Food Train Connects South Lanarkshire

Food Train Connects aims to connect two groups of people:

Older people (aged 65+) throughout Scotland requiring a little bit of a helping hand to continue living comfortably and contentedly at home; and
Volunteers who are willing to provide that regular support to help improve the quality of life of someone living nearby.
During the current coronavirus crisis, our support is focusing on vital shopping provision, however over time, this site will be extended to help meet the wider needs of older people living at home across the country. If you would like to tell us what kind of wider support would benefit you or someone you know, please contact us at shopping@thefoodtrain.co.uk or 0800 304 7924.

If you or someone you know would benefit from help with weekly shopping, or if you would like to volunteer to support someone in your community, please click the buttons below to sign up.


Current opportunities

Food Train provides a one to one phone service for older people who are isolated and alone. Our Connects Phone Friends service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. Why Volunteer? It’s rewarding and it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that regular phone call can have on someone who is isolated or lonely. If you want to make sure that an older person is able to live well in their own home this is a great opportunity to do so. The Role: • Call the older person you are matched with on a regular basis, usually weekly. • Submit brief records and to report any matters of concern to staff • Keep within the boundaries of the role • To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints • To maintain confidentiality • To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community

Food Train provides a one to one grocery shopping services for older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Our Connects Shopping Friends service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. Why Volunteer? It’s rewarding and it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that regular support with grocery shopping can have on someone who is isolated or lonely. If you want to make sure that an older person is able to live well in their own home this is a great opportunity to do so. The Role: • Contact the older person you are matched with on a regular basis, usually weekly, to obtain their shopping list, carry out their shopping and then deliver to their home, putting away if necessary. • Submit brief records, receipts for payment and to report any matters of concern to staff • Keep within the boundaries of the role • To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints • To maintain confidentiality • To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community