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  • General Interest:
    Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:00 am
    Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative

    Details of the Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative with advice about fuel bills and much else. Message received from Lorna McCullough
  • General Interest:
    Thursday, 22 October 2020 12:00 am
    Messages from Scottish Borders Council

    A number of messages have recently been received from SBC and these can be found in PDF format linked to the webpage https://carlops.net/messages-from-scottish-borders-council
  • General Interest:
    Friday, 23 October 2020 12:00 am
    Ideas for the Social Renewal Advisory Board

    A request for ideas for the Social Renewal Advisory Board regarding the community response to COVID19. Please note, the deadline for submissions to this has now been extended to October 23rd. This is an initiative of COSLA - the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Request for Ideas for the Social Renewals Advisory Board

Message received from “Jillian” at COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities):

Good Morning Folks,

You may be aware that on 9 June 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People announced the creation of a Social Renewal Advisory Board https://www.gov.scot/groups/social-renewal-advisory-board/. COSLA is represented on the Board by President Alison Evison and SOLACE by Fiona Lees, East Ayrshire Council.

As part of the engagement work of the Social Renewal Advisory Board Scottish Government outlined plans earlier in the process to allow organisations and community groups out with the membership of the Board and the Circles to feed in.

Just launched is an online space where community groups and organisations can participate and share their ideas. A call for ideas and evidence is open until the 23rd October.  Further information can be found here https://www.gov.scot/publications/supporting-people-and-communities-call-for-ideas/ and the news release is here https://www.gov.scot/news/rebuilding-a-fairer-scotland-after-covid-19/

We’d be really grateful if you could share this information with organisations and community groups you work with to ensure widespread knowledge and participation.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like any more information.

Thanks in advance,


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