Views sought on day opportunities available in Tweeddale

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Published: Monday, 19th September 2016

We would like feedback from Tweeddale residents on the types of activities they would like provided to help older people and people with long term conditions remain active and socially connected.

Have your say

The Community Capacity Building Team is holding a drop-in session in the Peebles Community Centre on Friday 30 September from 12noon-3pm to give anyone who makes use of local daytime opportunities or health and wellbeing activities the chance to give their feedback about the service.

They would also like suggestions on what other activities could be provided and what barriers might exist that prevent people from accessing services. They would like to speak to:

  • older people
  • carers
  • people with a long term condition

Anyone who may be needing to make use of these facilities or activities in the future is also invited to come along. 

Refreshments will be provided. Similar sessions will be held throughout the area over the next few months.

Councillor Frances Renton, Executive Member for Social Work and Housing

“The Community Capacity Building team has been working in the Tweeddale area since 2013 with the aim of supporting greater involvement by the community in how day opportunities are provided at a local level.

“They have engaged with older people, people with long term conditions, statutory agencies and organisations from the third and private sectors, both at a local and national level, and together they have set up some very popular and well attended groups.

“From the Friday afternoon drop-in sessions at the Community Centre to the gentle exercise class that takes place in Innerleithen on a Monday afternoon, there is already a wide range of activities on offer to suit a range of interests.

“However, what we are looking for now is to get a sense from people about how they think the project is doing; what is working well, what could be improved, what other ideas people might have that they think would be of benefit.

“I would therefore encourage anyone with an interest in the provision of these services to share their thoughts and experiences with the team so that we can make sure that what is being provided meets the needs of the local community in the most helpful and beneficial way.”

More information

Contact Community Capacity team online or call them on 01835 825080 for more details.