MSPs hear Borders voluntary care message

Members of Borders Voluntary Care Voice held their annual meeting with local MSPs last week.'Christine Grahame (SNP), Claudia Beamish (Labour) and John Lamont (Conservative) were at the event in Old Gala House, Galashiels, to discuss a wide range of health and social care issues with members.'Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume was unable to attend, but the party was represented by local councillor Catriona Bhatia. The co-ordinator of Borders Voluntary Care Voice, Jenny Miller is pictured with the MSPs
Members of Borders Voluntary Care Voice held their annual meeting with local MSPs last week.'Christine Grahame (SNP), Claudia Beamish (Labour) and John Lamont (Conservative) were at the event in Old Gala House, Galashiels, to discuss a wide range of health and social care issues with members.'Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume was unable to attend, but the party was represented by local councillor Catriona Bhatia. The co-ordinator of Borders Voluntary Care Voice, Jenny Miller is pictured with the MSPs

Members of Borders Voluntary Care Voice held their annual meeting with local MSPs last week.

Christine Grahame (SNP), Claudia Beamish (Labour) and John Lamont (Conservative) were at the event in Old Gala House, Galashiels, to discuss a wide range of health and social care issues with members.

Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume was unable to attend, but the party was represented by local councillor Catriona Bhatia who later took part in an informal session during which health and social care integration, self-directed support and its roll-out in the Borders, welfare reforms, Scottish Borders Council’s decision to create an arms-length organisation for social care and the Smith Commission recommendations were among the topics of discussion.

The co-ordinator of Borders Voluntary Care Voice, Jenny Miller (pictured with the MSPs), said: “We are grateful to the MSPs for taking the time to come along each year and discuss a wide range of issues.

“This event gives us a chance to share information and to highlight any concerns we might have about health and social care issues in the Scottish Borders.”