Coronavirus community support

Emergency shopping scheme

We set up the emergency shopping scheme with Central England Co-operative in March to help people who were self-isolating get the food they needed. The success of the scheme saw it rolled out across Staffordshire.

Over the Summer MHA Communities (Live at Home Lichfield and Burntwood) took over responsibility for delivering to local residents.

Customers can continue to have their shopping needs met by:

  • Calling Central England Co-op’s helpline number 0800 050 1601 and place their order by phone
  • Getting a friend, family member or neighbour to collect their order or 
  • Asking a MHA Communities (Live At Home) volunteer to collect the order the day after the order is placed and deliver that afternoon

Customers who previously used the scheme but started to do their own shopping have been contacted to see if they want to start using the scheme again.

MHA Communities (Live at Home) will also support local people who are able to take steps towards greater independence.