From time to time The Bridge publishes a number of resources. Many of these are sent directly to our members, but here you can find a library of our most recent publications,including our Newsletter.
Reshaping Care for The Elderly
The Bridge was commissioned by Scottish Borders Council, Social Work Department to carry out research from December 2011 – February 2012, to identify existing networks, relevant voluntary community organisations and self help groups for the elderly. The report will outline what is already happening in the Cheviot (including Coldstream, Greenlaw and Gordon) and Tweeddale areas and potential opportunities for development. It will summarise the type of support and skills required to develop services within the Third Sector to meet expressed need and fill any gaps in provision within the Cheviot Plus and Tweeddale localities.
Empowering Communities a Scottish Government Consultation
The Scottish Government has a clear purpose to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth, and it is determined to work in partnership across Scottish society to deliver on that purpose.
. As part of its vision for strengthening Scotland's communities, the Scottish Government has proposed to bring forward a Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill.
In developing initial ideas for this Bill the Scottish Government have spoken to many people across all sectors and from a number of different communities throughout Scotland. They have heard from those communities, and from many in local authorities and the wider public sector, of inspiring and innovative examples of work already being undertaken to support community empowerment. However, they also heard that much of the success to date has been achieved despite the current rules and regulations rather than because of them. This consultation seeks ideas to rectify that situation.