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Borders Disability Forum

What is the Borders Disability Forum

The Borders Disability Forum exists to improve the lives of people with disabilities and sensory impairments.

Disability Forum Member Organisations

Borders Deaf Club
Providing club meetings for people in the Scottish Borders who have hearing difficulties

Borders Direct Payment Agency
Money provided by the Council directly to someone assessed as needing community care services.

Borders Independent Advocacy Service
Providing advocates for people in the Scottish Borders who have social care needs

Borders Visual Impairment Network
Providing informal support to anyone with a visual impairment or an interest in visual impairment

Borders Voluntary Community Care Forum
Representing local views about community care

Gala Wheels
Accessible transport for those with wheelchairs or mobility difficulties

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Training dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they cannot hear

Providing support to adults and children with a brain injury, and to their families and carers

Scottish Borders Countryside with Easy Access
Places to visit to enjoy the outdoors and wildlife

Scottish Borders Interpreter Agency
Assisting with communication between deaf and hearing people

Scottish Business in the Community
Advice and help for community organisations

The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Network (Borders)
A group of people with hearing impairments who meet on a regular basis

The Dippers
Combining the disabled and able-bodied together to offer fun and exercise in the water

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