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Food Train

Local volunteers provide regular help and support with a wide variety of household tasks to help older people live more independently at home.

How does it work?

- Our volunteers attend to odd jobs that customers are unable to do by themselves (if available through a local branch)
- An initial visit takes place which comprises of a home safety check with referral to Fire and Rescue and Handyman and other relevant local services.
- A general check of what help is needed around the house is then completed.
- No jobs are undertaken that would require a qualified tradesman.

Who can use Food Train EXTRA?

- We are only available to offer our Food Train Extra Service in Dumfries and Galloway and West Lothian at the moment.
- You must be a member of the Food Train to use the EXTRA service.

How much does it cost?

- £1 for one year’s membership of The Food Train, which allows you access to Food Train EXTRA.
- EXTRA jobs cost £3 upwards depending on the size of the job and time required to complete it.


Health and Social Care Professionals wishing to make a referral, please see for a referral form and send it by email or post to your local Food Train branch.

If you or someone you know would like to use a Food Train service, please complete and submit the form at You will be prompted to select which region of Scotland you live in so that your information can be sent to the correct regional branch of Food Train.
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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 01506 413 013
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 13 December 2018