Hambleton Community Action - Shopping Angels

Hambleton Community Action, Northallerton


The Shopping Angels service aims to support older 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, call into our office, telephone 01609 780458 or email admin@hambletoncommunityaction.org. for a volunteer application form

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 a client application form.

Clients will pay for transport in accordance with our current volunteer Community Car Scheme conditions, currently charged at 45p per mile, plus an annual scheme registration fee of £15.00. Mileage rates are calculated from and back to the volunteers home, and are paid to the driver. There is a minimum charge of £2.80.

    Hambleton Community Action is providing shopping support during the Coronavirus pandemic to people who are unable to shop for themselves.  Volunteers will shop for clients who are shielding or isolating and are unable to do the shopping themselves. 

    This service provides the following Coronavirus services:

  • Accepting volunteers
  • Shopping and isolation support

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Northallerton

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:


  • No restrictions apply


  • 65+


  • Within Village
  • Within Town
  • Within District

Last updated: 08/02/2021