Along with Councils of Voluntary Service (Lewis Harris and Uist), in the Western Isles in we have established the Western Isles Citizens  Advice Bureau and the Western Isles Volunteer Centre. We work in close partnership with other voluntary sector groups and support new  and evolving services in the area of Care in the Community, community Transport, community and Statutory Partnership working. High on  the agenda is the Community Health Partnerships and Shared Services Development.    Training We co-ordinate a wide range of training opportunities for community groups eg first aid at Work (Basic and four day) for all  organisations in the community; to support SVQ in Care for Cobhair Bharraigh (Day Care and home Support ); computerised Accounting for  Social enterprises; Basic Health and safety, Manual Handling Etc; Management and committee responsibilities;   For Community Radio: For training, and equipment and licences to operate community radio, initially using the internet and the website to  broad cast programmes but aiming to develop the service to link in with Western Isles community radio such as Isles FM.   Community Transport - Bus Bharraidh For many years Voluntary Action Barra has been running an accessible, door to door transport scheme to meet the needs of community  Care organisations, youth clubs youth cafes and evening transport. This transport scheme is complimentary to the Public Bus services and  provides a flexible accessible approach to transport needs in a small island community.     We now operate two vehicles, a Mercedes sprinter with tail lift and took delivery of the low floor Tucana in May 2008. These vehicles provide  day and evening services to the community. Employing two to four people, we provide transport and escorts to Day Care for Alzheimer's and frail elderly ( Cobhair Bharraigh), transport for day care to St Brendan's Home for Social Work Dept, Transport for the OFTTI project for  clients with special needs and for the Adult learners. We provide pensioners shopping and trips out, Pensioners Club. We also provide  transport for Youth Activities, the Youth Café, the youth Club, social events for all ages, Dances and discos. Transport is also provided for  evening classes and we are seeking to develop transport for after school activities. 

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