The Carers Centre Winter newsletter is on its way to carers who are on the Centre mailing list. A PDF version can be downloaded here or from the link on our Publications page. Carers Christmas Lunch booking forms can also be downloaded below:
The Carers Centre invites local carers to meet together for a festive Christmas lunch in December. The Christmas Lunch brings carers together at what can sometimes be a stressful and isolating time, to relax, have a break from their caring role, meet and chat with other carers and have some festive fun.
Carer Christmas lunches will take place as follows:
Park Hotel, Falkirk
Wednesday 9 December 2015
12 noon to 2.30 pm
Dunmar House, Alloa
Wednesday 9 December 2015
12 noon to 3 pm
Places are limited and require to be booked in advance. The cost of the lunch to carers is £5 (payable on booking and non-refundable). For further information or to request a booking form, contact the Centre in Alloa or Falkirk or download a booking form here:
Carers Centre Open Afternoon
Friday 20 November 2015
1.30 pm to 4 pm
Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone. Come along to our Open Afternoon at the Centre in Falkirk on Carers Rights Day to find out about information, support and services for carers and the people they care for.
Carer Centre staff and representatives from other local organisations will be on hand with information and to answer questions – or just pop in for a cup of tea, a chat, a healthy smoothie from our Smoothie Bar, or treat yourself to a free pampering session (to be booked in advance).
• Short Breaks
• Alzheimer’s Support
• Mental Health Support
• Self Directed Support
• And more…..
• Indian Head Massage
• Aromatherapy Massage
• Smoothie Bar
Download our Carers Rights Day event flyer here.
There is a training opportunity coming up for carers from Clackmannanshire and Falkirk – First Aid for Parents of Children with Additional Support Needs on Wednesday 2 December at 10 am in Hawkhiill Community Community Centre, Alloa. To book place, contact Sharon Morgan at the Centre in Alloa.
The Clackmannanshire Carers Forum meets quarterly. It is a voice for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for. This month the Forum will focus on:
- Carers Rights
- Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health Partnership Strategic Plan
- Forth Valley Carers Card
If you are interested in attending the Clackmannanshire Carers Forum on Wednesday 25 November, from 10 am to 1 pm at Hawkhill Community Centre, contact Ian McCourt at the Centre in Alloa.
The Falkirk Carers Forum meets quarterly. It is a voice for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for. This month the forum will focus on:
Joint Integration Board
ALFY & Closer to home
Forth Valley Carers Card
If you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum on 23 November 2015 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Carers Centre, contact Claire Crossan at the Centre in Falkirk.
Coming up this Friday! A chance to get your toes tapping withThe Falkirk Tryst Orchestra – with all proceeds generously being donated to the Carers Centre. The Orchestra will be performing a selection of dance music, ranging from classical pieces to show tunes and traditional music at Falkirk Town Hall on Friday 9th October 2015. Tickets are on sale from The Steeple Box Office in Falkirk. http://falkirktrystorchestra.org.uk/news.html
Are you 16 to 25 years old? Do you also identify as, or are you questioning whether you are, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)? Are you also a carer or do you help to look after a relative or friend – unpaid – who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems? If you answered YES to all of these questions, then you may be interested in this opportunity to participate in a research study on the lives of LGBT Young Adult Carers. Further information is available here.
You are invited to join us for breakfast at the Carers Centre on Friday 16 October at 10 am to take part in ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast’, a national fundraising campaign organised by Carers Trust to raise money to help support carers and raise awareness of the role they play. Carers, their friends and family and members of the general public are invited to join us for a fun breakfast and make a donation of £2. More information can be downloaded here.
A beautiful bungalow in Perthshire has been offered for the use of carers as part of the Respitality project. Carers in the Falkirk area are invited to get in touch if they might be interested in booking a week in this pretty one-bedroom bungalow (below) which sleeps 2 people, initially in the period from November 2015 to January 2016. The bungalow is in Pitlochry and can be booked for periods up to one week at a charge of around £50/60 per week to cover servicing and cleaning. If you are a carer living in the Falkirk area and would like to find out more about the Bungalow and this offer, please get in touch with Sharon Campbell at the Carers Centre.
The purpose of Respitality is to give unpaid carers a break from their caring responsibilities so they can have some time for themselves to ‘recharge’ their batteries. This is achieved through the generosity and support of local hospitality providers who gift a Respitality break in the form of, for example, an overnight stay in their hotel, or a dinner for two, or a complimentary pass to their leisure club. More about Respitality here