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We are working with people in rural parts of Scottish Borders to build links between people and increase social inclusion.

This is a new project, running from October 2017 to March 2019 – and we hope that many of the things that get started will continue beyond that.

The people we are working alongside want to give support to other people in their community and be able to get some support from them.

Some of the activities that will be happening include:

  • Events and activities that bring together people who live in a village or area
  • Information that can make life easier for people and families
  • Advice and practical help on ways to take forward community activities, such as help with funding applications and training for people who are new to volunteer or community roles
  • Courses to build people’s confidence and skills

Keep an eye out here for updates on updates what’s happening across the Borders.

This project is supported by the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund.

Get in touch

For any more information about the project, please contact Christine:

christine@otbds.org / 07921 265515

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Project Blogs

  • Jo wearing sunglasses

    It is great to be part of the OTB Borders Team!

    Posted February 14th 2018

    I am really looking forward to working as Happiness Habits Community Development Worker. I enjoyed working alongside the Flourishing Borders team during Wellbeing Week in […]

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  • People sitting at a table

    Making Connections

    Posted December 19th 2017

    Our Happiness Habits project has just finished running a 5 week Making Connections confidence building course in the Cheviot area of the Scottish Borders.  The […]

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  • kurling set

    “O.A.P. Takes on New Age Kurling”

    Posted November 7th 2017

    A guest blog from Frank who has been coming along to try out ‘new age kurling’ with a group we’re supporting to get going through […]

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  • Belly Dancing Residents at Whim Hall

    Posted May 30th 2017

    For the last couple of weeks our Flourishing Borders has been at Whim Hall care home where many of the residents are living with dementia. […]

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  • Older people playing ukeleles

    Top Tips & Happiness Habits

    Posted May 10th 2017

    People are more likely to experience poor mental wellbeing as they get older, but older people are less likely to have access to information or […]

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