West Membership Region (Postcodes DG, FK, KA, G, ML)

The Haven, Blantyre offers a programme of support designed to help individuals cope with the physical, emotional and practical aspects of their own or a loved one’s illness, to enable them to face the future positively and with hope. It aims to be place of emotional calm; a healing sanctuary for the body mind and soul. Community Connect funding will help to refurbish and revitalise rooms within the centre to meet the increasing demand.

Strathcarron Hospice provides specialist palliative and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. In addition to their in-patient unit, they offer services in their communities to support people with long term illnesses. Community Connect Funding will help purchase new IT technology so Clinical Nurse Specialists can access and update patient information in real-time when they are caring for people in their homes.

Ronald McDonald House Glasgow keeps families together by providing free “home away from home” accommodation to families from across Scotland, North of England and often further afield whose seriously ill child is in hospital. The Community Connect funding will be used to refurbish a bedroom to make it fully accessible and suitable to meet the different needs of families.