Mental health

Local area co-ordination

Our Local Area Co-ordination (LAC) team provides a service to adults (18 years old upwards) who are isolated in their community due to the impact of mental ill-health or where acknowledged mental health difficulties are affecting their quality of life.

They also support adults with a learning or physical disability and older adults.

The team is made up of local area co-ordinators and community link workers and our focus is on encouraging and enabling people to live an active, more connected and purposeful life in their community.

We work across the Borders and have bases in Duns, Galashiels, Hawick, Kelso and Peebles. 

How can I be referred to the LAC service?

Anyone can refer. We also accept self-referrals.

It's important that anyone working with us has a willingness and ability to engage with the service. Please note that we aren’t able to provide personal care or moving and handling support.

More information

To find out more, see our Local Area Co-ordination page.