At the Carers Centre you will be given the opportunity to have a conversation with a Carer Support Worker about your caring role and what’s important to you. For example, you might want to:
- Maintain links with family, friends, hobbies and leisure activities
- Feel more confident
- Improve your own health and wellbeing
- Improve your financial situation
- Be allowed to ‘have your say’ and feel your views are taken into account
Together, you can then decide what kind of information or support might suit you best and review things as you go along. This could include:
- Help to access an Adult Carer Support Plan to see if there’s any help that you might be entitled to
- Help with writing letters and filling in forms; or accompanying you to meetings
- Help to access welfare benefits and grants
- Help to access a short break
- Support to plan for an emergency
- Support when the person you care for is in hospital, or coming home from hospital
- Help to look after your own health and wellbeing, such as pampering sessions and health checks
- Signposting to other organisations
- Support from a volunteer befriender
- Opportunities to meet other carers at carers groups and social activities
- The chance to improve your skills and knowledge by attending Care with Confidence sessions
- Opportunities to ‘have your say’
Carers can speak to a Carer Support Worker on the phone or arrange to meet with one of our team of workers based in the Carers Centre in Falkirk, our Alloa Office, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Falkirk Community Hospital and Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre. Home visits may also be available. Carers can drop in to the Carers Centre in Falkirk during our drop in hours (see below) for general information or to request a one to one appointment.
How do I find out more?
For further information on one to one support please contact your local Centre:
Falkirk 01324 611510 / Alloa 01259 226839
Or complete and submit our contact form.
You can also register your details on our mailing list if you would like to receive information from the Carers Centre.