Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – April to May 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – Coping with Change using Psychological Approaches, how to avoid Scams, how to Handle with Care and find out more about the Dementia Outreach Team and Alzheimer Scotland.

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:

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Care with Confidence Polmont Programme – April to May 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Polmont start on Thursday 18 April 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for seven weeks at the Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive, Polmont FK2 0PZ.  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 Sleep, Nutrition, Delirium, Continence Care, Home Environment, Planning Ahead and Scams.

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 Rebecca Fowler-Ralston at the Carers Centre or to view the Programme, click below:

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Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 26 March 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – Coping with Change using Psychological Approaches, Discharge Planning after a Hip Fracture, and find out more about Pharmacy Services.

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 link below:

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Consultation on Clackmannanshire and Stirling Carers Strategy

As part of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are required to produce a local Carers Strategy which outlines the vision and priorities for unpaid carers.
 
A consultation took place when the Strategy was initially drafted last year. The Strategy is now in its draft stage, and Clackmannanshire and Stirling (HSCP) are looking to consult on it further before finalising and publishing the Strategy at the end of March.
 
This consultation focuses on the specific priorities contained within the Strategy, and asks you to give your thoughts and opinions on them, as well as provide comments on anything else that you feel is appropriate.  You can read the draft Carers Strategy here. Clackmannanshire and Stirling HSCP would be grateful if you are able to spend a short time to complete the survey, which can be accessed by clicking here.
 

Better Breaks Family Outing March 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:

  • Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 23 March 2019, 10 am till 4 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 Anne Prinn 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 8 March 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.

 

Care with Confidence Polmont Programme – March 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Polmont will start on Thursday 7 March 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for six weeks at the Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive, Polmont FK2 0PZ    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 Stress & Relaxation, Facing Challenges, Being Heard, Communicating Effectively, What is Dementia? and What is Autism?

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 Rebecca Fowler-Ralston at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

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Care with Confidence – Clackmannanshire Programme

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Monday 25 February 2019, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, at Ludgate House, Mar Place, Alloa FK10 1AD  Please note the change of venue!   All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include an introduction to the Patient Advice & Support Service, finding out more about local Pharmacy Services and a session on Home Fire Safety from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

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 link below:

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CAMHS Learning Disability Team Information Sessions

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Learning Disability Team working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents, grandparents/carers of school aged children who have been formally diagnosed by CAMHS as having an Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delay by Paediatrics.

We are pleased to invite you to a carer’s group which will focus on understanding and managing behaviour. This group will run  for 4 weeks beginning on Wednesday 20 February, 12.30 pm to 2 pm at the Centre in Falkirk.

If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact: Anne Prinn on 01324 611510 or download the programme here.

Care with Confidence Falkirk : Adults with Autism February to March 2019

The Autism Team within Adult Mental Health, working with Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering workshops discussing living with Stress and Distress for adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

These workshops are for adults who have received a diagnosis of Autism within NHS Forth Valley.  Everyone experiences Stress and Distress in their lives.  However those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder report experiencing stress and distress for more prolonged periods and in more situations than those adults who do not have the condition.  These workshops will explore this and look at how to manage this stress to improve daily life.  To view the Programme, click on the link below:

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If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact Alison Hall (Advanced Autism Practitioner) on 01324 618272 or Mob. 0777 054 3310.  You can also book a place by contacting Anne Prinn at the Carers Centre.

 

Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 29 January 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia and Research, Patient Advice & Support Service, Sleep, Gas Safety Awareness and finally, Dementia: Ask the Psychiatrist.

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 link below:

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