Older people in the Scottish Borders are being encouraged to share their experiences of COVID-19

Published: Monday, 2nd November 2020

The Borders Older Peoples Planning Partnership (BOPPP) wants to get an understanding of the lives of our older population during the pandemic. 

The information gathered will be used to support the region’s ongoing recovery efforts, as well as transformation programmes being taken forward by ourselves, NHS Borders and the Health and Social Care Partnership. 

Get involved

An online survey will run from Monday 2 November until Sunday 6 December. 

The survey is also available in alternative formats and languages by phoning 01896 825970 or emailing: [email protected]

The Borders Older Peoples Planning Partnership is one of the Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership’s engagement and planning groups. It is made up of representatives from Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, the third sector and local older people.

Councillor Elaine Thornton-Nicol, Older People’s Champion

“We want to hear from our older people here in the Borders about their lockdown and life since shielding was paused. What worked well for them, what challenges did they face, how have they been living their lives, what could be done better in the future?”

“If you would rather to talk to someone on the phone about your experiences during COVID-19 call 01896 825970. Someone will then call you back and have a conversation with you. We want to make sure that people who don’t access the internet also get the chance to share their experiences.”