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Locality Working Groups up and running again

The Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has re-established the five Locality Working Groups. An initial meeting has been set up in each locality and the public is being invited to participate. Meeting will be held in:· Teviot & Liddesdale,… Continue Reading Locality Working Groups up and running again

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Human rights inquiry

The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee is holding an inquiry to explore what more the Scottish Parliament can do to promote and protect human rights. And it wants to hear the views of people in the Scottish Borders. The Committee is… Continue Reading Human rights inquiry

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Adult Protection training

The Scottish Borders Adult Protection Unit has issued details of training courses scheduled in 2018. Sessions will cover the following topics (click on the course title for more information including times, venues, target audiences and booking. Essential roles and responsibilities… Continue Reading Adult Protection training

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BCLN courses in August

Borders Care Learning Network’s programme of free training continues in August. Courses include Assertiveness, Emergency First Aid at Work and Infection Control. To book a place, contact Ellen de Groot on 01896 757290 or e-mail training@borderscarevoice.org.uk Download details of August… Continue Reading BCLN courses in August

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Strategy to prevent violence against women

A new five year strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls has been launched. The Scottish Borders Equally Safe strategy has used feedback from survivors, communities and partner agencies, as well as statistics, to form a long term vision… Continue Reading Strategy to prevent violence against women

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Training support from BVCV

Borders Voluntary Care Voice offers financial or in-kind support for training needs to organisations in the third and independent (private) sectors that have little or no access to funds for training. Cash grants of up to £500 can be paid from… Continue Reading Training support from BVCV

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Self advocacy session

Carers Scotland is providing a Carers Self-Advocacy session for staff working in health services, social work and care services, and the third and independent sectors. The session aims to give participants an understanding of the role advocacy can play in supporting unpaid… Continue Reading Self advocacy session

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Volunteering Support Fund open

Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) has launched its Volunteering Support Fund 2017-2018. Small to medium-sized third sector organisations working Scotland, with an annual income of under £250,000 can apply for grants of between £7,500 and £10,000. They can apply for the costs… Continue Reading Volunteering Support Fund open

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Networking in Tweeddale

The next Tweeddale Community Network meeting will be held on 6th September, from 9.30am-12.30pm at Peebles Community Centre. Debbie McColgan, the new Area Manager at The Bridge in Peebles, is keen to hear from organisations who may wish to give a brief… Continue Reading Networking in Tweeddale

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Information event for parents

An informal group for charities and parents with children and young people with additional or complex needs is planning an information and networking event in October in Galashiels. The group is made up of representatives from Scottish Borders Council’s education department, parents and… Continue Reading Information event for parents

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