Published 01 May 2020

Vulnerable residents across West Dunbartonshire are being cared for in the comfort of their own homes, thanks to the support of dedicated home care staff.

Every week, more than 1,200 residents are receiving assistance from  Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) staff who undertake a range of tasks  which support residents to live independently at home.

Through this pandemic, care staff have continued to be a vital lifeline to many residents who are living in isolation with their families unable to visit due to lockdown and social distancing.

Home care staff are helping residents by providing personal care including support getting in and out of bed and assistance with washing.  The dedicated team also remind residents to take medication and help the infirm with their mobility moving in and around their home.  Residents also receive support  with general household tasks including preparing meals, shopping, laundry and general housework.

West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Chair, Allan Mcleod, said: “During this health pandemic, out home care staff have never been recognised and appreciated more.  They are all doing a great job and it’s very humbling to hear how dedicated and committed our staff are. I would like to thank all our employees who are all going above and beyond to care for our most vulnerable  residents.”

West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Vice Chair, Councillor Marie McNair, added: “All our HSCP staff  thoroughly deserve high praise and recognition for working through this very challenging time.   They are doing a fantastic job supported, where possible,  by family members. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all our staff who are continuing to care for our residents to ensure they remain living independently at home thanks to the dedication, care and commitment of our wonderful staff.”