Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

During this unprecedented time, we encourage all to follow Government guidelines and to stay at home. The mPower staff who are clinically trained have been diverted to work in support of the front-line services during this pandemic. The rest of our teams are working from home to keep both themselves and the public they serve healthy. Our support continues, mostly via telephone and digital communication and we encourage all who need support to get in touch with your local mPower contact. Contact details can be found here. As a project we support those who are most vulnerable to the virus, and therefore want to do all we can to help and support in any way we can.

Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy and we’ll try to help you stay connected.

mPower Western Isles expands

Posted by Cate Thompson on 18th September 2019

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.”