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The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO)

The Borders Carers Centre provides FREE independent help & support to unpaid family carers (aged 18+) of people with all types of illness and disability throughout the Scottish Borders. We are responsible for carrying out The Carers Support Plan.

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Carer Training for Professionals

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

The Carers Act will become law on 1st April 2018.

It is important that all professionals understand their duties and responsibilities under the Act. The Borders Carers Centre are now offering robu...

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Emotional Support for carers

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

Why do carers need support?
Carers often suffer ill-health due to their caring role. To care safely and maintain their own physical and mental health and well-being, carers need information, support,...

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Advocacy for carers

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Many carers find it is very tough to have their voices heard, and often report feeling like they are ‘banging their head off a brick wall”. The Borders Carers Centre can advocate on your behalf or ac...

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The Borders Carers Centre

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

The Borders Carers Centre provides FREE independent help & support to unpaid family carers (aged 18+) of people with all types of illness and disability throughout the Scottish Borders. We are respo...

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Carers Support Groups

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Caring can be rewarding, but it can also make you feel isolated and alone - like you are the only one.... Support Groups are a great way to meet with other people in similar situations, share your sto...

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Carers Support Plan

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

A Carers Support Plan is a chance for you to chat with a Carers Liaison Worker about your own personal circumstances in relation to the caring role, and how you feel about it. It will help you make d...

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Young Adult Carers (18 - 30) support

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

In recognition of the fact that younger adult carers find it difficult to get the kind of help and support they need, The Borders Carers Centre offer a bespoke, dedicated service to help young adults ...

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Practical Help for Carers

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

Carers have a LEGAL RIGHT to their OWN support plan (even if the person they care for does not want help themselves). The Borders Carers Centre will carry out this support plan. You do not have to be...

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Hospital Liaison Support for Carers

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

When a loved one leaves hospital after a stay, to return home, it can be a daunting time. Our Hospital Liaison Worker, who works in partnership with Borders General Hospital, is there to ensure this ...

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Carers First

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

Carers First is open to any existing unpaid carers who are interested in supporting, representing and voicing the needs and rights of unpaid carers in the area. The group is responsible for monitoring...

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Borders General Hospital Discharge support

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

When a loved one leaves hospital after a stay, to return home, it can be a daunting time. Our Hospital Liaison Worker, who works in partnership with Borders General Hospital, is there to ensure this ...

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Emergency Card for Carers

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

Peace of mind for carers. You will be issued with 2 cards (one for you and one for the cared for), then, if the worst were to happen (eg: you are involved in a road traffic accident), the card will b...

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Carers

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

The Borders Carers Centre provides FREE independent help & support to unpaid family carers (aged 18+) of people with all types of illness and disability throughout the Scottish Borders. We are respo...

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Carer Workshops/Training

By: The Borders Carers Centre (SCIO).

Delivered across:
  • Scottish Borders

The Borders Carers Centre always work in partnership with health, social work and with carers.

This way, we can be sure that we are always offering the training/workshops that carers want and als...

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