Meet The Team

 

 Fiona MacInnes – Inverness Voluntary Transport Scheme Co-ordinator

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I’m Fiona MacInnes and it’s my job to co-ordinate the day-to-day operation of the Voluntary Transport Scheme in Inverness. This involves ensuring the service we offer is of a consistently high quality, and also raising it’s profile within the community so that we reach those who need it most. One of the best things about my job is the great bunch of folk I am fortunate to work with – in particular our volunteers. Their enthusiasm and commitment to the scheme is inspiring.

I have been involved in project design and co-ordination for the past 10 years with Skills Development Scotland. Although a very different environment, I’m excited about using my skills and experience for such a worthwhile project. We are very fortunate to have quality healthcare facilities in Inverness, but for many it can be a real struggle to get to them.

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and my friends. My mission this year has been to “try new things” and as well as starting a new job, I have had lessons in ski-ing, golfing and keyboards.

 

Lynne Bannister – Step It Up Highland Co-ordinator

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I’m Lynne (Bannister), and pleased to introduce myself to you all. I was delighted to join the team at Partnerships for Wellbeing in September 2011 as co-ordinator in Inverness for the well established Step It Up Highland project. My background has been in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, having previously managed services for various disadvantaged groups such as The Alzheimer’s Society Birmingham, Crossroads Birmingham (caring for carers) and two charities supporting vulnerable families with young children (Family First in the Highlands and Homestart in Banff). So it is with a great deal of pleasure I am now working in what I perceive to be the ‘up’ side of the voluntary sector – helping people to improve fitness by joining in health walks

On a personal level I have recently moved to Inverness from Lossiemouth and last year began my own journey of discovering the joys of higher level walking. Through both my work and in my personal life, I hope to encourage more and more people to experience what the simple pleasures of regular walking can bring, especially at this time of increasing obesity, inactivity, an ageing population and stress in lives.

 

Heather Henderson – Inverness Voluntary Transport Scheme Administrator

 

I joined the team in February 2017.  I have a background in higher education administration, having worked at the University of Dundee for 20 years.  It is refreshing to be working in the voluntary sector and exciting to be involved in such a worthwhile project.

I moved to Inverness fairly recently to be closer to family.  I love the area, especially the easy access to both hills and beaches.  I am a Walk Leader with Step It Up Highland.

 

Funders

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