Shopping Angels

Shopping Angels – 

Hambleton Community Action has recently launched a new scheme to support elderly people in Northallerton, Bedale and the surrounding villages get out of their homes  to do their own shopping at the local supermarkets and/or shops.

Volunteer ‘Shopping Angels’ will  support people who are unable to take themselves shopping due to disability, age or where they live by offering them transport and support in the shops if needed.

Volunteers will offer transport to and from the shops, go around the shop and provide help with things such as reading labels, reaching items, reading small print, help with bags etc.

The scheme aims to offer a social benefit by enabling people to remain more independent whilst providing them some support, much needed company and perhaps the chance of going for a tea or coffee before or after shopping.

If you could help and would like to join the ‘Shopping Angels’ pool of volunteers, please complete the application form here, call into our office, telephone 01609 780458 or email

Alternatively, if you, or someone you know could benefit from this service then please also get in touch via the contact details above to request an application form.