Better Breaks Family Outing March 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 to visit:

  • Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS on Saturday 10 March 2018, 10 am till 4.30 pm.

Transport to the venue will be made available for families who require it and for those who would like to travel with the group. Families are also welcome to travel and attend independently.

This year, in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria, a small contribution will be required at £2.50 per head towards admission for everyone attending.

To request a place for our Dynamic Earth, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form which you can request from the Admin Team at the Carers Centre, by phone, email, popping into the Centre, or download the application form here:

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Friday 23 February at 5 pm. Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in any, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Act Evening Event on Thursday 15 February 2018

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. This is another opportunity for carers in Falkirk, who were unable to attend the December event at the Park Hotel to participate in the co-design of local eligibility criteria, to join us for an evening meeting on Thursday 15 February, 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Carers Centre.
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. If you would like more information or to book a place, please contact the Centre.

For more information on Falkirk Carers Eligibility Criteria 2018 consultation click here.

 

Care with Confidence – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 30 January 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 will include Dementia & the Hospital, Residential Care – Who Can Help? and Residential Care – Costs.

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.

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.

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

 

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Act Evening Event on Wednesday 10 January 2018

This is an opportunity for those who were unable to attend our last Falkirk Carers Forum and participate in the co-design of local eligibility criteria to join us for an evening meeting on Wednesday 10 January 2018, 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk FK1 1NB.

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

 

 

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at The Park Hotel

Please join us for our next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017, 10.45 am to 1.00 pm followed by a buffet lunch at The Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1 5RY.

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 on 01324 611510.

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)

Better Breaks Family Outing November/December 2017

 

 

 

 

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:

  • The Snow Queen Pantomime, Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert on Monday 20 November at 7.30 pm
  • Chick Whittington Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling on Saturday 25 November at 7.30 pm or Saturday 9 December at 2 pm

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.

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 Friday 3 November at 5pm. 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.

 

 

 

 

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?