During the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK, Waitrose & Partners stepped up to support people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss. The supermarket donated essential food supplies direct to SeeAbility homes across the country where people were being protected from the virus. The support helped us to shield our services and restrict our movement to lower the risk of contracting Covid-19.

The generous act by Waitrose stores saw deliveries of fresh food and essential cleaning supplies at homes in Aylesbury, Surbiton, Leatherhead, Horley, Eastleigh, Bristol, Wellington, Tadley and Aldershot. Several Waitrose branches have committed to support SeeAbility homes through the Community Matters scheme in the coming months.

The whole SeeAbility family is very grateful for the support of our friends at Waitrose. Deanne Weller, our colleague said:

We want to express our sincere thanks to local Waitrose branches who have ensured vulnerable customers are not forgotten about in the pandemic. I’ve created a dreamcatcher to celebrate what this means to us; The blue heart is for the NHS, the green heart for Waitrose and the orange heart is for SeeAbility and our amazing colleagues...

Deanne holds a rainbow made of wool and other craft materials