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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Housework and shopping

If you have completed a holistic needs assessment with your cancer nurse specialist you may be familiar with the concerns checklist. If you have any non urgent queries or concerns regarding housework or shopping, simply click on the link and you will be redirected to the relevant service or information source. If you have any urgent concerns please contact your cancer nurse specialist in the first instance.

This is a list of companies taken from suggestions made by members of the Macmillan online community (website forums) and by members of other charity online communities over recent months. We cannot endorse these companies or their products.

Housework and shopping

Public Health Northamptonshire

0300 126 1000
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The Supporting Independence Programme

•​ Have you noticed any recent changes in your health?
• Do you have difficulties walking or need help moving about?
• Are everyday tasks such as shopping becoming more difficult?
• Do you need someone to help you on a regular basis?
• When you need help, do you sometimes feel lonely or isolated?

The Supporting Independence Programme provides up to 12 weeks of one to one support for those of us who may have slowed a little, are feeling less confident getting around or who need someone to help on a regular basis.

This could be supporting you to increase your levels of physical activity, helping you to access medication reviews or providing emotional or nutritional support and advice. Support can be face to face or over the phone depending on your preference.

  British Red Cross

0344 871 1111

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Find your local service

 If you're returning from hospital, we make sure you have everything you need for your first 24 to 72 hours back at home. We may then provide up to 12 weeks of support depending on the level of help you need.

What help you will get:
We'll assess your needs and help you decide what goals you want to achieve with our help. We can offer practical and emotional support including:
• Transport home from hospital.
• Door-to-door transport for essential health-care journeys.
• Help with everyday tasks (for example, picking up prescriptions and shopping).
• Companionship.
• Rebuilding confidence.
• Help arranging for bills to be paid.
• Short-term use of a wheelchair and toilet aids.

Our volunteers receive full training to support you in meeting your goals.

 Northampton Age UK

01604 611200
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For people aged over 60 living in Northamptonshire:
Gardening service, Handyperson service, Home care cleaning service

Amazon Home Delivery 

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Subscription service for groceries and household items.

asda  Click and Collect or Home Delivery  Visit Website

Buy Asda groceries online, to pick up in store or have delivered straight to your door.

iceland  Home Delivery  Visit Website Shop online or in store and get free home delivery with a minimum spend of £35.


 Home Delivery

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Our easy-to-use site and app mean you can shop wherever you are - from your computer, smartphone or tablet.

ocado Home Delivery   Visit Website

Groceries, home essentials, and more delivered to your kitchen table.

sainsburys Click and Collect or Home Delivery  Visit Website  There is a £25 minimum order value on any grocery order. Orders over £40 will be charged a delivery fee which will vary according to the delivery slot you choose. Orders under £40 will be charged a maximum delivery fee of £7.
tesco  Click and Collect or Home Delivery  Visit Website  Home shopping for groceries and other household items.
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