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Pupils Use Their Imaginarium

Congratulations to Samuel Rostas, winner of this year’s Imaginarium competition. Read more

Getting Vocal

In celebration of VOCAL’s 20th anniversary the charity has launched a series of videos highlighting the issues affecting carers and the available support. Read more

The Shock of a Fall

Independent Living has produced advice on fall prevention following the alarming statstics that between a third and a half of people over the age of 65 suffer a fall. Read more

Olympic Legacy

The British Institute of Facilities Management has launched a new standard of accessibility for public spaces. Read more

In Conversation

Carers Scotland has launched a new resource to help carers communicate with professionals particularly if they have concerns. Read more

Changing Times

Head of Private Client, Gillian Brown, has been appointed a Trustee with The Life Changes Trust. Read more

Double Celebration for Trainees

Congratulations to trainees, Katie Ratcliffe and Russell Laughland who have qualified as solicitors and now take up permanent positions within the firm’s Private Client Team. Read more

Flying the Carers Kitemark

The Scottish Government has launched a new initiative – Carer Positive – with the aim of encouraging employers to create a supportive working environment for employees who are carers. Read more

24 April 2014 - Free Seminar for Borders Families

A free seminar aimed at families supporting a member with autism is being held in the Borders on 24th April 2014. Read more

Autism Friendly Films for April 2014

Cineworld is running a series of Autism Friendly Screenings this month to raise awareness of World Autism Month. Read more

Light It Up Blue! World Autism Day - 2 April 2014

The seventh World Autism Day takes place on 2 April, raising awareness of the condition around the globe. Read more

16 April 2014 - Closing Date for Carers to Voice their Opinions

The closing date for responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on carers legislation is 16 April 2014. Read more

TV Presenter Highlights Dementia Issues

Journalist and presenter Sally Magnusson recently chaired a discussion on dementia in Edinburgh. Read more

8 April 2014 - Self-Directed Support Workshop

A recent survey revealed that carers feel uninformed and confused about Self-Directed Support and its impact. Read more

Baffling High Court Decision On Bedroom Tax

Lawyers have been left ‘baffled’ by a Court of Appeal in London which left five disabled housing tenants failing to have the ‘under-occupation charge’, or ‘bedroom tax’ as its commonly referred to, declared unlawful. Read more

Morisons’ Gillian Brown running the Great North Run!

Our very own Gillian Brown is taking up the challenge of running the Great North Run half marathon this weekend, 15th September. 2013 to raise money for the Child Brain Injury Trust. Read more

PRIVATE CLIENT TEAM GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Congratulations to our Private Client Team Stars, Gillian Brown and Emma Horne who have been short-listed in this year’s Law Awards of Scotland. Read more

PRIVATE CLIENT TEAM GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Congratulations to our Private Client Team Stars, Gillian Brown and Emma Horne who have been short-listed in this year’s Law Awards of Scotland.
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EMMA TAKES A STEP FORWARD

Solicitor Emma Horne who works in our Private Client team has been short-listed for a top UK award.
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31 May 2013 - BAAGS Free Legal Advice Clinic for Borders Families and Carers

Solicitor, Emma Horne, is to lead another in our series of free legal support clinics on Friday 31 May 2013 from 12 noon to 4pm for people in the Borders seeking advice on the proposed changes to social care management and the impact of new direct funding payments, wider community care issues and preparing for the future. Read more

26 April 2013 - BAAGS Free Legal Advice Clinic for Borders Families and Carers

Solicitor, Emma Horne, is to lead another in our series of free legal support clinics on Friday 26 April 2013 from 12 noon to 4pm for people in the Borders seeking advice on the proposed changes to social care management and the impact of new direct funding payments, wider community care issues and preparing for the future. Read more

Save the date! MS Society Scotland Annual Ladies Lunch - 20th Sept 2013

In advance of MS Awareness Week in May, we couldn't wait to let you know about the MS Society Scotland's Annual Ladies Lunch on 20th September 2013 at the Thistle Hotel, Glasgow. Read more

Easter Friday - 29 March 2013 - BAAGS Free Legal Advice Clinic for Borders Families and Carers

Solicitor, Emma Horne, is to lead another in our series of free legal support clinics on Easter Friday 29 March 2013 from 12 noon to 4pm for people in the Borders seeking advice on the proposed changes to social care management and the impact of new direct funding payments, wider community care issues and preparing for the future. Read more

World Down Syndrome Day

World awareness day - World Down Syndrome Day Read more

Friday 8 March 2013 - St. Boswells, Scottish Borders - BAAGS Autism Employment Event Series

We are very pleased to be part of a new series of Events being launched by BAAGS, the Borders Aspergers & Autism Group Support, in St. Boswells on Friday 8 March 2013. Read more

1 March 2013 - Free Legal Clinic for Borders Families and Carers

Solicitor, Emma Horne, is to lead a free legal support clinic on Friday 1 March 2013 from 12 noon to 4pm for people in the Borders seeking advice on the proposed changes to social care management and the impact of new direct funding payments, wider community care issues and preparing for the future. Read more

Imaginarium Art Exhibition

Date Change for Imaginarium Winners Artwork Exhibition to 6 March 2013 at 6pm Read more

FREE CLINIC CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to the sever weather conditions in the Borders today, the free legal support clinic due to be held today, Friday 25 January 2013, at 11am at the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place in Galashiels as had to be cancelled. Read more

IMAGINARIUM WINNERS!!!

Congratulations to all the winners of our first ever Imaginarium art competition! Read more

IMAGINARIUM JUDGING DATE

We are pleased to announce that judging of the Imaginarium competition entries will take place on Friday 30 November 2012. Read more

THE FUTURE OF CARE IN SCOTLAND

The Advice for Carers Team will be exhibiting at the Older People: The Future of Care in Scotland Conference on 21 November at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Edinburgh. Read more

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s Herald Society Awards which celebrates the work of the public and voluntary sectors. Read more

BALANCING ACT FOR PARENTS

A new survey by Working Families campaign group has found that two thirds of parents have either turned down a promotion or taken a lower paid job to try to combine work and care roles. Read more

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Food for thought ... Read more

SAVE THE DATE

30 November is Carers Rights Day Read more

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, IT'S MOVEMBER

It’s half way through November and there are a few interesting moustaches beginning to take shape in and around the office! Read more

IMAGINARIUM ENTRIES

Our Imaginarium Art Competition has now closed but check out a selection of entries posted on our website! Read more

MELROSE COOKERY DEMO EVENING 2 NOV!

BAAGS has organised a cookery demonstration evening for all members, friends and family. You’ll see how easy it is to prepare a simple recipe that produces dramatic results in no time at all. Read more

LAST CALL FOR IMAGINARIUM ENTRIES!

You've only got until Wednesday next week, 31 October 2012, to get your entries into us for our Imaginarium competition. We have had a terrific response so far but we would love to receive more! Read more

FREE BAAGS LEGAL CLINIC IN PEEBLES ON 14 NOV '12

We are delighted to announce that Emma Horne, a solicitor from our team, will be holding a free half day advice session in Peebles on 14th November 2012 from 12 noon – 4pm at The Bridge, Port Brae, Town Centre, Peebles, EH45 8AW.
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AND GOOD LUCK TO TEAM GB

Recovering from being deprived of our Olympics TV fix, we can’t wait for the start of the Paralympics with the Opening Ceremony kicking off the 12 day event on Wednesday 29 August.

Let’s hope Team GB smashes their medal hopes and we’ll be right behind the team cheering them on in every discipline!

GOOD LUCK

Good luck to Solicitor, Nicola Gibson, who works in Morisons’ Edinburgh office and is finishing up for maternity leave.

Nicola is looking forward to a well deserved rest before the arrival of her baby due on 18th September.

IMAGINARIUM UPDATE

Due to the terrific response to our Imaginarium competition we have decided to extend the closing date for entries until 31 October 2012? to accommodate groups and clubs who have been off or busy over the summer months. Read more

WORLD ALZHEIMER MONTH

September marks the first World Alzheimer Month with the aim of raising awareness of the condition, culminating in a dedicated day on Friday 21 September. Read more

SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 2013!

Despite not taking place until March 2013, the 4th to 9th March are dates to place firmly in your diary for the amazing ‘Ups and Downs’ Theatre Group will be staging a unique performance called ‘Take 17’. Read more

ART COMPETITION - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Due to popular demand the deadline for our art competition has been extended. Read more

NEW ADVICE CLINIC FOR BORDERS CHARITY

A new free legal support clinic has been set up by Morisons’ award winning Private Client team to help families and carers of Borders Asperger and Autism Group Support. Read more

FIRM SHORTLISTED FOR FIRST SCOTTISH DEMENTIA AWARDS

The firm’s Private Client Team has been shortlisted as a finalist in Scotland’s first Dementia Awards. Read more

COMPETITION PAINTS A BRIGHT OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN

Law firm, Morisons, has launched an arts initiative designed for adults and children who lack capacity, or have a physical or learning disability. Read more

Save the Date

Don’t forget to book mark the 18-24th June in your diary – Carers Week. Read more