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Activities for older people

Older people in the Jedburgh and Kelso areas are being encouraged to get involved in two new activities being developed by the Scottish Borders Council Community Capacity Building Team. A soup and sandwich lunch will be available in the Carter’s Rest …

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Dementia Resource Centre Open Days

Alzheimer Scotland Borders will be hosting Open Days on 17th, 18th and 19th December, from 10am-2pm, at its new Dementia Resource Centre in Kelso. They will offer colleagues, volunteers, local businesses and the public a chance to see the centre, at …

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Carers plan – have your say

Views are being sought on a local draft plan for carers. Carers: Living Well in the Scottish Borders 2019-22 is mainly for adult carers. It aims to support the health and wellbeing of carers and to help make caring more sustainable …

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Christmas is coming!

Our offices will be closed from 20th December until 3rd January. We hope you have a great break and a Happy New Year when it comes, and we will see you all in 2019! Staff and trustees of Borders Care …

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Curry and Chaat in Berwickshire

The Health and Social Care Partnership’s Local Area Co-ordination Mental Health Team is working in partnership with the Lammermuir Community Fund and Lily’s Pop Up Café in Longformacus to organise a Curry and a Chaat event on 16th November in …

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Rural Wisdom coming to Borders

Rural Wisdom is looking at how communities work as people get older. It is starting in more areas in 2019, including Scottish Borders. Outside the Box and Borders Care Voice are holding a session to start planning for Rural Wisdom …

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TCAT service extended

A free service that aims to provide one-to-one personal support to people with cancer to enables them to live as independently as possible is being embedded across the Scottish Borders. The project is being delivered in partnership between Macmillan Cancer …

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Dementia event planned for Selkirk

A Living with and Caring for Dementia Event will take place on Wednesday 14th November at Selkirk Rugby Club from 1pm – 4pm. This event gives those affected by dementia the chance to get advice and information, as well as speak …

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Tuck in for mental health!

A Curry & Chaat evening will be held in Kelso on Thursday 25th October, from 6-8pm. This is an initiative by the Mental Health Foundation, which aims to bring friends together to enjoy a delicious curry and raise money for …

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Sing along at the MacArts!

The new Keys to Life Choir for people with learning disabilities is now up and running in the Borders. Organised by Streets Ahead and The Richmond Foundation, it meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. It’s at …

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