Care with Confidence in Clackmannanshire

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Wednesday 29 August 2018, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at Hawkhill Community Centre, 32 Hillcrest Drive, Alloa FK10 1SB

Hear from various professionals about the services that are available to support carers and those they care for. Topics include Dementia – Making your Home more User Friendly, Home Fire Safety, NHS Managed GP Practices and Aspects of Old Alloa.

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

Better Breaks Family Outings Summer 2018

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

  • East Links Family Park, Dunbar, Wednesday 25 July 2018, 10 am till 4.30 pm.  Please bring a packed lunch.
  • Pals Inclusive play park, Pittencreiff Park, Dunfermline, Wednesday 1 August 2018, 10 am till 3.30 pm.  This will be a smaller outing, please contact the Centre to discuss further.
  • Glasgow Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship, Glasgow, Thursday 9 August, 10 am till 4.30 pm.  Lunch will be provided.

Transport will be made available to those families who require it and would like to travel with the larger group.  Families are also welcome to self-travel and attend independently.  As in previous years, and in keeping with Better Breaks funding criteria, a small contribution of £2.50 per head will be required towards admission.

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

Better Breaks Application Form

Please complete the application form as soon as possible.  East Links Family Park application deadline is Wednesday 13 July.  Pals and Glasgow Riverside Museum is Wednesday 18 July at 5 pm.

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.

 

 

Care with Confidence

For the first time, Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre will offer the adult Seasons for Growth programme which aims to build resilience and bring hope and confidence to carers who have experienced significant change or loss.

Grief may be due to any number of experiences including bereavement, relationship breakdown, caring or experiencing ill health. It may be a recent loss, or something that happened a long time ago.

For more information or to book a place, please click on the programme below or contact Rebecca at the Carers Centre.

Programme

Carers Week 2018

In Falkirk & Clackmannanshire, the Carers Centre will be offering a range of events and activities for carers to help promote health and wellbeing.  We look forward to seeing you at some of our forthcoming events!   For further details, click on the programmes below:

Falkirk

Clackmannanshire

Care with Confidence in Falkirk: What Carers Need to Know

Who can help me with a benefits check?   Where do I go to get a MECS alarm or help at home? 

Where can I find out about Power of Attorney?   Would I be entitled to Legal Aid?

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre is offering carers an opportunity to attend local sessions that will focus on improving their confidence in caring for someone else. These sessions will also provide carers with information that will develop their knowledge and understanding to help them in their caring role.

The new Care with Confidence sessions start on Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

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.

Carers Week 2018

This year, Carers Week takes place from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June with the focus on ‘helping carers to be healthy and connected’.

In Falkirk & Clackmannanshire, the Carers Centre will be offering a range of events and activities for carers to help promote health and wellbeing.  For further details, click on the programmes below:

Falkirk

Clackmannanshire

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.