Strathcarron Hospice has received a 3 year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to help develop their Compassionate Communities project in Forth Valley.
The project will focus on 3 local areas, each with their own history, culture and strengths:
- Killin and surrounding villages, Stirlingshire
- a serious of villages in northern Clackmannanshire: Alva, Coalsnaughton, Devonside, Fishcross, and Tillicoutry
- Denny and Dunipace, and the surrounding areas
The aim of the project is to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for people affected by long-term conditions. Each community will develop its own ways of supporting its own members, with new Compassionate Community Builders working locally to build networks of trained volunteers.
Volunteers will support people to live as well as they can, within their own community, up to the end of life. All activities will focus on what people can do and want to do, and Strathcarron Hospice view volunteers as being key to the project.
For further information, please contact Strathcarron Hospice’s Community Development Team by phone: 01324 826222, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org