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CFHS funding opportunities 2017

Community Food and Health (Scotland) has opened up its capacity building fund and annual development fund  for applications. The aim of the annual development fund is to support Scotland’s low-income communities to improve their access to, and take-up of, a healthy, varied… Continue Reading CFHS funding opportunities 2017

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Autism and transition – event for parents

Autism Network Scotland and ARC Scotland are organising a free event for parents, “Autism and Transitions: Understanding Your Role”, in Galashiels on Wednesday 30th August. It will involve presentations and interactive workshops, looking at: What is a transition? What is your role as a… Continue Reading Autism and transition – event for parents

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Carers Week 2017

Carers Week 2017 takes place from 12th-18th June. Borders Voluntary Care Voice and Borders Carers Centre are hosting a celebration on Wednesday 14th June. Click the link below to book your place!

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£29m funding to tackle poverty

Community and third sector projects that try new ways to tackle poverty and improve people’s lives can now apply for a share of £29m ‎funding from the Scottish Government. A new £18.9m Aspiring Communities Fund will help organisations to find new, long… Continue Reading £29m funding to tackle poverty

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Diabetes Support Group

The Borders Diabetes Support Group will be hosting coffee mornings in Kelso and Eyemouth in February, and a meeting in March in Galashiels. Download the poster with more information about the events and contact details.

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Alliance annual report

I am pleased to send you our recently launched interactive Annual Report for 2016, which highlights some of the organisation’s key activities over the course of what was our tenth anniversary year.

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Booking is now open for places on a free two-day PEEP practitioner training course in the Borders in March. PEEP equips practitioners to support parents of early years children to support their children’s learning, to develop the home learning environment… Continue Reading

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Help to improve inclusive communications

During 2015 The Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) and the Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF) formed a Consortium to help with the development of an Inclusive Communication Hub for Scotland. The Scottish Government then asked SDEF, SAIF and Sense Scotland to… Continue Reading Help to improve inclusive communications

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Evaluating mental health services

Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders have asked Figure 8 Consultancy to conduct an evaluation of the following mental health services: • Gala Resource Centre • Mental Health Rehab service • Mental Health Older Adults’ day service If you have recently… Continue Reading Evaluating mental health services

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Re-Tweed graduation

Eyemouth social enterprise Re-Tweed held its second graduation event in November, when Calum Kerr MP presented the successful trainees with their certificaates.

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