Community Care Forum wins competition

Graeme Macfarlane (Caledonian MacBrayne), Peggy MacKay (WICCF), and Bruce Walker, (WeAreTheFuture).
Graeme Macfarlane (Caledonian MacBrayne), Peggy MacKay (WICCF), and Bruce Walker, (WeAreTheFuture).

Western Isles Community Care Forum were selected as a finalist in this year’s Take Action Highland and Islands Competition.

The Forum attended the event in Oban, October 7, to make a presentation on their proposal to create an on-line Personal Assistant Directory.

The proposal is a sign posting service for those wishing to employ somebody as part of their care support plan. Individuals wishing to work in the care sector, to undertake tasks such as personal care, domiciliary work, escorting to venues/events, shopping etc sign up and their details appear on the on-line directory covering the whole of the Western Isles.

Potential employees could also access training through WICCF. The prize included £1,000 to be spent on the project, which WICCF hope to have operational early in the New Year.

The Western Isles were well represented at this year’s competition, with Sandwick Community Council also being selected as a finalist and Sir E Scott School were one of the finalists in the schools competition.