If you are able to go out to do your own shopping, Shopmobility may help. They provide manual or powered wheelchairs or powered scooters to people who are disabled or frail so that they can get easily around town to shop or sightsee.
You do not need to be registered disabled to use Shopmobility schemes. They are either free or have a nominal charge and can be used by anyone who is either permanently or temporarily disabled.
You can order almost anything on the internet and have it delivered to your home. This includes food, clothes and equipment. All of the major supermarkets now do home food deliveries. You can also set ‘favourites’ and save shopping lists.
Computers are available free of charge to library card holders in Hampshire libraries.
Age Concern Hampshire run computer courses for the over 50’s.
Hampshire Superfast Broadband - If your property is not included in the current superfast broadband programme and you can only access a speed of 2Mbps or less, there is a government scheme in place to help you access better broadband.
AccessAble has Access Guides for retail and shopping venues throughout Hampshire.
You can search the National Access Register to find access information for shops, pubs, restaurants and more in your area.
You may also be interested in the RADAR National Key Scheme which gives you independent access to over 9000 accessible toilets in the UK.
Morrison's have introduced a 'Quieter Hour' in all their stores every Saturday for those who struggle with music and other noise. The National Autistic Society are encouraging other retailers and businesses to introduce a quiet hour.
If friends, relatives or neighbours are unable to help you with managing your shopping, you could:
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