Border Links develops new and exciting opportunities to support social and economic inclusion for people with learning disabilities - enabling them to play a part, gain in confidence and get the most out of life in their own community.
- working "with and for" local people -
BORDER LINKS ALLOTMENT - 2020 -2021
BORDER LINKS Allotment Project
Our Allotment project has got off to a great start with some wonderful donations from the community and local businesses including a shed for our tools supplied by JT Dove. We have a group of professional volunteers who are going to dig, lay gravel , paving stones and prepare bases for our shed and greenhouse . There are not enough words to match the gratitude we feel. Thank you so much all of you who are supporting and volunteering and if you have anything that you want to donate, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01289 305423.
Coronavirus – COVID-19
We continue to follow government advice on Coronavirus, COVID-19. The government’s current advice to everyone is:
HANDS FACE SPACE
Wash your hands often, wear a face mask if you can and keep 2 metres apart when out in public
To prevent our members from feeling isolated and to support them during these challenging times, we are putting together and delivering activity packs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the foreseeable time. These activity packs have been a huge success and are well received and used, we are now PAST WEEK 50!
The responses from parents and carers has been amazing as have the reactions of our team. and local authorities. Here are just a few examples.
"Can I just say I left work today feeling really happy for what we have been doing over the last few days. Really lucky to have such a great job and staff to work with."
"Thank you for all your proactive work with families over the last week or so - much appreciated. I hope all at Border Links are well." Scottish Borders LD team.
Our team of session leaders and support workers are being vaccinated so that we can keep our members safe when we return to venues and our members are steadily being vaccinated too. We have been working with local authorities to put together our re-opening plans and working within their health and safety guidelines. We hope to return to venues in the near future.
Public Health England and Scotland remind people not to go to a pharmacy, GP or hospital if they suspect they have any of the symptoms. They need to stay at home and follow advice as best they can; and only contact NHS 111 or use NHS 111 online (which is constantly being updated) or phone their GP if their symptoms deteriorate.
Thank you for your continued support, understanding and flexibility.
- Michael Whitehead, was one of our first members.
It was in June 2006 that Michael first started at Border Links in Cornhill. He came up with some good ideas for the veggie baskets and enjoyed painting with Billy as well as a trip to York on the train. Michael often entertained the members with his musical ability and played many instruments including the accordion and the organ.
Michael sadly passed away in 2012 but we remember him every year through the Michael Whitehead Achievement award given to a member of Border Links. His sister chooses someone each year who has achieved something in their life that is of major significance to them.
Border Links deliver customers Fruit and Vegetable orders from five of their six locations.
Amble - order on a Monday and deliver on Fridays
Berwick - order on Monday and deliver on Thursdays
Cornhill - order on a Monday and deliver on Fridays
Duns - order on a Monday and deliver on Thursdays
Kelso - order on a Monday and deliver on Thursdays
"Amazing order from Border Links I never know what I'm getting but it's always fab! Nice gift of basil plant today! What am I going to make with this lot? Delivered to my door and supporting a local group."