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Activities for older people

Older people in the Jedburgh and Kelso areas are being encouraged to get involved in two new activities being developed by the Scottish Borders Council Community Capacity Building Team. A soup and sandwich lunch will be available in the Carter’s Rest …

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Dementia Resource Centre Open Days

Alzheimer Scotland Borders will be hosting Open Days on 17th, 18th and 19th December, from 10am-2pm, at its new Dementia Resource Centre in Kelso. They will offer colleagues, volunteers, local businesses and the public a chance to see the centre, at …

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Carers plan – have your say

Views are being sought on a local draft plan for carers. Carers: Living Well in the Scottish Borders 2019-22 is mainly for adult carers. It aims to support the health and wellbeing of carers and to help make caring more sustainable …

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Curry and Chaat in Berwickshire

The Health and Social Care Partnership’s Local Area Co-ordination Mental Health Team is working in partnership with the Lammermuir Community Fund and Lily’s Pop Up Café in Longformacus to organise a Curry and a Chaat event on 16th November in …

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TCAT service extended

A free service that aims to provide one-to-one personal support to people with cancer to enables them to live as independently as possible is being embedded across the Scottish Borders. The project is being delivered in partnership between Macmillan Cancer …

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Dementia event planned for Selkirk

A Living with and Caring for Dementia Event will take place on Wednesday 14th November at Selkirk Rugby Club from 1pm – 4pm. This event gives those affected by dementia the chance to get advice and information, as well as speak …

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Tuck in for mental health!

A Curry & Chaat evening will be held in Kelso on Thursday 25th October, from 6-8pm. This is an initiative by the Mental Health Foundation, which aims to bring friends together to enjoy a delicious curry and raise money for …

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Sing along at the MacArts!

The new Keys to Life Choir for people with learning disabilities is now up and running in the Borders. Organised by Streets Ahead and The Richmond Foundation, it meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. It’s at …

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Borderers wanted for TV series

BBC Scotland is planning a new series, which will be fronted by Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey, a writer, performer and passionate community activist who grew up on a housing scheme in Glasgow. The production team is looking to work with communities …

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Transgender conference

After the success of last year’s first transgender conference in the Borders, this year brings a full day conference aimed at building on current knowledge and developing understanding on how to support Trans people in the Scottish Borders. Supported by …

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