UNISON Western Isles Health Branch

UNISON There for You – Winter Fuel Grants 2017-2018

Worried about paying your Winter Fuel Bill? 

Get help staying warm this winter 

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills. 


Help is on hand 

“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £50. 


To apply and download the application form visit unison.org.uk/thereforyou


Or simply contact your local UNISON branch office or ring UNISON Direct 0800 0857 857 for a form to be sent to you.

Retiring Chair Mairi Murray (left) with Flora Somerville, UNISON local Area Organiser at the 2017 AGM

Welcome to our branch website. UNISON represents over 450 staff in NHS Western Isles, including nurses, AHPs, health care assistants, administration staff, porters, ambulance staff and estates staff. 

We negotiate for better pay and conditions,

support training initiatives, help individuals

in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer


We have workplace stewards in many areas, see our About Us page for a list of who does what and where.

On our Links page you can connect to other UNISON sites.

UNISON Western Isles Health Branch represents members working for NHS Western Isles. Branch members have access to a local network of branch officers, stewards and health & safety reps, with full time professional support, legal services, fringe benefits and all the power of the UK's largest union.

On this site you can contact the branch, ask questions, check out benefits, policies and conditions, join us, update your existing details, get leaflets and posters and get regular news updates



Tom Waterson, chair of the UNISON Scotland health committee said: “On 7 October 5000 UNISON members marched through Edinburgh demanding an end to austerity pay deals. Today UNISON build on that show of feeling, by lodging a formal pay claim on behalf of all NHS workers.



See how much you have missed

with the


Salary Calculator

For lots more information and news visit the UNISON Scotland site at: