Borders Voluntary Care Voice

We support the development of local partnerships between users, carers, third sector organisations, Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and other relevant organisations to promote good practice in the planning and provision of health and social care services.

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Local and national updates

This year’s Carers Week Celebration, organised by BVCV and Borders Carers Centre, was held at the Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose on 14th June. Around 90 people attended and took part in a morning session focusing on the main points of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. The afternoon was spent ...
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The Scottish Government has published a new dementia strategy  which aims to transform services to ensure people with dementia get the support they need, at all ages and stages of the condition. Three main priorities have been identified: Continuing timely, person-centred and consistent tr ...
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A seminar in September is aimed at practitioners in health, social care and the third sector who support older people. “Health Improvement and Self-management in Older People” aims to raise awareness of current health improvement guidelines, highlight local support and resources, an ...