Mull and Iona, Tiree, Coll and Colonsay

Mull and Iona, Tiree, Coll and Colonsay

Health and Wellbeing Funding.   Unfortunately there is no Health and Wellbeing funding this year (2020/21).  If you are looking for funding for your group or for a new project, please contact your Health and Wellbeing Network Coordinator, Carol Flett who will be able to direct you to some funding sources.  Contact details below.

Health and Wellbeing Events.  Due to Corona virus restrictions, our Health and Wellbeing events that were planned for Coll in May 2020, Tiree in June 2020 and Mull in September 2020 have been put on hold.  As soon as we are able to travel freely, new dates will be set.  In the meantime,  Carol Flett continues to network and provide links between Island communities and mainland based organisations.  To all Island populations, if there is an organisation or charity based on the mainland that you would like to be put in touch with, please let me know.  Likewise, mainland based organisations, if you would like to be put in touch with specific Island groups or would like information generally circulated, do let me know.  Contact details below.

Island support from 19 mainland organisations

24th October 2019, Health and Wellbeing went to Colonsay.  Visiting Colonsay for the day were Sara Chapman from Community Contacts who let people know how Community Contacts can advise and support them through the self Directed Support process.  Antonia Baird of Argyll and Bute Council gave people the chance to have their input into the Local Outcome Improvement Plan and had application forms and advice for anyone interested in the Supporting Communities Fund.  Carol Flett had information about how North Argyll Carers Centre can support unpaid carers.   During the morning local people took part in a circuit training class, school children did an exercise session designed for them and a group of adults took part in a falls prevention session, exercise to help with balance.   Gavin at the pantry provided delicious soup and sandwiches and we finished our visit with a ‘drop in for a cuppa’ session where we met members of the community.

9th May 2019, Health and Wellbeing Event on Tiree.  Workshop sessions included Self Advocacy by NACC,  What Age Scotland can offer older people in Scotland and Body Boosting Bingo.  Drop in sessions were run by ALIenergy and Citizens Advice Bureau.  Mainland partners who joined the Tiree community for a quiz in the evening included  Mairi from North Argyll Carers Centre,   Laura from Argyll and Bute Council Community Development,  Charlie from Age Scotland,  Rachel and Jenny from ALIenergy   Jessica and Seonaid, Specialist Diabetes Dietician and Nurse,  Colette from Social Security Scotland,  Jen from Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau and Health and Wellbeing Network Coordinator, Carol was joined by Caroline McArthur of the Health Improvement Team.

The Islands Health and Wellbeing Network Coordinator,  Carol Flett, can be contacted on –   tcmhwn@gmail.com