Social Enterprise Scotland is The Voice of Social Enterprise - bringing together social enterprises and their supporters into a strong campaigning force. We’re your gateway to Scotland’s social enterprise community.
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Healthy Working Lives is a free national advisory service delivered locally which helps employers to create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. We work with all kinds of businesses, completely free of charge, offering practical information and advice that helps Scottish businesses improve the health and safety and the wellbeing of their staff.
The Scottish Borders team is based in Melrose as part of the Occupational Health Service of NHS Borders. They can help you:
- identify health, safety and wellbeing needs within your organisation,
- by giving on-site and remote advice, support and resources on all matters related to Health and Safety including policy and procedure development, carrying out risk assessments, identify training needs for staff and meeting legal requirements
- by offering a wide range of training opportunities related to health, safety and wellbeing e.g. Sensible Risk Assessment, Alcohol and Drugs Awareness for Managers and Mentally Healthy Workplace Training for Managers
- by supporting you to develop health related workplace policies such as Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol, Mental Health and Wellbeing.
- A national award programme which recognises good practice in promoting health, safety and wellbeing to your workforce.
- Providing regular information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing.
This is further supported by a national website www.healthyworkinglives.com and a freephone adviceline 0800 019 2211 The local team can be contacted by phoning 01896 825982 or emailing email@example.com
Grow to Work is a social enterprise based at Thornylee (half way between Galashiels and Innerleithen) which provides land based work experience and training for school leavers and young adults. Its buddy system partners young people with learning disabilities with those from mainstream education for mutual benefit. The team is available for a wide range of gardening and groundskeeping work across the central Scottish Borders at very competitive prices.