Care with Confidence Programme September – October 2017

The new Falkirk Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 26 September 2017, 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 Mid Stage Dementia – Part 2, Planning Ahead and Cancer Screening.

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.

Knit, Natter and Raise Money for Local Carers

Staff and carers are busy knitting ‘twiddlemuffs’ to sell at the Falkirk Charities Day on Saturday 19 August.

A twiddlemuff is a double thickness knitted muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out.  It provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation.  At the same time it keeps hands snug and warm or it can be used on the arm to cover cannulas and stop people with dementia pulling them out.

We thought it might be more fun to meet together and have a tea or coffee and a blether as we knit.  Sessions will be held at the Centre in Falkirk on Tuesdays 1, 8 and 15 August, 6 pm – 9 pm.  Come for as long or short as you want.  We can provide knitting needles, wool and items to sew onto the muffs.

Why not come and join us?

 

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.

Newsletter, Summer 2017

The Carers Centre newsletter, Summer edition, has been sent out to carers and organisations who are on our mailing list to receive information by post or email. You can also view or download the newsletter by clicking here.

Carers Christmas Lunch 2016

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 13 December from 12 noon to 2.30 pm.

The Carers Christmas Lunch brings carers together to relax, have a break from their caring role, meet and chat with other carers and have some festive fun.

Lunches will be held at the Park Hotel in Falkirk and Dunmar House in Alloa.

For further details and to book a place, please download a Christmas Lunch flyer below.  Places are limited and require to be booked in advance.

Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form (Falkirk)

Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form (Clackmannanshire)

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Carers Centre Annual Evaluation 2016

To help us ensure that we can continue to provide a quality service that meets the needs of local carers, please click on the link below to complete a short questionnaire.

Annual Evaluation 2016 Questionnaire – online

Annual Evaluation 2016 Questionnaire – download

The more carers who respond, the more useful this information will be in shaping the services we offer and in securing the future funding we need to support local carers.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to tell us what you think.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

The Falkirk Carers Forum will take place at the Carers Centre on Thursday 27 October 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.45 am.

The focus of the Forum will be ‘A New Future for Social Security’ and will include information and discussion on the Government’s consultation on Social Security in Scotland which includes proposed changes to Carers Allowance and disability benefits.

There will be a presentation from Arun Gopinath, manager at Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC), regarding the services they offer to the community with a focus on hate crime and third party reporting. Fuller papers will be emailed by Monday 17 October.

If you are interested in attending the Forum, please contact Claire at the Carers Centre in Falkirk to confirm your attendance, dietary requirements, and any questions or issues you would like to raise, by Friday 21 October.

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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.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Careers Centre

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.