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There's been a big vote of thanks from the Trianaid care home run by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Carinish, North Uist.

Trianaid was refurbished in 2003 and has 10 permanent places and 2 respite places.  It meets the needs of people with dementia, as well as those with physical and/or sensory impairments. It is a registered Care Home and there is close multi-disciplinary working with partners in NHS Western Isles, and personal care and nursing need is shaped around the needs of the resident.  Personal Care Plans are developed on admission to identify the specifics needs and preferences of the individual and these are reviewed and updated.

The staff and residents say many thanks to everyone who donated items to Trianaid this year. "Our island communities really pulled together and supported one another when we faced such unprecedented events as befell us this year.

"It was overwhelming to know how much we were in people’s thoughts and such generous donations given by those who were also facing extraordinarily challenging times."

They want to publicly show much appreciation and gratitude to…

  • North Uist Community Council
  • Iochdar Community Council
  • Caitriona Morrison
  • Comhairle Ceilidh Artistes and those who donated CDs
  • Vicki Manchester, Joan MacLean, Margaret Cowie and everyone who made our beautiful and much admired scrubs
  • NHS Western Isles
  • North Uist Distillery
  • Tesco Stornoway and its generous customers
  • Grillburger
  • Neil Campbell Electrical
  • John Johnstone
  • Benbecula and Clachan Church of Scotland
  • Uist Free Church
  • Rev Alen McCulloch

"Thanks to one and all, your kindness really kept us uplifted and we look forward to the time we can all welcome you back in for a cèilidh."

Taing dhuibh uile airson ur taic, Moran ghaol, Marina MacLeod

On behalf of management, staff and clients in Trianaid x

Editor's apologies: Quite a number of people had looked at this post before I got the gallery of photos to display properly! It was total trial-and-error…with a lot of errors!