The newly-formed and professionally-trained local group of Arthritis Care volunteers invites all those who share their lives with a long-term condition (LTC) to join them for a series of fun, interactive, and free workshops which explore the topic of ‘self management’.
The aim of the workshops is to enable people with LTCs to step into the driving seat of their lives, and to help carers, friends and families understand how best to support this. Self-management is not about ‘going it alone’, and all about choosing what help is required from whom.
Neither is it a set programme which tells people what to do; it’s more about exploring what would work best for each individual. As those who live with, or care about someone with an LTC face challenges of their own, the workshops are also open to them. Although the course is developed and funded by Arthritis Care, there is no focus on medical details and so it is relevant to all who have arthritis and other long-term conditions that seriously affect day-to-day living.
Four separate, stand-alone workshops will be delivered over the next 3 months, starting with the first module “Introducing Self-Management” on Monday 1st December 2014 to be held at ‘The Shed’ behind Martin’s Memorial Church on Francis Street. The 3-hour session will start with some light refreshments at 5.30pm.
Although the first course will be held in Stornoway, it is hoped that this will be followed by events on the other islands in the spring of 2015.
Ullapool-Stornoway (MV Loch Seaforth)
The published timetable will operate throughout the period of the Ullapool Linkspan closure.
Until Saturday 21st February 2015, passengers and vehicles will be accommodated on this service as normal.
From Monday 23rd February 2015 until Monday 7th April 2015, the published timetable will operate on a passenger only basis.
Note: there will be no service between Ullapool and Stornoway on Sunday 22nd February 2015 and Sunday 22nd March 2015.
Uig-Tarbert (MV Finlaggan or MV Hebrides)
The published timetable will operate during the period of the Ullapool Linkspan Closure
Uig-Stornoway (MV Isle of Lewis)
An alternative service for passengers and vehicles will operate between Uig and Stornoway during the period of the Ullapool Linkspan closure.
This service will operate on a tidal basis and some short notice. Weather-related, minor adjustment may apply to timings.
Christmas is a great time to bring the community together, so, why not be part of Stornoway’s main Christmas event – the switching on of the Christmas lights?
This year is set to be extra special, but we need your help to make it that way!
Perceval Square will play host to the main event – the switching on of the lights, and its following acts: The Big Band, Kirstie Anderson’s dancers, and carol singing. There will also be mince pies and mulled wine (and mulled apple juice) galore!
If you can help in any other way, let us know. Extra hands are always useful!