What Matters Hub drop-in sessions available in Newcastleton

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Published: Monday, 07th January 2019

The Health & Social Care Partnership is holding a series of What Matters Hubs in Newcastleton starting on 23 January 2019.

The drop-ins will be held at the Newcastleton No 8 Club in Montague Street from 10am-2pm on:

  • Wednesday 23 January
  • Wednesday 6 February
  • Wednesday 20 February
  • Wednesday 6 March
  • Wednesday 20 March

Appointments can also be booked by phoning our Customer Advice and Support team on 0300 100 1800.

What Matters Hubs

What Matters Hubs are an opportunity for people to meet with Partnership staff such as social workers and occupational therapists, as well as third sector representatives, to get advice about social care and health services and activities available in their local area.

The Hubs are supported on a regular basis by the British Red Cross, with other providers attending when they can:

  • Borders Carers Centre
  • Alzheimer’s Scotland
  • Borders Independent Advocacy Service
  • Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
  • Community Capacity Building
  • Domestic Abuse Service

Information is provided about ways that people can be supported to remain independent in their own homes, such as equipment and aids, transport or help at home. People can also find out 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.

Councillor Tom Weatherston, Executive Member for Adult Social Care

“These sessions are an ideal way for anyone looking for guidance about what is available across the Borders to support their health and wellbeing. They are also a way to find out about activities and events taking place in their local communities that people might find of interest.”

Further Information

What Matters Hubs also take place regularly in:

  • Duns
  • Eyemouth
  • Galashiels
  • Hawick
  • Kelso
  • Peebles

More information is available from Customer Advice and Support on 0300 100 1800 or on our website.