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Opportunity with Addaction Borders

Addaction Borders is looking to recruit a Service Manager, based in Galashiels, for a fixed term of two years, to lead its drug and alcohol recovery service in the Borders. The existing manager is being seconded to the Scottish Government. … Continue reading

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Report highlights impact of welfare changes on disabled people.

Around 30,000 people in Scotland could lose entitlement to disability benefits, once the full rollout of the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is complete. The consequences of recent UK Government welfare policy changes on disabled people are reviewed in … Continue reading

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Macular Support Groups meetings

New support groups, which help to increase the confidence and independence of people affected by macular degeneration, have been established in Kelso and Galashiels. Both groups will hold monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month (apart from January, … Continue reading

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What do you think about human rights in Scotland?

Scotland’s first National Action Plan on Human Rights (SNAP) was launched four years ago. It set out a plan of actions to achieve a Scotland where everyone’s rights are real. An independent evaluation of SNAP’s first four years will be … Continue reading

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Consultation on national autism strategy

The Scottish Government is refreshing the Scottish Strategy for Autism and identifying actions for what will be the strategy’s final phase. It’s looking for your views on what action you think it should seek to take to make Scotland a … Continue reading

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Join the Dementia Strategy discussion

Borders Dementia Working Group and Alzheimer Scotland are holding a dementia strategy discussion meeting on Tuesday 31 October, for people with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the meeting is to gather views of people with dementia and their … Continue reading

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Ability equipment amnesty

An amnesty has been launched to encourage people to return unused items of ability equipment so that they can be recycled. Borders residents are being asked to search their homes for any pieces of equipment supplied by the council or … Continue reading

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ILF Scotland engagement event – CANCELLED

The Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland visit to the be Borders on Tuesday 17th October to provide information about its new Transitions Fund has now been cancelled. An engagement event was due to be held at the Salmon Room at … Continue reading

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BCLN CareNet meeting

Borders Care Learning Network (BCLN) will hold its next CareNet meeting on Wednesday 18th October. Guest speakers will be: Corrina Beighton, Ability Borders – disability and long term conditions in the Borders Shirley Barrett, Borders Care Voice – update on … Continue reading

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Festival of storytelling and remembrance

To Absent Friends, the people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance, returns from 1st– 7th November, and is looking for people and organisations from the Borders to join in. The festival gives people across Scotland the opportunity to remember loved ones … Continue reading

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