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New Carers Act coming into force

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 becomes law on 1st April. It gives carers improved rights, as well as ensuring that they are involved in planning care for themselves and the people they care for. Carer’s Support Plan Carers are entitled to … Continue reading

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Welfare benefits petition submitted

Our petition about the changes to the Scottish Borders Council (SBC) Welfare Benefits Service has now been submitted to the SBC Audit and Scrutiny Committee, and is supported by around 180 people. It is calling on SBC to ensure that the … Continue reading

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Volunteer Jenny is a winner!

One of Borders Care Voice’s most dedicated and active service user representatives is the winner of this year’s local Long Service to Volunteering Award. Jenny Mushlin was declared the winner at the Loving Our Volunteers awards event in Kelso on … Continue reading

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BCLN training programme

Information about courses in the Borders Care Learning Network training programme for 2018 is now available. You can download the new training booklet now, which outlines the programme until the end of June. The booking form can also be downloaded … Continue reading

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SBC Welfare Benefits Service petition

Borders Care Voice has launched an online petition about the changes to the Scottish Borders Council (SBC) Welfare Benefits Service. It is calling on SBC to ensure that the most vulnerable and deprived people in the Borders are not unfairly … Continue reading

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Volunteering awards

Volunteer Centre Borders (VCB) is seeking nominations for its 2018 “Loving Our Volunteers” Awards. Volunteering achievements will be recognised in eight categories: Young Volunteer of the Year (up to 24 years old) Adult Volunteer of the Year (24 – 60 … Continue reading

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Penumbra youth project ending after 23 years

After supporting young people in the Scottish Borders for 23 years, Penumbra’s contract to deliver the Borders youth project will end in January. Scottish Borders Council has awarded the new contract to provide emotional health and wellbeing support for young … Continue reading

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Inspection of older people’s services reveals weaknesses

Health and social care services in the Scottish Borders are delivering some positive outcomes for some older people in the area. But there are also weaknesses in the delivery of some important services. That is the view of inspectors, following … Continue reading

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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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