Health & Wellness groups & services in our community
Crossroads provide support at home for people of all ages, including children, who have a disability or condition which means they need regular support. Where there is an unpaid carer in the home, we will endeavour to provide respite for them whenever they require it. The carers can be of any age, including young carers.
Save Our Services - SOSNHS Skye is a local group that is campaigning: to stop any further cuts to health services in Skye & Lochalsh, to get back the services that have already been lost, to develop the medical, health, and social care services that we need across the whole area. Save Portree Hospital is a rallying call for the people of Skye.
Save Portree Hospital
Lucky2BHere is a registered Charity with an elected Committee and Trustees run on a voluntary basis with many people offering their time and support.
Lucky2BHere provides defibrillators and emergency life support training on Skye and throughout Scotland.
Lucky 2 B Here
Skye Community Response is a response team to collaborate various volunteers and groups island wide. We take calls and emails from the public and direct them to the relevant information, organisations or volunteers that can assist them.
In light of the currently evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in the UK, we have suspended our online appointment booking system. Prescriptions can still be ordered via our online service.
You can now order your medication and make GP appointments online using Patient Services.
Your local Dementia Link Worker can provide five key pillars of post-diagnostic support, flexible to suit your needs. this includes:
help to understand the illness and manage your symptoms
support to keep up your community connections and make new ones
peer support - the chance to meet other people with dementia and their partners and families
help to plan for future decision-making help to plan for your future support.
Rag Tag and Textile Ltd. is a social enterprise firm based on the Isle of Skye with it's main office, a studio workshop and a retail shop in Broadford, and a further workshop in Portree.
Skye Cancer Care was set up in 2011 to "support and facilitate the provision of hospice-type care in Skye for persons with incurable life-limiting disease (especially, but not limited to, those with cancer) by raising funds for the establishment of facilities for such care" at the local cottage hospital and in the community.
Skye Cancer Care
Our mission is to help those in Skye and Lochalsh suffering from mental ill health.
We are an independent local charity without affiliation to any larger organisation. We have 25 years experience providing support and a unique model of service that's developed to suit the needs of our local community. Our grass roots decision making means we can respond to local need rather than implement plans and policies designed in Inverness or Edinburgh.
Skye & Lochalsh Mental
A Community First Responder is a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way. If you wanted to become a Community First Responder you would be trained in a wide range of emergency skills, and use specialised equipment such as automatic external defibrillators and oxygen therapy. You would then be able to provide an early intervention in situations such as a heart or asthma attack before the professional ambulance crew arrives. This improves patient survival and recovery.
At Key Housing, we are committed to:
Providing good quality housing
Delivering a high standard of housing service
Engaging with our tenants on all aspects of their housing service
Offering a range of personalised housing solutions
Offering expertise in adapting your home to suit your needs
Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations are core funded by the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) to support community groups across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. We bring together and support third sector groups, people and public bodies to make a difference in their communities.
NHS Near Me is a new video consulting service which aims to provide outpatient consultations as close as possible to home. NHS Near Me appointments take place either at your home or at a local NHS clinic. You will see your consultant or other specialist by video link. In some clinics, there may be a health care support worker or other NHS staff with you.
To use this service, you must have received an appointment letter from NHS Highland.
MS National Therapy Centres (MSNTC) is a charity which represents individual therapy centres across England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.
These centres provide treatments, therapies, help and support to some 15,000 people living with Multiple Sclerosis, every week.