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
        • Dementia
        • Handling Anxiety
        • Mindfulness
        • Welfare Benefits
        • Telehealthcare
        • Community Care Services
        • The Hospital Journey

Regular programmes are produced throughout the year and are publicised in the ‘Latest News’ section of our website, on our Facebook page and via Twitter.

Power of Attorney

The Carers Centre hold regular Power of Attorney information sessions in both Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. Amongst other things, these sessions give you the opportunities to find out about:

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        • 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

Click here to view the programme for Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.