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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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Adult protection training

A series of half-day Adult Support and Protection courses will be taking place in Galashiels from now until March. The Essential roles and responsibilities of multi-agency staff sessions. The training is for multi agency staff members who have contact with “adults at risk”… Continue Reading Adult protection training

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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… Continue Reading Activities for older people

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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… Continue Reading Dementia Resource Centre Open Days

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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… Continue Reading Carers plan – have your say

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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… Continue Reading Curry and Chaat in Berwickshire

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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… Continue Reading TCAT service extended

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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… Continue Reading Dementia event planned for Selkirk

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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… Continue Reading Tuck in for mental health!

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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… Continue Reading Sing along at the MacArts!

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