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NEW training programme published

Our latest training programme, covering August-December this year, has just been published. It contains details of a range of courses including dementia, adult support and protection, learning disabilities and Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid. You can download the programme here… Continue Reading NEW training programme published

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Housing needs of wheelchair users

Scottish Borders Council has commissioned consultants to undertake a study on the housing needs of wheelchair users in the Scottish Borders. As part of this work, the consultants have designed a survey to gain a better understanding of the needs… Continue Reading Housing needs of wheelchair users

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Diversity Week

Scottish Borders Diversity Week will take place from 23-29 September this year. The focus is on ‘kindness’ and events during the week will aim to encourage kinder communities in the Borders. The programme will be compiled by the Joint Health Improvement… Continue Reading Diversity Week

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Hub opens in Newtown

The Health & Social Care Partnership has expanded the number of What Matters Hubs available across the Borders by offering monthly drop in sessions in Newtown St Boswells. The Hub will be available on the last Thursday of every month… Continue Reading Hub opens in Newtown

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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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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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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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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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