Creative Care project nominated for Rural Innovators award
A project to support older people with disabilities and health problems in Perthshire has been nominated for a national award.
The Creative Care project, run by Blairgowrie-based GrowBiz, has been shortlisted for the Rural Innovators Awards in the Building Rural Communities category.
The scheme looks to support elderly people throughout Perthshire and support local businesses delivering care and wellbeing services.
GrowBiz helped to develop the model after it was originally set up by Highland Perthshirebased Care and Wellbeing Cooperative.
After receiving backing from the Scottish Government’s Self Directed Support Innovation Fund, the organisation has been nominated for the top prize.
Projects shortlisted have been nominated by members of the public and Scottish Rural Action, the non-profit organisation which organises the Scottish Rural Parliament.
Members of the public can also vote for their favourite projects on the Scottish Rural Action website, with voting closing on October 24.
Catriona Rowan, chairwoman of GrowBiz, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for our innovative project and to have been recognised by Scottish Rural Action.
“Part of the innovation of this hugely worthwhile project is in the creation of diverse economic and enterprise opportunities for local people with a range of skills and expertise. It is about providing services beyond just personal care and therapies, including transport, therapeutic gardening, accessible tourism, dog-walking and many more.”