Welcome to Seaboard Cares
Seaboard Cares is a local charity working in partnership with NHS Highland, Highlife Highland, Ross-shire Voluntary Action and R.C.O.P (reshaping care for older people). We became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation on the 24th of October 2014. We are run by a Board of Trustees.
This area sadly has been noted as being the 15th poorest community in Scotland in recent times. By working in partnership with others we hope to go some way to addressing this. There is a great community spirit despite the challenges and no shortage of volunteers who are willing to "roll up their sleeves", such as the Seaboard Cares board members.
Our first initiative is to address Health and Wellbeing across all ages in the community. As we are in a rural location it is difficult to access day to day services and this impacts on many areas within the community. For example travel, employment, children’s activities, higher education, elderly care services to name but a few.
Our aim is to develop projects that will be where possible self-sustaining and improve the quality of life for the most disadvantaged or vulnerable people in our communities.
On March the 2nd we held our first (SBC) Drop In. It was held in the Seaboard Memorial Hall cafe and aimed at older people who may be often isolated at home. Everyone had a chance to take part in table top skittles, art, YES NO! game which caused a lot of hilarity or whatever people decided they wanted to try.
There was plenty catching up going on, with old and new friends over a cuppa. While all that was happening Frasers Optician provided a POP UP clinic for those who wanted glasses checked or a chat with the optician. They also provide a home appointment service for those who need it. All of this was free of charge to the users. The feedback has been very positive and everyone has registered to come every first Monday of the month to what will now be our regular Drop IN.
It's a first step but we hope one of many more to follow. :)
You can now find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/seaboardcares?ref=bookmarks