Forum is starting  a new door-to-door shopping service on Mondays, starting on  March 11:  9:30am-1:30pm, aimed at older people aged 60 plus, who find it difficult to go shopping or feel isolated providing door to door service to Sainsbury’s in Purley Way.

This is a shopping service with a difference: apart from getting the help of a volunteer, older people will have the opportunity to have a chat and make new friends over tea or coffee. All this for £3 per person. Booking one week in advance is essential as places are limited. 

The project is also looking for friendly and reliable volunteer escorts to assist older people on the bus and with their shopping where needed and to socialise with them. For more information contact co-ordinator Anna D’Agostino  on: 020 8684 3719 or