Carers support outfit Crossroads Lewis has welcomed a £10,000 funding boost from Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn (The Galson Trust).

The organistation, which is part of a national charity, has been providing support to family carers in Lewis for the past 30 years and delivers around 800 hours of care in Lewis each year.

It relies heavily on donations to help fund its services and staff and ensure that waiting list can be kept to a mimimm. 

Agnes Rennie, Galson Trust chair said: “We were delighted to be able to support Crossroads with their service using our £10k funding stream. There are many beneficiaries of their services on the Galson Estate and care is one of our key priorities. We wish the team all the very best in rolling the service out further and are glad these funds can assist with that progression."

Receiving the cheque, Malcolm Smith, Chair of Crossroads Lewis, said: “It’s great to see the foresight shown by those who have developed the work of the Galson Trust being translated into such practical help for people in our community. Support for carers was not such a prominent issue when we set up service 30 years ago, but now it is well recognised nationally as a key part of social care provision, hugely appreciated by service users and their families."