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.

 

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Act Evening Event rescheduled to Thursday 15 February 2018

Please note that the Carers Act Evening Event to be held on Wednesday 10 January 2018 has been rescheduled to Thursday 15 February 2018, 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk FK1 1NB.

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. Carers in Falkirk who were unable to attend the December event at the Park Hotel to involve carers in the design of the eligibility criteria are invited to attend this event in February.

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.

To book a place, please contact the Centre at centre@centralcarers.co.uk

For further information and to participate in an online survey seeking the views of carers on Falkirk eligibility criteria for carer support, visit:  https://say.falkirk.gov.uk/social-work-adult-services/falkirk-carers-eligibility-criteria

 

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Act Evening Event on Wednesday 10 January 2018

This is an opportunity for those who were unable to attend our last Falkirk Carers Forum and participate in the co-design of local eligibility criteria to join us for an evening meeting on Wednesday 10 January 2018, 6 pm to 7.30 pm at the Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk FK1 1NB.

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.

To book a place, please contact the Centre at centre@centralcarers.co.uk

For further information and to participate in an online survey seeking the views of carers on Falkirk eligibility criteria for carer support, visit:  https://say.falkirk.gov.uk/social-work-adult-services/falkirk-carers-eligibility-criteria

 

 

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Integration Joint Board (IJB) Carer Representative Role Remit

Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is seeking to recruit two carer representatives to the Integration Joint Board (IJB), with one as the lead and the other as a substitute. Two further drop-in sessions are being held for anyone interested to ask questions and learn more about the positions.

There are two dates arranged for the New Year:

16th January 2018 from 13.00 – 14.30 at Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Redbrae Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK1 4DD
16th January 2018 from 18.00 – 19.00 at Falkirk Community Hospital, Administration Offices, Westburn Avenue, Falkirk, FK1 5SU

To view the Carer Representative Role Remit, please click here or contact the Carers Centre.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Clackmannanshire Carers Act Event on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Municipal Buildings, Stirling

Please join us at the Clackmannanshire Carers Act Event, 10 am to 12 noon or 2 pm to 4 pm with lunch available from 12 noon – 2 pm on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Municipal Buildings, Stirling.

This event is an opportunity to discuss pathways to accessing support, information/advice for carers, eligibility criteria, what works well now, what gaps exist, and consideration of other models of support.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at The Park Hotel

Please join us for our next meeting of the Falkirk Carers Forum on Wednesday 6 December 2017, 10.45 am to 1.00 pm followed by a buffet lunch at The Park Hotel, Camelon Road, Falkirk FK1 5RY.

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.

To book a place, please contact the Centre on 01324 611510.

Falkirk Charities Day – Twiddle Muffs

The Carers Centre is taking part in Falkirk Charities Day and we are keen to raise as much as we can for the Centre.

One of our products will be a twiddle muff…yes it’s a thing.  A Twiddle Muff is a double thickness hand muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out. It provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation whilst at the same time keeping hands snug and warm.

If you would like to help, or know someone that can, please download the knitting pattern here. There are no restrictions on colours or types of bits & bobs – as long as it’s interesting and colourful!

We must receive donations at the Carers Centre, 1a Bank Street, Falkirk, FK1 1NB by Friday 18 August 2017 at 12 noon. As this is for a fundraising event, we cannot reimburse people for any materials used.

An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents/carers of school aged children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These sessions are open to those who have received a diagnosis for their child and have not accessed the CAMHS Parents Group or an Early Bird programme in the past.

These sessions will be available in September and October. To find out more, you can download the programme here.

Social Stories & Comic Strip Conversations

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering a Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversation Workshop.

In this workshop, carers will learn more about Social Stories and Comic Strips, and will be given the chance to practice writing them. These are tools which can help children develop an understanding of social situations, prepare for change/new situations and develop social communication skills.

These sessions are open to any parents/carers with school aged children who have Additional Support Needs. There is a choice of attending this session either in September or November. To find out more, you can download the programme here.

Carers Week 2016

Carers across Falkirk district and Clackmannanshire have signed up to attend events organised by the Carers Centre to mark Carers Week 2016, starting with our 20th Anniversary Celebration Event at the Hippodrome in Bo’ness and including pampering sessions, information sessions, and more.  On Friday, carers are invited to join us for the Big Fit Walk – in Tullibody and at the Helix in Falkirk.

Carers Week Programme 2016 

Monday 6th June

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT!  Film, Fizz and Canapes

Falkirk and Clackmannanshire carers will kick off Carers Week in style in Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema, the Hippodrome in Bo’ness where they will enjoy a glass of fizz, some canapés and an exclusive showing of the recently released film, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep.

FALKIRK CARERS WEEK PROGRAMME 

Tuesday 7th June

  • Individual Pampering Sessions
  • Dementia Advisor Appointments
  • Parents Group Ten Pin Bowling Evening

Wednesday 8th June

  • Carers Café hosts Carers Week Brunch
  • Foot Care Appointment

Thursday 9th June 

  • Individual Pampering Session
  • Parents Group Lunch

 Friday 10th June – Big Fit Walk Helix Park

Join us to walk round the pond at Helix Park or to walk to the Kelpies and back, followed by a cuppa. Meet at Falkirk Stadium at 10.45 am to start at 11 am. Contact the Centre to let us know you will be coming.

CLACKMANNANSHIRE CARERS WEEK PROGRAMME

Wednesday  8  June

  • Care with Confidence Session – What is Delirium?*
  • Carers Lunch
  • Carers Centre Stall – Come along a find out about the Carers Centre at CTSI Market Place – Alloa Town Hall, 10 am – 2 pm

Thursday 9th June

  • Carers Afternoon Tea

Friday 10th June

  • Big Fit WalkJoin us with other carers at the annual Tullibody Healthy Living Big Fit walk