Carers are invited to have their say at local Carers Forum meetings coming up in August:
Wednesday 19th August 2015, 10.00am, Hawkhill Community Centre, 132 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa, FK10 1SB
Monday 24th August 2015, 10.00am, Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB
The forum will be discussing the Carers Bill – National Eligibility Framework for Carers with Heather Noller from Carers Trust Scotland, the development of a Forth Valley Carers Card, and there will be news from the local Carers Representative on the Joint Integration Board.
Carers and Health and Social Care professionals are encouraged to attend. To register your attendance, please contact Ian McCourt at the Carers Centre in Alloa or Claire Crossan at the Centre in Falkirk.
The 2015 Carers’ Parliament will be held on 6th October at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
Two places are allocated by ballot – which is drawn by carers – for each of the 73 Scottish Parliamentary constituencies. A small number of additional places have been reserved for carers who are contributing to the programme, for example as members of the steering group or speakers for the workshops and to ensure minority groups and young carers are represented. Continue reading “Ballot Open For Carers Parliament”
The next Clackmannanshire Carers Forum will take place in Hawkhill Community Centre, Hillcrest Drive, Alloa FK10 1SB on Wednesday 1st July 2015 commencing at 10.00am. Continue reading “Clackmannanshire Carers Forum 1 July 2015”
Our Men’s Carers Group which meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Carers Centre in Bank Street, Falkirk will not be meeting in their usual location on Tuesday 14 July. Continue reading “Messing About On The Water”
As part of our Carers Week programme, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre organised an awareness raising event at Alloa Town Hall on 9th June. As the theme for Carers Week this year was ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’, the event gave members of the public the opportunity to find out about services in the local community that help to keep them healthy and active and safe in their homes. Information was also provided about carers services and support as it is estimated that 3 out of 5 people will take on a caring role at some point in their lives. Continue reading “Carers Week Success”