Better Breaks Family Outing 17 June 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 to visit Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, on Saturday 17 June 2017, 10 am till 4.30 pm where lunch will be provided.

Transport to the venue will be made available for families who require it or for those who would like to travel with a 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 Almond Valley, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form which you can request from the Carers Centre, by phone or email, or by using our website contact form, or download the application form here:

Better Breaks Application Form

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Thursday 8 June 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 Forum 2017

Carers Forum meetings take place quarterly in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. They provide an opportunity for local carers to discuss local and national issues that affect carers, and those they care for, with service providers and other carers.

Falkirk Forum Dates:

22 February 2017
24 May 2017
30 August 2017
29 November 2017

If you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch at the Carers Centre, contact the Centre in Falkirk.

Clackmannanshire Forum Dates:

15 February 2017
17 May 2017
13 September 2017
22 November 2017

If you are interested in attending the Clackmannanshire Carers Forum from 10 am to 12.30 pm (venue to be confirmed), contact Ian McCourt – telephone: 01259 226838 or email:

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)

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.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Falkirk Carers Forum due to take place on Wednesday 24 August has been postponed. A new date will be issued shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Carers Week 2016

Carers across Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire have signed up to attend events organised by the Carers Centre to mark Carers Week 2016, starting with our 20th Anniversary Celebration Event at the Hippodrome in Bo’ness and including pampering sessions, information sessions, and more.  On Friday, carers are invited to join us for the Big Fit Walk – in Tullibody and at the Helix in Falkirk.

Carers Week Programme 2016 

Monday 6th June


Falkirk and Clackmannanshire carers will kick off Carers Week in style in Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema, the Hippodrome in Bo’ness where they will enjoy a glass of fizz, some canapés and an exclusive showing of the recently released film, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep.


Tuesday 7th June

  • Individual Pampering Sessions
  • Dementia Advisor Appointments
  • Parents Group Ten Pin Bowling Evening

Wednesday 8th June

  • Carers Café hosts Carers Week Brunch
  • Foot Care Appointment

Thursday 9th June 

  • Individual Pampering Session
  • Parents Group Lunch

 Friday 10th June – Big Fit Walk Helix Park

Join us to walk round the pond at Helix Park or to walk to the Kelpies and back, followed by a cuppa. Meet at Falkirk Stadium at 10.45 am to start at 11 am. Contact the Centre to let us know you will be coming.


Wednesday  8  June

  • Care with Confidence Session – What is Delirium?*
  • Carers Lunch
  • Carers Centre Stall – Come along a find out about the Carers Centre at CTSI Market Place – Alloa Town Hall, 10 am – 2 pm

Thursday 9th June

  • Carers Afternoon Tea

Friday 10th June

  • Big Fit WalkJoin us with other carers at the annual Tullibody Healthy Living Big Fit walk
Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Careers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

Have your voice heard: join other carers and representatives from health, social care and the third sector to discuss current issues and hear the latest updates.
The Falkirk Carers Forum meets quarterly at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.  It is an opportunity for local carers to discuss with service providers, and one another, local and national issues that affect carers and those they care for.
Contact Claire Crossan at the Carers Centre if you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum from 11 am to 1 pm followed by lunch, on the following dates:
25 May 2016
24 August 2016
23 November 2016

Singing & Music Workshop

Are you an adult carer living in the Falkirk area interested in singing and music?

Why not come along and lift your mood and feel good. Sign up to singing and music workshops with Alex Christie, a qualified singing coach and music therapist.

The sessions will run from 28 April to 9 June, 11 am to 12 noon at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

If you are interested, contact the Carers Centre.

Pamper Treatments for Carers

A qualified complimentary therapist will be volunteering at the Carers Centre to offer Carers Free treatments including:

  • Back Massage
  • Back, neck & shoulders Massage
  • Hands & Feet Massage
  • Indian Head Massage

Appointments will be available at Centre in Falkirk on the afternoon of 20 May, 1  pm to 4 pm. If there is sufficient interest, the appointments will be available monthly going forward.

If you are interested in booking a pamper session, contact the Carers Centre.

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.