Leading drug and alcohol charity WDP has teamed up with InPost, Europe’s only end-to-end parcel locker provider, to offer its Capital Card® users access to essential items during the coronavirus pandemic, through 24/7 contact-free delivery to local InPost lockers.
Users of the WDP Capital Card® earn points by engaging in drug and alcohol treatment and can then spend their points on positive activities and products in their local community at our Spend Partners, such as cinemas, gyms or eateries. However, many Capital Card® Spend Partners are closed due to the current lockdown.
This exciting new partnership means that Capital Card® users can place orders for essential items that they would usually ‘buy’ in their local WDP service’s Pop-Up Shops and pick them up from a local InPost locker, free-of-charge. Whilst WDP services remain fully operational, social distancing guidelines dictate that the Pop-Up Shops cannot currently open on-site.
Being able to access an InPost locker will mean individuals can pick-up their orders with no need to enter any shops or buildings, and with no interaction with others.
InPost are generously providing lockers in 11 different WDP service locations across Greater London and Cheshire West and Chester, enabling 10 packages per week per location to be picked up.
Yasmin Batliwala, Chair of WDP, said: “Yet again, this demonstrates the ethos of WDP in focussing on the specific needs of our services users by delivering innovative solutions in their care. It is a testament to the tireless efforts of our Capital Card Team, who thought outside the box to get the best for our service users under lockdown. We are absolutely delighted to be working with InPost in this way. We welcome InPost into the Spend Partner family and thank them wholeheartedly for enabling us to continue to support vulnerable individuals to conveniently access vital everyday items.”
Jason Tavaria, CEO of InPost, said: “Improving communities is at the heart of everything we do, this takes the form of reducing last mile deliveries and improving the environment, but we also support the distribution of goods to key workers and vulnerable people. We are delighted to be partnering with WDP to offer use of our lockers to their community and support them during this challenging time.
“InPost 24/7 lockers offer no queues or closing times when collecting your items. We continue to work hard to keep people connected during the pandemic; offering contact-free deliveries to maintain the movement of items & parcels at this difficult time.”
WDP is a vibrant and innovative drug and alcohol charity committed to helping those who are affected by substance misuse. For over 25 years we have provided support to individuals, their families and the wider communities from centres across London, the North West, South East and East of England.
For more information about the award-winning Capital Card®, visit www.capitalcard.org.uk.
InPost is aiming to change online shopping behaviour to create greener communities and more sustainable deliveries by reducing last mile journeys and emissions. It intends to grow its national network of automated lockers for the convenient collection and sending of parcels and returns to 6,000 by the end of 2022. For more information visit our website or follow us on Twitter.