Borders Buddies: New Funding Success!

New funding success for Borders Buddies! Outside the Box South-East team are pleased to announce we have been successful with an application to the National Lottery Improving Lives fund to take our Borders Buddies project on to the next phase.  Borders Buddies: the pilot  After the first Lockdown, we were hearing from people and workers…

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A helpful resource for the winter months

Winter and the Cost of Living New Resources sharing ideas from communities across Scotland Our new Winter Support resource shares tips for supporting each other through Winter and the Cost of Living. We’ve been talking to communities from the Borders to the North coast about how they get through difficult winters. And local people across…

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Eyemouth Gateway to Good Health: launch of outdoor resources Outside the Box have been very pleased to be part of coordinating and delivering the whole-systems Eyemouth Gateway to Good Health initiative over the past year. Our LINKS project is rooted in the Eyemouth community and, along with other community partners, we supported the delivery of…

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Outside the Box annual report 2021

Our 2021 Annual Report How we worked in 2021 This blog shares our 2021 Annual Report. Read on to find out what Outside the Box did, and the difference it made for people and communities. Click here to download our 2021 Annual Report. In 2021 we continued our focus on supporting connections for people, groups,…

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Community Solutions

Exploring your Community Sector At Outside the Box we are sharing the Community Solutions report, showing what we have learned around how the collective efforts can reach more people and help people stay well in their own homes and communities. We used the phrase ’community sector’, and that is prompting some conversations – is this…

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Health Inequalities CPG Parliamentary Reception

Health Inequalities CPG Parliamentary Reception Freya recently attended the Health Inequalities Cross Party Group Parliamentary Reception on 27th September. The event was sponsored by Brian Whittle MSP, Co-Convenor of the CPG and took place in the Scottish Parliament Garden Lobby. The secretariat, Voluntary Health Scotland, the national intermediary and network for Scotland’s voluntary health organisations, hosted with…

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Community Solutions

How can getting together with other people for a chat make health services work better? Part 2 Over the past few years Outside the Box has been working with people in the NHS and councils, national bodies, and community groups.  The work was in partnership with  Healthcare Improvement Scotland.  All the ideas and case examples…

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Community Solutions

How can getting together with other people for a chat make health services work better?  There is a lot of attention on the pressures that the NHS and social care services are facing.  Part of the solution comes from partnerships across different parts of the services and especially with the community sector.  That starts when…

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Connecting Equalities, the new beginnings club east lothian

The New Beginnings Club – East Lothian For the last few months, Outside the Box have been working with the members of the New Beginnings Club (nbc) to create a newsletter as part of our Connecting Equalities project.  The members of the NBC wanted to take control of it, so Christine has been showing them…

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From Slogans to Sound Strategy? The 2022 SURF Annual Conference On the 25th August we attended the SURF annual conference – primarily through our work in our Connecting Equalities project, but also to network and connect across the broader landscape of: “Community Wealth Building”- what is it?? CLES defines it as : “An approach to…

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