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An innovative community care scheme launched in Appin last year, to employ local carers to care for local people, seemed the ideal solution to a long-standing problem of inadequate care for ill or elderly people living in remote Argyll and the islands.

Appin Community Trust secured £17,000 from the Integrated Care Fund to employ care coordinator Elizabeth Bruce for a year’s trial period through Highland Home Care. A team of Lismore and Appin carers were recruited and trained, and even won a Scottish Care Award this year.

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