Scottish Labour’s Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP has written to The SNP’s Councillor Susan Aitken calling on the Glasgow City Council Leader to act to save Glasgow Food Train.
The charity provides support for older people in the city who are no longer able to manage independently, ensuring they get the food they need through their delivery service.
More than 400 over 65-year-olds will be impacted if the service is withdrawn, leaving many ‘fearful’ about how they may get their food.
Commenting Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP said:
“The Glasgow Food Train provides a lifeline service to many older residents across the city.
“People who are no longer able to manage on their own know they can rely on the Food Train to provide them with meals.
“Users of the service have said they are fearful about how they will manage without it.
“Charities are under more pressure than ever before as they face rising costs and increasing demand on their services. The City Council should be doing everything it can to protect lifeline services, which is why I am urging the Council Leader to intervene to protect the Glasgow Food Train.”
More than 1,300 sign in 24 hours as campaign to secure charity’s survival steps up. A petition has been launched calling on health and social care chiefs to save a lifeline service for hundreds of older people across Glasgow.. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Health Secretary Humza Yousaf are also being urged to intervene with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) to stave ... tfn.scot
Attached: Letter from Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP to Susan Aitken