Carers Week 2020!

“This Carers Week, we’re recognising that now, more than ever before, it’s time for us to come together and help Make Caring Visible. Everyone has a part to play in making sure carers are seen, heard, and understood; and helping them to get the support they need to care.”

The 2020 Carers Week will run from Monday 8 June until Sunday 14 June. To celebrate Carers Week, we have put together an extensive programme of events running throughout the week, including: The Big Carers Quiz!, a Cool Creatures Watch Party on Facebook, and more! To find out more and to view our full programme, click this link!

Please note, all of our Carers Week activities and groups will use Zoom, so if you would like any help with accessing Zoom, please contact us on 01324 611510 or email centre@centralcarers.co.uk and one of the team will be happy to help.

For carers who have no access to the internet, our support workers are here daily and available to help with any information, advice or support you need as a carer. Please call us if you need to talk on 01324 611510.

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Care with Confidence Clackmannanshire Programme – June to August 2020

The next Care with Confidence sessions in Clackmannanshire will start on Wednesday 3 June 2020, 10 am to 12 noon. Due to the current lockdown that is in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Topics include ‘Adult Carer Support Plans and Emergency Planning’, Online SCAMs, Power of Attorney and more! Please click the link below 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.

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Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – February to March 2020

The next Care with Confidence sessions in Falkirk start on Tuesday 25 February 2020, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for three weeks at at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – It’s in Your Approach, The Scottish Ambulance Service, and Self Directed Support (SDS).

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 programme below:

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Care with Confidence Grangemouth Programme – February to March 2020

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Grangemouth start on Thursday 6 February 2020, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for five weeks at Talbot House, Talbot Street, Grangemouth, FK3 8HU.  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 Communicating Effectively, Planning for the Future, and more!

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 Susan Docherty at the Carers Centre or to view the programme, click below:

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Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – April to May 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 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 include Dementia – Coping with Change using Psychological Approaches, how to avoid Scams, how to Handle with Care and find out more about the Dementia Outreach Team and Alzheimer Scotland.

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 programme below:

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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:

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Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 26 March 2019, 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 include Dementia – Coping with Change using Psychological Approaches, Discharge Planning after a Hip Fracture, and find out more about Pharmacy Services.

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 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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CAMHS Learning Disability Team Information Sessions

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Learning Disability Team working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents, grandparents/carers of school aged children who have been formally diagnosed by CAMHS as having an Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delay by Paediatrics.

We are pleased to invite you to a carer’s group which will focus on understanding and managing behaviour. This group will run  for 4 weeks beginning on Wednesday 20 February, 12.30 pm to 2 pm at the Centre in Falkirk.

If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact: Anne Prinn on 01324 611510 or download the programme here.