Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Community Care)

Advice and information on self directed support for people living in the Western Isles

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To support people to access self directed support, in order to manage their assessed community care needs.

Services provided:

  • General advice and information regarding self directed support
  • Support setting up and managing self directed support
  • Initial assistance with financial monitoring forms
  • Assistance with administration and record keeping
  • Assistance with recruitment (advertising, interviewing etc.)
  • Assistance drawing up a job description, sample contracts of employment
  • Good employment practice and legal responsibilities
  • Peer support
  • Training e.g. employment law, health and safety, managing staff
  • Advice on employer / employee relationships
  • Payroll service.



Community Care Team
Health and Social Care Department
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Sandwick Road
Isle of Lewis

Phone: 01851 822708
Fax: 01851 705349
Helpline number: 01851 822 708(adult social work)

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