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Ability Borders AGM

Ability Borders will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday 22nd February at 1pm in the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, St Boswells. If you would like to attend, please contact Corrina Beighton on 0300 999 2273 or e-mail enquiries@abilityborders.org.uk.

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Dementia Working Group

The Borders Dementia Working Group (BDWG) is always looking for new members, particularly those under 65 and/or in the early stages of dementia. Please download a poster for more information and distribution.

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All PIP claims to be reviewed

The UK government is going to review all 1.6 million Personal Independence payments (PIP) claims. It follows a series of recent legal challenges, which saw the controversial benefit reviewed and reassessed. In December, a High Court judge in England ruled … Continue reading

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Referrals open for domestic abuse support service

A service that offers support to mothers, children and young people who are facing difficulties because of domestic abuse is now open for referrals. CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) provides a therapeutic programme over 12 weeks with groups for … Continue reading

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BCLN training in January and February

Information about courses in the Borders Care Learning Network training programme for 2018 is now available. A range of courses will take place in January and February, including Learning Disability Awareness, SafeTALK, Parkinson’s Awareness, Palliative Care and Dementia. You can … Continue reading

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Borders World Autism Awareness Day event

An event to mark World Autism Awareness Day will take place in the Borders on 2nd April. Borders Autism Strategy: Supporting our Community will be held in Tweed Horizons and will include: Borders Autism Strategy – progress to date launch … Continue reading

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Have your say on mental health plans

The Mental Health Service in Scottish Borders is undertaking a process of transformation and redesign. Workshops to gather the views of service users and carers will take place in January. They follow a number of sessions held previously to get … Continue reading

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News from Ability Borders

Ability Borders, the information and signposting service for people with a physical disability or long-term condition, has just issued the first issue of its newsletter. Ability News is only available electronically at this time, but the service is looking at … Continue reading

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Celebrating Excellence in the NHS

NHS Borders is inviting nominations from patients, carers and the public for its Celebrating Excellence Awards. The awards show recognition and appreciation for the hard-work, dedication and commitment to providing services demonstrated by NHS Borders staff and volunteers. Nominations are … Continue reading

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Free training from SDF

Spaces are still available to book on the following free training sessions, taking place in the New Year and facilitated by Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF). Trauma Informed Practice Date: 6th February Venue: Board Room, NHS Borders, Newstead Time: 9.30am – … Continue reading

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