Care with Confidence
‘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 regular programme of sessions is provided at the Carers Centre in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre. In addition, to make it easier for carers to attend the sessions we deliver the programme in local communities. Over the last few years this has included: Bo’ness, Slamannan, Denny, Grangemouth, Tillicoultry, Dollar and Menstrie.
Local carers are given the opportunity to participate in the development of each Care with Confidence programme, which can include a selection from a wide range of topics, such as:
- Residential Care
- Foot Care
- Handling Anxiety
- Welfare Benefits
- Community Care Services
- The Hospital Journey
Power of Attorney
Having a Power of Attorney lets you plan what you want another person to do for you in the future, should you become incapable of making decisions about your own affairs.
Setting up a Power of Attorney (PoA) can be an important but at times complex process. The Carers Centre gives carers the opportunity to talk about PoA and, amongst other things, 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
- how to get help when applying for Legal Aid to cover or subsidise any associated costs
If you live in Clackmannanshire and would like to talk with someone about PoA, please contact Tracy on 07818 592992, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in the Falkirk area, please contact Donna on 07824 381280, or email email@example.com.
Information on this page is correct as of August 2021.