Author Archives: Kathleen

Forum for people with sight loss

Do you live work or socialise in the Scottish Borders? Have sight loss or care for someone who does? Do you need advice/information? Then go along to the first Scottish Borders VIP Forum social afternoon on Wednesday 1st May, 2.30-4pm.… Continue Reading Forum for people with sight loss

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Short Breaks Statement

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership and the Children and Young People’s Leadership Team have published a joint short breaks statement. It provides a guide to the local and national resources available for carers and people who are… Continue Reading Short Breaks Statement

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Training in April

There are still some places left on our Learning Network courses coming up in April. They include: Minimising distress in dementia Increasing knowledge of domestic abuse (provided by Border Women’s Aid Dementia – informed practice level For more information call… Continue Reading Training in April

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Co-production Charter launched

The Scottish Borders Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum, facilitated by Borders Care Voice, has produced a Co-production Charter. It is the result of a need identified by the Scottish Borders Mental Health Partnership Board for a document that would set out how… Continue Reading Co-production Charter launched

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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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