Outside the Box provides independent development support to groups and people across Scotland who want to make a difference in their communities. We work on a broad range of projects - under the four key themes below - offering support, information, training, evaluation and advice.
We are working with local community groups and other partners across Scottish Borders to raise awareness about how older people and manage their mental health and wellbeing.
People are more likely to experience mental health problems as they get older. We're having conversations with people about how to raise awareness about older people’s mental health and wellbeing, and about what will make this better.
Many older people in the UK live in rural communities. There are places where people are developing cities that work well for older people. This project is bringing people together to develop rural communities that work well for us all as we get older.
This project develops peer support for people with dementia and for carers, with a focus on aspects of food and keeping well.