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Update on Recommendation 8 - Housing solutions

As a follow on from Recommendation 7, work needs to be done on quantifying the problem. Solutions need to be appropriate in relation to proximity to work bases.

The following actions have been reported as taking place over the past two months:

  • Ross Mackenzie raised with Community Planning Partnership.

  • Eric Green, NHSH Head of Estates has met with local housing association and Highland Council to look at options.

  • Plans for basic accommodation to support NHSH staff have been developed for the Broadford Hospital site but no agreement on how to take forward.

  • Links made to the Highland Small Communities Housing Trust around a new housing development being proposed for Staffin.

  • NHSH are an active member of the local Community Based Housing Solutions Group for Skye and Lochalsh.

  • Links to recommendation 7.

  • Noted that a local housing association is building 11 new houses in Broadford. SAS have contacted housing association in respect of allocation of these homes.