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Christmas is coming!

Our offices will be closed from 20th December until 3rd January. We hope you have a great break and a Happy New Year when it comes, and we will see you all in 2019! Staff and trustees of Borders Care …

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Rural Wisdom coming to Borders

Rural Wisdom is looking at how communities work as people get older. It is starting in more areas in 2019, including Scottish Borders. Outside the Box and Borders Care Voice are holding a session to start planning for Rural Wisdom …

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NEW Contented Dementia workshops

Borders Care Learning Network will be running two new workshops in the coming months that will provide an in-depth look at the concepts and approaches that underpin and support the Contented Dementia model. The workshops are sponsored by Roxburgh Landward …

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Annual Report 2017-2018

Our Annual Report for 2017-2018 has been published. It was presented, along with the annual accounts to members at our Annual General Meeting in September. You can download the report from our website.

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Welfare Benefit Service petition

Our petition to Scottish Borders Council following changes to its Welfare Benefits Service was considered by the Audit and Scrutiny Committee in August. The petition called on the council to ensure that the most vulnerable and deprived people in the …

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Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 11th September at the MacArts Centre in Galashiels. Guest speaker will be Peter Scott, Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland. There will also be updates from our working groups. …

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Carers Week Celebration

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.  This year, it is held from 11th-17th June. Borders Care …

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Carers Week Celebration

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Borders Care Voice and Borders Carers Centre are again hosting …

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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 …

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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 …

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