The mPower project in the Western Isles have employed two new Community Navigators. The new team members are based in Uist and Barra, meaning that the project will now work across the wider areas and more people will have access to the support that mPower can provide.
The new Community Navigators are NHS employees but based within local third sector organisations. In Uist the Community Navigator will work out of Cothrom in South Uist, a social enterprise delivering training and skills development to vulnerable groups. In Barra the Community Navigator will be based at Cobhair Bharraigh, an organisation providing support and care for the elderly within their own homes.
Martin Malcom, Head of Public Health Intelligence said: “We are delighted to be working with Cothrom and Cobhair Bharraigh. By working together we aim to best serve the local communities.”