Carers Christmas Lunch 2019

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 10 December 2019 from 12 noon to 2 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 Grange Manor Hotel in Falkirk FK3 8XJ and Dunmar House in Alloa FK10 2EN.

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)

Carers Newsletter, Winter 2019

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.

This edition contains details of events coming up soon including Carers Rights Day on 21 November, Carers Festive Christmas Lunches on 10 December, Carers Forum meetings, Care with Confidence Sessions and a range of other activities for carers. Find out more about the NHS Forth Valley ‘Be Carer Aware Campaign’ and appointments with the CAB Benefits Advisor at the Carers Centre.

Clackmannashire Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form

Falkirk Carers Christmas Lunch Booking Form

Membership of CCA 2020-21

We hope you enjoy the Winter Newsletter and look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events!

Better Breaks Family Outings Winter 2019

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:

  • Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime (relaxed performance), Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Monday 25 November 2019 at 7.30 pm
  • Rapunzel Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 30 November 2019 at 2 pm
  • Rapunzel Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 7 December 2019 at 2 pm (smaller group)

Transport to the venue will be made available to those families who require it and would like to travel with the group, families are also welcome to travel and attend independently.

Please note: this year in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria a small contribution will be required at £5 per head towards admission for everyone attending any of the Macrobert pantomimes.

To request a place for the Pantomime trips, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form available from the Admin Team at the Carers Centre: phone 01324 611510, pop into the centre, email to request a form using our contact form, or download an application form here:

Better Breaks Application Form

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Monday 18 November at 5pm.

Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

 

Better Breaks Family Outing August 2019

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families across Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to:

  • Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth on Wednesday 14 August 2019, times to be confirmed.

Families are also welcome to self-travel and attend independently.  Transport will be made available to those families who require it.

To apply for a place on the trip, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form and submit as soon as possible – the deadline is Monday 5 August.  Application forms are available on request by calling the Carers Centre on 01324 611510, emailing centre@centralcarers.org or by downloading the form below.

Better Breaks Application Form

Please complete the application form as soon as possible as the closing date is Monday 5 August 2019.

Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

 

Carers Newsletter, Summer 2019

The Carers Centre newsletter, Summer 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.

This edition contains details of events coming up soon including the Central Carers Association AGM on 12 June, Carers Week programmes, Carers Forum meetings, Care with Confidence Sessions and a range of other activities for carers. Find out more about the Carers Act and how you can have a say.

To book a place at Carers Week Activities, contact the Carers Centre.

We hope you enjoy the Summer Newsletter and look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events!

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 – What to expect …

1 April 2019 marked the first anniversary of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. To find out about the rights that carers in Scotland have as a result of the Act, check out the Coalition of Carers quick guide below.

To speak to someone about your rights as a carer, or to request an Adult Carer Support Plan, please contact the Centre.

Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – April to May 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 30 April 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – Coping with Change using Psychological Approaches, how to avoid Scams, how to Handle with Care and find out more about the Dementia Outreach Team and Alzheimer Scotland.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the programme below:

Programme

Care with Confidence Polmont Programme – April to May 2019

The new Care with Confidence sessions in Polmont start on Thursday 18 April 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, for seven weeks at the Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Drive, Polmont FK2 0PZ.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

Come along to hear about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Sleep, Nutrition, Delirium, Continence Care, Home Environment, Planning Ahead and Scams.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Rebecca Fowler-Ralston at the Carers Centre or to view the Programme, click below:

Programme

Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 26 March 2019, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – Coping with Change using Psychological Approaches, Discharge Planning after a Hip Fracture, and find out more about Pharmacy Services.

For further information, to book a place, or if you require alternative care for the person you care for so that you can attend, please contact Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or click on the link below:

Programme

Consultation on Clackmannanshire and Stirling Carers Strategy

As part of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are required to produce a local Carers Strategy which outlines the vision and priorities for unpaid carers.
 
A consultation took place when the Strategy was initially drafted last year. The Strategy is now in its draft stage, and Clackmannanshire and Stirling (HSCP) are looking to consult on it further before finalising and publishing the Strategy at the end of March.
 
This consultation focuses on the specific priorities contained within the Strategy, and asks you to give your thoughts and opinions on them, as well as provide comments on anything else that you feel is appropriate.  You can read the draft Carers Strategy here. Clackmannanshire and Stirling HSCP would be grateful if you are able to spend a short time to complete the survey, which can be accessed by clicking here.