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.

 

Carers Week 2018

In Falkirk & Clackmannanshire, the Carers Centre will be offering a range of events and activities for carers to help promote health and wellbeing.  We look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events!   For further details, click on the programmes below:

Falkirk

Clackmannanshire

Carers Week 2018

This year, Carers Week takes place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June with the focus on ‘helping carers to be healthy and connected’.

In Falkirk & Clackmannanshire, the Carers Centre will be offering a range of events and activities for carers to help promote health and wellbeing.  For further details, click on the programmes below:

Falkirk

Clackmannanshire

Falkirk Charities Day – Twiddle Muffs

The Carers Centre is taking part in Falkirk Charities Day and we are keen to raise as much as we can for the Centre.

One of our products will be a twiddle muff…yes it’s a thing.  A Twiddle Muff is a double thickness hand muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out. It provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation whilst at the same time keeping hands snug and warm.

If you would like to help, or know someone that can, please download the knitting pattern here. There are no restrictions on colours or types of bits & bobs – as long as it’s interesting and colourful!

We must receive donations at the Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB by Friday 18 August 2017 at 12 noon. As this is for a fundraising event, we cannot reimburse people for any materials used.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Careers Centre

The fifth Carers Parliament will be held on 2 November 2016 at Herriot Watt University. There are places for two carers from each of the 73 Scottish Parliamentary constituencies. Places will be decided by a ballot, which will be held in late July with successful delegates informed in early August. Click here for further information or to enter your name in the ballot.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Careers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

The Carers Forum meets quarterly. It is an opportunity for carers to discuss local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for with professionals and one another. The next Forum meeting will take place on Wednesday 25 May at the Carers Centre from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch. The Agenda will be:

· Forth Valley Carers Card update
· Carer Representation– Integration Joint Board update
· Social Work/Health/Third Sector update
· Carer concerns/issues
· National Care Standards Review

If you are interested in attending the Carers Forum, contact the Centre by 20 May 2016.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Careers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

Have your voice heard: join other carers and representatives from health, social care and the third sector to discuss current issues and hear the latest updates.
The Falkirk Carers Forum meets quarterly at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.  It is an opportunity for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for.
Contact Claire Crossan at the Carers Centre if you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum from 11 am to 1 pm followed by lunch, on the following dates:
25 May 2016
24 August 2016
23 November 2016
Carers Week 2015

Carers Week Success

As part of our Carers Week programme, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre organised an awareness raising event at Alloa Town Hall on 9th June. As the theme for Carers Week this year was ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’, the event gave members of the public the opportunity to find out about services in the local community that help to keep them healthy and active and safe in their homes. Information was also provided about carers services and support as it is estimated that 3 out of 5 people will take on a caring role at some point in their lives. Continue reading “Carers Week Success”