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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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