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GroceryAid is the charity that helps thousands of grocery people. Whether you work, or have worked, within grocery manufacturing, wholesale, the supply chain or retail, we are here to assist.

GroceryAid may be able to help with:

  • Regular financial support subject to eligibility criteria

  • Emotional support and practical guidance from experts through the GroceryAid Helpline. This includes, telephone befriending, counselling, relationship support, advice on health and personal issues and much more

  • Legal issues, both personal and business

  • Physical support through the provision of essential basic items, such as cookers, beds, televisions and washing machines

  • Provision of mobility scooters and independence aids when appropriate

  • Carers support programme for those who undertake unpaid caring responsibilities.

GroceryAid Helpline

The confidential GroceryAid Helpline is available online and via freephone 08088 021122, 24/7, 365 days a year. No matter the time, the subject or the place.

The Helpline is a service supported by professionals who use their expert knowledge to assist across a wide range of subjects. It is designed to provide emotional support and equip individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions and deal with the pressures experienced in everyday life.

Carers Programme

If you undertake unpaid care for a relative or friend who due to illness, disability or addiction cannot cope without your support, then you are a Carer. GroceryAid can offer support for unpaid Carers and those who are cared for by unpaid Carers. The programme includes:

  • Annual visits by Caseworkers

  • Access to confidential GroceryAid Helpline

  • Access to telephone counselling services

  • Access to telephone befriending.

Those who meet eligibility criteria may also receive:

  • Up to £300 annually for a respite break

  • Quarterly grant, worth up to £884 pa for an initial 12 month period

  • Enrolment, where appropriate on the GroceryAid job re-entry programme.

For more details on the support GroceryAid can provide, please visit the GroceryAid website or call the GroceryAid Helpline on 08088 021122.

Read the Turn2us Grants Search profile on GroceryAid

People who have been helped by GroceryAid

Amy

Amy is a single mum working in our industry. Following the breakdown of her relationship she needed help with priority debts to keep her in the family home. GroceryAid has been able to help with this as well as providing emotional support through our partnership with Relate.

Len

Len has been feeling lonely and depressed since his wife died three years ago. He used to work for a food wholesaler so he contacted GroceryAid. As well as the financial help he receives, Len also looks forward to a weekly telephone call from Lynne, our telephone befriender, and enjoys their chats.

 

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Sara's story

GroceryAid helped Sara with emotional and financial support.

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Albert's story

GroceryAid helped Albert and his wife make their home warm and safe.

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