STRATHCARRON Hospice has received a helping hand from expert staff at Forth Valley College in a bid to give back to the good cause.

Jim Davidson and Kenneth Todd from the college's Digital Skills Academy supported hospice staff as part of their Giving Back Initiative.

They assessed the staff's training needs on digital administration tools and were able to support the good cause with existing training material and online workshops.

Jim said: “Our plan is to help them create an Office 365 training course on their own Moodle site, which they can use to train staff themselves after our sessions finish.

“We have also asked Strathcarron to create a wish list, so we can see if we can match up any student placements or courses.

“Strathcarron Hospice is a charity close to my heart as a few of my close friends have passed there recently and it is an honour to be able to help them in any way that I can.”

The hospice began using more digital tools “in a rush” a the height of the pandemic with staff adapting to new ways of working since.

Mari Alcorn, IT and IM manager at the hospice, added: “We are excited at the opportunity to expand the knowledge in our department and to learn new digital teaching skills from the college's experts, which we, in turn, can use to help our amazing colleagues in the hospice.

“We are delighted at the prospect of developing our collaborative relationship with the college and of course having the wishes from our wish list come true.

“Many thanks to everyone involved at the college."