Bringing People Together
Welcome to Boleskine Community Care
Boleskine Community Care (BCC) works innovatively, bringing together private and voluntary sectors to successfully deliver a range of leisure, support and home care services in the Stratherrick and Foyers community. 2022 will see an interesting and innovative expansion to our services and events.
Boleskine Community Care wish all in our Community a good 2023 and are pleased that all our activities at the Hub are fully open after the break for festivities – all our Volunteers enjoyed a well earned break, activities are well attended with some new faces too.
At Members request ‘Moovin Aboot’ will be run weekly during February and March – anyone interested in this and any other activity at the Hub would be welcomed – please come along and join in the fun.
BCC are pleased to offer three Work Opportunities for new staff to join our enthusiastic Team – please take time to have a look here at the adverts and Job information – if interested then an application form is also available here.
Call 01456 486 247
Holistic therapy and wellbeing treatments available at the Hub – Appointments on the third Monday of every Month.
Footcare sessions will run every four weeks on a Wednesday. Please call 01456 486247 to book your appointment.
Supporting others to maintain independence and continue to live fulfilled lives in their own home can be very rewarding. If you are interested in supporting BCC and Sunflower Home Care to achieve this in our community, then please contact us on 01456 486247 for more information.
Care at Home
A professional Care at Home service operating under the management of Highland Hospice and co-ordinated by our local Care Co Ordinator.
A volunteer driver transport scheme, offering support with journeys for those who find getting around a little more difficult or who do not drive. Funded by the Highland Council, this service is available for local deliveries such as collection of prescriptions, shopping trips and hospital appointments at Raigmore.
A professional Befriending Service working in partnership with Highland Hospice to help alleviate social isolation, the effects of loneliness and support new friendships
How Boleskine Community Care was formed
In 2013 a group of concerned individuals came together to form a steering group looking to address the limited home care provision in Stratherrick and Foyers.
Whilst this lack of provision was mainly affecting the more senior members of the community, complex care needs, including terminal illness were also identified as requiring support.
A Community Open Day, held on 1st February 2014, provided the evidence that there was a deep-rooted desire by the wider community to address this problem. Volunteers came forward offering help to establish lunch clubs and drop-in social gatherings, handyman services and a volunteer transport service, along with the initial care at home services. Thus Boleskine Community Care was born.
With help of the local councillor, Margaret Davidson, pressure was applied on NHS Highland to address the issue of Home Care.
A partnership with Highland Home Carers was established in the summer of 2014. A team of local care workers, employed and trained by Highland Home Carers was established and grown, overseen by our Care Co Ordinator. We have now changed partnership to Highland Hospice.
In June 2015 BCC received a Scottish care award in recognition of the progressive initiative and the Boleskine Model was established. This has since been successfully followed by a number of other rural Community Care groups in the Highlands.
A wide range of volunteer services and weekly social gatherings are also well established and expanding.