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:

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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:

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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:

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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.