The practice keeps a note of people who are carers. A carer is someone who provides or supervises a substantial amount of care on a regular basis for a child, relative, partner, friend or neighbour, someone who is unable to manage on their own due to illness, disability, frailty or mental health problems. Please let the practice know if you are a carer. We can pass on information of interest to carers, and we put people in touch with the Western Isles Community Care forum.
The Western Isles Community Care Forum is a local charity that connects carers with appropriate help and support. Read more about their services here: http://www.wiccf.co.uk/
Tagsa Uibhist is a local organisation based in Balilvanich. They run a range of projects including a dementia support group, assisted transport scheme and a range of other services that help people remain in their own homes. Read more about their services here: http://www.tagsa-uibhist.com/
Cothrom is a local organisation based in the middle district of South Uist. They provide a range of training opportunities and help support people back into the workplace. Their training includes an SVQ in social services and health care. Read about their support here: http://www.cothrom.net/index.htm
If you have any contacts for local groups that support carers, please pass this on so that we can put this on the website.