Carers Christmas Lunch 2018

Local carers are invited to a festive Christmas Lunch on Tuesday 11 December 2018 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 2018

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 30 November, Carers Festive Christmas Lunches on 11 December, Carers Forum meetings, Care with Confidence Sessions and a range of other activities for carers. Find out more about the Carers Act and Adult Carer Support Plans.

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

Better Breaks Family Outings Winter 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:

  • Dick Whittington Pantomime, Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert, Monday 19 November 2018 at 7.30 pm
  • Sleepin’ Cutie Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Saturday 8 December 2018 at 2 pm or Saturday 15 December 2018 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 12 November at Noon for Dick Whittington and Monday 19 November at 5pm for Sleepin’ Cutie.

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.


Guardianship Orders

Planning for the future and assisting the person you care for to make decisions is an important consideration for many carers. Come along to learn about the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and provisions for protecting the welfare of adults who are unable to take decisions for themselves.

The session will be facilitated by Solicitors for Older People Scotland who provide support to older people and vulnerable young adults.

Monday 22 October 2018, 1 pm to 2.30 pm at the Carers Centre in Falkirk

For more information or to book a place, please contact Rebecca Fowler at the Carers Centre.

Care with Confidence Programme – Falkirk

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 25 September 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 Dementia and Sensory Challenges, Social Work Re-ablement Project and Home Fire Safety.

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:


Frontotemporal Dementia Carer Sessions

The Frontotemporal Dementia Carer Sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia.  The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting.  Professionals are also invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.

The programme which includes sessions on Food for Thought, Stress & Distress and a Topic Choice chosen by the carers who attend will start on Friday 28 September from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm.  Thereafter the group will meet on the last Friday in October and November 2018.

To book a place, or for further information, please contact Rebecca Fowler at the Carers Centre.

Care with Confidence in Falkirk: What Carers Need to Know

The What Carers Need to Know programme will help carers to improve their confidence and develop their knowledge and understanding of their caring role.  For those who cannot attend our day time programmes, we are offering carers an opportunity to attend six evening sessions, 6 pm to 8 pm, at Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, starting on Wednesday 12 September 2018.  Refreshments and finger buffet will be available on arrival.  Please download a programme for more information.

To book a place or for further information, please contact Rebecca at the Centre in Falkirk.

Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 22 August 2018

Please join us for our next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum on

  • Wednesday 22 August 2018 at Trinity Church, Falkirk
  • 10.45 am to 1 pm followed by a buffet lunch

The meeting will include an update on the local Short Breaks Statement.  The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 which came into force on 1 April 2018 will place a new duty on local authorities to prepare and publish a Short Breaks Services Statement.  There will be an opportunity to discuss the local Short Breaks statement which will provide carers and the person they care for with information about the short breaks services available locally and across Scotland.

To book a place:

Email: or telephone the Centre in Falkirk.