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Pupils from Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath in Paible recently delivered a box of vegetables to Trianaid, the care home in Carinish.

Built in the 1980s, Trianaid was refurbished in 2003 and has 10 permanent places and two respite places.  It meets the needs of people with dementia, as well as those with physical and/or sensory impairments.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar describe it as a registered Care Home with close multi-disciplinary working with NHS Western Isles, and personal care and nursing need shaped around the needs of the resident.

The fresh vegetables were grown in the school’s garden and delivered by Annaleise and Kelsey Robertson who attend gardening lessons with Anne Robertson.

Annaleise and Kelsey’s mother, Claire, works in the home.

The vegetables were put to good use as Trianaid were hosting a Mexican lunch and Catherine MacInnes used the tomatoes and onions in a mouth-watering chilli con carne and array of tacos.

The following day, the remainder of the vegetables were used to make a chicken broth which all the residents enjoyed.

Children from Saoghal Beag nursery at the Primary School came for a visit and stayed to have lunch with the residents. it is reported that everyone had a lovely time and the residents enjoyed reminiscing with the young ones.

Staff hope this will become a regular event at Trianaid.

Top photo caption: Clients, Rosemarie MacCuish standing; Dolina MacMillan seated; Lorna McGinnity staff; Catherine MacInnes cook; Annaleise Robertson standing beside Rosemarie; and Kelsey Robertson standing beside Catherine

Below, Janice Simpson (cook) preparing for nursery visit.