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BVCV name change is approved

A resolution to change the name of Borders Voluntary Care Voice to Borders Care Voice was approved by members at the Annual General Meeting on 14th September. A recent external evaluation of the organisation recommended that BVCV needs to improve … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting

The Borders Voluntary Care Voice Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 14th September 2017 at noon (light lunch from 1pm) in Old Gala House, Scott St, Galashiels. A change to our constitution will be proposed, to change our name to … Continue reading

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Welcome, Nicola!

Borders Voluntary Care Voice is delighted to welcome new member of staff, Nicola Glendinning. Nicola has joined the team as our Administration and Finance Administrator, and previously worked with Action For Children. Nicola will be the first point of contact for BVCV … Continue reading

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NEW BCLN training programme

Borders Care Learning Network has published its latest programme of training courses, which run from August to December. It includes courses on dementia, learning disabilities, mental health and wellbeing, as well as condition-specific training and general training for care.  

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BVCV evaluation

Figure 8 Consultancy Services conducted an evaluation late last year of Borders Voluntary Care Voice and Borders Care Learning Network. The aims were to: measure success against the objectives and outcomes identified by BVCV’s vision and business plan in order … Continue reading

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New Carers Advisory Board

A new action, planning and representation group for unpaid carers is being set up in the Scottish Borders. The Carers Advisory Board will have a membership purely of carers and will act as the voice of carers in the region. … Continue reading

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Carers Week 2017

Borders Voluntary Care Voice and Borders Carers Centre are once again organising a local event to celebrate Carers Week. It will take place on Wednesday 14th June at Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose and is open to family carers. Details of the … Continue reading

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Annual meeting with MSPs

Our annual meeting with MSPs was held on Monday 27th February, with the member for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale. Christine Grahame (SNP), and South Scotland members Claudia Beamish (|Labour) and Rachael Hamilton (Conservative). A number of concerns were discussed during … Continue reading

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Annual meeting with MSPs

The annual BVCV meeting with MSPs will take place on Monday 27th February, to discuss a range of health and social care issues in the Scottish Borders. It will be held in Triest House, Bridge Street, Galashiels, from 11am-1.30pm. MSPs Christine … Continue reading

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BVCV celebrates 25 years

Borders Voluntary Care Voice celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. It was established in 1991 as Borders Voluntary Community Care Forum (BVCCF), in response to the NHS and Community Care Act (1990). Its remit was to act as a channel … Continue reading

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