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Scottish Frontline Network: Connecting the Borders

Scottish Frontline Network: Connecting the Borders

Scottish Frontline Network: Connecting the Borders

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

About this event

Are you a frontline worker who support people experiencing homelessness? And are you based in the Scottish Borders? Then join our online networking event and connect with other colleagues in the area!

The event will introduce existing services and explore ways of working together across a geographically disperse area. The event will include presentations from different organisations and services with opportunities to ask questions.

Among others, we will hear from:

  • The new Housing First project in the Scottish Borders
  • The Peer Naloxone Supply Project
  • Health in Mind

Housing First Borders (run by Cyrenians) focuses on tackling the “revolving door” of repeat homelessness in the area and works with people who face multiple disadvantages. At the event, we will hear from Gwen Kent, Service Manager, and Max Allen, Key Worker.

Wez Steele, Training and Development Officer (Drug Death Prevention), is here to talk about the Scottish Drugs Death Task Force funded Peer Naloxone Project, establishing peer naloxone supply in several localities with those involved being paid as sessional workers.

Health in Mind have been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing since 1982. At this event, Lynn Bellis, Social Prescribing Support and Development Worker, will tell us about the various types of support that Health in Mind provide in the Borders to enable people to make a positive difference in their lives.

We look forward to bringing together people from various services and organisations – so whether you work in outreach, housing, charity, social work, health, or probation, you can come along.

How to join

Tue, 7 December 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT

Register via Eventbrite here

To make this event accessible for people based across the Scottish Borders, it will be a virtual event on Zoom. Details will be shared closer to the date.

This event is being hosted by the Scottish Frontline Network. The Scottish Frontline Network is facilitated by Cyrenians, who are a proud partner of the Frontline Network. The Scottish Frontline Network supports those working on the frontline with people experiencing homelessness.

If you have any questions please contact Ursula Hofeldt at ScottishFrontlineNetwork@cyrenians.scot

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