Category: Latest updates

Alzheimer Scotland Borders is collecting the views of people living with memory problems and their families across the Scottish Borders. In early 2020, it will hold face-to-face consultation events to discuss the findings of this initial consultation; bringing together interested parties to formulate a plan to help improve services across the Scottish Borders. The data […]
The ALLIANCE’s Integration Support team hosted an event at Galashiels Volunteer Hall in November to gather views on carers’ experiences of both health and social care integration and the Carers Act. The event was held in partnership with Borders Care Voice and Borders Carers Centre. A full report is available now on the ALLIANCE website.
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Borders Care Voice is looking for a Collective Advocacy Worker for its You See it All Project. The project started in April this year and aims to give a voice to the most marginalised and socially isolated in the Scottish Borders. We plan to work with those on low incomes, empowering and developing their skills to tell their […]
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs will host an event on 1st October 2019, from 1pm-4.30pm in Langlee Community Centre. It will provide information and findings from the ‘Developing  Adult Family Support and Recovery’ project commissioned by Scottish Borders Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP). The event will share findings from the needs assessment which sought to […]
Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland is developing its strategy for 2020 to 2023 and is keen to hear from as many people as possible to help influence what ILF Scotland prioritises over the coming years. It has created an online consultation so recipients, family and friends can help directly shape the future strategy.
Our Annual Report for 2018-2019 has just been published. It was presented at our Annual General Meeting in Galashiels on 11th September.  You can download the report from our website,
Scottish Borders Council has commissioned consultants to undertake a study on the housing needs of wheelchair users in the Scottish Borders. As part of this work, the consultants have designed a survey to gain a better understanding of the needs of wheelchair users. The results of the survey will help inform future housing development and […]
Scottish Borders Diversity Week will take place from 23-29 September this year. The focus is on ‘kindness’ and events during the week will aim to encourage kinder communities in the Borders. The programme will be compiled by the Joint Health Improvement Team. For more information or to get involved e-mail lizzie.macleish@borders.scot.nhs.uk 
The Health & Social Care Partnership has expanded the number of What Matters Hubs available across the Borders by offering monthly drop in sessions in Newtown St Boswells. The Hub will be available on the last Thursday of every month from 10am-noon in the Community Wing. For more information or to book an appointment, contact […]