Welcome for revived respite care service

Cllr Elizabeth Riches
Cllr Elizabeth Riches

East Neuk councillor Elizabeth Riches is appealing to anyone interested in respite care work to contact Fife Council, after the resumption of a much-needed service in Anstruther.

Cllr Riches, one of the members for East Neuk and Landward, welcomed the re-opening earlier this week of the respite unit at Ladywalk.

“Over the last few months, this much appreciated service has had to be discontinued due to lack of staff,” she said.

“For those who use the service, there has been a worrying period wondering when and if the respite unit was going to re-open again.

“Everyone who has used the service is full of praise for the staff in Ladywalk and for the care every resident receives there.”

Cllr Riches said many carers relied on the time their loved ones spent in the respite unit as a chance for them to recharge their own batteries and would be reassured that the service was available again.

She concluded: “It is often difficult to get both residential and homecare staff to work in the East Neuk, but if anyone is interested in this valuable work, they should contact Fife Council.”