A group which brings together people who live with long-term health conditions has received a double boost, with the success of two applications for funding.
Long Term Condition Hebrides (LTCH) are to receive £5,240 from the National Lottery’s Awards For All pot, to meet the costs of a core project.
The Bridge Project, which started in September 2018, was set up to provide activities designed to enhance the life experience, health and well-being of people living with a long-term condition and their carers.
LTCH co-ordinator Dr Gail Cunningham said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this funding as it secures the delivery of our Bridge Project for another year."
The group also learnt recently that they have been awarded funding of £2,000 from the Robertson Trust to fund a weekly yoga session at the Bridge Centre. These sessions, with occupational therapist Lucy Harness, will resume in early March.
The LTCH group meet every Tuesday morning from 11am at Stornoway Fire Station. It’s open to any adult who would like to participate in self-management techniques, relaxation exercises and mindful movement.
These activities are led by Dr Gail Cunningham and provide a welcoming and informal environment to share experiences, gain self-confidence, learn new self-management skills and build friendships.
Drop-in sessions are available to anyone who might be interested in finding out more about the group and it is not necessary to have a referral from a health professional. You can find out more from their Facebook page here.