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Charity registered in Scotland SC024843
Food Train is a grocery shopping, befriending and household support service for older people assisting and enabling them to live at home independently for as long as they are able.
Our aim is to support older people to live independently at home. Our preventative services address the difficulty older people face getting their weekly grocery shopping, doing jobs around the house and the growing isolation that comes with failing health. We also aim to provide a wide range of supported volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and ability.
We envisage our organisation as a ‘one stop shop' for older people - by providing services or helping them access services to help them live independently at home for as long as they wish and are able.
we will respect our customers right to dignity, choice and independence in their later years
we will deliver our services with flexibility, openness and a ‘can-do' approach
we welcome diversity in volunteering and will respect and value the contribution made by our volunteers
we will develop and value working relationships with a wide variety of community partners
3rd October 2017
WE HAVE MOVED! From Monday 2nd October our new head office address is Hestan Southwest, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA. Phone numbers, web address, twitter and facebook are all unchanged. If you're in Dumfries, feel free to pop in for a cuppa :-) Read more
1st June 2017
Celebrations are getting underway here at Food Train to say a massive THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers for everything they do this week and every other week of the year. Every Food Train area across Scotland will be recognising the passion and dedication of our volunteers… Read more