SWRCCS News and Update

May 2020

What we are doing

 

Prescription Runs

In cooperation with the local medical practices we are currently doing the following prescription runs:-

o From Lochcarron Medical Practice Monday to Thursday deliveries to most areas

        ▪ Strathcarron / Achnashellach

▪ Church St, Slumbay, North Strome, Ardaneaskan

▪ Main Street, Murray Square, Park Road, Kielburn Crescent

▪ Kirkton, Sage Terrace 

▪ Kishorn – Friday

 

o from Torridon Medical Practice

▪ Torridon, Inveralligin, Alligin and Diabaig – Tuesday

▪ Shieldaig – Wednesday

▪ Kinlochewe – Friday o From Applecross Medical Practice

 

▪ Applecross and surrounding area Fridays

 

If you need a prescription delivering simply call the medical practice and ask for it to be delivered through the car scheme.

 

If you are having difficulties getting food delivered, our local shops are doing a fantastic job delivering to people and we have been in touch with them all offering our support if they need it.

 

Keeping in touch with People

 

Our telephonists are keeping in touch with people who want a regular call. At the moment it is our previous users who are getting the phone calls but if you are self-isolating and feel you could do with a regular check up call then let us know (01445731436) and we can add you to the list. Some of the local resilience groups are also offering this service so do check with them too.

 

Research into other services

 

If you are finding it difficult to find a service or someone to do something (like fix a faulty boiler or mend a leaking tap) then you can ask one of our telephonists to do some research on your behalf, Simply phone our booking line on 01445791436 and talk to our telephonist.

 

However we must stress that this is not a recommendation of any particular service from SWRCCS but only what we have found out about services currently available.

 

If anyone has ideas about what else we could be doing to support the community we would love to hear from you.

 

Volunteer Volunteers Volunteers!!!

 

We have had a fantastic response from people in the communities we serve volunteering to drive or act as telephonists. Many of our original volunteers are in the ‘vulnerable groups’ and so have had to withdraw their services for the time being (very frustrating for some!) so this new influx of volunteers is very welcome. All our volunteers receive guidance on deliveries and have access to sanitiser, disposable gloves, SWRCCS car sticker and an emergency card to support them to make the deliveries in as safe a way as possible. We currently have 24 new volunteers all waiting to help in whatever way they can.

 

If you would like to volunteer too email Peter at swrc-carscheme@btconnect.com

© SWRCCS 2020