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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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Short Breaks Statement

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership and the Children and Young People’s Leadership Team have published a joint short breaks statement. It provides a guide to the local and national resources available for carers and people who are… Continue Reading Short Breaks Statement

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Training in April

There are still some places left on our Learning Network courses coming up in April. They include: Minimising distress in dementia Increasing knowledge of domestic abuse (provided by Border Women’s Aid Dementia – informed practice level For more information call… Continue Reading Training in April

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Red Cross recruiting volunteers

British Red Cross is looking for volunteers to support older people in communities across the Borders. A series of recruitment days is now taking place in various towns. You can download a poster with more information and dates/venues or call 01896… Continue Reading Red Cross recruiting volunteers

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Streets Ahead Open Days

Borders charity Streets Ahead is hosting Open Days this month at its bases in Hawick, Galashiels and Kelso.Visitors are welcome to drop in any time between 11am and 3pm. The purpose is to give families, partner organisations and the local community a… Continue Reading Streets Ahead Open Days

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Enhanced day support in Berwickshire

The Scottish Borders Health & Social Care Partnership is introducing a local area co-ordination (LAC) approach for adults and older people in the Berwickshire area. It is also developing an enhanced day service within Eyemouth Day Hospital that will provide… Continue Reading Enhanced day support in Berwickshire

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