Community Led Support engagement events

Throughout November, Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership worked with National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) to run engagement sessions across the Scottish Borders. 

The aim of these sessions was to introduce the idea of Community Led Support, showing how this programme will bring health and social care services into local communities, so that they are more accessible to all.

We asked

Where is the heart of your community?

You said

  • churches
  • community centres
  • outdoor centre
  • sports clubs
  • leisure centres
  • village/town halls
  • libraries/mobile library
  • community council
  • health centres
  • pubs
  • community hospitals
  • hotels
  • shop/supermarket
  • resource centre
  • stroke club
  • art club
  • British Legion
  • schools
  • lunch clubs
  • walking football
  • day centre
  • men’s sheds
  • allotments
  • coffee mornings
  • community website/facebook
  • local festivals
  • theatre groups
  • pharmacy
  • the Bridge (community development)
  • Rotary Club
  • Citizens Advice Scotland
  • garden centre
  • Boccia group (Eyemouth)
  • Walk It groups
  • farmer’s market
  • local newspapers
  • care homes
  • soup kitchen
  • Scouts
  • caravan parks

We asked

Who are the go to people if you need help, information or advice?

You said

In addition to a number of named individuals you said:

  • community councils
  • local shop owner
  • local MP
  • members of the congregation
  • bus driver
  • Red Cross
  • Post Office/postman
  • the Bridge
  • nurses
  • Royal Voluntary Service
  • New Horizons Borders
  • housing officers
  • ministers
  • neighbours
  • Local Area Co-ordinator
  • our contact centres
  • pub landlord
  • local councillor GPs
  • Citizens Advice
  • Borders College
  • Provost

We did

The ideas from these events will help us to work out the details of how to put a local community led support approach in to practice.