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MS Fun Run in Melrose

A fun run in aid of the Borders branch of the MS Society takes place on Saturday 2nd September. It starts at 1pm at the premises of sponsors JS Crawford Builders, Priorwood House, Melrose. There will be routes suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters …

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Memory Walk 2018

This year’s Alzheimer Scotland Borders Memory Walk, to raise money to support people living with dementia, will take place at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre on Saturday 8th September. The walks are designed to be inclusive and there will be other …

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Congratulations, Les!

Les Newington has made it his life’s mission to help other survivors of child abuse. Now he has been recognised at this year’s British Citizen Awards. Les, a member of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum, joined Survivors Unite in …

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Wellbeing College launch

The Wellbeing College will be launched on Wednesday 4th July from 11am at The Hive, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT. The College offers a space for people to understand and share experiences of mental health challenges through a range of …

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GDPR workshops

The Information Commissioner’s Office is holding General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Workshop Sessions in Duns and Galashiels on Wednesday 11th July. The sessions will look at what small organisations need to do, with particular focus on the third sector and …

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BSL engagement event

Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and Borders College are holding an engagement event to get the views of local British Sign Language (BSL) users and supporters to inform plans for implementing the Scottish Government’s BSL National Plan. It will take …

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Carers Parliament

The 6th Carers Parliament will be held on Wednesday 24th October at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. There will be one delegate from each of the 73 Scottish Parliamentary constituencies. Places will be awarded via a ballot which will be …

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Climate Challenge Fund surgery

Community-led organisations from the Scottish Borders can find out more about applying for funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) at an Information Surgery in Galashiels. It will take place on Thursday 5th July, from 9.45am-2pm at Old …

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New health and social care standards

The new Health and Social Care Standards became effective from 1 April this year, replacing the National Care Standards. They have the care experiences of individuals at the heart, underpinned by six principles: dignity and respect; compassion; be included; responsive …

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Carers Strategy consultation

Caring Together – Supporting Carers in the Scottish Borders sets out to support carers’ health and wellbeing and to help make caring more sustainable for carers in the Scottish Borders. It aims to build on work that has been achieved …

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