the world has changed

we are here to help you

Community spirit has never been more noticeable in recent weeks, but more and more people need help. If we can help you in any way through this global crisis, then we will. 

We are also looking for volunteers to help get aid to those neighbours and friends who need it most. Please get in touch if you can, or donate, to help us get the help where it’s needed most.

from monday 27th april

We will be open, 7 days, from 8am until 6pm
providing food and care packages for those affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Call us on 01698 747483
email us at [email protected]
or visit our social media links but please,


We have very strict rules within the building to keep us all safe and this is not a drop-in service
so stay safe and contact us first.
We have both delivery and pick-up services available.

Hello thanks for visiting our website!

Communities Together was created as a response to the needs of BELLSHILL, MOSSEND & THORNIEWOOD Areas in North Lanarkshire against the backdrop of Coronavirus. We are an umbrella group that pulls together the community response to COVID-19 to make sure we have all areas covered and supported where we can. We hope that we can identify people who may need support now, and may be vulnerable for many reasons, and get help to them.

We are operating out of the Bellshill YMCA (294 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1AB) – the group will be preparing food parcels and other essentials for delivery to vulnerable people in the Bellshill, Mossend and Thorniewood communities during this difficult time.

The Group will also support the collection and delivery of key items including Prescriptions to vulnerable people.

We will signpost and give information via the helpline where people can be linked in to Befriending for a telephone call and given information on other services, and through adding information packs to the shopping. We are also aware that although people need help now, we also need to prepare for after lock down, so with your help we can make sure all areas of our community are strong and supported.

The group involved represent a number of community councils, community groups, NHS, Council Employees and Elected Members, and individuals who live in Bellshill and surrounding communities.

Please, if you can, volunteer with us! Even if you’re self-isolating or shielding, there are still jobs you can help with.

Thank you for volunteering!

helping our community
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Donations Raised
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Figures updated 23/05/2020

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How to start?

Contact us by visiting our volunteer page and seeing how you can help us care for our communities. Community spirit hasn’t gone anywhere, we have seen that in the days and weeks since this global pandemic began. Once you have read what is available, complete the volunteer form and one of our team leaders will get back to you for a conversation over the telephone.

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If you or a friend, neighbour or family are in need of help or support, please get in contact through our secure email or telephone lines and speak to one of our friendly, understanding volunteers who will talk you through your options.

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We have teamed up with Bellshill & Mossend YMCA who have donated their building for us to use as a place where care packages can be received and issued, and volunteers can be trained and utilised in the best way we can.

We adhere to strict social distancing measures and ensure that the venue is cleaned fully and often with hand cleaning stations throughout.

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