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SB Connect Winter 2016


The Council’s new service: SB Cares

From 1 April, there will be a new name and new ID badges, but the same dedicated staff read more

Homecarers: ‘committed, professional, kind’

Dedicated team will remain the same under SB Cares read more

New era for health and social care

Joint working will bring services together read more

AAC: many ways to get your message across

Awareness campaign highlights different methods of communication read more

Woodwork works for Gala clients

Craft sessions boost self esteem and confidence read more

Council approves Borders budget

Good planning means we can invest in services read more

You said, we did…

Your feedback helped shape our spending priorities read more

Where our money will go in future

Our capital spending for the next 10 years read more


Caddies are coming

New collection service will turn food waste into compost and biogas read more

Our performance

How we're doing against the Corporate Plan read more

Changes to benefits roll out in Borders

Universal Credit introduced to the area at the end of April read more

Have you registered to vote in May’s election?

It only takes a moment to check your name is on the list read more

How does the Council compare with others?

Benchmarking tool checks our performance read more

Help available for first time buyers

Scheme to put more people on housing ladder read more

Pay the easy way

Take the direct route to spreading your Council Tax cost read more

New staff to improve local domestic abuse service

Wendy and Karen will work with vulnerable victims read more

2015: Year of the advanced driver

Whether you’re a motorist, a biker or a cyclist, there’s training to help keep you safer on the roads read more

Access all areas for budding engineers

Pupils treated to bird's-eye view of Galashiels Transport Interchange read more

On the right track

Now all the rails are in place, track laying can be completed read more

New initiative delivers first homes for rent

Ten affordable homes provided with more on the way read more

Langlee becomes latest Resilient Community

Residents are prepared to cope with emergencies read more

Gateway to growth

Business advice service will have a significant impact on the Borders economy read more

Affordable housing boost for local developers

New planning rules make building on smaller sites easier read more

Planning ahead

Have your say on how we should manage flood risk in the Borders read more

It’s easy to make your own compost

Workshops help beginners with the basics read more

Warm and efficient

We have £1.5m to help makes homes in the Borders easier and cheaper to heat read more

Praise for Council’s planning department

Focus on quality recognised and more improvements on the way read more

Borders Alcohol and Drug Partnership Annual Report

Local services are improving the health of adults and children read more

Change Fund made a big difference

Older people benefit from over 50 projects read more

Public health report plans for wellbeing

Report looks ahead to the next five years read more

Primary pupils learn German from Mainz man

German trainee teacher improves children’s language skills read more

Success for school leavers

More than 90% go on to education or employment read more

Remembering the Battle of Gallipoli

Call for items to be included in commemorative exhibition read more

Now all the little ones get free lunch!

Make sure your P1-3 child doesn’t miss out on a healthy meal read more

Train while you work

Young people can gain qualifications and on-the-job experience read more