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COVID-19 AND FOOD TRAIN – MORE FOOD SECURITY, KINDNESS AND DEDICATION TO VULNERABLE OLDER PEOPLE AT HOME
reportposted on 07.10.2021, 11:46 authored by Catherine LidoCatherine Lido, Kate Reid
This is a Policy Briefing for Policy Scotland (Scottish Government- Research and Knowledge Exchange). This paper presents our work with Food Train, as part of the Eat Well Age Well project, and formed the background to our 2020 Parliamentary Event.
"In these unprecedented times of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many organisations in the third sector are occupying a frontline role in supporting the needs of vulnerable older people who face the greatest risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19. During this crisis our registered charity and social enterprise, Food Train has stepped up to meet this challenge. With the aid of a new wave of volunteers and with the support of emergency Scottish Government funding, Food Train has rapidly expanded and re-designed its services to support older people to ensure that they are food secure and socially connected at home."