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January 6th 2020

There are three new messages from Scottish Borders regarding the new lockdown. Click on the links, and the PDF documents will either appear in a new tab or in your Downloads folder

Covid-19 – Shielding – Lockdown CMO letter for children FINAL 5 Jan 2021

Covid-19 – Shielding – Lockdown fit note for adults FINAL 5 January 2021

Covid-19-Shielding- LA Engagement- Lockdown Level 4 – QA Jan 2021

December 17th 2020

Message received from Margaret Smail (Communities Assistance Hub) Thursday 17th December:

There is a new British Red Cross calendar of activities for older people. Click here for details

Tweeddale Learning Community Partnership Bulletin December 2020 – Click here for details

December 4th 2020

Message received from Margaret Smail (Communities Assistance Hub) Friday 4th December following online meeting with Community representatives:

CAH holiday hours: 21st December – 24th December (3pm) as normal

25th-28th December public holidays. Any emergency requests will be dealt with by Social Work Emergency Duty Team

            29th– 31st December(3pm) as normal

            1st January – 4th January public holidays.  Any emergency requests will be dealt with by Social Work Emergency Duty Team

            5th January business as usual.

Everyone indicated that there would be volunteer cover over the holiday period. On current trend things remain quiet but we may see referrals coming through the Test &Protect welfare calls to people self isolating. Please let me know if there is no volunteer cover in your community.

Margaret agreed to send out link to Scottish Government Dashboard to get the latest Corona virus figures (updated every day at 2pm)

It is an ever evolving picture but figures for Covid remain low in the Borders and across Scotland there is a reduction in numbers at present. Scottish Borders remains in Tier 2

The first Covid vaccinations in the Borders are due to be given to First Responders and emergency NHS staff at the BGH on Tuesday 8th December

Margaret has some supermarket cards to be used to support those most in need with food shopping. Please get in touch with me if have any individuals or families in your communities who would benefit from these.

There were some great examples given of work going on during this time in local communities as well as activities etc. planned for the festive period. I have attached a form from the Food Foundation as a template . I would be grateful if you could very briefly give details of what is going on in your own community which I will share with you all.

Margaret will continue to send out regular updates.

It was agreed that a monthly meeting would be useful. Margaret to send out a Teams meeting request for the 2nd Thursday of every month (once I work out how to do it!)

Public Health Updateable Dashboard:


Update 4/12/20: http://carlops.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/RC-2020-Update-1.pdf

November 2020

Message received 18-11-2020 includes Borders-wide information about the following:

  • Turas (Gaelic singing group) events
  • Play #yourpart by helping SBC to shape budget plans:
  • Citizen Rights Scotland: new EU settlement Scheme
  • Children’s Parliament final report from national wellbeing survey for 8 to 14 year olds
  • Drink Wise Age Well Programme

Click the following link to view or download the PDF:



30th October. The following documents relate to a single letter received from SBC. Click on the link to download as a PDF file


Guidance related to the 5 Levels of Covid-19 protection:

Protection Levels Scotland November 2020


Shielding: http://carlops.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Shielding.pdf

For the entire letter click the following link:


October 2020 The Warm and Well Initiative



Warm and Well Borders will target vulnerable groups specifically through health and social care partnerships, to provide support and advocacy, and to tackle fuel poverty. Project officers will broaden referral pathways working cooperatively with the local voluntary sector, social housing providers, and community health and social care practitioners to extend the reach of the project and share project results. Warm and Well Borders will be delivered through a partnership between Scottish Borders Council, Changeworks, three local Citizens Advice Bureaux, Home Energy Scotland, health and social care teams and community health organisations.

Home Energy Scotland (HES)

Call HES if you’re worried about your energy bills or struggling to stay warm at home. HES are funded by the Scottish Government and are here to help. The service is free and impartial and they are committed to keeping you warm. Contact them free on 0808 808 2282

Citizens Advice Bureau –

Can help with income maximisation and advice on bills. If no one available to answer you will be asked to leave a message and an adviser will contact you. Alternatively please email and an adviser will respond. CAB aim to respond within 3 days to all enquiries.

Peebles01721 721722. adminuser@peeblescab.casonline.org.uk


Sep 2020 CLD Learning Community Partnership Bulletin.pdf

Sep 2020 2 CLD Learning Community Partnership Bulletin.pdf

Shielding – Letter to new additions – During Pause – Updated September 2020.pdf