Scottish Borders

Local help in Scottish Borders

 

Scottish Borders Council

The main link for the councils website: Click to link to site

The council contact information link: Click to link to site

There is a list of local contact centres across the Borders where people can go in person: Click to link to site

The main phone number is: 0300 100 1800

The out of hours contact for Social work is 01896 752111

 

Social care and health

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Out of hours services

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Council’s Self Directed Support

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Independent information about SDS

 

Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS)

They provides advocacy to a wide range of people.  There are also specialist services for people with mental health problems, for older people and for people who have a learning disability.

Tel: 01896 752200

Email: info@bordersadvocacy.org.uk

Web: Click to link to site

 

Encompass Borders

Encompass Borders helps people make the best use of Direct Payments and other types of Self-directed support.  They give independent advice on all aspects and stages of getting support.  For people employing Personal Assistants this includes help with recruitment, a comprehensive payroll service, admin and employer support.  They will also help with other aspects of managing the money side.

Tel: 01896 759700

Email: admin@encompassborders.com

Web: Click to link to site

 

Independent advocacy

 

Borders Independent Advocacy Service (BIAS)

BIAS provides advocacy to a wide range of people.  There are also specialist services for people with mental health problems, for older people and for people who have a learning disability.

Tel: 01896 752200

Email: info@bordersadvocacy.org.uk

Web: Click to link to site

 

Carers Centre

 

Borders Carers Centre

Tel: 01896 752431

Online contact form: Click to link to link to site
Web: Click to link to site


Other

Encompass Database

This is a government funded free service for the Scottish Borders. It is an online database that aims to bring together people who want to work as personal assistants (PAs) – companions, carers, support workers, befrienders, etc with employers.

Web: Click to link to site

 

Adult Protection

Scottish Borders Council
Adult Protection Unit
Langlee Complex
Marigold Drive
Galashiels
TD1 2LP

Telephone: 01896 752200

Web: Click to link to site

 

 

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