The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Connects is Food Train’s newest service and is available to older people Scotland-wide.

Connects aims to connect any older person (65+) wishing a little extra practical or social support with a local volunteer eager to help in their local community.

To begin with, Connects is focusing on grocery shopping support, however over time we will be adding additional support services - so watch this space!

Our Connects shopping service will match you with a local volunteer who will contact you weekly (or less if wished) to collect your shopping list. They will then do your shopping and safely deliver at an agreed time, also helping you to put your shopping items away if necessary.

To access this service there is a £1 membership charge renewed annually and a £5 per shopping delivery charge to allow Food Train to cover our administration and volunteer expenses costs. Food Train deals with all payments, therefore no money should change hands between volunteer and customer.

If you would like to request a shopping service via our Connects service, please see and fill in out online form.
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This record was last modified on: 01 September 2020