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Care Voice members meet MSPs

Borders MSPs held their annual meeting with members of Borders Care Voice on Monday 18th February, at Triest House in Galashiels. Christine Grahame, MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, and Rachael Hamilton, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, attended… Continue Reading Care Voice members meet MSPs

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Red Cross recruiting volunteers

British Red Cross is looking for volunteers to support older people in communities across the Borders. A series of recruitment days is now taking place in various towns. You can download a poster with more information and dates/venues or call 01896… Continue Reading Red Cross recruiting volunteers

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Streets Ahead Open Days

Borders charity Streets Ahead is hosting Open Days this month at its bases in Hawick, Galashiels and Kelso.Visitors are welcome to drop in any time between 11am and 3pm. The purpose is to give families, partner organisations and the local community a… Continue Reading Streets Ahead Open Days

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Enhanced day support in Berwickshire

The Scottish Borders Health & Social Care Partnership is introducing a local area co-ordination (LAC) approach for adults and older people in the Berwickshire area. It is also developing an enhanced day service within Eyemouth Day Hospital that will provide… Continue Reading Enhanced day support in Berwickshire

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Adult protection training

A series of half-day Adult Support and Protection courses will be taking place in Galashiels from now until March. The Essential roles and responsibilities of multi-agency staff sessions. The training is for multi agency staff members who have contact with “adults at risk”… Continue Reading Adult protection training

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NEW training programme

Our latest training programme, for January-June 2019, is now available to download from the website.

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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… Continue Reading Activities for older people

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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… Continue Reading Dementia Resource Centre Open Days

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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… Continue Reading Carers plan – have your say

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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… Continue Reading Curry and Chaat in Berwickshire

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