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Fuel poverty training

Home Energy Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders, will be running training sessions in September for local organisations. The Reducing the Impact of Fuel Poverty in Scotland training will provide an insight into fuel poverty and the impact this… Continue Reading Fuel poverty training

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Robertson Trust – new funding streams

The Robertson Trust has published its Giving Strategy 2016-2019, which sets out its future priorities when awarding funds through the open grants programme. There are three three newly-developed funding strands: Care and Wellbeing Strengthening Communities Realising Potential The strategy has been developed in consultation with… Continue Reading Robertson Trust – new funding streams

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Care after cancer treatment

A service for people following their treatment and recovery from cancer is now up and running in Tweeddale. Transforming Care after Treatment (TCAT) is a joint project by British Red Cross, Macmillan Cancer Support, NHS Borders, Scottish Borders Council and… Continue Reading Care after cancer treatment

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Housing Options on tour

Housing Options Scotland will be in the Borders in August to offer advice on housing needs to older people, disabled people and disabled veterans. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to talk about the help they can give people… Continue Reading Housing Options on tour

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Volunteer community researchers wanted

Age Scotland and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling, have been funded by the Life Changes Trust to conduct research on quality of life in later years. They are looking for community researchers, including people with dementia,… Continue Reading Volunteer community researchers wanted

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Celebrating health and wellbeing

An event to celebrate health and wellbeing will be held on Saturday, 6th August at Tweedbank Sports complex, from 11.30am-3pm. The Joint Health Improvement Team (Public Health) will host the BIG Lunch at Tweedbank Sports complex on Saturday 6th August, from 11:30am until 3pm.… Continue Reading Celebrating health and wellbeing

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Equality and Human Rights Commission strategic plan

The Equality and Human Rights Commission Strategic Plan for 2016-2019 sets out four objectives : significant impact – to secure advances in equality and human rights in priority areas a strong evidence base – to provide authoritative analysis and insight sustainable… Continue Reading Equality and Human Rights Commission strategic plan

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Walk Leader training

Walk It will be running free Walk Leader training on 3rd June in Melrose. The aim of the one day course is to help volunteers gain the skills and confidence to lead safe, short, local health walks. Those attending will receive a Walk… Continue Reading Walk Leader training

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Guidance for unpaid carer advocacy

The Scottish Government and COSLA have published guidance for independent advocates, independent advocacy organisations, carer advocacy workers and carer advocacy projects. It aims to support good practice in the delivery of advocacy for adult carers. It demonstrates the benefits of advocacy for carers and… Continue Reading Guidance for unpaid carer advocacy

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Mental Health Rights for Life

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has welcomed the publication of Rights for Life, a new Declaration which sets out 19 rights that people can expect to have recognised and respected in regards to mental health. The Declaration is based on the… Continue Reading Mental Health Rights for Life

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