Solihull Supermarkets Support Carers

Carers Trust Solihull has contacted all the supermarkets in Solihull to see what support they can offer carers.

We encourage carers to use the quieter times wherever they can, supermarkets have said these seem to be mid-afternoon and early evening.

Stores are accepting Carers Cards as proof that you are part of the keyworker group giving you access to their special timings or access to the front of the queue. This is at the discretion of the individual stores.

  • Aldi: Carers are in their priority group and from 14th Apr they have been able to go straight to the front of the queue upon showing their Carers Card! This applies to all Aldi stores. Click here for your local store.
  • Morrisons: No special access arrangements in store but they do offer very good online ordering services including the Food Box and a telephone ordering service. Click here for your local store, Click here for information about food boxes
  • Asda: Carers can use the priority times: 8am–9am on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday; 9am–10am on Sunday in the larger stores (which covers the Chelmsley Wood and Shirley branches) Click here for your local store
  • Marks & Spencer: The website states that vulnerable and older people have priority access during the 1st hour of trading from Monday and Thursday. Click here for your local store
  • Sainsbury: The website advises online shopping for vulnerable groups. A Carers Card will allow priority entrance into the store and extra shopping for both carer and cared-for. Click here for your local store
  • Tesco: Showing a Carers Card will grant special access as follows: Monday 9am-10am; Wednesday 9am-10am; Friday 9am – 10am. Express branches have no special provision in place. Click here for your local store
  • Waitrose: A Carers Card will enable access to the front of the queue. Click here for your local store
  • Iceland: Website states only NHS has priority. Website advises vulnerable groups to shop online. Click here for your local store
  • Lidl: No special access arrangements in place. Click here for your local store

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