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Human Rights Training For Older People in Galashiels 

Posted February 3rd 2019 by Rhiannon

A free training session in Galashiels aims to encourage recognition of older people’s rights as human rights. Led by Outside The Box, it forms part of the Borders Care Voice training programme, and will take place on 7 February from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

The session is run by the Local People Linking project created by Scotland based community development charity, Outside the Box, which helps to link older people with the local activities and supports they enjoy. It brings groups together to learn about each other to create new opportunities in the community.

The session is open to everyone, including older people, families, friends, community groups as well as workers from any sector working with older people.  The aim is to:

  • Bring people together with different experiences to share knowledge and learn more about the rights of older people in their communities.
  • Give people a space to reflect on how older people can better access their rights as a part of everyday life
  • Explore how everyday experiences link with Human Rights.

Jill Keegan, Community Development Advisor at Outside The Box, who will be leading the session in Galashiels said:

“Older people’s rights are human rights and people are starting to realise that. Around the world, thinking around human rights is changing. We are now seeing more conversations happening about how to include older people’s rights in human rights legislation. We started the Local People Linking project to encourage people to look at older people’s rights and how they play a part in the support and activities available for them.

“At the taster sessions we look at what the barriers and solutions are for older people accessing their rights, what the issues are for older people who want to live at home and how we can make sure society treats older people equally regardless of race, religion or any other status.”

Jenny Smith, Chief Officer of Borders Care Voice, said: “We are delighted to be working with Outside the Box to bring this training to the Borders. It complements the range of courses we offer to those who work and volunteer locally in health and social care, and to unpaid carers and service users.”

How to Book?

The session is on Thursday 7th February 2019 from 9.30am-12.30pm and must be booked in advance. To book a place or if you have any questions please contact: or give them a call on 01896 757290

For the full details of the Jan-Jun 2019 Borders Care Voice training programme, click here.

About Local People Linking

Local People Linking raises awareness of older people’s human rights based on their lived experiences in their communities. We co-deliver human rights sessions with community members across a range of different groups.

We are supporting older people from a variety of backgrounds as they develop and share information that is accessible on activities and services happening in their area.

We’re here to help bring groups together to learn about each other and create new opportunities in the community.

For more info on the project, contact Jill Keegan: / 07841015949

About Outside The Box –

Outside the Box provides development support to groups and people across Scotland who want to make a difference in their communities. We began in 2004. We are a small, independent charity and aim to work as a social enterprise.



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