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BDCA Neighbourhood Shoppers Scheme

DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO DO YOUR SHOPPING WHILST SELF-ISOLATING?

 

Many in our community are in vulnerable households, shielding or in self-isolation. Online delivery slots are hard to find, and without the support of friends, family or neighbours, they are unable to get their shopping and basic essentials.

 

As a long-standing and reputable local charity, BDCA will connect volunteers with those in the community who need help getting their essential shopping done.

JOIN SERVICE | BECOME A VOLUNTEER SHOPPER | DOWNLOAD SHOPPING LIST

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

 

  1. You can request your shopping by completing this form

  2. Our Project Coordinator, Gemma, will match you with a local Neighbourhood Shopper who will shop and drop. Gemma will confirm with you what day to expect your shopping (most likely a Wednesday or Thursday)

  3. Our volunteer will send BDCA a copy of the receipt (the original will be left with your shopping for you)

  4. On receipt of your shopping, you send the payment to BDCA, using Shopping as reference

  5. BDCA will reimburse our Neighbourhood Shopper

Currently, we can only cater for existing members of BDCA or those living in E6, E12 or E13 postcodes.

IS IT SAFE?

BDCA will recruit and screen all Neighbourhood Shopper volunteers. BDCA will support them to safely undertake their volunteering role.

 

BDCA will keep a record of all Neighbourhood Shopper volunteers and all those who request support, using our secure database Upshot

 

No money or contact details is exchanged between our Volunteers and Clients to keep safeguarding risks to a minimum. Our Project Coordinator will be the liaison for both. The client will pay the shopping cost to BDCA. The  Neighbourhood Shopper will use their own funds to pay for the shopping and then complete an expense form for reimbursement, which BDCA will honour regardless of when the client pays in.

 

BDCA will follow up any concerns or issues raised, and will ensure that any additional support required is referred to an appropriate provider.

 

I’VE RECEIVED MY SHOPPING, HOW DO I PAY?

 

Please pay the amount of your shopping to BDCA via bank transfer using the details below. All payments should be completed within 24 hours of receiving the shopping.

 

Account Number: 65109328
Sort code: 08-92-99
Account Name: Bonny Downs Community Association
Bank: Co-operative Bank

 

If you would like to round up the figure to add a small donation to keep our charity work going that would be greatly appreciated!

Please do not attempt to exchange any money with your shopping volunteer as this goes against the COVID-19 government guidelines and your safety is paramount.

We hope you are happy with your neighbourhood shopping service.

 

For more information or feedback call Gemma on 020 3772 4172 or email gemma.wooster@bonnydowns.org

If you have suffered loss of income and need an emergency parcel and support instead please apply for an Emergency Relief Parcel here

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