Better Breaks Family Outings Summer 2018

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

  • East Links Family Park, Dunbar, Wednesday 25 July 2018, 10 am till 4.30 pm.  Please bring a packed lunch.
  • Pals Inclusive play park, Pittencreiff Park, Dunfermline, Wednesday 1 August 2018, 10 am till 3.30 pm.  This will be a smaller outing, please contact the Centre to discuss further.
  • Glasgow Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship, Glasgow, Thursday 9 August, 10 am till 4.30 pm.  Lunch will be provided.

Transport will be made 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.  As in previous years, and in keeping with Better Breaks funding criteria, a small contribution of £2.50 per head will be required towards admission.

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

Better Breaks Application Form

Please complete the application form as soon as possible.  East Links Family Park application deadline is Wednesday 13 July.  Pals and Glasgow Riverside Museum is Wednesday 18 July at 5 pm.

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

For the first time, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre will offer the adult Seasons for Growth programme which aims to build resilience and bring hope and confidence to carers who have experienced significant change or loss.

Grief may be due to any number of experiences including bereavement, relationship breakdown, caring or experiencing ill health. It may be a recent loss, or something that happened a long time ago.

For more information or to book a place, please click on the programme below or contact Rebecca at the Carers Centre.

Programme

Care with Confidence in Falkirk: What Carers Need to Know

Who can help me with a benefits check?   Where do I go to get a MECS alarm or help at home? 

Where can I find out about Power of Attorney?   Would I be entitled to Legal Aid?

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre is offering carers an opportunity to attend local sessions that will focus on improving their confidence in caring for someone else. These sessions will also provide carers with information that will develop their knowledge and understanding to help them in their caring role.

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

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.

Care with Confidence – Power of Attorney Information Sessions

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

Come along to 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

 Where and When: 

Falkirk

 1a Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB

 

Mon 09 April                   3.00 pm

Wed 16 May                   11.00 am

Mon 04 June                    3.00 pm

Tues 24 July                    2.00 pm

Tues 07 Aug                   11.00 am

Tues 18 Sept                  11.00 am

Mon 08 Oct                      2.00 pm

Mon 12 Nov                     2.00 pm

Mon 10 Dec                    11.00 am

 

 

To book:    Tel: 01324 611510     or
Email:
centre@centralcarers.org

 

 

Clackmannanshire

 Ludgate House, Alloa FK10 2AD

 

Thurs 19 April                 2.30 pm

 Mon 28 May                     2.30 pm

 Tues 17 July                    1.30 pm

 Thurs 30 Aug                  1.30 pm

 Tues 09 Oct                     1.30 pm

 Mon 19 Nov                    10.00 am

 

 

 

 

 

To book:    Tel: 01259 226838    or
Email: ianmccourt@centralcarers.org

 

 

   

       

Care with Confidence – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 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 MECS & Overnight MECS, Planning for Summer Holidays and Types of Dementia & Delirium.

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.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Act Evening Event rescheduled to Thursday 15 February 2018

Please note that the Carers Act Evening Event to be held on Wednesday 10 January 2018 has been rescheduled to Thursday 15 February 2018, 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk FK1 1NB.

With the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 in April 2018, Local Authorities are required to publish local eligibility criteria outlining the levels of support carers can expect. Carers in Falkirk who were unable to attend the December event at the Park Hotel to involve carers in the design of the eligibility criteria are invited to attend this event in February.

The meeting will include an update on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and the opportunity to be involved with partners in health and social care to determine how the needs of local carers will be met in the future.

To book a place, please contact the Centre at centre@centralcarers.co.uk

For further information and to participate in an online survey seeking the views of carers on Falkirk eligibility criteria for carer support, visit:  https://say.falkirk.gov.uk/social-work-adult-services/falkirk-carers-eligibility-criteria

 

Carers Christmas Lunch 2017

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 12 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)

Carers Newsletter, Winter 2017

The Carers Centre newsletter, Winter 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.

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?