About Us

The Forum was established in 1992 as a forum for Voluntary Care
organisations which represent the interests of carers and users of services
throughout the Western Isles. It is actively involved in national and local
consultations on behalf of the voluntary and independent care sectors and
works closely with the statutory care sectors at a statutory planning level.

We provide services directly to carers and users by disseminating information,
maintaining a register of family carers, producing regular newsletters and
providing a Directory of Care Services.

Western Isles Community Care Forum (WICCF) has secured funding for, and
administered projects which benefited informal carers, for example, provision
of funding for respite, free ice grips and the Carers’ Trainers’ Project, which
offers support and training to informal carers.

The Forum has a Board of Directors which is made up from the
Co-ordinators/Service Managers from some of the Voluntary Care
Organisations throughout the islands and one carer representative.

Organisation Director Telephone
Crossroads (Harris) Morag Munro 01859 502171 / 07778598311
Cobhair Bharraigh Margaret Ann Beggs 01871 810906
Tagsa Uibhist Elizabeth Margaret Learmond 01870 602111
Leverburgh Care Home Isabel Campbell 01859 520296
Harris Voluntary Service Paul Finnegan 01859 502171
Advocacy Western Isles Catherine Anne Dunn 01851 701755
Crossroads (Lewis) Rhoda M MacDonald 01851 705422
Bethesda Care Home & Hospice Carol Somerville 01851 706222
Penumbra Christine Darby-Munro 01851 706360
Alzheimer Scotland (L&H) Ellen Donnelly 01851 702123
Caraidean Uibhist Gemma Steele 01870603233
WIAMH/Catch 23 Delwyn Gunn 01851 704964


Organisation Telephone Website
Crossroads (Harris) 07778598311
Leverburgh Care Home 01859 520296 www.fpchurch.org.uk/care-homes/leverburgh-care-home/
Harris Voluntary Service 01859 502171 www.harrisvs.org.uk
Advocacy Western Isles 01851 701755 www.advocacywi.co.uk
Alzheimers Scotland 01851 702123 www.alzscot.org
Bethesda Care Home & Hospice 01851 706222 www.bethesdahospice.co.uk
Befriending Lewis 01851 702632 befriendinglewis.org/
Crossroads (Lewis) 01851 705422
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland 07860271590 www.chss.org.uk
Catch 23/WIAMH 01851 704964 www.wiamh.org
Penumbra 01851 706360 www.penumbra.org.uk
Caraidean Uibhist 01870 602233
Carer – Joan MacCuish 01876 540246
Carer – Alma MacLean 01851 850334
Tagsa Uibhist 01870 602111 www.tagsa-uibhist.com
Cobhair Bharraigh 01871 810906
Garadh a'Bagh a' Tuath 01871890765
Western Isles Sensory Centre 01851 701787 www.sightaction.org.uk

A membership form is available, if you are a voluntary care organisation in the
Western Isles and you wish to become a member of Western Isles Community Care



Peggy Mackay, Co-ordinator (Full-time)
Katie Mackinnon, Clerical Assistant (Part-time)


Sarah Mitchell, Training & Development Officer (FT), Lewis & Harris
Linda MacDonald, Training & Development Officer (PT), Uist & Barra