After three years spent completing her diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy, St Martins resident Claudia Smith has successfully applied to the Voucher Scheme to set up a Nutritional Therapy Clinic on St Martins.
The business has received £2,759 in total of European Regional Development Fund funding which she has used to develop, branding, purchase professional photography services, computing hardware and a business website and is now ready to offer her nutritional and lifestyle advice on a one-to-one basis.
Claudia says, 'Nutritional Therapy is a complementary healthcare service that has not been present on the Isles of Scilly as yet, but one which I firmly believe is becoming increasingly popular as awareness of the connection between dietary/lifestyle choices and health is growing. Clients can contact me for support for their various specific health conditions, or some might just be looking for general advice on nutrition. Setting up my business will enable me to gain not just an income but also provide a new service to the IsIands that I find personally, very rewarding. '
Engagement Officer Kirsty Graham says, 'it is great to see the funding in action delivering new services to the islands and creating employment particularly on our off island communities where employment opportunities can be in short supply'
The Voucher Scheme is delivered by the Isles of Scilly Council and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).