Carers Newsletter, Summer 2018

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 Carers Week programmes in mid June, the Central Carers Association AGM at the end of June, 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.

For more information about Central Carers Association Membership and to book a place, click on the link below:

Central Carers Association Membership and AGM Information

To book a place at Carers Week Activities, contact the Carers Centre. Carers in Clackmannanshire can book a place for Afternoon Tea using the booking form below:

Carers Afternoon Tea Booking Slip

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

Care with Confidence – Power of Attorney Information Sessions

What would you do if the person you care for lost the capacity to make decisions on their own?

Come along to 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
  • Applying for Legal Aid to cover or subsidise any associated costs

 Where and When: 

Falkirk

 1a Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB

 

Mon 09 April                   3.00 pm

Wed 16 May                   11.00 am

Mon 04 June                    3.00 pm

Tues 24 July                    2.00 pm

Tues 07 Aug                   11.00 am

Tues 18 Sept                  11.00 am

Mon 08 Oct                      2.00 pm

Mon 12 Nov                     2.00 pm

Mon 10 Dec                    11.00 am

 

 

To book:    Tel: 01324 611510     or
Email:
centre@centralcarers.org

 

 

Clackmannanshire

 Ludgate House, Alloa FK10 2AD

 

Thurs 19 April                 2.30 pm

 Mon 28 May                     2.30 pm

 Tues 17 July                    1.30 pm

 Thurs 30 Aug                  1.30 pm

 Tues 09 Oct                     1.30 pm

 Mon 19 Nov                    10.00 am

 

 

 

 

 

To book:    Tel: 01259 226838    or
Email: ianmccourt@centralcarers.org

 

 

   

       

Care with Confidence – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 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 MECS & Overnight MECS, Planning for Summer Holidays and Types of Dementia & Delirium.

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 download the programme here.

Clackmannanshire Care with Confidence Programme – Information about Dementia

The Care with Confidence programme on Information about Dementia starts on Thursday 1 March, 10 am to 12 noon, for 6 weeks, and will take place at the Day Therapy Unit, Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre.

Come along to hear about the services that are available to carers and those they care for. Topics will include Dementia – What to expect?, Treatment for Dementia and Planning for the Future.

To book a place, or for further information, please contact the Carers Centre in Alloa or download a programme here.

 

 

What Carers Need to Know: Postponed

Please note that we have postponed our What Carers Need to Know programme at Denny Library until further notice. If you are interested in attending a future programme, please let us know or watch this space for further updates.

Better Breaks Family Outing March 2018

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 to visit:

  • Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS on Saturday 10 March 2018, 10 am till 4.30 pm.

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

This year, in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria, a small contribution will be required at £2.50 per head towards admission for everyone attending.

To request a place for our Dynamic Earth, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form which you can request from the Admin Team at the Carers Centre, by phone, email, popping into the Centre, or download the application form here:

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Friday 23 February at 5 pm. Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in any, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Act Evening Event on Thursday 15 February 2018

With the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 in April 2018, local authorities are required to publish local eligibility criteria outlining the levels of support carers can expect. This is another opportunity for carers in Falkirk, who were unable to attend the December event at the Park Hotel to participate in the co-design of local eligibility criteria, to join us for an evening meeting on Thursday 15 February, 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Carers Centre.
The meeting will include an update on the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and the opportunity to be involved with partners in health and social care to determine how the needs of local carers will be met in the future. If you would like more information or to book a place, please contact the Centre.

For more information on Falkirk Carers Eligibility Criteria 2018 consultation click here.

 

What Carers Need to Know at Denny Library

The Carers Centre in Falkirk is running a new programme, What Carers Need to Know, starting on Thursday 8 February to 8 March 2018 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in Denny Library.

What Carers Need to Know is a 5 week programme designed to give carers essential information to develop confidence in their caring role.

To book a place, or for further information, please contact the Carers Centre or download a programme here.

Care with Confidence – Clackmannanshire

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10.00 am to 12 noon, at the Hawkhill Community Centre in Alloa.

Hear from various professionals, about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics will include Dementia & the Hospital, Footcare, Sleep and the Adult Carers Support Plan.

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 download the programme here.

Care with Confidence – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 30 January 2018, 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 will include Dementia & the Hospital, Residential Care – Who Can Help? and Residential Care – Costs.

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 download the programme here.