Welcome to the website of Tagsa Uibhist, a voluntary organisation in the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides. We provide a wide range of services for the benefit of local communities throughout the islands of Uist and Benbecula
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Our Mission

Tagsa Uibhist is a voluntary organisation based in Balivanich on the Isle of Benbecula, an island in the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides. Since being founded in December 1999, Tagsa Uibhist have provided support for carers, people living with dementia, and vulnerable people living in their own homes throughout Uist.

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Our Impact

We believe that to provide a professional service, it is paramount to put service users at the heart of everything we do. As such, the people receiving our support have become accustomed to our flexible, user-led services. This has led to Tagsa Uibhist becoming a major provider of care services throughout Uist.

Tagsa Uibhist is a company limited by guarantee, and is managed locally by our members and elected Board of Directors

Tagsa Uibhist is the only registered charity on the islands that provides free care from trained staff.

Our service is registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate, and has established effective links with statutory bodies and other voluntary groups on the islands.

 

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Funding

Tagsa Uibhist is funded through a combination of statutory funding, grant funding from charitable trusts and organisations, local fundraising efforts, and individual donations. To find out more, follow the links below.

 

20yrs

Years Serving UIST

Tagsa Uibhist came into being on 13th December 1999. The name means 'Uist Support' in Gaelic.

 
 

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HUNDRED cLIENTS HELPED

Tagsa Uibhist has helped hundreds of people over the past 2 decades.

 
 

Our Programs

We run a number of services and projects for the benefit of the Uist community.

 

HOME CARE

We offer assistance where it's most needed. Tagsa Uibhist provides a limited number of free care hours per month to adults at risk living in the Uists who require a flexible home support service.

THE CUIMHNE PROJECT

The Cuimhne project is in place to provide support for those who have had a diagnosis or a presumed diagnosis of dementia, along with their carer’s and families, to assist in providing flexible and proactive advice and information.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT & DIAL-A-BUS

Our community transport arm encompasses a number of services, including a shopping service, Dial-A-Bus, and social outings & lunch clubs. 

SELF DIRECTED SUPPORT

We work with service users who are using self-directed support to pay for their care. Tagsa are supportive of the principles of this method of organising care, and are able to work in ways that ensure that the choices of the person purchasing or receiving the care inform their own practice in arranging a support plan.

MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING OUTREACH

The Mental Health & Wellbeing Outreach Project aims to act as a point of contact within the Uist community, offering support and information to help individuals manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Grow your own Community

 'Grow Your Own Community' is a Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund project that encourages the growing of more local food and reduction in waste going into landfill. The project aims to strengthen social cohesion and create a low carbon future for Uist by encouraging the growing and consumption of more local food, reducing food and fish farm waste going into landfill, and through these activities provide tangible opportunities to improve the Climate Literacy of the community, especially young islanders.

 
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October 2018

Tagsa Uibhist provides a fantastic and valuable service.

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Get Involved

If you support what we do, share the same interests and are willing to help, then why not join us. Your regular support allows us to achieve more every year.
All you need to do is contact us, we'll be delighted to have you on board!

 

FUNDRAISING

Even small change can make a big change in your local community!

opportunities

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