Care with Confidence

Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – February to March 2020

The next Care with Confidence sessions in Falkirk start on Tuesday 25 February 2020, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for three weeks at at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – It’s in Your Approach, The Scottish Ambulance Service, and Self Directed Support (SDS).

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the programme below:

Programme

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Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 19 February 2020

Please join us for our next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum on

  • Wednesday 19 February 2020 at Trinity Church, Falkirk
  • 10.45 am to 1 pm followed by a buffet lunch

The meeting will include a presentation by Marina Harper from Caesar & Howie on the Accident Claims Service, which, in conjunction with Age Scotland, seeks to give older people in Scotland a fairer service when it comes to making a personal injury claim. There will also be an opportunity for carers to discuss and request future forum topics and speakers. A link to the meeting agenda can be found below.

To book a place please email susandocherty@centralcarers.co.uk or telephone the Centre in Falkirk on 01324 611 510.

February 2020 Carers Forum Agenda.

 

Care with Confidence

Care with Confidence Grangemouth Programme – February to March 2020

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Grangemouth start on Thursday 6 February 2020, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for five weeks at Talbot House, Talbot Street, Grangemouth, FK3 8HU.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Communicating Effectively, Planning for the Future, and more!

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Susan Docherty at the Carers Centre or to view the programme, click below:

Programme

Carer Singing Group!

Do you enjoy singing? Our Carers Singing Group begins this coming Monday 3 February at 11am in Falkirk Carers Centre, and will run for 6 weeks!

Whether you are new to the group, or returning, please share your talented vocals with us and enjoy a sing-a-long with other carers!

No need to book a place, just turn up on the day and our support worker Jason will be here waiting with a hot brew and a biscuit for you!

 

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Better Breaks Family Outing February 2020

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to:

  • INNOFLATE, Cumbernauld on Friday 14 February 2020, 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Monday 17 February 2020, 11.30 am to 3 pm

Transport will be available to those families who require it and would like to travel with the larger group. Families are also welcome to self-travel and attend independently.

To apply for a place on the trip, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form and submit as soon as possible. Application forms are available on request by calling Stella Siddiq at the Centre in Falkirk on 01324 611510, emailing centre@centralcarers.org or by downloading the form below.

Better Breaks Application Form

Please complete the application form as soon as possible as the closing date is Friday 7 February 2020.

Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

 

Carers Christmas Lunch 2019

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 10 December 2019 from 12 noon to 2 pm.

The Carers Christmas Lunch brings carers together to relax, have a break from their caring role, meet and chat with other carers and have some festive fun.

Lunches will be held at the Grange Manor Hotel in Falkirk FK3 8XJ and Dunmar House in Alloa FK10 2EN.

For further details and to book a place, please download a Christmas Lunch flyer below.  Places are limited and require to be booked in advance.

Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form (Falkirk)

Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form (Clackmannanshire)

Carers Newsletter, Winter 2019

The Carers Centre newsletter, Winter edition, has been sent out to carers and organisations who are on our mailing list to receive information by post or email. You can also view or download the newsletter by clicking here.

This edition contains details of events coming up soon including Carers Rights Day on 21 November, Carers Festive Christmas Lunches on 10 December, Carers Forum meetings, Care with Confidence Sessions and a range of other activities for carers. Find out more about the NHS Forth Valley ‘Be Carer Aware Campaign’ and appointments with the CAB Benefits Advisor at the Carers Centre.

Clackmannashire Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form

Falkirk Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form

Membership of CCA 2020-21

We hope you enjoy the Winter Newsletter and look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events!

Better Breaks Family Outings Winter 2019

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime (relaxed performance), Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Monday 25 November 2019 at 7.30 pm
  • Rapunzel Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 30 November 2019 at 2 pm
  • Rapunzel Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 7 December 2019 at 2 pm (smaller group)

Transport to the venue will be made available to those families who require it and would like to travel with the group, families are also welcome to travel and attend independently.

Please note: this year in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria a small contribution will be required at £5 per head towards admission for everyone attending any of the Macrobert pantomimes.

To request a place for the Pantomime trips, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form available from the Admin Team at the Carers Centre: phone 01324 611510, pop into the centre, email to request a form using our contact form, or download an application form here:

Better Breaks Application Form

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Monday 18 November at 5pm.

Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

 

Better Breaks Family Outing August 2019

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to:

  • Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth on Wednesday 14 August 2019, times to be confirmed.

Families are also welcome to self-travel and attend independently.  Transport will be made available to those families who require it.

To apply for a place on the trip, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form and submit as soon as possible – the deadline is Monday 5 August.  Application forms are available on request by calling the Carers Centre on 01324 611510, emailing centre@centralcarers.org or by downloading the form below.

Better Breaks Application Form

Please complete the application form as soon as possible as the closing date is Monday 5 August 2019.

Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

 

Carers Newsletter, Summer 2019

The Carers Centre newsletter, Summer edition, has been sent out to carers and organisations who are on our mailing list to receive information by post or email. You can also view or download the newsletter by clicking here.

This edition contains details of events coming up soon including the Central Carers Association AGM on 12 June, Carers Week programmes, Carers Forum meetings, Care with Confidence Sessions and a range of other activities for carers. Find out more about the Carers Act and how you can have a say.

To book a place at Carers Week Activities, contact the Carers Centre.

We hope you enjoy the Summer Newsletter and look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events!