Shetland Community Connections

It was great to be back in Shetland this week to catch up with Cllr Tom Morton and to meet the inspirational team at Shetland Community Connections.

Julie, Catriona and Zoe chatted to us about their work offering creative and personal support to people of all ages from across Shetland who may be feeling isolated or in need of a bit of additional support. The team listen to what each individual is interested in and create Person Centred Plans to offer support and help to stay focussed on their life’s dream and live their best life.

We also heard about their new “Shared Lives” service that will be on offer from the beginning of next year. This innovative new service will also adopt a highly personalised approach to support people who are in receipt of an agreed social care assessment. Shared Lives will provide short breaks and sessional support from within a registered hosts’ home providing community based services in many different parts of Shetland.