Wheatlands House in Galashiels, Scottish Borders Council’s registered care home for children and young people, has been congratulated by elected members on winning the Scottish Social Services Award for Outstanding Residential Care Service for 2022.
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A recent Care Inspectorate report on Waverley residential care home in Galashiels, operated by Scottish Borders Council, has highlighted several important strengths which Inspectors acknowledge are having a significant positive impact on the experiences and outcomes of residents. A full unannounced
Scottish Borders Council is holding two drop-in sessions to give the community an opportunity to have their say on options for a new care village development for the central Borders to be located in Tweedbank. Plans to develop the facility were agreed as part of the council budget approved on 19 Mar
Scottish Borders Council has approved the outline business case initial assessment for the development of a new care village facility in Hawick. Approval was also given at the meeting held on 29 September for shortlisting of the potential options for the care village in Hawick prior to the developme
Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership (CPP) has set out a work plan which highlights the key priorities and actions for the partnership over the next 12 months to support communities. The key priority themes, which were agreed in June this year, are: ‘Enough Money to live on’ &
Scottish Borders Council is marking the seventh annual Scottish Housing Day by celebrating the impact that housing makes to the lives of people and communities across the region, as well as raising awareness with residents on the housing options available to them. The focus this year is on sustainab
Action to tackle child poverty in the Borders has been set out in a Child Poverty Report which will be discussed by the Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership Strategic Board this week. The Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership is made up of a number of strategic partners operatin
A Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Fund of over £300,000, financed by the Scottish Government, has opened in the Scottish Borders. Level 1 Grants (up to £20,000) and Level 2 Grants (£20,001-£50,000) are available.
Scottish Borders Council has submitted three bids as part of the latest round of the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund. Local authorities can submit bids related to each MP’s constituency covering the area and also a single authority transport bid. Scottish Borders Council has submitted
Scottish Borders Council is seeking the views of residents and stakeholders on the next Local Housing Strategy, which will cover the period from 2023 to 2028 and will set out a vision for housing and related services in the region. An early engagement survey took place towards the end of 2021 and th
With less than a month to go until the submission deadline, community groups right across the Scottish Borders are being encouraged to enter the Scottish Borders Council’s refreshed community awards programme. The deadline for submissions to the Greener Gateway Community Awards is Friday 5 Aug
Scottish Borders Council’s Social Work and Social Care teams are going to be at this year’s Border Union Show, due to be held at Springwood Park in Kelso on Friday 29 July and Saturday 30 July. What Matters Hubs staff will be on hand to speak with anyone looking for advice about a range
Scottish Borders Council announced that its CEO Netta Meadows will be stepping down from her role at the council in September. Ms Meadows joined the council in March 2021, relocating from Somerset, and has led the council through some of the most challenging and unpredictable times with the COVID-19
Scottish Borders Council’s new Council Plan, setting out key ambitions and priorities for the year ahead, will be considered by elected members at a meeting on Tuesday 22 February.
The Conservative/Independent Administration at Scottish Borders Council has revealed its budget proposals, which focus on dealing with local priorities and supporting every community to recover as quickly as possible from the Covid-19 pandemic. The feedback of more than 760 people has helped shape t