What Matters hub now available in Teviot & Liddesdale

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Published: Tuesday, 08th May 2018

Teviot & Liddesdale residents are being encouraged to come along to the What Matters hub available at the Heart of Hawick café every Thursday from 10am-3pm.

What Matters hubs offer drop-in sessions and appointments to get advice about social care and health services and activities available in your local area. You can meet with Partnership staff, such as:

  • social workers
  • occupational therapists
  • third sector representatives.

Independent living in Teviot & Liddesdale

Information is available to support you to remain independent in your own home, such as equipment and aids, transport or help at home. You can also find out what is happening locally that would enable you to:

  • take up a new interest
  • get some exercise
  • meet new people
  • take part in a volunteering opportunity

Advice for carers is also provided.

What Matters hubs across the Scottish Borders

Drop-in sessions are also available in Peebles in the Eastgate Theatre’s Studio Room every Wednesday from 2-4pm. Appointments are available in other areas of the Borders.

Find out more about What Matters hubs

To book an appointment, contact Customer Advice and Support on 0300 100 1800.

Councillor Tom Weatherston, Executive Member for Adult Social Care

“These drop-in sessions are an ideal way for people to talk to professionals in a relaxed, informal way if they are looking for guidance about what is available that would support their health and wellbeing. Appointments can be provided for anyone needing a more in-depth discussion about their social care needs. The sessions are also a way to find out about activities and events taking place in Hawick and the surrounding area that people might find of interest.”

Rob McCulloch-Graham, Chief Officer Health and Social Care Integration

“Both the Partnership’s health and social care Locality Plans and the Council’s Corporate Plan set out our commitment to working with our partners and the third sector to expand the community hub model throughout the Borders. It is already proving popular in other areas and I would encourage the people of Teviot & Liddesdale, along with their families, friends and neighbours, to make the most of this new weekly opportunity.

“The hubs are also an ideal way for people to be involved in the Council’s #yourpart campaign by finding out more about how they could be supporting their own health and wellbeing by perhaps getting an aid or adaptation fitted, joining a community activity or volunteering with a local group.”

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