What we do
Skye Community Response is a response team to collaborate various volunteers and groups island wide. We take calls and emails from the public and direct them to the relevant information, organisations or volunteers that can assist them.
Skye Community Response recently visited Portree Foodshare to find out how they are working with Isle of Skye Distillers to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables across the Isle of Skye. Watch our latest video below.
Skye Community Response would like to say a huge thank you to Skye Camanachd for their hugely successful fundraising event for our organisation. To see the highlights of this event, please play the video below.
How the process works
INITIAL INQUIRY FROM MEMBER OF PUBLIC OR HIGHLAND COUNCIL CALL CENTRE
OUR TEAM RECEIVE CALL, NOTE TASK ON SYSTEM AND ALLOCATE TO OUR SUBGROUP VOLUNTEERS.
SUB GROUP 1
FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE
SUB GROUP 2
PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION SERVICE
SUB GROUP 3
SOCIAL SERVICES SUPPORT
HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT SERVICES.
SOLUTION TO INITIAL INQUIRY DELIVERED WHERE POSSIBLE.
How to get involved
If you would be interested in supporting the Skye and Raasay response to the Corona Virus, please read the information below.
Phone, Email, action.
Calls to the helpline are redirected to volunteers mobile phones so that they can provide support from the safety of their homes. Volunteers use an online system to log requests. Interested in this role? Please click the button below!
Getting vital supplies delivered
We require drivers to distribute supplies ranging from prescriptions, food, mail/post to more specific items such as electric meter top ups & more. If you have a vehicle, a full UK driving license & have checked with your insurer about cover, please click the button below.
Donation, collection, distribution
Food supply is one of the most important areas we address. We require volunteers to join sub groups to collect and distribute food, liaising with drivers to make sure food is delivered particularly to those in self isolation. Please click the button below to sign up!
Call, advice, support
With many now in social isolation we require volunteers to support SLCVO call back service to reach as many people as possible to check on their well being. If this role would be of interest to you, please click the button below.