A family-run business is stepping-in to help vulnerable people access essentials quickly.

Sohrab Padidar-Nazar, who runs Caspian Flame and Grill in Workington, is offering essential items such milk, eggs, tinned goods, snacks, drinks, toiletries and cleaning products, as well as the ordinary take-away food.

Sohrab said: "We're just trying to help people as much as possible.

"We went live with the website last week and it's growing and growing."

Sohrab had to close his sit-in restaurant on Derwent Drive, but that means he has plenty of space to store the items, which are delivered by his 15 vehicles, sometimes in less than 15 minutes.

"We don't want people to go crazy, so if we think someone is overbuying we won't deliver.

"All we want is for people to be safe and be in their homes as much as possible.

"The staff are happy to be helping and it means there is work for the drivers and I can save as many staff as possible."

Sohrab is originally from Iran, but having lived in the area since 1978 he considers himself a "Cumbrian through and through".

He started his business as a takeaway in 1983 in Workington.

He said: "The pricing of the products compares with those at the supermarkets, we're helping the community here, we're not wanting to make money.

"We've always been there for the community, after the 2009 floods when the bridges were down we opened a cafe at the Dunmail site, it's just what we do.

"We have good contacts with the suppliers where they really look after us.

"With all the schools shutting we can get all the goods and items ready and plentiful.

"All I want is for people to stay home and stay safe."

To order the items people can visit quickshopdelivery.co.uk.

There is a minimum £10 order but people are encouraged not to over-buy.

Sohrab said: "We want everyone to have access to essentials, the supermarkets are struggling to give people delivery slots and we want to make sure everyone has what they need and that they don't need to leave their homes unnecessarily."