Sunflower Home Care
Who we are
Sunflower Home Care is the newest provision from Highland Hospice, bringing home-based health and social care to rural and remote communities across the Highlands.
In 2017 we recognised that there was a lack of health and social care in many of the more rural and remote areas across the Highlands. So we decided to try and help these communities. We know from years of experience that, wherever possible, people want to live in their own home for as long as they can and with Sunflower Home Care we can help them do that.
At Highland Hospice we’ve always been passionate about giving people the very best standard of care when they need it most, and now with Sunflower Home Care, our vision is to ensure that everyone across the Highlands has access to the care they need where they need it most.
What we do
We work in partnership with the NHS, who identify those in need of a little extra help at home. Our fully trained staff then organise a visit and provide varying levels of care, all tailored to the individual's needs. This care can vary from getting someone up and dressed or reminding them to take their medications, to prepping meals and providing some much-needed company.
Partner with us
We rely on our community partnerships to ensure we work together with each local community to meet their needs. We currently work with:
- 3 Glens Community Care in Fort Augustus, Glengarry and Glenmoriston
- Boleskine Community Care in Stratherrick and Foyers
- Soirbheas in Glenurquhart and Strathglass
These partnerships have been instrumental in Sunflower Home Care’s successful set up. Partners help us to raise awareness of this new provision within each community and provide much needed funding for things like training and uniforms. They even help us to recruit the very best local teams and we really couldn't provide this service without them.
If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a community partner and helping us to provide home-based health and social care within your local rural or remote Highland community, please contact Vicky to find out more.
Working together, we can achieve more.
Work for us
We are recruiting carers in all our communities. Sunflower Home Care offers competitive rates bove the real living wage, and covers the cost of your travel time and mileage between visits. Find out more about our vacancies and how to apply here.
Duty of Candour Reporting
Duty of Candour is a legal requirement to ensure that if something goes wrong in health and social care services the people affected are offered an explanation, an apology and an assurance that staff will learn from this error. The learning is shared with the people affected and throughout Scotland.
You can download our most recent Duty of Candour report for the Sunflower Home Care service here.
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We need to raise £8,500 every day to provide our services across the Highlands