Boleskine Community Care, in partnership with Highland Hospice (HH), provide professionally trained home care workers from the local area to provide support to local people, enabling them to remain in their own community.
Highland Hospice, an Inverness-based organisation, manage the recruitment and training aspects of the service, creating sustainable employment for people who live in the community.
This unique model of care delivery uses the Self-Directed Support (SDS) system, offering much more flexibility and control for service users than the traditional model.
On this youtube video Stephen Pennington (then Managing Director of HHC) and Jane O’Donovan, the Treasurer at the time, explain the Boleskine model:
If you would like to find out more about the care at home service please speak with our Care Coordinator on 01456 486 247 or pop into the Hub.
The Hub is open every weekday between 11am and 1pm for people to drop-in to find out more about any of the services or activities on offer.
BCC received a Scottish Care award in June 2015 in recognition of the progressive initiative, adopted by BCC in partnership with HHC, for the delivery of home care in a rural area.
NHS Highland was also nominated for an award in the “Supporting Caring Communities’ category of the Highland Council Annual Quality Awards on 19th November 2015. The leader of the Self Directed Support Team Jennifer Campbell along with the Boleskine Community Care Manager at the time, Julie Russell, made the presentation.
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One of the key aims of BCC is to reduce social isolation and to support those most vulnerable within the community.
Vital to achieving this are the variety of regular community social gatherings organised by dedicated BCC volunteers, details of which are listed below.
Boleskine Community Care has a transport scheme that you can call on for getting you out and about.