Food Train Connects

Charity registered in Scotland SC024843

Food Train Connects provides a one to one support services for older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. We help older people to age well, live well and eat well.


Current opportunities

Food Train Connects 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. Our aim is to support older people to eat well, age well and live well. Becoming a Food Train Connects Shopping Friend is 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

Food Train Connects provides one to one support services for older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Our Connects Phone Friends service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. Our aim is to support older people to eat well, age well and live well. Becoming a Food Train Connects Phone Friend is 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: • Contact the older person you are matched with on a regular basis, usually weekly, for a blether on the phone. • 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 Connects provides a one to one befriending service for older people by visiting them in their own home for a friendly chat and some company on a weekly basis. Our Food Train Connects Befriending service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. Our aim is to support older people to age well and live well. Becoming a Food Train Connects Shopping Friend is rewarding and it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that a regular befriending visit 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: • Provide an effective befriending service for your befriendee . • Spend time with your befriendee, listen, chat and discuss various topics. o Keep within the boundaries of the role o To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints o To maintain confidentiality o To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community

Food Train. Our 'Connects' service provides volunteer support for people needing help with their regular grocery shopping. We currently have a members needing volunteer assistance with shopping in the Western Isles. If you can spare a little time each week to shop for and deliver essential grocery items to our member in Benbecula please message me for further information.