Community invited to have their say on review of day support provision for older people in Teviot and Liddesdale

Scottish Borders Council is holding a series of drop-in sessions to give the Teviot and Liddesdale community an opportunity to provide input into the review of day support provision for older people currently being undertaken for the area.

Working with National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), the aim for the sessions is to gain feedback from as many interested individuals, organisations and community groups as possible.

The sessions will begin with a lunch time open meeting on Monday 23 January, 12-2pm, in the Hawick Town Hall. A sandwich lunch will be provided for those attending.

Further drop in sessions will be available as follows:

Wednesday 25 January, 11am-2pm, Heart Of Hawick Café/Bar

Thursday 26 January, 10am-12noon, Auld Cross Keys, Denholm

Tuesday 31 January, 11am-2pm, Buccleuch Centre, Newcastleton

Tuesday 7 February, 1.30-3-30pm, William Laidlaw Memorial Hall, Bonchester Bridge.

Booking is not required for any of the sessions.

Councillor Tom Weatherston, Executive Member for Social Work and Community Enhancement, said: “As part of this consultation, we are particularly to hear the voices of people with lived experience and their carers to get their views of what they feel is needed and would be of most benefit to them and the wider Hawick community.

“I would therefore encourage anyone with an interest in support for older people in Teviot and Liddesdale to join one of these sessions. It is important that we get as much feedback as possible so we can make a well informed decision as to the next steps for this provision.”

NDTi will provide the Council with a report on the outcome of the consultation exercise by the end of February. Along with the Integrated Impact Assessment, this will be used to help inform the scope and next steps in relation to the commissioning of adult day services in the locality.

For more information about the services currently available for older people in Teviot and Liddesdale, regular drop in sessions and appointments are provided by the Hawick and Newcastleton What Matters Hubs. Find out more at: For more information contact SBC’s Communications and Marketing team: 01835 826632 or