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Community spirit has never been more noticeable than over the last 2 years, but as restrictions ease many people still need help in our local area. As the cost of living continues to increase and many are struggling, if we can help you in any way, then we will. 

Please get in touch if you can volunteer or donate, and help us get the help where it’s needed most.

from January 1st 2022

We will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays

10am until 1pm
providing food and care packages for those who need it in our local community

Call us on 01698 747483
email us at
or visit our social media links but please


This is not a drop-in service, so please contact us prior to visiting Communities Together so we can assess your needs and add you to our system.

Hello and thanks for visiting Communities Together website!

Communities Together was created as a response to the needs of BELLSHILL, MOSSEND & THORNIEWOOD Areas in North Lanarkshire against the backdrop of Coronavirus. It began an umbrella group that pulled together the community response to COVID-19 and providing care packages to the most vulnerable in the area. As we navigate our way out the pandemic, Communities Together continues to operate offering a Food Bank from the YMCA building in Main Street, Bellshill as it is a much need service in the community. Alongside the Food Bank, Communities Together signposts clients to the correct agencies that can help and offer advice and invites external groups such as the Mosshill Credit Union and Recovery North Lanarkshire to host drop-in sessions on a weekly basis providing further help, advice and support. 

Communities Together operates out of the Bellshill YMCA (294 Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1AB), preparing food parcels and other essentials for collection by those who need it in the Bellshill, Mossend and Thorniewood communities. Communities Together seeks to help individuals and families who may need support for a variety of reasons and get them the help and support they need. We know times have been tough for so many through the pandemic and unfortunately this trend is set to continue as the cost of living continues to rise. 

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. The YMCA has pledged to continue to operate Communities Together post-covid. 

Please, if you can, support us by donating non-perishable foods and toiletries, volunteering your time or making a cash donation.

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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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Thank you to 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. They have continued to run and staff Communities Together following the lockdowns and the lifting of restrictions after identifying the need in our community for this valuable service to continue. 

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