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Highland Council older and younger champions target social care and support in cost of living crisis

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Councilor David Fraser

Work is on track to support Highland Council Champions for the Elderly and for Children and Young People.

Six advisors took on roles that could target five focus areas that were identified to maximize the impact of the champions.

These areas are: adult social care, including adult protection and the role of carers, transport, housing, financial advice and the cost of living crisis and health.

In August, Councilors Lyndsey Johnston, Pauline Munro and Chris Birt were named Child and Youth Champions.

Councilors Isabelle MacKenzie, Thomas MacLennan and Bill Boyd were elected to serve as Seniors’ Champion.

Chairman of the Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Committee, Cllr David Fraser, said: “The role of the champions for both sectors is an ambassadorial role – their job is to act as a link between the council and the two sectors defended at Highland. Within the boardroom, champions are expected to amplify the voices of those they represent.

“The update highlighted encouraging early progress to enable champions to develop and shape the role on issues and themes of particular importance to Highlanders. This model will help define role assignments and ensure that a wide range of themes are organically represented by champions who have a genuine interest in advocating for these people. »


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