Power of Attorney Zoom sessions – January to March 2021

Are you interested in finding out more about Power of Attorney and how this could help you in your caring role? Information sessions will be taking place on Zoom for carers in both Clackmannanshire and Falkirk from this month until December.

Session dates and times are:

FALKIRK

    • Wednesday      27 January       11 am
    • Tuesday            16 February     11 am
    • Wednesday      17 March          11 am

CLACKMANNANSHIRE

    • Tuesday            19 January        11 am
    • Tuesday            23 February     2 pm
    • Tuesday            23 March          11 am

If you are a carer living in Falkirk then please contact Donna on 01324 611510 or email donnamulder@centralcarers.co.uk. Alternatively, if you are a carer based in Clackmannanshire and would be interested in more information or booking a place, please contact Tracy on 01259 226838 or email tracygibson@centralcarers.co.uk.

If you would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please contact either Tracy or Donna.

Click here for programme

 

Image by Cytonn Photography

Care with Confidence

Care with Confidence (Thursday) Programme – January to February 2021

Care with Confidence sessions are now taking place every Thursday throughout January and into February. Due to the current lockdown that is in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 14 January 2021            Diabetes – How to Reduce Your Risk
  • 21 January 2021             Burns Lunch **11.30 am – 1 pm**
  • 28 January 2021            Vegetarian Cooking
  • 04 February 2021         Love Food – Hate Waste

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Catherine Brunton on 07857 671347 or email catherinebrunton@centralcarers.co.uk.

Digital Carers Card during COVID-19

Carers cards are usful tools for carers to help you be more easily identified as someone who provides care. Since the COVID-19 lockdown began, we have continued to issue Carers Cards to carers in a digital format.

Carers who would like a Carers Card, and who have not had one previously, will be issued with a digital Carers Card, specifically designed to be used on your phone for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown.

To receive a digital Carers Card, please complete the digital referral form linked below:

Click here to complete referral form

If you have previously had a Forth Valley Carers Card that has now expired, please complete the Contact Us form on our website, and ask to be emailed with a letter that can be used alongside your existing expired card.

If you are working with someone who does not have access to the internet or an email address, please ask them to contact the number below.

For further information, please contact us on 01324 611510 and leave a message, or email centre@centralcarers.co.uk.

 

Care with Confidence

Care with Confidence Clackmannanshire Programme – January 2021

The next Care with Confidence sessions for Clackmannanshire will begin from Wednesday, 13 January. Due to the current lockdown that is in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 13 January 2021        Mindfulness for Wellbeing
  • 20 January 2021       Decopatch with Reachout (session 1)
  • 27 January 2021       Decopatch with Reachout (session 2)

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Clackmannanshire and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Tracy Gibson on 07818 592992 or email tracygibson@centralcarers.co.uk.

Festive opening hours and support services

The Carers Centre staff team has been working from home providing support to local carers by telephone, email and online since March.  The service will close from Friday 25 December 2020 until Monday 4 January 2021 (inclusive), re-opening on Tuesday 5 January 2021.  Details of local support and emergency services are available below:

Finally, the staff and Board of the Carers Centre wish carers a happy, healthy and safe festive season and look forward to continuing to offer information and support in the New Year.

12 Days of Christmas Raffle! 🎄

Instead of our usual Christmas Carers Lunch, this year we are going to run 12 Days of Christmas Raffle with 12 prizes being given out daily from 1 December.

This is free to enter! All carers have to do is register by phone or email us, making sure to include their contact telephone number.

Prizes include: gift vouchers for local businesse and local experiences!

Keep an eye on our social media for more information!

Merry Christmas from the team at Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre 🎅🎄

Call: 01324 611510

Email: centre@centralcarers.co.uk

Care with Confidence

Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – November to December 2020

The next Care with Confidence sessions for Falkirk will begin from Tuesday, 24 November. Due to the current lockdown that is in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 24 November 2020      Dementia & Diet
  • 01 December 2020       Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • 08 December 2020      Vegetarian Cooking

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Falkirk and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Donna Mulder on 07824 381280 or email donnamulder@centralcarers.co.uk.

Care with Confidence

Care with Confidence (Thursday) Programme – November to December 2020

Care with Confidence sessions are now taking place every Thursday throughout November and into December. Due to the current lockdown that is in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 12 November 2020          Emergency Plans
  • 19 November 2020          Moving & Handling; Hints & Tips for Carers
  • 26 November 2020         Carers Rights Day
  • 03 December 2020         Dementia Tips for Carers
  • 10 December 2020          Focus Groups & Planning
  • 17 December 2020          Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Catherine Brunton on 07857 671347 or email catherinebrunton@centralcarers.co.uk.

Mask exemption card for carers

The Scottish Government has produced a face covering exemption card, to support those who are unable to wear one to feel more confident and safe when accessing public spaces and using public services.

The face covering exemption card is branded with the Healthier Scotland and NHS Scotland logos under the FACTS for a Safer Scotland campaign.

A physical card can be requested from Disability Equality Scotland to wear on a lanyard or hold in a wallet, while a digital card is also available to be displayed on a phone, tablet or other device.

Physical and digital cards are available to request online from 29 October at www.exempt.scot or via a free helpline on 0800 121 6240.

Power of Attorney Zoom sessions – October to December 2020

Are you interested in finding out more about Power of Attorney and how this could help you in your caring role? Information sessions will be taking place on Zoom for carers in both Clackmannanshire and Falkirk from this month until December.

Session dates and times are:

FALKIRK

    • Monday      19 October          12 pm
    • Tuesday      17 November       2 pm
    • Monday      07 December      11 am

CLACKMANNANSHIRE

    • Tuesday      20 October         10 am
    • Tuesday      10 November       2 pm
    • Tuesday      08 December      11 am

If you are a carer based in Clackmannanshire and would be interested in more information or booking a place, please contact Tracy on 01259 226838 or email tracygibson@centralcarers.co.uk. Alternatively, if you are a carer living in Falkirk then please contact Donna on 01324 611510 or email donnamulder@centralcarers.co.uk.

If you would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please contact either Tracy or Donna.

Click here for programme

 

Image by Cytonn Photography