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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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BVCV Annual Report 2016-2017

The Borders Voluntary Care Voice Annual Report for 2016-2017 has been published. You can download the report from our website. The Borders Care Learning Network (BCLN)Annual Report 2016 is also available and can be downloaded from the website.

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Consultation on Carers Charter

The Scottish Government is consulting on a draft Carers’ Charter ahead of The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into force on 1st April. Section 36 of the Act requires Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish a Carers’ Charter, setting out the … Continue reading

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Locality Plans out for consultation

Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership is holding a consultation on health and social care locality plans, which have been developed for Berwickshire, Cheviot, Eildon, Teviot and Liddesdale and Tweeddale. There is a plan for each of the five … Continue reading

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Changes to Welfare Benefits Service

Temporary changes are taking place in the Scottish Borders Council Welfare Benefit Service. The Welfare Benefits Service, Homelessness Service and Customer Services are currently under review. Customers may be advised to visit their local Contact Centre/Library Contact Centre rather than be directed … Continue reading

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Audit Scotland reports on SDS

Audit Scotland has published a report of its audit on the progress on implementation of self-directed support (SDS) in Scotland. The report highlights that, whilst SDS is supporting many people to have greater choice and control over their lives, “there … Continue reading

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week takes place from 4th-10th September this year. “Read between the lines” is the message that Choose Life is sending out to people throughout the Borders during the week, to promote the involvement of whole communities in suicide … Continue reading

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Health and Social Care annual report

Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership Annual Performance Report for 2016-2017 has just been published. The report gives an update on progress of the delivery of the Partnership’s strategic objectives as laid out in the Strategic Plan. It provides … Continue reading

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Seminar on self-management for older people

A seminar on Health Improvement and Self-Management in Older People will be held on 21st September in Langlee Community Centre, Galashiels. Organised by the Joint Health Improvement Team, it will take place from 1pm-4.30pm. It aims to help practitioners in … Continue reading

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Galashiels venue for Rural Wisdom event

Rural Wisdom, a project by Outside the Box, is looking at ways to make rural areas work better for older people. It is holding a series of events across Scotland for anyone who is interested in this work to come together to … Continue reading

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