Are you caring for somebody?

Western Isles Community Care Forum (WICCF) was established in 1992 as a forum for Voluntary Care organisations which represent the interests of carers and users of services throughout the Western Isles.

One of our core functions is to maintain a Register of Informal Carers, so we administer projects which will be of benefit to carers.

Currently our projects include:

  • Carers Trainers Project: supports carers via provision of information and training through a home visit;
  • Eolas: a social group for carers;
  • Fois: free self-catering accommodation;
  • Personal Assistant Directory: online directory to help carers find paid support, paid for privately or via direct payments;
  • Short Breaks: provision of respite grants to carers.

If you are caring for somebody and wish to register with WICCF, following are our contact details:

Western Isles Community Care Forum

Room 14, Council Offices, Tarbert, Isle of Harris HS3 3BG

Telephone: 01859 502588

Email: [email protected]


Patient Access Emails

Publish Date: 09/11/2021 16:45:00 GMT

Patient Access have received reports from both Patient Access users and people who have never registered for the service, that they have received COVID passport emails purporting to be from Patient Access.


Patient Access advise users of the service to check the name and email address of the sender, all emails from Patient Access will come via an email address that ends in


Patient Access advise users never to click on any log in links that you receive via email but to visit the site via the address bar of your browser instead so that you know you are on the genuine Patient Access log in page.


You can find more information and guidance on Patient Access’ information security page here:


Patient Access strongly advise users to set up their Memorable Word security feature, as well as using biometrics (fingerprint ID) if they use the app.


Email addresses used to register for Patient Access account are secure. Patient Access do not share any data and no data is ever saved or stored on any device you use to access Patient Access.