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Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – May to June 2021

The next Care with Confidence sessions for Falkirk will begin from Tuesday, 25 May. Due to the current restrictions that are in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 25 May 2021                    Sensory Issue and Dementia
  • 01 June 2021                    Electric Cars & E-Bikes
  • 07-11 June 2021               Carers Week

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Falkirk and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Donna Mulder on 07824 381280 or email donnamulder@centralcarers.co.uk.

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Care with Confidence Clackmannanshire Programme – May 2021

The next Care with Confidence sessions for Clackmannanshire will begin from Wednesday, 19 May. Due to the current restrictions that are in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 19 May 2021               10 am             Bowel Cancer Awareness
  • 25 May 2021               2 pm              Power of Attorney
  • 26 May 2021              10 am             Visiting Friends with Dementia

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Clackmannanshire and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Tracy Gibson on 07818 592992 or email tracygibson@centralcarers.co.uk.

Community and Dementia: Creating Better Lives in Forth Valley

STORYTELLING SESSIONS

On 27 May 2021, Life Changes Trust are hosting a conference called ‘Community and Dementia: Creating Better Lives in Forth Valley’.  It’s an opportunity for local people to share what it feels like to live in Forth Valley, when you live with dementia, care for a loved one with dementia, or work with people with dementia and/or unpaid carers.  It is also an opportunity for local groups, organisations and decision-makers to respond.

Life Changes Trust are inviting you to say what matters to you, as someone with dementia or as an unpaid carer, by attending a special session run by the Village Storytelling Centre and held before the conference.   What you and others tell us will be at the heart of the conference.

The storyteller uses stories and imaginary characters to make it easier for people to talk about dementia in a way that doesn’t feel too personal.  It is an opportunity for your voice and your thoughts to be heard, exactly as you want them to be.  Whatever you want to say is added to that of others taking part and, together, you create a hypothetical character – a person with dementia or an unpaid carer.  The ‘characters’ represent what it is like to live in Forth Valley with the experiences you have given the characters.

The storytellers analyse the conversations that have created these ‘characters’.  We draw out priorities which will be shared at the conference for discussion and responses.  The priorities will be presented with some quotes (anonymised) taken from the sessions.  You can see an example of this, delivered by Shona Cowie from the Village Storytelling Centre at the Edinburgh & Lothians event in November 2020.

There is a session for people with dementia, another for unpaid carers and a third for workers and volunteers providing support to people with dementia and unpaid carers.

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Dementia Information Sessions – April to June 2021

Between April and June we will be running monthly dementia information sessions for carers who are looking after someone with dementia.  Due to the current restrictions that are in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 27 April 2021             Dementia – Making Sense of Senses and Behaviour
  • 25 May 2021              Sensory Issues and Dementia
  • 29 June 2021              Dementia and Sleep

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Falkirk and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Donna Mulder on 07824 381280 or email donnamulder@centralcarers.co.uk.

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Care with Confidence Falkirk Programme – April to May 2021

The next Care with Confidence sessions for Falkirk will begin from Tuesday, 27 April. Due to the current restrictions that are in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 27 April 2021             Dementia – Making Sense of Senses and Behaviour
  • 04 May 2021             Self Directed Support
  • 11 May 2021               French Tutoring – Exercise for the Brain

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Falkirk and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Donna Mulder on 07824 381280 or email donnamulder@centralcarers.co.uk.

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Care with Confidence Clackmannanshire Programme – April 2021

The next Care with Confidence sessions for Clackmannanshire will begin from Tuesday, 20 April. Due to the current restrictions that are in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 20 April 2021             Power of Attorney
  • 21 April 2021              Community Mental Health Team
  • 28 April 2021             Six Legal Must Do’s

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Clackmannanshire and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Tracy Gibson on 07818 592992 or email tracygibson@centralcarers.co.uk.

Power of Attorney Zoom sessions – April to June 2021

Are you interested in finding out more about Power of Attorney and how this could help you in your caring role? Information sessions will be taking place on Zoom for carers in both Clackmannanshire and Falkirk from April until June.

Session dates and times are:

FALKIRK

    • Wednesday      14 April            11 am
    • Wednesday      26 May            11 am
    • Wednesday      30 June            11 am

CLACKMANNANSHIRE

    • Tuesday            20 April            11 am
    • Tuesday            25 May             2 pm
    • Tuesday            29 June             11 am

If you are a carer living in Falkirk then please contact Donna on 01324 611510 or email donnamulder@centralcarers.co.uk. Alternatively, if you are a carer based in Clackmannanshire and would be interested in more information or booking a place, please contact Tracy on 01259 226838 or email tracygibson@centralcarers.co.uk.

If you would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please contact either Tracy or Donna.

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Care with Confidence (Thursday) Programme – April 2021

Care with Confidence sessions are due to take place on Thursday’s throughout April. Due to the current lockdown that is in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10.30 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 01 April 2021                 Vegan Easter
  • 08 April 2021                Scams
  • 15 April 2021                 Footcare
  • 22 April 2021                 Electric Vehicles
  • 29 April 2021                Dementia & Dentistry

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Catherine Brunton on 07857 671347 or email catherinebrunton@centralcarers.co.uk.

COVID Vaccine – Update for Carers

The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland have launched a self-registration service for the COVID-19 vaccination for eligible unpaid carers who have not already been given an appointment.

You are eligible for vaccination at this stage and should register if all of the following statements apply to you:

  • You are 16 to 64 years old;
  • You provide face-to-face care and support to one or more family members, friends or neighbours;
  • The care you provide is not part of a contract or voluntary work;
  • If caring for someone under 18, they are affected by a disability, physical or mental ill-health, developmental condition or substance misuse; and
  • You have not already received your first COVID-19 vaccination or vaccination appointment letter.

To register for a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as a carer, please visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/carersregister

For more information, click here to download the FAQ

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Care with Confidence Clackmannanshire Programme – March 2021

The next Care with Confidence sessions for Clackmannanshire will begin from Wednesday, 10 March. Due to the current lockdown that is in place, all sessions will take place on Zoom and take place between 10 am and 12 noon.  All carers are welcome and there is no cost to attend sessions.

The programme overview for this session is:

  • 10 March 2021             Dementia and Sleep
  • 17 March 2021              Strength and Balance
  • 24 March 2021             Guardianship & Legal Aid

Please click here to see the full programme.

If you are a carer living in Clackmannanshire and would like to attend any of these sessions, but are not sure how to go online, or how to join a Zoom meeting, please call Tracy Gibson on 07818 592992 or email tracygibson@centralcarers.co.uk.