This year, Carers Week takes place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June with the focus on ‘helping carers to be healthy and connected’.
In Falkirk & Clackmannanshire, the Carers Centre will be offering a range of events and activities for carers to help promote health and wellbeing. For further details, click on the programmes below:
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.
The Carers Centre Winter 2016 Newsletter was distributed to carers in November. You can download the newsletter here or from the link on our Publications page.
|Your feet are probably the last part of your body you think about — until they start hurting. Come along and learn from a podiatrist, the best way to look after your feet. Carers can book a free appointment with the podiatrist at the Carers Centre. Appointments are available from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm on Wednesday 8 June and Wednesday 20 July.
Contact the Carers Centre to book a place.
‘Care with Confidence’ information sessions provide opportunities for carers to develop their skills and knowledge to help them in their caring role and build their confidence. The sessions also support and encourage carers to look after their own health and wellbeing.
The sessions are delivered in an informal way that ensures there are opportunities for social interaction and peer support for the carers who attend. In addition, by attending the session the carer is able to have a break from their caring situation for a short period of time.
A programme of sessions is currently running at the Centre at Falkirk covering a range of topics including: Dementia; Using Techonology; Pharmacy Services; and Yoga & Relaxation. Further information is given in the full programme which can be downloaded below:
The Carers Centre in Falkirk and Alloa will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2015 to Monday 4 January 2014 inclusive.
We would like to wish carers and all those we have worked with in 2015 a happy and peaceful Christmas and best wishes for 2016.
Due to ongoing IT problems, the Carers Centre has been unable to access email messages since Tuesday 1 December and this is likely to continue until Thursday 10 December.
For information, the following events are taking place this week:
Wednesday 9 December
- 10 am to 12 noon, Carers Café, Carers Centre, Falkirk
- 12 noon to 2.30 pm, Carers Christmas Lunch, Park Hotel, Falkirk
- 12 noon to 3 pm, Carers Christmas Lunch, Dunmar House, Alloa
Saturday 12 December
- Better Breaks Outing to Pantomime, MacRobert Centre, Stirling
Christmas Lunches and the Pantomime trip are for carers who have already booked places. There are still some spaces available for the Christmas Lunch in Alloa. To book a place contact Sharon Morgan at the Centre in Alloa.
If you wish to contact us regarding any of the above events, or any other matter, place call the Centre in Falkirk or Alloa
Coming up this Friday! A chance to get your toes tapping withThe Falkirk Tryst Orchestra – with all proceeds generously being donated to the Carers Centre. The Orchestra will be performing a selection of dance music, ranging from classical pieces to show tunes and traditional music at Falkirk Town Hall on Friday 9th October 2015. Tickets are on sale from The Steeple Box Office in Falkirk. http://falkirktrystorchestra.org.uk/news.html
What does the Emergency Budget 2015 mean for carers? The Chancellor has set out savings of £12bn from the welfare bill, to be gained from a number of different areas including freezes to many benefits, a lowering of the benefit cap, and significant changes to Tax Credits. Carers Allowance has not been cut but carers receiving other working age benefits may see part of their income affected. Carers UK Emergency Budget Briefing provides information on what the Budget means for carers: