Health and wellbeing support

Support for the elderly and medically vulnerable

Scottish Borders Council Community Assistance Hubs:

Multi-agency Community Assistance Hubs (CAHs) have been set up in each locality as part of a co-ordinated response between Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, the Third/Voluntary Sector and local Resilient Communities Groups, to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Find more information here.

Government guidance

Government guidance surrounding health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be found here on NHS Inform.

Specialist sector advice from trusted UK organisations

Whilst the overall NHS advice remains largely the same for all people a range of trusted UK charities provide excellent advice for specific subject areas and COVID-19 (coronavirus). This list will be updated as more information and advice is provided.

Advice for people with asthma

Asthma UK

Advice for people with cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

Advice for people with cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Trust UK

Advice for people with diabetes

Diabetes UK - The British Diabetic Association

Advice for people with heart or circulatory disease

The British Heart Foundation

Advice for people with lung conditions

British Lung Foundation

Advice to help you stay mentally well

SAMH - Scottish Association for Mental Health 

Help for Veterans 

A new website, www.HeadFIT.org, has been designed specifically for the defence community to provide 24/7 access to self-help tools that can enhance mood, drive and confidence, and help you manage the stresses of everyday life.