Our service is managed by
The Skye & Lochalsh Community Care Forum SCIO Management Committee
The SLCCF was established in 1991 and is a registered Charity. This has a Management Committee of up to fifteen trustees including service users and carers; a minimum of five trustees is required for a quorum.
The SCCF supports service users and/or unpaid carers by providing information, advice, assistance and support. It enables services users and carers to take part in the planning, developing and monitoring of community care provision. The SCCF can establish and manage projects or services which meet identified gaps in community care.
In 1999, in direct response to a young carer asking what support was available for young carers, and with no support structures identified, the SLCCF applied for and received a small research grant from the Princess Royal Trust for Carers. As a direct result of this research the Skye & Lochalsh Young Carers service (S&LYC) was set up in 2000 to develop young carers support and enable them to come together to help combat the social isolation they may experience. The service offers regular support group meetings and respite breaks for both primary and high school age young carers along with advocacy, training, one to one and bereavement support as required.
Gill Adams - Chairperson
Donald Beaton - Vice Chairperson
Donald Beaton - Treasurer
Christine Jenkins - Secretary
Our Funders and Supporters
Our Main Funders
Highland Council - Core Funding
The National Lottery Community Fund - Accept the Past and Grab the Future Project Funding
Children In Need - Accept the Past and Grab the Future Project Funding
National & In-kind Support
Sitekit Solutions - Hosting of web site
Diana Mackie Artist - Commercial Agreement
Hector's Bothy - Commercial Agreement
Misty Isle Boat Trips - Commercial Agreement
Simply Flowers - Commercial Agreement
Skyelark - Commercial Agreement
Sleat Trading - Commercial Agreement
Kyle Taxis - transport
West Highland Free Press - features and information notices
3DKomputers - refurbished equipment
Dunvegan Post Office - Commercial Agreement
Gathering Hall Market - Commercial Agreement
Harbour Fish & Chip Shop - Commercial Agreement
Buth Dearg - Commercial Agreement
Pier Stores - Commercial Agreement
S&L Community Service – Skills and Assistance
Lighthouse Centre - Venue Support
Lynx Taxis - transport
Willie Gordon and Family - Victoria Cottage base
Local Businesses - Raffle prizes
Volunteers and Staff
Irene Mackay - Senior Volunteer
Tina Allan - Senior Volunteer
Grant Mackay - Manager
Ruth Meekings - Senior Coordinator and Senior Support Worker
Naomi Blane - Support Worker
Christine Hall - Financial Administrator
Sarah Cardno - Clerical Administrator and Coordinator
John Campbell - Driver / Support Worker
There are lots of ways you can support us too!
Everyclick - This search engine works just like any other except that our service gets money everytime you use it and it doesn't cost you anything - please register and give it a try! You can also use their shopping portal which raises money for us without any additional cost to you.
EasyFundraising - This is a shopping portal which includes shops like Debenhams, Ebay, Next and so many more! Once you register just choose us as your charity and start shopping, a commission is given to Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers - it doesn't cost you a penny more and every penny helps us!
EasySearch - This is another charity search engine which works in the same way as 'everyclick' and is linked to the popular yahoo search engine.
Amazon Smile - Sign up to amazon smile and Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.