Councillor Les Sharp, Leader of Clackmannanshire Council, was joined by 22 carers, staff from the Carers Centre, Robert Stevenson (NHS Forth Valley) and David Niven (Clackmannanshire Council) to celebrate the Care with Confidence programme delivered in Clackmannanshire over the past twelve months.
At the Celebration in March at Hawkhill Community Centre, carers reflected on the last year of the programme, and spoke about the difference it had made to their lives. Carers were also invited to suggest new topics they would like included in future programmes.
Stella McDonald and Donna Mulder (Training Co-ordinators) provided information about the 47 topics covered at the sessions that were delivered to 87 individual carers in 5 different local communities. Councillor Sharp then presented the carers with certificates before everyone enjoyed a buffet lunch.
Care with Confidence sessions in Clackmannanshire do not stand alone, they are an element of a broad range of support services offered by the Carers Centre including weekly and monthly carer support activities, one to one support, information and carer involvement opportunities.