What Matters Hubs available in Galashiels and Kelso

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Published: Tuesday, 11th September 2018

What Matters Hubs weekly drop in sessions are now being provided in Kelso and Galashiels. 

  • Kelso – every Tuesday; 1-4pm; The Planet, Abbotseat Road
  • Galashiels – every Thursday; 1-4pm; Hope Central, Overhaugh Street.

Other hubs are available:

  • Duns – every second Tuesday, 11am-2.30pm, Old Post Office, 6A Market Square
  • Eyemouth – every second Monday, 11am-2.30pm, Eyemouth Community Centre
  • Hawick - every Thursday, 10am–3pm, Heart of Hawick 
  • Peebles - every Wednesday, 2-4pm, Eastgate Theatre (Studio Room)

A pop up What Matters Hub will also operate in Selkirk on Tuesday 30 October, 11am-2pm, Pop-Up Shop, 1 Tower Street.

Find out about ways to support your health and wellbeing

What Matters Hubs offer drop-in sessions and appointments where people can meet:

  • staff such as social workers and occupational therapists
  • third sector representatives

They can get advice about:

  • social care and health services
  • ways they can be supported to remain independent in their own homes, such as equipment and aids, transport or help at home
  • what is happening locally that would enable them to take up a new interest, get some exercise, meet new people or take part in a volunteering opportunity. 

The hubs are supported by organisations such as:

  • Red Cross
  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
  • Home Energy Scotland
  • CAB
  • the Borders Carers Centre.

Information about the range of activities co-ordinated by the Community Capacity Building team is also provided. 

Councillor Tom Weatherston, Executive Member for Adult Social Care

“I am pleased to hear that two more communities are going to be able to access the benefits that these drop in sessions offer. As people from other areas have already experienced, they 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.”

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

“The hubs are also a way for people to be involved in the #yourpart campaign which we are developing as part of our recently launched revised Strategic Plan. 

“We remain fully committed to providing services that support the health and wellbeing of Borders residents but we also wish to help our citizens to play their part by doing what they can to keep themselves in good health. There are many services and activities available in our local communities such as the What Matters Hubs and clubs and events, and we would encourage people to make the most of what is on offer. All of these activities support better health for everyone.”

More information

To find out more or to book an appointment, contact Customer Advice and Support on 0300 100 1800. Information is also available online.

Download the Strategic Plan