Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Clackmannanshire Carers Act Event on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Municipal Buildings, Stirling

Please join us at the Clackmannanshire Carers Act Event, 10 am to 12 noon or 2 pm to 4 pm with lunch available from 12 noon – 2 pm on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Municipal Buildings, Stirling.

This event is an opportunity to discuss pathways to accessing support, information/advice for carers, eligibility criteria, what works well now, what gaps exist, and consideration of other models of support.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at The Park Hotel

Please join us for our next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017, 10.45 am to 1.00 pm followed by a buffet lunch at The Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1 5RY.

The meeting will include an update on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and the opportunity to be involved with partners in health and social care to determine how the needs of local carers will be met in the future.

To book a place, please contact the Centre on 01324 611510.

Carers Christmas Lunch 2017

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 12 December from 12 noon to 2.30 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 Park Hotel in Falkirk and Dunmar House in Alloa.

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)

Better Breaks Family Outing November/December 2017

 

 

 

 

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:

  • The Snow Queen Pantomime, Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert on Monday 20 November at 7.30 pm
  • Chick Whittington Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling on Saturday 25 November at 7.30 pm or Saturday 9 December at 2 pm

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.

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 Friday 3 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.

 

 

 

 

Clackmannanshire Care with Confidence Programme October – November 2017

The Carers Centre in Clackmannanshire, along with their partners in NHS Forth Valley, is delivering a Care with Confidence programme on Information about Dementia. It starts on Thursday 5 October, 10 am to 12 noon, running for 6 weeks, and will take place at Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre. To book a place, or for further information, please contact the Carers Centre in Alloa or download a programme here.

 

Care with Confidence Programme September – October 2017

The new Falkirk Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 26 September 2017, 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 will be Mid Stage Dementia – Part 2, Planning Ahead and Cancer Screening.

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 download the programme here.

What Carers Need to Know

The Centre in Falkirk is running a new Care with Confidence programme, What Carers Need to Know, starting on 21 September, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in Denny Library. What Carers Need to Know is a 6 week programme designed to give carers essential information to develop confidence in their caring role. To book a place, or for further information, please contact the Carers Centre or download a programme here.

Fronto Temporal Dementia Carer Sessions

The Centre in Falkirk is running a programme of Fronto Temporal Dementia Carer Sessions from September to November 2017, starting on Friday 29 September.  The sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Fronto Temporal Dementia.  The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting.  The programme will take place on the last Friday of each calendar month.  Contact the Centre or download a programme here for more information.

Knit, Natter and Raise Money for Local Carers

Staff and carers are busy knitting ‘twiddlemuffs’ to sell at the Falkirk Charities Day on Saturday 19 August.

A twiddlemuff is a double thickness knitted muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out.  It provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation.  At the same time it keeps hands snug and warm or it can be used on the arm to cover cannulas and stop people with dementia pulling them out.

We thought it might be more fun to meet together and have a tea or coffee and a blether as we knit.  Sessions will be held at the Centre in Falkirk on Tuesdays 1, 8 and 15 August, 6 pm – 9 pm.  Come for as long or short as you want.  We can provide knitting needles, wool and items to sew onto the muffs.

Why not come and join us?