Island carers project gets £3,000 donation

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An outreach support project for island carers will definitely begin again this summer after its funding gap was met by a donation of £3,000 from community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust.

The Carers Trainers Project is run by Western Isles Community Care Forum – the umbrella organisation set up for voluntary care organisations – which is delighted to have secured the project for another year, beginning in June.

The donation to the project, which costs £64,000 a year, also secures two jobs – one full-time post in Lewis and Harris and a part-time post in Uist and Barra.

Peggy Mackay, co-ordinator of the Western Isles Community Care Forum, said the grant from Point and Sandwick Trust was ‘fantastic’ and added: ‘That was the last bit of funding we needed so that guarantees the project and guarantees employment for two people.’