Developing home help service

A new development to secure home help services for Angus residents is being taken forward, thanks to the work of Voluntary Action Angus.

As part of a potential new social enterprise, there will be the formation of an employee controlled company.

While this is currently being led by the VAA the idea is to hand control over to the people who deliver the services.

Gary Malone, VAA chief executive said: “We continue to work with the local authority on a positive way forward to ensure a much-needed service is given to people who need it. This is more than a cleaning company. This is about building trusting relationships through home care services, which will also open up opportunities for recipients to access befriending, volunteer driving and other voluntary run services.

“In Angus we have made significant progress in Health and Social Care Integration and the social enterprise and voluntary sector movements will play a critical role in new approaches towards care. This is an exciting opportunity but we will need the support of other partners to make this happen.”

Details will be made available to those who receive and deliver these valuable services on Thursday, August 13 at Voluntary Action Angus, 1-3 St. James Road, Forfar from 2 to 3pm and on Friday, August 14 in Voluntary Action Angus, 32-34 Guthrie Port, Arbroath, DD11 1RN from 2 to 3pm. Transport will be made available for people who require it.