There are warnings from some to expect shortages of medicines and food in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and one council is determined not to get caught out.
In Nottinghamshire, food and fuel are being stockpiled to ensure services like 'Meals on Wheels' and school dinners can continue if leaving the European Union results in delays of supplies.
For age and health reasons, Dorothy and Geoff Pearse from Mansfield rely heavily on the daily 'Meals on Wheels' service.
The couple say they couldn't live without it.
But with Britain currently set to leave the EU at the end of October, there are fears a no-deal Brexit could result in food shortages. So in preparation Nottinghamshire County Council has decided to take action.
At a factory in Worksop they're stockpiling a reserve of two weeks worth of frozen meals for its elderly customers. They've also prepared provisional menus for school dinners.
It's a similar story with Nottingham City council, which as well as stockpiling tinned and frozen food for school dinners, is also building up a reserve fuel supply.
Nottinghamshire County Council says it's been told by the government that food shortages are unlikely. But for Dorothy and Geoff Pearse the prospect of losing their daily meal service is a worry.
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