Skye and Lochalsh Women @ Work
The WEA Scotland's Women@Work Project is a Highland-wide women's network which provides information, learning and support for working women, paid and unpaid. The Project helps women to understand issues, develop skills and enables them to speak out about issues that matter to them in the home, at work and in the community.
Women@Work provides: lunchtime and evening meetings in seven Highland areas; networking opportunities; newsletters; conferences; training days; e-bulletin; consultation; participation; opportunities to publicise your business.
If you would like to be included on the Skye and Lochalsh mailing list please contact: Fiona MacEwan 01599 566766 or firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information visit www.weawomenatwork.org.uk
Skye & Lochalsh Citizens Advice Bureau
• Training for volunteers in CAB work
• Training for management committees
Contact: Morag Hannah
More on CAB
Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers Project
The Young Carers are children and young adults under the age of 18 whose life is in some ways restricted because they need to take responsibility for the care of someone who is ill, has a disability, is experiencing mental illness or who is affected by alcohol or substance abuse.
Our support groups provide:
• An independent service for us as young carers
• Supporters we can trust to listen, understand and support us
• Time out and space from responsibilities
• Advice and advocacy support when we need it
• Information we can make sense of
• Friends who understand us, whom we can trust
• People to recognise and involve us in decisions
• Outings and opportunities to improve our skills
• All information we share is treated with respect and nothing is shared unless we want it to be. The project works by us being able to trust the project support workers and volunteers.
The weekly support groups meet after school:
• on Mondays in Kyleakin for young carers from south Skye and Lochalsh
• on Tuesdays in Portree for primary school youngsters from north Skye
• on Wednesdays in Portree for secondary school age young people from north Skye
• on Thursdays there is an Arts / Media training group
The project pays for all transport, including getting us home after group meetings, and for respite outings; it also pays for activities and meals or snacks.
You can join Young Carers by contacting the project yourself, or by asking a friend, family member or teacher to contact us for you.
Phone 01478 613617
Send a letter to Victoria Cottage, Hedgefield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9GF