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CAB

We look at the problems people bring to our advice services and campaign for change where it’s needed most.

We work for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.

Open Monday to Friday but are by appointment only so please phone first.


​Tel: 01479 810 919






computer buddies - high life

Library customers can, access the internet and use computer. The Public Access Computer Network is available free of charge in all built Highland Libraries (with the exception of Knoydart) and over 130 computers are available for use for free. Charges apply for printing. Please ask staff first for details before using power points.

Talk with library staff about using built in Accessibility features designed to help people with disabilities or visual impairment use the computers more easily such as text to speech and screen magnification.

You’re welcome to use mobile devices in the library, and we will be launching a Wi-Fi service very soon. At some libraries, you can now a plug in your laptop or mobile device.

In order to use the computers in High Life Highland Libraries you must first agree to our Internet Acceptable Use Policy.

Library customers with a valid library card can reserve a computer to use in any Library location. Please contact your local library for more information.

If you find a legitimate site which you need unblocked, please submit a request via https://highlifehighland.com/websense so it can be considered.

There are also digital newpapers and magazines and numerous ebooks and audiobooks

 

​Web: www.highlifescotland.com





Shopping
 
BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY COMMUNITY TRANSPORT offer 2 weekly assisted shopping services, one in Grantown and the other in Aviemore.

Volunteers help service users to do their weekly shopping. We provide one to one support or two to one if needed, assist wheelchair users, or just pack at the checkout and offer a bit of company.
On Tuesday mornings, shoppers and volunteers meet at the Co-op, in Grantown, around 10.30am, do some shopping there and in other High Street shops, then go for a cuppa, cake or lunch at a local cafe. It is a small, friendly group and anyone is welcome to join in.
 
On Thursdays we meet at Tesco, Aviemore around 10.15am. This is a bigger group and we provide accessible transport for service users, as well as using local taxis for those who are more able or preferring this option. Occasionally we have coffees/teas and cake courtesy of Tesco, upstairs in their staff restaurant. Some clients visit a local cafe for refreshments/breakfast before they shop.
 
Volunteers assist by driving, guiding visually impaired people, pushing wheelchairs and trolleys, helping with shopping and packing at the checkouts. They load up shopping and carry it into clients' homes if needed.
 
If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, or if you would like to join the pool of volunteers then please contact:-  admin@ct4u.co.uk  or telephone 01479810004

Also we offer, 5 days a  week, a bookable door to door service, which can allow you to shop if you do not need assistance. Please phone the above number to book your door to door transport
 

​Web: www.ct4u.co.uk





HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND

 

We are Healthcare Improvement Scotland, an organisation with many parts and one purpose - better quality health and social care for everyone in Scotland.

We have five key priorities.

These are areas where we believe we can make the most impact and where we focus our efforts and resources.

  • Enabling people to make informed decisions about their care and treatment.
  • Helping health and social care organisations to redesign and continuously improve services.
  • Provide evidence and share knowledge that enables people to get the best out of the services they use and helps services improve.
  • Provide quality assurance that gives people confidence in the services and supports providers to improve.
  • Making the best use of resources, we aim to ensure every pound invested in our
    work adds value to the care people receive.

Our broad work programme supports health and social care services to improve.


comments.his@nhs.net


Call: 0131 623 4300


JUST CAN'T WAIT CARD

The just cant wait card is available to help gain access to toilet facilities when you need them most.  You can present the card in public places or shops and ask if you can use their toilet.

The Just Can't Wait card is now completely free of charge when ordered online

www.bladderandbowl.org

RADAR KEY


Under the national Key Scheme, Radar Keys have been produced for disabled individuals to gain access to locked public toilets across the country.  These locked toilets are situated in a wide range of locations including train stations, shopping centres, pubs, cafes and stores nationwide.  There is also a toilet finder app, which makes finding toilet facilities easy for when you need them most.

The keys are extremely useful for urgent toilet facilities, especially in the Highlands where a lot of public toilets have recently closed

Radar keys cost £4.75 and can be bought online at:-  

www.disabilityrightsuk.org



 

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