Better Breaks Family Outings Winter 2019

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:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime (relaxed performance), Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Monday 25 November 2019 at 7.30 pm
  • Rapunzel Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 30 November 2019 at 2 pm
  • Rapunzel Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 7 December 2019 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 18 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.

 

Better Breaks Family Outing August 2019

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to:

  • Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth on Wednesday 14 August 2019, times to be confirmed.

Families are also welcome to self-travel and attend independently.  Transport will be made available to those families who require it.

To apply for a place on the trip, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form and submit as soon as possible – the deadline is Monday 5 August.  Application forms are available on request by calling the Carers Centre on 01324 611510, emailing centre@centralcarers.org or by downloading the form below.

Better Breaks Application Form

Please complete the application form as soon as possible as the closing date is Monday 5 August 2019.

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.

 

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 – What to expect …

1 April 2019 marked the first anniversary of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. To find out about the rights that carers in Scotland have as a result of the Act, check out the Coalition of Carers quick guide below.

To speak to someone about your rights as a carer, or to request an Adult Carer Support Plan, please contact the Centre.

Care with Confidence Polmont Programme – April to May 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Polmont start on Thursday 18 April 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for seven weeks at the Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive, Polmont FK2 0PZ.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Sleep, Nutrition, Delirium, Continence Care, Home Environment, Planning Ahead and Scams.

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 Rebecca Fowler-Ralston at the Carers Centre or to view the Programme, click below:

Programme

Consultation on Clackmannanshire and Stirling Carers Strategy

As part of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are required to produce a local Carers Strategy which outlines the vision and priorities for unpaid carers.
 
A consultation took place when the Strategy was initially drafted last year. The Strategy is now in its draft stage, and Clackmannanshire and Stirling (HSCP) are looking to consult on it further before finalising and publishing the Strategy at the end of March.
 
This consultation focuses on the specific priorities contained within the Strategy, and asks you to give your thoughts and opinions on them, as well as provide comments on anything else that you feel is appropriate.  You can read the draft Carers Strategy here. Clackmannanshire and Stirling HSCP would be grateful if you are able to spend a short time to complete the survey, which can be accessed by clicking here.
 

Better Breaks Family Outing March 2019

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to:

  • Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 23 March 2019, 10 am till 4 pm

Transport will be available to those families who require it and would like to travel with the larger group. Families are also welcome to self-travel and attend independently.

To apply for a place on the trip, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form and submit as soon as possible. Application forms are available on request by calling Anne Prinn at the Centre in Falkirk on 01324 611510, emailing centre@centralcarers.org or by downloading the form below.

Better Breaks Application Form

Please complete the application form as soon as possible as the closing date is Friday 8 March 2019.

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.

 

Care with Confidence Polmont Programme – March 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Polmont will start on Thursday 7 March 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for six weeks at the Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive, Polmont FK2 0PZ    All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Stress & Relaxation, Facing Challenges, Being Heard, Communicating Effectively, What is Dementia? and What is Autism?

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 Rebecca Fowler-Ralston at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

Programme

Care with Confidence – Clackmannanshire Programme

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Monday 25 February 2019, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, at Ludgate House, Mar Place, Alloa FK10 1AD  Please note the change of venue!   All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include an introduction to the Patient Advice & Support Service, finding out more about local Pharmacy Services and a session on Home Fire Safety from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

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:

Programme

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:

Programme