“I get by with a little help from my friends”

Sutherland Care Forum

The Sutherland Care Forum is seeking dedicated individuals to join us as trustees and help us continue our vital work.

As a trustee, you’ll play a crucial role in assuring the future of our organization. Our board meets quarterly to discuss strategy, review progress, and make important decisions. Trustees are actively involved in ensuring that we remain effective in serving our community.

Volunteering as a trustee is not only a rewarding way to contribute your skills and expertise but also an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. Even if you’re already involved as a volunteer, serving as a trustee provides a deeper level of engagement and influence in continuing our mission.

If you are interested in applying, please ring Caroline Cousins (Chairman) on 01408641409

Sutherland Care Forum is here to help a wide variety of people in East Sutherland whose needs are not being met by statutory authorities. Many fall through the cracks of the system and only need a little extra support to make a big difference to their quality of life. We can:

· alleviate reliance on family/carers

· strengthen family relationships

· empower clients to be more positive about their own care

· enable people to remain independently at home for longer

· improve access to support services

· support mental health and well-being

· alleviate isolation, loneliness, illness and disability

Home From Hospital

Friends At Home

Working With Hospice


Sutherland Care Forum (SCF) is a Registered Charity (Charity No. SC042741) established in 2011 to support and represent service users and unpaid carers with wide variety of needs.

Supporting people

We cover East and central Sutherland

Directly supporting over 250 people annually, SCF is the sole local provider of free, confidential lifeline services providing vital support at challenging points in people’s lives in remote, rural and identified deprived areas. We cover East and central Sutherland from Helmsdale, Brora, Golspie, Embo and Dornoch to Clashmore, Spiningdale, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, Culrain, Lairg and Rosehall.

We are looking for volunteers

Sutherland Care Forum is always looking for new volunteers to fulfil any of the services it provides. No experience is needed as full training and support is provided and a mileage allowance is offered.

What We Do

Friends at Home

Through this free and confidential befriending service we aim to help people of all ages who are isolated by disability or health issues to feel part of their communities…

Food Waste Initiative

As part of the food waste initiative and sustainable Sutherland Food project we offer items of food that have been collected from the local Co-op on reaching their ‘display until’ or ‘best before’ date…

Working with Highland Hospice

Highland Hospice came into partnership with us so we could offer their clients who return or remain at home the same befriending as our Friends at Home clients…

Foot Care

We offer a free foot care service. Many older people in our community are unable to access affordable toenail cutting services and those who live in isolated locations …

Home from Hospital

This is a short-term service to ease the first days after discharge from hospital. Contact by visits or telephone is offered…

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Sutherland Care Forum
Craig House
Main Street
KW10 6TG

Telephone: 01408 634171 - Answering machine messages checked regularly.