Knit, Natter and Raise Money for Local Carers

Staff and carers are busy knitting ‘twiddlemuffs’ to sell at the Falkirk Charities Day on Saturday 19 August.

A twiddlemuff is a double thickness knitted muff with bits and bobs attached inside and out.  It provides a wonderful source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation.  At the same time it keeps hands snug and warm or it can be used on the arm to cover cannulas and stop people with dementia pulling them out.

We thought it might be more fun to meet together and have a tea or coffee and a blether as we knit.  Sessions will be held at the Centre in Falkirk on Tuesdays 1, 8 and 15 August, 6 pm – 9 pm.  Come for as long or short as you want.  We can provide knitting needles, wool and items to sew onto the muffs.

Why not come and join us?


Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Forum 2017

Carers Forum meetings take place quarterly in Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. They provide an opportunity for local carers to discuss local and national issues that affect carers, and those they care for, with service providers and other carers.

Falkirk Forum Dates:

22 February 2017
24 May 2017
30 August 2017
29 November 2017

If you are interested in attending the Falkirk Carers Forum from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch at the Carers Centre, contact the Centre in Falkirk.

Clackmannanshire Forum Dates:

15 February 2017
17 May 2017
13 September 2017
22 November 2017

If you are interested in attending the Clackmannanshire Carers Forum from 10 am to 12.30 pm (venue to be confirmed), contact Ian McCourt – telephone: 01259 226838 or email:

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Carers Centre Annual Evaluation 2016

To help us ensure that we can continue to provide a quality service that meets the needs of local carers, please click on the link below to complete a short questionnaire.

Annual Evaluation 2016 Questionnaire – online

Annual Evaluation 2016 Questionnaire – download

The more carers who respond, the more useful this information will be in shaping the services we offer and in securing the future funding we need to support local carers.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to tell us what you think.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum

The Falkirk Carers Forum will take place at the Carers Centre on Thursday 27 October 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by lunch. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.45 am.

The focus of the Forum will be ‘A New Future for Social Security’ and will include information and discussion on the Government’s consultation on Social Security in Scotland which includes proposed changes to Carers Allowance and disability benefits.

There will be a presentation from Arun Gopinath, manager at Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC), regarding the services they offer to the community with a focus on hate crime and third party reporting. Fuller papers will be emailed by Monday 17 October.

If you are interested in attending the Forum, please contact Claire at the Carers Centre in Falkirk to confirm your attendance, dietary requirements, and any questions or issues you would like to raise, by Friday 21 October.

New Care with Confidence programme in Boness

New – Bo’ness ‘Care with Confidence’ sessions start on Thursday 6 October 2016 from 10 am till 12 noon at Kinneil Bowling & Social Club, Angus Road, Bo’ness, EH51 0BH.

As a carer you may find yourself under increasing stress… The ‘Managing Stress’ sessions will give you some methods and techniques to help ease feelings of tension and aid relaxation.

To gain the most benefit, we recommend that you come along to all of the sessions.
For more information, or to book a place, please download the programme here.
Or alternatively, contact Rebecca Fowler, Training Co-ordinator at the Carers Centre


Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - Professional

Adult Support and Protection Event

Do you use health or social care services? Can you help?

Eight years ago, Scotland introduced a law to ‘support and protect’ adults who need help to stay safe. The law makes clear what should happen when an adult is neglected or mistreated. In the Falkirk area, an Adult Protection Committee meets regularly to improve support and protection services.

The Committee is setting up a reference group for people who use health or social care services to comment on what works best. The first meeting is on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 11 am at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

We hope you will come and help improve services to people. For more information contact Ian Kinsley on 07786 704111.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Falkirk Carers Forum Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Falkirk Carers Forum due to take place on Wednesday 24 August has been postponed. A new date will be issued shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre

Self Directed Support Survey

A Stirling University Masters Student has asked us to share this short survey about Self-Directed Support (SDS) awareness with you, looking at demand for what breaks families/carers/children/young adults would prefer to chose – i.e. residential respite weekend or an adventure based short break.Please help her research by following the attached link.

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre - Young Adult Carers

Care with Confidence Chair Yoga & Guided Relaxation

Our new Yoga and Guided Relaxation Care with Confidence sessions for carers start on Tuesday 2 August 2016.

Carers can often find themselves under increasing stress. We have designed a program of free informal sessions to equip carers with techniques to help them relax and stay healthy.

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 or Rebecca Fowler at the Carers Centre or download the programme here.