What Carers Need to Know at Denny Library

The Carers Centre in Falkirk is running a new programme, What Carers Need to Know, starting on Thursday 8 February to 8 March 2018 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in Denny Library.

What Carers Need to Know is a 5 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.

Frontotemporal Dementia Carer Information

The Frontotemporal Dementia Carer sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia.

The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting. Professionals are also invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.

The programme will take place on the last Friday of each calendar month.  For more information, please download a programme here.

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Adult Support and Protection Event

Do you use health or social care services? Can you help?

Eight years ago, Scotland introduced a law to ‘support and protect’ adults who need help to stay safe. The law makes clear what should happen when an adult is neglected or mistreated. In the Falkirk area, an Adult Protection Committee meets regularly to improve support and protection services.

The Committee is setting up a reference group for people who use health or social care services to comment on what works best. The first meeting is on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 11 am at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

We hope you will come and help improve services to people. For more information contact Ian Kinsley on 07786 704111.

Social Stories & Comic Strip Conversations

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering a Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversation Workshop.

In this workshop, carers will learn more about Social Stories and Comic Strips, and will be given the chance to practice writing them. These are tools which can help children develop an understanding of social situations, prepare for change/new situations and develop social communication skills.

These sessions are open to any parents/carers with school aged children who have Additional Support Needs. There is a choice of attending this session either in September or November. To find out more, you can download the programme here.

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Care with Confidence – Power of Attorney

What would you do if the person you care for lost the capacity to make decisions on their own?

Come along to our Care with Confidence Sessions on Power of Attorney find out about:
– Incapacity and how this could impact on your caring responsibilities
– How being granted Power of Attorney could help you in your caring role
– Applying for Legal Aid to cover or subsidise any associated costs

Monthly information sessions will be held at the Carers Centre in Falkirk and Ludgate House in Alloa. 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 Ian McCourt at Ludgate House. You can download the programme here.

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Care with Confidence

September Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 6 September 2016, 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 Chronic Pain, Home Fire Safety, Telecare and Overnight MECS Care and Dementia – Questions & Answers.

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.

 

 

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Self Directed Support Survey

A Stirling University Masters Student has asked us to share this short survey about Self-Directed Support (SDS) awareness with you, looking at demand for what breaks families/carers/children/young adults would prefer to chose – i.e. residential respite weekend or an adventure based short break.Please help her research by following the attached link.

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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.

Fit for Life Fitness Class

An opportunity for carers in Falkirk district over the age of 16 who are caring for an adult.

You will have an opportunity to train with a Personal Trainer, participating in a class that will be flexible and tailored to suit your needs. If you haven’t trained in a while, or if you are a first timer just looking to start, this class could be the one for you. It will be a great opportunity to meet other carers and you will have fun as well as exercising.

The sessions will run weekly for 4 weeks at the Carers Centre on Wednesday mornings, 11 am to 12 pm from the 27 April to the 18 May.

To encourage fitness, you will receive a pedometer to keep a track of the many steps you will take.

If you are interested in attending the sessions contact the Centre in Falkirk.

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Fronto-Temporal Dementia Carers Group

The Falkirk Fronto-Temporal Dementia Carers Group is being set up to provide help and advice to carers and relatives of people with Fronto-Temporal Dementia.

At the moment, most support groups available in Falkirk are set up specifically for carers of Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia. However, in our experience, people with Fronto-Temporal Dementias have very different needs. Many carers feel isolated from other carers as their personal situations are very different from their own.

The support group is open to the carers / relatives of the person diagnosed with Fronto-Temporal Dementia who are known to the Community Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Falkirk. Monthly meetings will be held to provide advice and social support in an informal setting.

Professionals are invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.

The group will be run by:

Alister Edmond, Community Psychiatric Nurse
Donna Mulder, Carers Training Co-ordinator, Carers Centre
Ruth Gardner, Occupational Therpist

Forthcoming meetings will take place at the Carers Centre on the following Fridays from 1.30 – 3.30 pm:  25 September, 30 October and 27 November 2015.

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.