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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… Continue Reading Welfare Benefit Service petition

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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.… Continue Reading Annual General Meeting

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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… Continue Reading Carers Week Celebration

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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… Continue Reading Carers Week Celebration

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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 New Carers Act coming into force

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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 Welfare benefits petition submitted

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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 Volunteer Jenny is a winner!

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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 BCLN training programme

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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 SBC Welfare Benefits Service petition

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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 Volunteering awards

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