Car­ers win top na­tional recog­ni­tion

The Oban Times - - News -

AN IN­NO­VA­TIVE home care project in Ap­pin and Lis­more has been recog­nised with a na­tional award.

The Ap­pin and Lis­more Com­mu­nity Care Scheme is pi­o­neer­ing a ‘so­cial en­ter­prise’ model of home care which em­ploys lo­cal car­ers to de­liver care for peo­ple.

Now its team has won the In­no­va­tive Prac­tice cat­e­gory at this year’s Scot­tish Care Awards. Its de­lighted project co-or­di­na­tor, Liz Bruce, said: ‘We are very sur­prised, but thrilled and hon­oured to be cho­sen as a win­ner in these pres­ti­gious awards.’

Nick Boyle, chair­man of High­land Home Car­ers, said: ‘We are de­lighted that the Ap­pin and Lis­more com­mu­ni­ties have been recog­nised, and our con­grat­u­la­tions to them.

‘They have pro­vided ex­cel­lent care and worked to­gether as a com­mu­nity. The suc­cess of these com­mu­ni­ties comes from the open and in­formed ap­proach from NHS High­land which has sought to in­no­vate. They have worked with High­land Home Car­ers to en­sure high lev­els of care can be of­fered in ru­ral and High­land set­tings, and we are see­ing this suc­ceed.’

Left to right: awards host Michelle McManus, Esther Hard­ing on be­half of Ap­pin and Lis­more Com­mu­nity Care Team and High­land Home Car­ers, and Jim Fordyce of award spon­sors Hazel­head Home­care.

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