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  • Celebrating benches

    Posted March 30th 2016

    The Young Foundation recently published Benches for everyone – a report about benches in public places. It brings together the experiences of wonderful people and shows the impacts that having benches in our communities make for both our individual and collective wellbeing.

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  • Food Buddies has arrived in the Scottish Borders

    Posted February 11th 2016

    Borders Food Buddies is a new project which gives practical support to people living with dementia and their carers around food.

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  • How to fill an empty weekend

    Posted February 1st 2016

    (By Muriel Young, a former Outside the Box Community Development Worker) My plans for the weekend had fallen through and I was facing a long […]

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  • Christmas

    Posted December 17th 2015

    It’s that time of year again and the pressure is on for us to have a perfect Christmas, with family and friends gathered for home cooked restaurant quality food, professionally wrapped presents, and a fabulously decorated tree and house. And each year it seems the pressure for a perfect Christmas increases…

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  • Permission to dream: How it started and the next chapter

    Posted December 15th 2015

    by Anne Connor, Outside the Box What would make your life easier? Or better? What are the things you would like to do if someone […]

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  • Self-Directed Support in mental health: what can you do differently?

    Posted December 14th 2015

    by Rich Watts, NDTi from the Getting There ‘Permission to Dream’ event 2015. Last year, Outside the Box ran a series of great events on […]

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