Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has set up a dedicated service to help direct support to those who need it most urgently during the Coronavirus crisis.
The Care for People Group will gather information about who needs support and work alongside community groups to both coordinate and provide local support across the Western Isles.
Group chair Kirsty Street (pictured) said: “The helpline was set up for those who require to be shielded, but it’s available for anyone who is considered vulnerable, whether it’s through age, health or just being socially isolated.
“The volunteers are able to provide practical assistance with things such as shopping, picking up prescriptions, walking pets or just a friendly phone call.”
If anyone feels that they, or a relative, needs to have this help, they should call the helpline on 01851 600501.