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:


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:


Care with Confidence in Clackmannanshire – Chair Yoga

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Wednesday 30 January 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Hawkhill Community Centre, 32 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa FK10 1SB

Come along to enjoy the benefits of yoga from the comfort of your chair.  These sessions will combine gentle stretching movements with breathing exercises and guided relaxation. Yoga can often help you to slow down, lower anxiety levels, relax your muscles an improve your sleep and concentration.  Other benefits attributed to yoga are increased flexibility, strength, more energy and better posture.

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:


Frontotemporal Dementia Carer Information Sessions – January to March 2019

The Frontotemporal Dementia Carer Sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia.
The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting.  Professionals are also invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.
The programme will take place on the last Friday of each calendar month.  Please download a programme here for more information.

Carers Christmas Lunch 2018

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 11 December 2018 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 2018

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 30 November, Carers Festive Christmas Lunches on 11 December, Carers Forum meetings, Care with Confidence Sessions and a range of other activities for carers. Find out more about the Carers Act and Adult Carer Support Plans.

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

Better Breaks Family Outings Winter 2018

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:

  • Dick Whittington Pantomime, Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Monday 19 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
  • Sleepin’ Cutie Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 8 December 2018 at 2 pm or Saturday 15 December 2018 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 12 November at Noon for Dick Whittington and Monday 19 November at 5pm for Sleepin’ Cutie.

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.