I can’t get to the shops, is there any help?

Depending on where you live, there will probably be a local community transport operator which provides a service to drop off local residents to the supermarket or nearest town centre. They may also operate, or be able to direct you to, a local Shopmobility scheme which provides equipment or an escort for your shopping trip. To find your nearest community transport operator, you can use the Sightline Directory or visit Community Transport Online.

Some local societies for people with sight loss and voluntary organisations offer a shopping service, where a volunteer will do your shopping for you if you give them your shopping list. To find your nearest local society you can use the Sightline Directory or contact our Helpline on:

It is also worth considering if you actually have to visit the shops in person to get what you're after. Online shopping through a lot of retailers is easy and accessible, and it might be easier and quicker to try this than organising transport to the shop. Nearly every supermarket offers online shopping and you can arrange the delivery for a time which suits you.

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