Carers win top national recognition
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.