New members needed to safeguard disability service

Management and service users of the only centre for people with a physical disability in the Borders say they need more members to safeguard it for the future.

Scottish Borders Council had planned to turn the Ability Centre in Galashiels into a social centre.

Those with certain physical disabilities would have received home visits instead.

Service users successfully campaigned for a compromise, which means the service will now open to all users for 2 days a week, and will run as a social centre once a week, with regular home visits.

But they say they need more members in order for it to remain a success.

The new arrangements will be reviewed in 18 months.


Ability Centre needs new members

The Scottish Borders only centre for people with physical disabilities needs new members, or faces an uncertain future.