Learning disabilities

Citizens panels in action

Our meetings work well, where there is a balance of family carers and members with a learning disability.

We discuss a lot of topics at the meetings. Members request specific speakers, for example: 

  • charging for social work services
  • keys to Life (the Scottish Government's long term strategy
  • making choices, keeping safe policy and guidance. 
  • Borders Railway project
  • fire safety in the home
  • community policing
  • learning disability nursing at the Borders General Hospital
  • welfare benefits changes
  • work and volunteering

Could you be a citizens panel member?

We are always looking for new members. If you would like to join a citizens panel in your area, please contact us for more information.

Download the welcome booklet

Learning disability services

Monday to Friday: 8.30am-5pm

Address: Scottish Borders Learning Disability Service
Scottish Borders Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells

Telephone: 01835 340 610