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Age UK Shopping Payment Scheme

silver shopping trolley

Age UK (Derby & Derbyshire) is offering prepaid cards to older people struggling in self-isolation and relying on other people to get their shopping.

The initiative will prevent older people from handing over cash or bank cards to those who could seize on the opportunity to exploit them. Instead, the card will only have a limited amount of money uploaded, reducing the risk of a more serious theft and protecting life savings.

Older people using the scheme will arrange to pay back the money to Age UK directly who will then be able to purchase further cards and offer help to more vulnerable people.

To access the service please call: 01773 766922 and leave a message with your full details; or email administration@ageukdd.org.uk