Author Archives: Kathleen

Carers Act Transformation Support Fund

The Scottish Government has set aside a budget of £400,000 to provide funding via a third round of the Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund. The main purpose of this short-term funding is to develop local capacity through improvements to… Continue Reading Carers Act Transformation Support Fund

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Rural Transport Conference

Community groups and individuals are invited to the first Scottish Border rural transport conference. It will be held on Friday 28th June from 10am-1.30pm at the Council Chamber in Newtown St Boswells. Speakers will include Kathy Cremin of Berwickshire Association… Continue Reading Rural Transport Conference

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ALLIANCE Live launched

The ALLIANCE has launched an initiative called ALLIANCE Live. It will deliver a range of outputs including regular webinars that present the innovative work within health and social care, recording podcasts with panellists who have both professional and lived experience… Continue Reading ALLIANCE Live launched

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Share your stories, create the change, lead through experience

You See It All is our new collective advocacy project dedicated to helping people who feel isolated or marginalised in their own communities. We understand that people can experience these feelings for a great many reasons – but we believe… Continue Reading Share your stories, create the change, lead through experience

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Each May during Mental Health Awareness Week there are events in the Borders to raise awareness of mental health issues. This year, there are more events than ever as the Borders is taking part in the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival… Continue Reading Mental Health Awareness Week

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Training for working group reps

We will be running training for members of our working groups in July. It will equip them to represent their groups, and other people with lived experience. It is a requirement for being a representative at joint planning groups and meetings.… Continue Reading Training for working group reps

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Learning Disability Week

Scotland’s Learning Disability Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13th-Sunday 19th May. Border Links Kelso Group is hosting a free “Communi-tea Party to celebrate on Thursday 16th May from 1pm-2.30pm at Kelso Rugby Club – all welcome. A local event… Continue Reading Learning Disability Week

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New staff member

We are delighted to welcome Corrina Beighton to our staff team. Corrina, who previously worked for Ability Borders, joins us as the Project Worker for our new Collective Advocacy Project, funded by People’s Health Trust and The Robertson Trust. The project aims… Continue Reading New staff member

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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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