Have your say- Community Development Plan Consultation.

Our last Community Development Plan was undertaken some years ago, much progress has been made on the projects that were highlighted for development, some are still ongoing. We need input from everyone in the community to determine LCDC’s projects and priorities for the next few years. Please fill in and return one of these forms. PM or email us if you need help with the forms. You can also fill it in online. or download the PDF  here Lochcarron Survey June 2020 FINAL

online link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/lochcarron

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Covid19 Call Line now open!


Our new call line is now up and running for people in the Lochcarron Area to access help and support.
E.Mail; covid19lcdc@gmail.com
Phone – 01520 722987
Mobile – 0749 838 7343

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Community Support Project Leaflet.

We have produced a leaflet outlining the Covid 19 community support response project. this will be circulated widely around the community and is available for download by clicking this link here;

community support leaflet

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Covid19 reponse news 4th May 2020

The Rockvilla Guest House has very kindly offered their car park for use as a plant exchange for the ‘ grow your own’ community project. Details will follow.

The free compost is all now allocated ( some bags still to be collected / delivered), thanks very much to all those who volunteered and helped with bagging and delivery. We’re looking into how to get some more as this has been very popular. 🌱

We’re really grateful to all the volunteers and helpers who are stepping forwards to lend a hand and support this Covid19 response project.👏🙏💪

We have information leaflets going out shortly, a website full of information is being worked on and will be up and running very soon. We have homeworkers sewing facemasks and our dedicated phone line will be up and running as soon as the mobile phone is delivered. 😷
Thank you everyone for all your work and efforts !😍😇🏳️‍🌈

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Grown your own. Volunteers required.

1. Our peat free compost has arrived, it’s free to anyone growing vegetables. It’s in bulk bags, we are looking for someone to bag it into 25kg bags and deliver it locally to households. Expenses paid.

2.Looking for a central location in the village to act as a venue for a book and plant exchange and a volunteer to look after the plants, a place where people can bring along spare seed trays, plant pots etc, suggestions welcome

Please contact covid19lcdc@gmail.com

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Lochcarron  Covid19 Community Support Fund – further info

Lochcarron  Covid19 Community Support Fund is NOW OPEN with claim forms available. By the end of the week we will have produced a leaflet outlining in more detail the scope of fund, in the meantime, to give you an  idea of whats available see below;
1. Food Vouchers and Food boxes available to those struggling to make ends meet, this might be for any number of reasons; – those awaiting payments from government, furloughed workers, self employed workers, those who have lost their job, anyone whose primary income has been compromised, anyone enduring hardship caused by Covid19. Wood fuel vouchers also available.
2. Travel expenses and hand sanitisers for those delivering basic food items to those suffering hardship, self isolating and the more vulnerable members of the community.
3. Compost for those households growing their own vegetables, seed and plant exchange encouraged.
4. General Covid19 related enquiry/signposting service and chat line, we have a vacancy for a Covid 19 Coordinator Circa 10 hours per week x £10 per hour.
5. Some items of IT equipment for those home schooling – loan service.
6. Home sewers to assist in the making of masks/scarves , expenses available to cover the cost of materials .
In the short term, until we are fully operational, contact covid19lcdc@gmail.com or ring 01520 722987 if you have any questions
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Lochcarron Covid 19 Community Response Project – Covid 19 Volunteer Co-ordinator Required

Lochcarron Covid 19 Community Response Project

Covering, Strathcarron, Glencarron, Lochcarron, Achintraid, Kishorn

Covid 19 Volunteer Co-ordinator Required

We are looking for someone with a good knowledge of the community, able to commit to a regular time slot (average 3hrs x 3 times per week), for a minimum of 3 months, renumeration is set at £10 per hour plus expenses

Job Description;

Given the ever-changing circumstances the role may change in line with policy, as a basic guideline we wish the Co-ordinator to deliver the following;

  • Work with our existing team to establish a secure, signposting service, the “first port of call” for Covid 19 related information, the format to include alternative measures to meet the needs of those experiencing digital exclusion
  • Understand and be responsive to community needs – work closely with the community and encourage people to provide input to the service
  • Establish a befriending chat line service
  • Compile a register of known volunteers, seek to extend numbers and engage regular conversation with those involved

Essential Skills;

  • A good knowledge of the Third Sector
  • Good IT and social media skills
  • Diplomacy and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Desirable;

  • A basic understanding of the Third Sector

Please Note; Given the current circumstances and the need for swift action, please be aware of the following deadlines;

Expressions of interest – deadline for submission April 29th

Commencement – May 4th

For further information or an informal chat, please contact; covid19lcdc@gmail.com

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Lochcarron Covid 19 Community Support Fund

Lochcarron Covid 19 Community Support Fund

Residents living in the settlement areas, Attadale to Glencarron, Strathcarron Village, Lochcarron, Achintraid to Kishorn Yard are eligible to apply

This is an evolving process, regular updates on the availability of further funds and the qualifying criteria will be provided at regular intervals

Currently open to applicants, the NHI fund is being administered by the Lochcarron Community Development Company (LCDC). The aim of the fund is;

  1. To help residents who are in immediate need as a result of the Covid 19 Pandemic. The fund can help with basic household requirements for those suffering genuine hardship, it is not intended to replace lost or reduced income but available to those who have been left in genuine hardship. Applications will be treated confidentially, and payments will be released directly into your bank account within 3 working days on approval of your application.
  2. To cover the costs of miscellaneous expenses to those volunteering within the community

Applications available by e.mail from; covid19lcdc@gmail.com or by telephone 01520 722987

Or Download an application form Below;

PDF version covid 19 NHI application

word version covid 19 NHI application

 

 

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Lochcarron Community Covid19 Support Fund

Lochcarron Community Covid19 Support Fund

Lochcarron Community Development Company is pleased to announce that funding has been made available to the community by the Scottish Government and others, to assist those most affected by the Covid19 Pandemic,  this includes provision of a volunteer co-ordination and support service, essential services provision including food deliveries, food resource scheme, a supply of basic food provisions for those in need and expenses for those volunteering their time to assist delivery of the project

The scheme will be managed by Lochcarron Community Development Company and residents living in Glencarron, Strathcarron, Kishorn, Achintraid and Lochcarron are eligible to apply, .

Further details to follow

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News summary . March 2020

  •  Housing – the two tenders submitted to HSCHT for work in connection with the affordable housing project are currently under review, it is anticipated that the successful applicant will be announced within the next 2 weeks, an open meeting will be arranged shortly afterwards to introduce the development plans to the community.
  • Lochcarron Development Plan. Preparation of the proposed community engagement exercise, aimed at gathering and analysing data to provide a fair focus of prioritised projects for the whole community to cover the period 2020-2025 is almost complete and we hope it will shortly be underway. The process will include a household survey, analysing engagement responses and delivering the key results to the community in the form of a summary document. Thereafter,  projects prioritised for development will proceed to the next phase.
  • Market Days – Our 2020 Season opens Friday April 24th and thereafter the last Friday of the month until late Autumn.
  • Woodland Shelter – Our shelter is now available for use by volunteer parties and those participating in workshop/training events.
  • Series of Woodland based Activities  – Plans are ongoing to introduce a series of woodland based activities for all ages.
  • Café Ceardach – Opening hours will be extended from late March, check out our social media pages for updates.
  • Workshops and Skills Development – as part of our ongoing commitment we would be interested to hear from anyone interested in tutoring art/craft or rural skills based workshops, also prospective participants, let us know what subject matter interests you. Over the years we’ve covered a plethora of subjects from basket-weaving and bushcraft to a variety of LANTRA accredited courses

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